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Old Oct 16, 2006, 05:36 PM
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mino IFO elevons and flying

Should the elevons on my mini move independent of each other? What is the basic approach to flying or where is a previous thread that will teach the basics of an IFO?
Thank you from a newbie IFO'er
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Old Oct 16, 2006, 07:52 PM
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Yes the elevons are independent, they both move up to gain altitude, down to drop altitude. When looking from the back of the plane the right elevon should move up and the left down when the stick is pushed right, this will turn the plane to the right(when facing the back of the plane) When the stick is pushed left the left elevon will raise and the right goes down, this turns ya left. Feel free to ask any questions here and somebody will answer them.

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Old Oct 16, 2006, 08:28 PM
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I must have the receiver hooked up wrong. When I move the right stick up they don't both move up - one goes up and one goes down.
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Old Oct 16, 2006, 08:46 PM
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Are you using the mixing or elevon mode in the TX or an external mixer?
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Old Oct 16, 2006, 09:10 PM
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basic Tx (eflite 6 channel) and an Esky 6 chann receiver, brushless motor with a feigao esc
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Old Oct 16, 2006, 10:30 PM
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Yes you must have elevon/aileron mixing turned on.

Also when you push down on the stick both surfaces should go up and when you press up on the stick both surfaces will go down. To gain altitude you press down on the stick and to come down you press up on the stick.

Sounds crazy, I know. But thats how it is. Have you tried a simulator at all? Even a videogame will help, with the controls.
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Old Oct 17, 2006, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by MikeK0416
Should the elevons on my mini move independent of each other? What is the basic approach to flying or where is a previous thread that will teach the basics of an IFO?
Thank you from a newbie IFO'er

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...&highlight=ifo

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...ight=ifo+owner

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...ight=ifo+owner

Also, Mini-IFO knows a lot about the thing (almost as much as me!)
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Old Oct 17, 2006, 09:38 AM
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great - thanks for the links. I must not have the servos plugged into the correct Rx channels
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Old Oct 17, 2006, 10:18 AM
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discovered the problem. The ESC goes to channel 3, one servo to channel 1 and the other to channel 6. I have no clue why these specific channels but it worked.
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Old Oct 17, 2006, 02:37 PM
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That's very odd - possibly you have elevon and flaperon mixing switched on.

I don't know that transmitter, but there's usually some + or - type settings in the elevon mixing menu that will reverse a servo. You'd normally expect to use channels 1 and 2 for elevons (but if it works, there's no need to play with it unless you want to!)

Get FMS (a free simulator) here:
http://n.ethz.ch/~mmoeller/fms/index_e.html
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