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Old Apr 01, 2010, 04:14 PM
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How do I set-up differential on a Pete n Poke?

I just bought a completed Pete 'n Poke. It has a Y-harness in the wing for the ailerons. How would I set up differential without each servo being plugged into the receiver? Thanks!
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Old Apr 01, 2010, 05:40 PM
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I just bought a completed Pete 'n Poke. It has a Y-harness in the wing for the ailerons. How would I set up differential without each servo being plugged into the receiver? Thanks!
If your asking how you get the servos to move in oppsite directions you just plug them into the Y harness and the single end goes into the receiver. The electronics do the rest. If your asking about aileron differential..... making each aileron move different amounts of up and down to combat yawing, etc. you can accomplish that through the radio if that feature is available or phsycally through the placement of the servo arm on the output shaft.

Via the arm placement on the servo, if your using a single servo in the center of the wing it would depend on if the plane is high wing.. (servo on bottom of wing) or low wing (servo on top of wing). WI know your using two servos so eithe way they should be on the bottom of the wing most likely. Which Pete N Poke do you have.. one is a parasol and the others are low wing. Here is a pic of the general idea. You can keep the horn vertical and make the adjustment at the servo. The amount of "off center" of the arm and horn will control the differential.

There are tests you can do during flight to determine if you have if setup right and the link is here where I got this other info... I wanted to give credit where credit is due...
http://www.modelaircraft.org/mag/ftg...1/31main4.html
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Old Apr 09, 2010, 02:07 PM
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i'd like to see finished pics of your P n Poke. how was the die cutting on your kit? did 90% of the pieces fall out of the sheets?

was the wing attachment easy to do and robust?
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