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Old Sep 15, 2012, 09:30 AM
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What is the correct elevator angle or setup

I built a FMS Cessna 400 and wanted to know what the correct angle is for the elevator and other controls. I have centered the servos and have made sure the controls are at zero position. However, the elevator does not seem to have adequate throw. Please help! Thanks.
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 02:19 AM
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All control surfaces should be level.
Usually the amount of throw is adjusted by moving the control rod into different holes on the servo arm and the control surface horn.
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 03:12 PM
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Thanks Butch 777

I did the maiden flight and it was plenty controllable. I was amazed at how little it took? The air foil over the tail wings is super sensitive.....
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 06:52 PM
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Ya 10 to 20 Degrees is good for most trainer and sport... 3d is closer to 45 to 60 degrees
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 05:03 AM
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The air foil over the tail wings is super sensitive.....
the "tail wings" are called the stabiliser (or stabilizer to usa)

the "airfoil" is actually the cross section of a wing or other surface, and as such can't be sensitive

but i get what you mean
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