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Old Jan 20, 2013, 05:18 AM
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 07:12 AM
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I keep the ruder on the right for my 3-channel planes as I turn with the right stick on all planes I fly. Why would I want to turn with the left stick on 3 channel planes and the right with 4 channel planes? My thumbs ate dumb enough without confusing them.
Depends on what mode you fly. Flat 4ch 3D foamies really like to turn with the rudder, which is on the left stick. 3ch planes have the rudder on the right. If you turn a 3ch using the left stick, nothing happens and you fly into the wall. If you turn a 4ch with the right stick you get a nice roll, into the wall. people used to be taught coordinated turns using BOTH sticks, that would still be valid on a 3ch with the left stick mixed into the right stick. And then you don't need to change your flying style. Of course this is only important when you are already flying 4ch planes and you aren't in the habit of bank and yank flying.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 08:32 AM
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I notice when I fly my MV I move both rudder and aileron sticks for turning.. It's just a habit. It does nothing but my brain does it anyway
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 09:27 AM
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I keep the ruder on the right for my 3-channel planes as I turn with the right stick on all planes I fly. Why would I want to turn with the left stick on 3 channel planes and the right with 4 channel planes? My thumbs ate dumb enough without confusing them.
As Coreman noted - you are supposed to use rudder in the turns on most 4-channel planes. If you wish to progress to the intermediate & advanced skill levels, you need to get out of the bad habit of 'bank & yank' flying.

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Old Jan 20, 2013, 01:24 PM
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And I'm suppose to floss every day too. I mix some rudder in with the planes that need it for smooth turns. Otherwise I tend to only use it when necessary like crosswind landings. Feelfree to call me names, but I'm far from alone.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 01:47 PM
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And I'm suppose to floss every day too. I mix some rudder in with the planes that need it for smooth turns. Otherwise I tend to only use it when necessary like crosswind landings. Feelfree to call me names, but I'm far from alone.
people are just trying to help you be the best pilot you can be. You always have the option to follow or not. But you aren't the only one reading the topic either and others might find it helpful. just like the other 30 times it's been given in the thread
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 02:45 PM
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Just put on the 100th flight on my MV not bad in 3 weeks.

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Old Jan 20, 2013, 02:48 PM
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Just put on the 100th flight on my MV not bad in 3 weeks.

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Old Jan 20, 2013, 05:06 PM
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It's been snowing all week and over here that means the country comes to a halt - nowhere to go.

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Old Jan 20, 2013, 05:24 PM
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It's been snowing all week and over here that means the country comes to a halt - nowhere to go.

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We have a cold front coming in tonight so we will have single digits and the Lipos won't like that. Indoors it is!
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 06:10 PM
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We have a cold front coming in tonight so we will have single digits and the Lipos won't like that. Indoors it is!
Right there with you! The deep freeze is setting in!
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 06:24 PM
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Right there with you! The deep freeze is setting in!
Can't really complain since it is January and it was 50s today. But we are about to have a week where winter establishes it's rule
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 06:53 PM
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-11 F tonight, - 4 F for the high tomorrow with a -40 F windchill, - 20 F tomorrow night, and a high of zero on Tuesday. Definitely indoors for me.

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Old Jan 20, 2013, 06:53 PM
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people are just trying to help you be the best pilot you can be. You always have the option to follow or not. But you aren't the only one reading the topic either and others might find it helpful. just like the other 30 times it's been given in the thread
Thanks but I've been flying for years and doing just fine. Aside from 3d the rudder is used as an aid in making smoother turns - not as the primary control. That's why HH sets up the 3-change RTF planes that way. Its why I fly them that way. It's great that you have a method that you like as well. I'm simply pointing out an alternate viewpoint.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 07:26 PM
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