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Old Aug 23, 2008, 12:43 PM
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mixing Rudd to Ail for Cam Pan

Hey guys, quick question, have any of you tried using the aileron to rudder mixing functions in your radio to articulate tha panning servos on your camera? Or slave any channel to your Aileron to output to the pan servo?

I'm too lazy to order a headtrackR and figure this would be a simple fix. Not too mention I'd like to keep as much junk off my head while flying.
Please let me know what you've discovered.


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Old Aug 23, 2008, 01:24 PM
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Problem is, you don't hold aileron in the direction you're turning
for the whole turn. You use ailerons to initiate roll, then center them, and
elevator holds the turn radius. On a plane with less dihedral/polyhedral
you'll typically hold the turn radius with combination of rudder and elevator
and give a little opposite aileron to keep it from spiralling into the turn.

Rudder to pan servo mix would make more sense, but still has a lot
of limitations.

ian
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Old Aug 23, 2008, 06:17 PM
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I would mix my rudder and ailerons, have them both on the right stick with the elevator, and then use the Rudder stick for camera panning only. That way you could look around easily, and at the same time fly the airplane and never have to move take your fingers off the controls.

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Old Aug 23, 2008, 07:17 PM
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Before I ordered the TrackR I mixed aileron to pan, but only when a switch was flicked. I also mixed rudder to ailerons, thus freeing up the rudder stick for panning. This let me pan my camera manually (with the rudder stick) and have the camera look around the turn for me if I wanted it to, although I think I eventually prefered to just do it myself.

The only thing weird with what I did was that I moved my rudder servo to an Aux channel. That allowed me to hook the camera pan to the real rudder port on the receiver.

JP is right though, for panning, your rudder stick works very well and you learn to control it quickly.
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Old Aug 25, 2008, 09:27 AM
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Originally Posted by JettPilot
I would mix my rudder and ailerons, have them both on the right stick with the elevator, and then use the Rudder stick for camera panning only. That way you could look around easily, and at the same time fly the airplane and never have to move take your fingers off the controls.

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This makes the most sence and it's what I like to do when not using a HT .
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Old Aug 25, 2008, 10:23 AM
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If you're just getting started, just get a 3 channel plane like the Easystar or the Slowstick...and fly it as it is meant to fly...Ailerons or rudders, you will not care about how the plane turns, it just turns...

If you have anything more than a 4 channel radio, there are other options like using a flap pot to pan the camera...
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