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Jul 05, 2004, 12:45 AM
P-61 WWII Night Fighter
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Ailerons on left stick, rudder on right.

I'm getting ready to add ailerons to my T52. Do most people that use rudder and ailerons have the ailerons on the left? Any tips on flying planes that use both rudders and ailerons?
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Jul 05, 2004, 01:18 AM
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You should hook up your sticks to the US standard, rudder on the left, ailerons on the right. Only reason is for future planes and flying you won't have to relearn left and right. When I added ailerons to my T-52 that's what I did.
Tip for the ailerons: start with low throws.
Jul 05, 2004, 09:49 AM
Electric since 1990
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yes. Ailerons on right = Mode 2.
Ailerons on left = Mode 1.
There are still a few flyers using mode 1 but the vast majority use mode 2.
If I'm flying a plane that has rudder, but no ailerons, I plug the rudder servo into the aileron slot on the receiver, putting rudder and elevator on the right stick. Much easier for me.
Jul 05, 2004, 11:17 AM
Registered User
Actually the ailerons are on the right in both mode 1 and 2. It's the elevator and throttle that change sides.

In both standard modes it's conventional to put the main control that you use for turning on the right stick. For 3 channel planes that's rudder but when you have ailerons it will be those you use so you put them on the right where the rudder used to be.

Jul 05, 2004, 12:14 PM
Electric since 1990
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You are right Steve. Gee I get confused.

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