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Old 04-09-2012, 12:17 AM
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Originally Posted by NFA Fabrication View Post
Yeah, I figure it will at least be better than the "Flaperons" I have programmed into my DX8 now, I lose a ton of aileron control (To be expected with that set-up). I figure it can only be better if the control surfaces doing the slowing are moved inboard on the wing, and I have full movement of my ailerons again!
Using flaperons on outboard ailerons moves the center of stall of the wing toward the tip - very bad!

Thankfully you were trying that on a Apprentice. Other plane may have rewarded you with a nice snap. I would not advise that in the future.

The blanking of the ailerons with the use of inboard flaps it is a bit of a strange thing. I am not sure what is happening with the aerodynamics.

I understand the slower speed makes the surfaces less effective but it seems like more than that is going on. Perhaps someone will chime in.

Mike
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