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Control throws for a newbie?

Old 01-13-2006, 03:11 AM
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Default Control throws for a newbie?

Since I've never flown a pattern bird before I'd like to get some kind of idea what I should set my control throws to as a beginning point. I have a used Fliton Flubber as my newbie birdie.

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Would I be better off just dialing the throws down on my TX from the start?
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Old 02-13-2006, 04:48 AM
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Nobody has any wisdom to offer on this subject?
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Old 03-31-2006, 05:37 AM
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Just keep the throws low on the first flight. If you've got dual rates, use them incase the throws are too low. Not knowing much about the plane, its hard to tell where the throws should be.
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Old 03-31-2006, 06:18 PM
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Doesn't the manual state what the throws should be? I agree with Kyle G., use low rates and exponential if you have it. Not familiar with this plane either. If the ailerons are full length keep the throws under 3/8" to start with. Post more info and others will probably add their thoughts.
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Old 05-10-2006, 08:01 AM
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I set the ailerons so that you can get about 3 rolls in five seconds.
Elevators set for no more than 15 degrees travel each way on high rates.... this gives plenty of authority for pattern type flying. I also use as much rudder as I can comfortably handle, which I adjust as I am doing trim flights. When I first setup a " pattern" model, I was amazed at how little control surface deflection you need to have.
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Old 05-10-2006, 06:28 PM
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I set the ailerons so that you can get about 3 rolls in five seconds.
Elevators set for no more than 15 degrees travel each way on high rates.... this gives plenty of authority for pattern type flying. I also use as much rudder as I can comfortably handle, which I adjust as I am doing trim flights. When I first setup a " pattern" model, I was amazed at how little control surface deflection you need to have.
Sounds like you have it wired... nice job! Enjoy it.
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Thanks for the advice gang. I'm going to get working on this used Flubber I have here.
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