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Old 03-02-2011, 05:03 AM   #11
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Thanks for the input guys, I really appreciate it. Has anyone rigged the flaps where they operate opposite like a control line stunt job. It might be interesting.

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I bought this .60 size Spitfire off ebay. I t came in a plain box with no markings. The only label is "ARF" on the back page of the instructions. It is a well made model that comes with retracts and flaps. The recommended setting for the flaps is 8MM, about 10 deg. On most models setting up the flaps is usually a waste of time. Many models have really weird reaction when you lower the flaps. Should I set the servo arm so when the flaps are full down the pushrod and the servo arm form a straight line, thus taking the strain off the servo. Does anyone out there regularly fly an aircraft with flaps? What did you do to make it fly right on approach. I know that aircraft with flaps down require a lot more power to keep them in the air.
Actually 8mm is not really much of a flap setting. The T/otter is 13mm and 38mm for flap 1 and flap 2 settings and the Deuces is 16mmand 29mm (both by the book).; but a person can experiment a couple of mm here or there.

The big thing is elevator should be mixed with flap setting as it makes it a ton easier to fly. I feel that a lot of guys that use flaps do not use the servo slow with flaps and they bang down to whatever setting selected and the airplane will pitch up quickly before a person has time to compensate and then the flaps are blamed as being crappy!

On final, the adjustment of throttle amount all depends on how much flap is used, size of flaps, airfoil and airplane type; so stating a specifice amount of throttle to generalize does not work as each setting and aircfaft type will be different. Best to experiment up higher so response is seen, works best to fine tune. Makes sense ?
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Thanks for the input guys, I really appreciate it. Has anyone rigged the flaps where they operate opposite like a control line stunt job. It might be interesting.
I have!

I did this on my Formosa:

This was my second version of this airplane. Notice the bigger ailerons. They are 100% bigger than the original design.

I configured it as a flapperon plane, with it being configured through an auxiliary switch.
In the normal position, it works like a normal plane.
In the enabled position, I get opposite flaps to the elevator input. So flaps down with "UP" elevator and negative flaps when I give a down elevator command.

It makes for some very sharp corners when you yank the controls. Its not for everyday use, but I turn it on every now and again, depending on how I feel like flying that day...
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