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Old 04-01-2015, 10:34 PM   #11
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Re: ailerons reversed commen?

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It happens. Like they said better to learn these mistakes on smaller planes. Welcome to the site. Always glad to see more people from alberta on here. I always check controls prior to every flight. Even though I checked it first time I put it together that day just makes good practice.
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Re: ailerons reversed commen?

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....I always check controls prior to every flight. Even though I checked it first time I put it together....
Exactly. Every plane, every flight. Check for correct direction of movement, not just which stick moves which surface(s). When it is a habit like that you will always check new planes and catch mistakes.

Obviously was not done in the videos that coastrc linked.
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Re: ailerons reversed commen?

yup i check every flight
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Old 04-03-2015, 05:03 PM   #14
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Re: ailerons reversed commen?

I usually do it at the start of each day, but once I had a rough landing that popped a clevis loose on the elevator. But I didn't know about it. Later that day I tried to take-off but it only lifted and popped back down, crunching its nose.

Now I check before EACH flight as well.
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Old 04-03-2015, 10:27 PM   #15
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Hey Barry how's the creek treating you? Haven't been there in years, worked out on one of the local rigs there once upon a time
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Old 04-04-2015, 07:22 AM   #16
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Re: ailerons reversed commen?

Originally Posted by bbbair View Post
Quite true, As a simple method to help - I bought a roll of red electrical tape and put a small piece on 'ONE' of the Aileron leads in the plane, then I put another piece of Red tape on the 'CORRESPONDING' Lead in the wing.

When Assembling; Red to Red and then the 'OTHER' lead must be correct...
OR - If you wish you can put some BLACK Tape on the 'OTHER Leads'.
THEN it is RED to RED and BLACK to BLACK.

If you mess that up... you shouldn't be flying.
Instead of red tape, I use the small 4 inch plastic ties. RED means RIGHT.

In fact I colour code all of my servo leads with these plastic ties, (I now have 16 different colours) so that if I have any wiring issues its quite easy to trace the wire throughout the plane. It works especially well when you have a plane using 12 channels.
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Old 04-04-2015, 09:10 AM   #17
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Re: ailerons reversed comment?

I just use the thought of "right up". Meaning that the right aileron is up when I push the
aileron control lever to the right.
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Re: ailerons reversed commen?

If you stand behind the plane, the aileron rises to meet the stick - left stick, left aileron rises toward the stick vis a vis.
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Old 04-04-2015, 01:06 PM   #19
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Re: ailerons reversed commen?

If you do this every time as your preflight check you will never run into this problem again. Stand behind the model and fly the transmitter. That means to tilt the transmitter in the direction you would expect the plane to move and watch the control surfaces to see if they would induce this roll pitch or yaw.

Elevator stick back tilt the transmitter up will the deflected elevator cause the same movement it the model?

Elevator stick forward, transmitter tilted forward would the deflected elevator cause the model to pitch down?

Aileron stick to the right, transmitter rolls right would the aileron deflection cause the model to roll right?

Repeat for left aileron.

Rudder push to the right, swivel transmitter to right would the rudder deflection cause the model to yaw to the right? How about the front wheel would it turn the model to the right as well. I cannot count how many front wheels on trike gear were originally set to turn the opposite of the rudder

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