Aerobatic Setup Secrets — Pro Tips for Success.

Aerobatic Setup Secrets — Pro Tips for Success.

It wasn’t that long ago that, when I got a new plane, I’d get it airborne as fast as I could without making much of attempt to really dial it in. If my plane had unique traits or felt unbalanced, I’d just get used to how it flew and compensated with my thumbs. This really isn’t a good way to build your piloting skills as you spend lots of your time trimming and retrimming using your transmitter. When it comes to different maneuvers and airspeeds, you just can’t get the settings nailed down. I always thought, “There just had to be a better way.”

Well, there is. It is more effective to use the programming available with your computer radio and take advantage of what it has to offer. Also, how you set up your airplane and make adjustments to it greatly improves how it will perform.


servoRadio installation is a much deeper subject than just plugging your servo leads in the correct receiver ports. When installing your receiver and battery pack, it is important for the components to be encapsulated in foam rubber to isolate them from vibration.

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1 Comment

  1. Drones a lot better than sitting in front of the TV or game box. Maybe future aero engineers and the shortage of pilots will be filled with kid that make things. For your kids or grand kids buy them enough hours to solo. or a summer camp at the EAA.

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