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Basic Aircraft Setup

04/01/2002 by Len Alessi

Copyright:© 2002 Horizon Hobby, Inc.

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Recently we were given the opportunity to post an Basic Aircraft Setup, 35-page techinical article that explains basic set up for aircraft using 2 channels and 2 servos each for ailerons, elevators and rudder.

The author of this article is Len Alessi, an experienced Team JR member and model airplane enthusiast from Albuquerque, New Mexico.

To give you a good idea of what this article is all about, here's the first paragraph:

What lies before you is an attempt to provide a set of written procedures to take you step-by-step through the programming of a typical 30%-40% RC aerobatic aircraft. The programming steps are intended to address the JR PCM 10SX, 10SXII, and 10X radio systems and today's IMAC style of aircraft that utilize 2 channels and servos each for ailerons, elevators and rudder. The Idea was to start at the very beginning with servo installation and linkage set up, and then proceed step-by-step until the basic programming set-up was complete. While in the process of describing some of the basic programming two things became immediately apparent. First was the fact that these radio systems were so rich in useful programming features that it would be difficult to exclude some of them even during basic set up. And second, it is a lot easier to do the actual programming than it is to write about it...

You can download a .pdf file of the entire article here.
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