Thanks for this info!
I was planning on using regular ailerons and elevator but I did see that some use the elevators to steer. Is it possible to just use the elevators to roll?
Thank for this info!
That should do some explaining for you on how elevons work and cover a few of the more well known limitations.
if you mean elevons then yes, the plane will fly fine with only elevons but you cant exactly do a barrel roll unless you have the throws extremely high, which will make your pitch control very very sensitive,
Barrel rolls are perfectly possible on the stock throws for most RCP planes I've built, some are just better for it than others. The main problem with some is the lack of rudder rather than ailerons which is needed for correction on some planes (real as well as RC).
This is also why a programmable TX with Expo is a good idea. They allow massive throws but greatly softened at the center of the stick or putting higher throws on a switch so you can turn them on and off as needed.