Timboo
Hi Everyone,

I just finished my F35 V2 build and I am a bit confused on what electronics to get. I would like to go for a setup with ailerons and elevators. Do I need any onboard mixers for this or special mixing? (I don't want to mix ailerons with elevators)

Secondly, what kabel do I need to have both elevators work on the same channel?

Thanks!!
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Grey
I can never find myself recommending that setup without rudders but:

The easiest way to do this is:

Use a y splitter cable for your ailerons in the aileron port directly to each servo.

Use an Onboard mixer for the elevators. Plug the elevator cable from the mixer into the elevator channel then roll up the other cable and tape it firmly to the plane so it can't get eaten by the prop. This will split the elevator channel into 2 and reverse one of the servos for you (doing the job of both a Y-splitter and servo reverser).
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Timboo
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!
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twan1997
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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!


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, I am flying my f-35 v2 the aileron and normal elevator configuration and rudders, and it seems to work just fine
so yea, if you just want it to fly, the elevons will do, but if you want it to be more aerobatic (barrel rolls for example) go the ailerons OR dual ailerons(ailerons mixed with elevons) for super responsive roll, almost too responsive
hope this helped
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Grey
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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.

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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.
May all your crashes be spectacular!
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Currently working on: Mig 29 v3, F-22 v3 To Do list: Rodrigo's OV10 Bronco; I swear I will get there one day .
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