Need a little help on keeping wings level
Posted 26 June 2008 - 07:34 AM
Thanks in advance.
Posted 26 June 2008 - 10:26 AM
I don't know of a perfect system. I'm not sure how head tracking would help here? Maybe you could explain what you have actually tried so far in a little more detail.
I think most people use the FMA copilot for stabilizing. There are products out there that will hold the wings completely level but I wouldn't call them relatively cheap. Relatively cheap compared to a full size plane? Yes. Relatively cheap compared to the FMA copilot? No.
Posted 26 June 2008 - 10:45 AM
I'll try looking up wing leveler, I hear the fma copilot isn't available to us canadians due to new security threat issues or atleast policies. Not sure what other systems are available.
Posted 26 June 2008 - 10:51 AM
This is the gyro that I just recently tried. Seems there is a dual function, am starting to think that I don't have the headlock feature correct. The single orange cable goes to another channel on the remote correct? It goes to the signal wire right?
The instructions aren't the best.
Posted 26 June 2008 - 11:02 AM
Actually I guess I still have a question, is it a bad idea to put a second headlock gyro and merge the single wire from both headlock gyro's to one channel, or do I need yet another channel for the second headlock gyro?
Posted 26 June 2008 - 11:44 AM
Why do you want a second gyro? Pitch?
Posted 26 June 2008 - 12:04 PM
I guess it's the best one can achieve.
However, you won't eliminate wing swaying completely with neither of these systems (IR, visible light, gyro, etc.) as all of them work to the same principle - i.e. first the plane has to move a little so a sensor can detect the movement and force plane controls to compensate for it. How much the movement will be noticeable will depend on the stiffness of plane controls, airframe, and servo speed, etc. I used to fly a 1,6 m foamy plane (quite flexible) with FMA Co-pilot with a camera onboard, and on turbulent days movies turned out to be unwatchable, even with the FMA Co-pilot on. Of course it did help a lot with controlling the plane, so I ended up using it for flying high where I kept easily loosing orientation just to keep the plane level rather than to completely stabilize it.
Posted 26 June 2008 - 12:50 PM
Hey is it the copilot that is only available to us citizens now?
Posted 08 July 2008 - 07:24 PM
If I put both servo's on the one channel I lose by air brake setup, only downfall I can see. But both ailerons will be functioning together.
Posted 10 July 2008 - 10:22 AM
Posted 10 July 2008 - 01:36 PM
Edited by headhunter23, 10 July 2008 - 01:46 PM.
Posted 10 July 2008 - 01:41 PM
Maybe you can make your own cheap system using tilt switches or something.
Posted 10 July 2008 - 01:49 PM
Posted 10 July 2008 - 01:59 PM
will still read up on tilt switches
Posted 10 July 2008 - 10:33 PM
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Posted 10 July 2008 - 11:28 PM