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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Overcoming Problems with AnyLink

 Flyzone Playmate Micro EP

Good write up by Mark reporting on the happenings at the Harrison School flying Friday night. This was my third session flying my little Playmate. This little electric plane uses the Tactic Anylink system that converts a regular transmitter to a 2.4 Ghz module that links to the Playmate's receiver. The two previous times it was a struggle since the receiver maps the rudder to the transmitter's left stick ... channel 4. I found it really challenging to fly with the right stick controlling only elevator and the left stick controlling both the rudder and throttle. Anyway Buzz Haviland suggested coupling the aileron and rudder on a computer radio. And I did just that. Additionally, I added exponential to the rudder and elevator controls which makes flying less of a chore. All this proved to be an excellent fix.
AnyLink module plugs into most transmitters

I spent the Friday evening flying around the gymnasium flying very comfortably, enjoying the little Playmate. An added benefit  ...  Flying habits are hard to overcome and this trick with coupling the rudder/ailerons allowed me (without thinking) to use the rudder stick on takeoffs and the aileron stick while airborne. Making the indoor flying a good wintertime practice sessions.

We have only three remaining flying sessions this spring. Let's make the best of it!

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