| If I install the Co Pilot and plug in say the right aileron then when
| centering the sticks would give the Co Pilot the control over the
| right aileron and then left would then be centered. I am thinking that
| there would be sufficiant control from the one servo to make
| corrections in flight but not as quickly as if both ailerons where
| moving...any thoughts about this as I really do not want to waste the
| cash if it is not going to do what I need it to.
Yes, it would basically do what you want.
However, if it put an aileron down, it would lift that side of the
plane, true, but would also pitch the nose up, which would then cause
it to move the elevator to poke the nose back down. I imagine it
would work, but not that well -- if the plane twisted to the left, it
would lurch back to the right, and as that happened the nose would go
up or down and then correct ... under certain conditions I imagine it
could cause oscillations where it never recovers and keeps making
adjustments to both the aileron and elevator. (But of course, that's
a concern with any sort of auto-pilot system.)
A better idea would be to do as the other poster suggested, and put
both ailerons on one channel with a Y cable. You might need to adjust
the connector on one servo or use a servo reverser if both ailerons go
in the same direction when you do that.
If you do need to use flaperons (or spoilers, or air brakes) with this
setup, get a mixer to put in your plane, and then you can plug the
Co-Pilot into the aileron side, and your flap channel into the other
side (and your radio won't be doing the mixing for you anymore.)
Doug McLaren, firstname.lastname@example.org So many beers. So little time.