Hello all. After building scale models for more years than I care to remember,
I finally decided that it was time to take the plunge and get into RC flying
where my planes do more than just sit and look pretty. I am at the reading and
information gathering stage, with this being my first visit to this group. In
view of that, I was wondering if some of you out there could provide me with
First, I understand the concept of a 3 and 4 channel unit where the rudder,
elevator and throttle are controlled, and in the case of a 4 channel, the
ailerons as well. But what exactly gets contolled on a 2 channel unit?
Do different transmitters, assuming the same number of channels, have different
layout configurations as far as controls go. For instance, do some units
combine rudder and elevator into one stick and others split them among the two
sticks or are they pretty much the same?
Finally, and here's the loaded question, I am looking for my first 3 channel
trainer. There are so many out there that it becomes overwhelming. I've had a
few recommendations (no two the same) but I surely can use a greater number of
opinions. I should say that I would prefer a unit that doesn't require an
enormous amount of air space. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
- posted 17 years ago