1.1.07 Welcome to Taranis, Part 7: Elevon Mixing

“Welcome to Taranis, Part 7: Elevon Mixing” (March 2014) by Mark Harrison

Tags: Elevon, model

This 5:30 minute video is the 7th in Mark’s series to get you up to speed on the Taranis as quickly as possible. In the video Mark demonstrates setting elevons on a model using the TX. Using the TX instead of Companion 9X proves beneficial as you are able to confirm your programming immediately with the model.

Video Content:
Elevon Information Theory

  • Elevon / V-tail Mixing
  • Elevon / V-tail Mixing Calculations

Motion Rules

  • Elevator back: elevens up
  • Elevator forward: elevens down
  • Aileron left: left elevon up, right elevon down
  • Aileron right: right elevon up, left elevon down

Procedure

  • Mix the elevator stick on both channels. The value will be either 50% or -50%, depending on how your servos are set up. If the control surfaces move in the wrong direction, swap the sign.
  • Mix the aileron stock on both channels. The multiplex parameter will be “add”, and the values will also be 50% or -50%.

Proper motion: when the stick moves left, the left control surface should raise and the right surface should lower. Vice versa for moving the stick right.
Example:
Ch 2 Ele 50%
+= Ail -50%
Ch 3 Ele -50%
+= Ail -50%

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