Craig said, "The question is will a small tab on one aileron be enough to control?"
Since we can steer our planes by leaning our heads from side to side, I would guess your idea would work fine. Instead of cutting into your aileron to install a tab, could you connect the gyro you mention to a servo that will attach to an aileron cable? I think adapting RC technology to our planes is theoretically a great and inexpensive solution. TruTrak was going this direction with a three-axis autopilot using tabs and RC hardware in combination with a TruTrak control head. They were going to charge $1000 for it as I recall, but they had more important projects in the fire and let this one go. They did advertise it for a time, but found that adapting it to all the different types of planes was going to be a headache so they let that one go. Seemed like an excellent idea though. Your idea sounds fine. As big as some of the RC models are these days, surely they have servos that are sufficiently powerful (and inexpensive) to accomplish what you're thinking about. Seems like an excellent idea to research. Mike Stirewalt KSEE ____________________________________________________________ Scientists Conclude This Supplement May Be The Best getbeta3d.com http://thirdpartyoffers.juno.com/TGL3141/5ba66d2660f7e6d261262st02vuc _______________________________________________ Search the KRnet Archives at https://firstname.lastname@example.org/. Please see LIST RULES and KRnet info at http://www.krnet.org/info.html. see http://list.krnet.org/mailman/listinfo/krnet_list.krnet.org to change options. To UNsubscribe from KRnet, send a message to krnet-le...@list.krnet.org