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Flight Stabilization Basics

Three-axis stability for fixed-wing RC Three-axis stabilizers or gyros specifically designed for fixed-wing airplanes are a relatively recent innovation. These amazing little black boxes help the aircraft to fly stable around its three axes: roll (aileron), pitch (elevator), and yaw (rudder). Prior to their development, modelers often used single-axis gyros designed for RC helicopters in airplanes, usually on the rudder. Multiple-axis stabilization required multiple gyros and was a chore to install and set up. Today’s...


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