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Rudder Response

Rudder Map


Rudder response time - how quick the aircraft responds to the remote commands to change the heading (direction) of the aircraft. Slower values may be caused by turbulence or air density (cold/hot days).

Maximum response time - this shows the longest time it took the aircraft to respond. This could happen if the aircraft is ascending/descending and turning at the same time, or if the aircraft is working on leveling itself due to turbulence or winds.
Rudder Average Response Time
All Directions

Using 38 turn records
(lower response time is better)

Detected that the left stick is controlling the heading
Maximum Response Time
One time event

The highest one time event
(lower is better)

Response Time Per Right or Left - allow you to identify if turning to one direction responds faster than the other. If a strong deviation is observed over multiple flights - it may indicate that the propellers are worn out or need to be balanced. Flight characteristics and weather may affect these values. Note: fewer turn records will provide less accurate information.

Left turn
Avg. response time
0.175 seconds

Using 16 turn records
Right turn
Avg. response time
0.182 seconds

Using 22 turn records
Left turns respond faster by 0.007 seconds (3.8%)