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Old 03-02-2021, 06:34 PM
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Default Flaperon Linkage

This is a curiosity question.

I'm trying to visualize how the flaperon mixer / linkage works.


So I'm looking for a visual diagram of the system.



thanks
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Old 03-02-2021, 09:22 PM
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$10 buys you a Van's Rv-12 KAI memory flash stick, with all the plans and schematics on it, when building. It will have on it what you're looking for. Other option is find a local RV-12 that's going under an inspection annual, and ask to take a look when everything is opened up.
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Old 03-02-2021, 10:17 PM
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Here you go:

https://www.vansaircraft.com/wp-cont...1/RV-12_32.pdf
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Old 03-02-2021, 10:29 PM
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Originally Posted by emsvitil View Post
This is a curiosity question.

I'm trying to visualize how the flaperon mixer / linkage works.


So I'm looking for a visual diagram of the system.



thanks
I agree the Kit Assembly Instructions do a fantastic job of showing exactly how it works.

I’d also suggest looking at build logs from the many talented builders on vansairforce.net or search with google for a popular build log software. And google should also reveal builder videos too.

If you are near the Bay Area, let me know as I can show you the 12iS I helped build and fly.

Hope that helps.
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Old 03-03-2021, 07:14 PM
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First time I learned about “mixer” linkage for flaperons was building an RC model as a teen.
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Old 03-04-2021, 04:47 AM
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Ed,
I had the same question when I was staring at the flaperon mixer assembly...how does this thing work? I found this video that shows the mixer in action...makes more sense now
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3tgNePK9AM

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