Could you explain how/when you use your dual rates. I've watched you flying and I know you're always flipping that thing, I'm surprised you haven't worn that DR switch out, but I don't remember whei it's on and off.
Sure thing Gordo! First off....I don't use just one switch to control the rates, I prefer to have a separate switch for each channel. It's hard to say "for maneuver 'X' I use such-and-such rates" because it depends on what I'm doing and what plane I'm flying.
For instance, for knife edge I'll use high ailerons and low elevator. If I'm doing a low slow KE pass I'll use hi rate rudder. Or, if I want to go romping around the field in KE, I'll carry a little more speed and use low rudder for more precision.
For hovering, I always start off with all hi rates, but will sometimes go to low elevator and/or rudder if conditions are really good.
Now, after saying all that, there are a couple things I should point out:
For profile planes, my low rates aren't as low as you might be thinking. Maybe 20-25º.
I don't have all this stuff memorized. I'm a "seat of the pants" flyer, I just go with what feels right.
Yes, it's a lot of switch-flipping. I keep a finger at or near all 3 switches at all times. I do wonder about wearing out the switches...but as hard as I am on equipment, I'll probably never keep a radio long enough to find out. :shock:
In no way do I think this is the "right" way of doing it.....it's just my quirky little way. And anyway...you asked! 8)