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Old Oct 30, 2009, 04:12 PM
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all airplanes turn by banking the wings. the rudder is used in turning to counteract the drag of the aileron of the high wing; for instance, in a left turn the right aileron is down, creating lift on that wing and banking the plane to the left. with lift comes drag and that drag will cause the plane to slip and lose altitude. most models of our size don't need rudder input as we are in a smaller reynolds number due to the size of our aircraft. aileron/elevator works just fine....bank the plane with aileron, and yank it thru the turn with elevator just like the pylon guys do.
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