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Old Jan 25, 2011, 03:42 PM
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Thanks Don, some good suggestions there. I wonder whether it might turn out to be easier to mount the whole canard on some sort of ball joint rather than make the forward fins individually moveable?

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I'm not surprised that you didn't get much rudder control from them. OTOH, if you remove them, you might find that the plane is quite happy flying sideways, with little or no yaw stability.
I believe Mr. Stanger had that problem - hence the addition of the fins as in the picture attached.

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For your R/C model, doing turns or otherwise being able to steer it would not necessarily be a "scale maneuver".
True, but then I suspect that landing without damage may not be a scale manoeuvre either! It does make you admire the spirit of these pioneers. Remember that he was entrusting his unique home-built petrol engine to this free flying contraption.
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