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Old Sep 14, 2011, 10:05 AM
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Generally no rudder deflection is used anyway. Modern DLGs are designed not to need it.

Usually when rudder is needed on a launch nowdays, it is due to one of two things. First is technique, where the thrower hooks the launch. Rudder is then a partial correction for poor technique.

Second, it is from not having a stiff enough rudder linkage setup. That includes the pushrod (or pull-spring) and the servo. Skimping in this area is not a good idea.

One problem with using rudder preset on launch is that the timing for releasing it tends to be different than what one wants for releasing the elevator preset.

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