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Old Sep 14, 2011, 11:35 AM
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I'm rudderless. It's one less servo, one less pushrod, one less adjustment, simpler construction, but most of all it's a stiffer tail so you have an airframe that is less compliant at the time of the first yaw excursion. That equates to measurable launch height increase.

Sometimes I wish I had a rudder in flight, but it's not terribly often and it's hard to quantify whether or not it costs me anything in terms of flight time.
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