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Old Sep 30, 2012, 03:40 PM
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On my maiden float flight (video a few posts back), I could not taxi downwind with the Taylorcraft without a water rudder. I built a water rudder from scratch. I used a Hanger 9 giant scale aileron hinge. I got a sheet of plastic and cut out a rudder shape. I epoxied on a 4 way servo arm and the hinge. I first drilled #60 size holes and tied the items with heavy duty cotton thread from a sewing store.
I soaked the epoxy into the thread for a strong bond. I used a T-pin for a hinge pin. The floats are sitting in a Styrofoam holder (not part of the float). I painted the rudder and a couple pieces of the homemade cable mount bracket with rust-oleum paint. As you can see it is almost a perfect match.
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