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Old Oct 01, 2012, 06:50 AM
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Kent,

Like the new plank If you keep your centre fin but add a strake that runs from somewhere halfway back on the root chord to the fin LE AND run the elevons in to the root, when you apply a roll input the lateral shift in the centre of pressure gives the fin an apparent angle of attack and thus a positive yaw interaction.

The dear old Vulcan had such a feature...

Also, as a bonus, the strake adds useful strength.

Regards,

Richard
(not getting any flying OR building done atm)
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