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Old Nov 19, 2012, 02:29 AM
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Originally Posted by crazy1pilot View Post
I'm not taking any sides BUT they are more "winglets" and because they are so close to the CG on a flying wing, the affectivly do nothing in a spin,, or to help recover,, even in level flight, the X8 will still "wing wag" because of the lack of rudder authority. but they look cool! 8)

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Winglets are vertical stabilizers. They're not rudders. A rudder is a movable vertical
surface that can induce a yaw change, not just point the plane straight. The stock
X8 doesn't have em. People have built em with rudders, but it's very rare
and mostly useless unless you use em together as drag brakes.

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