Originally Posted by G550Ted
Good post Greg. I was going to comment similarly but was too lazy to do so.
I find it unfortunate that so many model fliers think the rudder is the appropriate control to turn an aircraft in flight. It's not. Aircraft aren't like boats, they operate in 3 dimensions not two and the dynamics are different. As you point out the proper way to turn is to bank, rudder to be used to turn when on the ground/water and for specific maneuvers like a stall turn. Use of rudder beyond that needed to counter adverse yaw merely creates drag as you stated (although what you describe is actually a skid not a slip, but with the same adverse result).
well now i like to use rudder to turn the gliders as well as when taking video from a glider,it is needed to keep wings level, i use rudder and aileron to keep things as level as possible.Viking isn't wrong it is just that we all have our own way of doing things,don't make it wrong ..