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Old Dec 30, 2006, 05:29 PM
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Dan,

if you insist on using three channels, you've got to compromise. In my opinion, the decision you have to make is building a gyro that flies well without the capability of ROGs, or building a gyro that may take off from ground and doesn't fly as you want it to. The first choice results in a fully controlled head as used in the DAG-2 or the Micromum/Minimum without any rudder, the second choice results in more experiments with doubtful outcome.

In my opinion, you only need a rudder, if you want to take off from ground. One of my three Micromums has got a rudder, that's the one I use when there's enough snow to make our airfield smooth enough for ROGs. With the other two I'm only doing hand launches, but flying them is fun, nevertheless.

Well, do you want fun or work?

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