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Old Jun 15, 2007, 04:55 PM
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If you have not actually seen the Altus (or T-Warp) stab interface in person, the pictures may be difficult to understand.

The stab has a "tab" that inserts into the top of the fin. The tab is somewhat elaborate in that it has the connection for the control linkage as well as the pivot point AND a hinged portion in the back that bridges the gap between the rudder and the stab. This hinged portion slides inside the top of the rudder and is allowed to flex side to side with the rudder movement. The system is designed to be compliant enough to allow the side to side movement of the rudder along with the up and down movement of the stab.

So no worries - you can get rudder movement along with up and down elevator. It works quite well. Dieter Perlick was quite clever in coming up with this design.

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