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Old Oct 20, 2007, 07:09 PM
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Rino Rudder

I love Plank wings but I missed having a rudder . I have put a rudder
on the vertical fin and it didn't do anything on my plane .
At SEFF a couple years ago I ran into an Aeronautical Engineer .
I got him into a discussion about putting a rudder on the nose of my
plane . He told me that it has been done and gave me an idea where
to start as far as the size goes and called it a Rino Rudder . This is
the only time I have ever heard the name and I have searched the
internet and not really found anything .
What I can tell you is that it works . It is hooked up to the rudder
( nose wheel ) servo . It is not only acting as a Rudder but it is right
behind the prop and is thrust vectoring also .

Another thing I have done to a Plank was with a Plank glider , I put flaps
on it . Found them in a Plank glider plan in an old Model Aviation mag .
I really like my constant cord Plank but I think I am going to tapper the
trailing edge on my next one .
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