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Old Aug 20, 2003, 04:29 AM
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IFO MK3 - Rudder Mod


I need some help, I'd like to add rudder to my IFO MK3. I have done some research and found out the rudder has a LOT of adverse yaw effect.

My question is, to all who have done the same mod, how much throw can I set to minimize this effect and yet have good rudder authority.

Thanks to all.

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Old Aug 20, 2003, 08:34 AM
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Depending on how you set up your control throws, it is best just to make it adjustable. If you are using a control horn, you can always switch holes. If you are using heat shrink, start with a 1 inch cf rod at the rudder. I use around 45 degrees, and will be making a larger rudder soon. - Brian
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Old Aug 20, 2003, 03:22 PM
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wouldn't if the entire Virtical stab moves as a rudder be easier.

I came up with modifying the front tube conector (on the frame) for the rudder to be virtical and adding a vertical rod to the vertical stab with a control horn. And then just forget about the rear tube conection, and you have a rudder.
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