Originally Posted by General660
I am working on the new 36 inch build now. Has anyone ever tied the rudder tops together with a strip of foam, kind of like a rear canard, but level? I am building for strength, thinking if they were connected, I might not snap them off so easily. Last time they each broke twice in testing. I am learning to fly planes, so many crashes. This build has lots more carbon fiber strips and tube, more tape. I am probably over building, but as a beginner, I am trying to make it bulletproof as possible. any feedback appreciated. Thanks.
You never know if something will work unless you try it. My UNprofessional opinion is it won't make much of a difference on strength. On my Geo I doubled the foam running the grain crisscross when glued together, with a thin cf rod inbetween. It's held up good at a cost of tail weight....but I also added renforcement all around which made it very heavy. Still flys ok but I lost a lot of the floatiness these were designed for. So to sacrifice a good flying plane for a soso one at a cost of less repairs is a choice. I don't regret mine because I enjoy flying crazy, and I spend more time flying and less repairing.