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Old Feb 26, 2013, 09:57 AM
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The point is that if you DO move it in flight, whether the plane has a rudder or not, the nosewheel itself has a rudder effect. It also acts like a small fin on the nose, destabilizing the plane in yaw (whether you move it or not). However, in your case, the open-spoke wheel will tend to minimize this effect (although it will not be zero).
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 06:23 PM
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Wheel Rudder!

Don,
Interesting point regarding wheels. I had never really even considered the impact of wheel choice......on any airplane, but particularly a canard. I had actually thought about using these wheels (pictured). They are light, strong, but covered with a thin film. That would've for sure been like a wheel rudder!

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Old Feb 26, 2013, 06:28 PM
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Charles! Servos to be relocated - been there, done that. In fact I did it with my Starship and I found a way to program the Tx with one servo as the slave of the other, reversed. Fiddly, but it works.

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Old Feb 26, 2013, 06:35 PM
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Charles,
If that is the only error you ever make in building, then I wouldn't worry one bit.

It is still new, it hasn't flown yet, it will only be used after the first flight.

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Old Feb 26, 2013, 07:57 PM
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Makes a change from building two right hand wings...

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Old Feb 26, 2013, 09:12 PM
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I love the attention Guys. Need to make more mistakes.

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Old Feb 26, 2013, 09:49 PM
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Makes a change from building two right hand wings...

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Don't tell me you did that Dereck!! Not you!!!


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Old Feb 27, 2013, 10:54 AM
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Long EZ

Being on holiday, I've been fiddling with Photoshop.

Although the paint so far is only white, she flies nicely so we took her for an outing...

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Old Feb 27, 2013, 05:52 PM
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What a beautiful project Charles. I like your plane too Nick!
Happy Flying to you both -
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 06:24 PM
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Thanks, Russ, Maybe some nice weather soon.
Nick, tell us more about that airplane.

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Old Feb 27, 2013, 06:44 PM
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I love the attention Guys. Need to make more mistakes.

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Charles,
You didn't make a mistake, you forgot to remember!!

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Old Feb 27, 2013, 07:05 PM
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A great place to start on building a 'spare' model...

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Old Feb 27, 2013, 09:03 PM
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What? You make mistakes?? Now how can I get mine corrected.
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 02:21 AM
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A great place to start on building a 'spare' model...

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Or a biplane?
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