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Jan 14, 2005, 09:07 PM
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no need for rudder on e-starter?

I have an e-starter and i set it up with out the rudder i think it will fly fine but have anyone out there set the estarter up without the rudder? I didnt use the landing gear so i have no need for a rudder the A/e/t set up seems fine for me.What do u guys think??

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Jan 14, 2005, 10:19 PM
Patrick Mahoney
No, you don't need the rudder on an E-Starter. Sounds good to me.
Jan 14, 2005, 10:27 PM
"Walk of shame" Master!!!
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I gree and so does E-zone! on this review.........A/E/T E-starter review
Jan 14, 2005, 10:27 PM
don't think.. just fly!!!
yeah, i think it good... i don't use rudder in my flying anyway

ps what is the purpose of the rudder anyway?
Jan 14, 2005, 11:06 PM
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LOL for rollin take offs and if u want to do some types of aerobatics u may need the rudder,or u can use the rudder trim to keep the plane in line.
Jan 14, 2005, 11:10 PM
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Thats good i can cut at least an ounce for an all up weight of about 10 to 11 ounce with my lipo batts without the rudder and the stuff to make it work
Jan 15, 2005, 09:23 AM
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Mine is without rudder/landing gear too. It is my first plane and very easy to fly IMO.
I put some clear packing tape on fuselage bottom and leading edges for protection.

Rudder would help with aerobatics but my Formosa is better with that anyway (I had my first successful flight with Formosa half an hour ago. The previous two suffered from brain fades)

Jan 15, 2005, 09:31 AM
Captain Carnage says......
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Originally Posted by xoon

ps what is the purpose of the rudder anyway?
Coordinated turns

if rudders were truly not needed, why would full size aircraft have them? Its not just for ground control

rudder is used far more than most folks think.

Jan 15, 2005, 10:28 AM
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Yes cordinated turns!!. Your rudder is your YAW AXIS. I have soled a 172 and also fly experimentals....Take an introductry lesson at your local airport. You will learn so much more about flight, and understand your models so much more. I use the rudder all the time on my rc planes. I constantly correct adverse yaw that your ailerons give you. Or if the strip is to short or I'm too high and have to set my plane down I will slip it with the rudder and ailerons. I use the rudder for aerobatics!!! Put the rudder on, you will want it later..................
Jan 15, 2005, 10:38 AM
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Why a trainer without a rudder?
Jan 15, 2005, 10:41 AM
Come fly with us in Henryetta
I also have managed to land a plane when I lost aileron function. Wasn't easy or pretty. But MUCH prettier then a crash!
Jan 15, 2005, 10:46 AM
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For one i want to save weight,why the hell do i want to add almost an ounce of weight when i dont need it,anyways i am not at the stick of an f-4 its JUST AN RC PLANE!! this is just a hobby my Friend try not to think to much into it.
Jan 15, 2005, 10:52 AM
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I would go with rudder and ailerons on the ES if for no other reason than to have a steerable tailwheel. But the other reason is so that you can start learning to make coordinated turns using both aileron and rudder together. The ES is a trainer - might as well use it to it's full potential.

The extra weight of one servo is insignificant on this airplane.
Jan 15, 2005, 11:02 AM
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On the E-Starter the extra weight is nothing... But there are some cool tricks that require a rudder.

I'd spend the extra $14 and put in that extra servo... JMHO.

Jan 15, 2005, 11:04 AM
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I have trained on a nitro 4 channel plane,i mostly fly nitro i just want a small ep plane to fly in small areas but i also want something with A/E/T.

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