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Old Feb 26, 2013, 10:57 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, 07:23 PM
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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, 07:28 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.

Old Feb 26, 2013, 07:35 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, 08:57 PM
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Makes a change from building two right hand wings...

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Old Feb 26, 2013, 10:12 PM
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I love the attention Guys. Need to make more mistakes.

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Old Feb 26, 2013, 10:49 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, 11:54 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...

Old Feb 27, 2013, 06:52 PM
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What a beautiful project Charles. I like your plane too Nick!
Happy Flying to you both -
Old Feb 27, 2013, 07:24 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, 07:44 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, 08:05 PM
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A great place to start on building a 'spare' model...

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Old Feb 27, 2013, 10:03 PM
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What? You make mistakes?? Now how can I get mine corrected.
Old Feb 28, 2013, 03:21 AM
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A great place to start on building a 'spare' model...

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Or a biplane?