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Sep 24, 2012, 06:04 PM
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Any ideas to keep the rear tip of my rudder nice for harrier landings? Mine is getting a little ripped up.
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Sep 24, 2012, 08:05 PM
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Any ideas to keep the rear tip of my rudder nice for harrier landings? Mine is getting a little ripped up.
Do 'em on softer ground!

Steve - doing harrier landings is just like mentioned above, just get a nice smooth harrier lower and lower, ideally if you are on grass I like to just barely drag the rudder which then causes it to want to slam the main gear down, so give a nice goose on the throttle stick as soon as it does that and you can actually make a harrier landing just about as smooth as a regular one.
Sep 24, 2012, 08:16 PM
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Any ideas to keep the rear tip of my rudder nice for harrier landings? Mine is getting a little ripped up.
As Ryan stated. Nearly impossible if landing on hard surfaces. All the tips of my rudders are bare. But you only notice if you look for it.
Sep 24, 2012, 08:40 PM
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Just put her in a harrier and keep going lower and lower and lower...
Me chicken.....Cluck, cluck, cluck...... But just got a foamy to start working on it with.....

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Sep 24, 2012, 08:42 PM
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Me chicken.....Cluck, cluck, cluck...... But just got a foamy to start working on it with.....

SteveT
YOUR chicken?!
I barely pulled off a 51 and I'm doing it! You got yourself some big boy planes and YOUR chicken!!
Just messin witchya
Sep 24, 2012, 09:00 PM
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YOUR chicken?!
I barely pulled off a 51 and I'm doing it! You got yourself some big boy planes and YOUR chicken!!
Just messin witchya
My problem is that when I was learning how to fly many years ago, I was taught "Speed and altitude are your friend" it's really hard to break what was beaten in to my old noggin.....

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Sep 24, 2012, 09:41 PM
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My problem is that when I was learning how to fly many years ago, I was taught "Speed and altitude are your friend" it's really hard to break what was beaten in to my old noggin.....

SteveT
Oooohhh.
You see I taught myself how to fly, so I get to roll by my own rules
Sep 25, 2012, 12:45 AM
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Originally Posted by SteveT.
My problem is that when I was learning how to fly many years ago, I was taught "Speed and altitude are your friend" it's really hard to break what was beaten in to my old noggin.....

SteveT
Well you know speed and altitude ARE you best friend... on every other type of airframe
Sep 25, 2012, 01:09 AM
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Any ideas to keep the rear tip of my rudder nice for harrier landings? Mine is getting a little ripped up.
Glue a strip of carbon fiber threads to it. The CF threads are available at most hobby shops. If not, check fleebay for "carbon fiber tow."
Sep 25, 2012, 01:09 AM
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Well you know speed and altitude ARE you best friend... on every other type of airframe
Well...I "am" working on getting down lower...

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Sep 25, 2012, 07:04 AM
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My problem is that when I was learning how to fly many years ago, I was taught "Speed and altitude are your friend" it's really hard to break what was beaten in to my old noggin.....

SteveT
Steve I can relate with you on the learning many years ago. It is an experience that does not really help you with modern designs. Planes just did not do what they do today and you learned to get yourself out of certain conditions automatically. Today we want to be flying like that.
Sep 25, 2012, 07:10 AM
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File or Dremel a groove on the bottom of your rudder half the diameter a piece of wire maybe 1/16" dia and bend it to the contour of your rudder and bend 1/4" 90 bends on each end. Drill in the rudder for these bends and CA or epoxy it to your rudder tip. It will be a skid strip and protect your rudder.
Sep 25, 2012, 07:31 AM
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I have a solution, just do not drag your rudder on the ground if you do not want to rip it up.
Sep 25, 2012, 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Ohio AV8TOR
File or Dremel a groove on the bottom of your rudder half the diameter a piece of wire maybe 1/16" dia and bend it to the contour of your rudder and bend 1/4" 90 bends on each end. Drill in the rudder for these bends and CA or epoxy it to your rudder tip. It will be a skid strip and protect your rudder.
Good idea but personally - I think a slightly beat up rudder tip looks better.
Sep 25, 2012, 08:24 AM
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I have a solution, just do not drag your rudder on the ground if you do not want to rip it up.
Yea but that's like saying that the solution to not crashing your planes is to not fly them. What fun is there in THAT?


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