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Old 01-01-2012, 11:34 PM   #7
Dean in Milwaukee
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Originally Posted by Voltron View Post
The Hell on Rails is a V-tailed plane so it doesn't need a rudder. I will probably either install a tail skid or small un-steerable tail wheel. I wish I could post photos, but I can't. I think the photos I have may be too high of resolution to post.
To take off from ground, rudder function is needed, or the plane will just turn turn left when you power up. This can be done with a v-tail design by using a seperate servo for each v tail half and using the v-tail mixing on your radio.

It might be possible to do a sloppy takeoff without rudder function if the tailskid holds the tail high enough, minimizing the props torque effect untill you actually pull up on takeoff.

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