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Airbrakes on flying wing to control yaw?

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Old 03-12-2014, 05:10 PM
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That does sound like a very simple and effective method of yaw dampening. I have seen full scale setups similar to what you described that would only deflect the inboard fin as a rudder and it worked very well. I think ululi 1970 was more interested in a active control system as an alternative to a fin rudder type of setup.
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Old 03-12-2014, 06:24 PM
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Here's how you do an all flying wing the right way!

http://youtu.be/5oekW0LFiL0


123" wingspan, twin 90mm edf's, 33lbs. NO vertical stabilizers. "Drag rudders" used for marginal yaw control.

http://youtu.be/3UFLtHUbl_Y


yes i built it, yes i flew it, and yes its been done more than once!
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Spectacular is all I can say!
Beautiful airplane!
Nice to see the efforts of a master builder.
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