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Old 06-30-2012, 10:29 AM
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I'm scratch building a low wing taildragger, stick & balsa, weight around 6 1/2 to 7 lbs or 3000 grams. should I simply attach a tailwheel wire to the rudder or give it it's own control linkage and mount?

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Old 06-30-2012, 10:33 AM
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Ed, here's what I do. The plane weighs 20 pounds and is 50cc size. Dan.
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Dan, thanks a lot. That looks simple, strong and easy. I think I'll try it. Maybe a little extra wood on that part of the rudder?
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Ed, thanks for the thanks. The bottom of the rudder is a strip of 3/8 inch ply for the small bell crank mount. Here's an image of the whole plane. Dan.
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Dan that is one wild looking plane!
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Thank you, once again. It started out with these three views;
http://www.markkaiser.com/japaneseaviation/hien.html

In to AutoCAD with the IMAGE command. Enlarged with the SCALE command and plenty of POLYLINE work. Keep up the scratch building. You'll stay in the hobby indefinetly if you do. Dan.
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Dan this is my first go at scratch. I've studied the very basic design formulae. Know nothing of CAD. I'll start a build log soon.

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