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Thread: Water rudder


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    Water rudder

    It's been many,many years since I flew off water and I was wondering if you have to have a water rudder. Old high wing trainer and Bee Gee floats (i'll get flamed for that). That's what I had success with before but was wondering if the rudder was a must?

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    RE: Water rudder

    I fly my stick 60 without a rudder. If it is windy, I don't do well with it. If it is calm I can turn it with no problems. But yes, I would think you should go with a rudder.
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    RE: Water rudder

    You'll be happier if you start with one rather than having to stop flying and put one on later
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    RE: Water rudder

    One is best if you have any wind. I love GeeBee floats, wish they were still made.
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    RE: Water rudder

    Evan: SIG makes GeeBee floats.
    DLT: See my website for how to taxi with floats/sans water rudder..
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    RE: Water rudder

    With no wind, no problems
    with wind, you will wish you had one (or two)

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