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Re: Rudder Talk



Should springs be put on the rudder cables just before connecting to pedals?
I have seen this done on a couple of airplanes.
Date sent:      	Sun, 23 Aug 1998 20:09:34 -0400
From:           	Bob Ginsberg <bgins@intrstar.net>
To:             	reflector@awpi.com
Subject:        	Re: Rudder Talk
Send reply to:  	reflector@awpi.com

> RE: slips
> 
> As I learned it, a true slip is when you use full rudder, and as much
> aileron as possible, in order to lose altitude.  I used to do it often
> in my Grumman, but never in the Velocity.  It doesn't take much aileron
> to keep the wing low and plane aligned in a crosswind, so I don't really
> count this as a true slip.  Of course this is just me talking.  As a
> practical matter, the velocity comes in so fast that crosswinds aren't
> much of a problem, again, for me.
> 
> You are right in that Alan prefers to land with a crab.  The castering
> nosegear allows the plane to easily straighten out.  
> 
> This is a debate that I prefer to avoid.  What works best for YOU is
> best.
> 
> Hope this all makes sense.
> 
> -- 
> Bob Ginsberg
> 
> Big Ape Gyms - Velocity 173