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re: rudder servo questions

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  • Niel
    Hi Guys, Footies have such a short distance between the typical rudder servo mount and the rudder shaft that there is another option. It is called a whipstaff
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 3, 2012
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      Hi Guys,

      Footies have such a short distance between the typical rudder servo mount and the rudder shaft that there is another option. It is called a "whipstaff tiller". Basically it is a swing arm on the rudder shaft (like the swing arm on the winch) which engages a similar arm mounted on the servo. On my version the arm from the rudder has a slot in it and the arm from the servo has a pin that sticks through the other arm's slot.

      For a thorough description of the whipstaff set up go the rcsailing.net and look up whipstaff steering in the archives. Angus made a very compelling case for this type of steering being most appropriate for Footies.

      Best of luck!
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