re: rudder servo questions
- 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!