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WANTED S1T rudder

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Wanted T rudder for S1
 

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Are you willing to build it? I don't have drawings but I have a pretty close shape and size based on what info I have been able to collect over the years.
 

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Last resort would be to build but if I can’t find a T rudder and aviats price is too high then I’ll most likely just get a S rudder from Steen.
 

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Watch out for the rudder horn geometry if you buy one from Steen. I don't know if they followed the S-1S plans or copied the S-2 horn. The horn drawing in the S-1S plans is not correct. There's a thread about this here.

This is my best shot at the S-1T rudder;

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T rudder has the inverted yoke at the bottom.
 

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As does the S rudder. For my purposes I won't need the yoke on there, the goal was more about getting the right size and shape of the rudder.

How does it look to your eye Peter?
 

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Dennis,

Is that a T rudder or an S rudder? Seems to match an S rudder pretty close and the chord shown is the same as the S rudder.
 
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Bill, We made ours with T rudder chord but the curves were made to match our S fin. Your T fuselage drawing you sent us looks better.
See layout;
 

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I see what you did now. That fuselage drawing was very preliminary but the rudder measures pretty close to what an actual factory T rudder measures. I guess Gene/Curtis had that nailed down early on.
 

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