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Old 9th Aug 2010, 22:15
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bearfoil
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Thank you for the link, it is most helpful. Help me with some nomenclature if you would. My reading of both the second report and the initial one tells me that "Rudder Angle" (a singular) to me has historically meant the angle between the longitudinal line of the Fuselage and the angle described by the Rudder face.relative to same. Sweep describes the arc between stops (or input, as the case may be. They are two different things. The Graph likewise shows a ~4degree angle consistent with RTLU default after Law Change for the assumed speed, 272 knots. Since the angle available on each side is certainly not necessarily utilized, the descriptor it seems to me would relate to a single condition, (deflection) independent of (though certainly made possible by) the restriction (Mechanical stops). Here to learn.

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