Nathan Gifford Posted October 3, 2005 Share Posted October 3, 2005 I've attached a photo of Cozy MKIV with full-span rudders. I also removed the N numbers since I don't know if the pilot wants to talk about this mod or not. Saturday night there was some discussion on whether full-span rudders were a good idea or not. Dust noted that Nat's old plane had rudders 3" longer than plans because the original MKIV was build without lower winglets. Sunday morning I found this MKIV with full-span rudders. When we asked the pilot why he had them full-span he said his previous project had full-span rudders and it gave him much better crosswind performance with no negative attributes. When he built his Cozy, he did the same. We do not know what flight testing may have been done. Not all my picts came out, but I also think the Stagger EZ also has full-span rudders. It at least seems to me that this would be a really nice mod to have especially with internal bell horns. Besides crosswind handling, it might also help during landing descents. Thoughts? Quote Nathan Gifford Tickfaw, LA USA Cozy Mk IV Plans Set 1330 Better still --> Now at CH 9 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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