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From: <paul@...>
Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2004 3:58 PM
Subject: Re: [BugHLG] On what side of the rod do i mount the X-tail?
Buddy is giving good advice. There's an additional reason to put the control horn on the right side for a right handed launch. The stress of the launch will pull on the pushrod rather than push on it. The bugs' little tail couldn't possibly stretch the pushrod, but a push could possibly bow the slender pushrod, yielding erratic behavior for that all-important first second or so. You'll likely find that on launching that some right rudder offset will increase launch height dramatically. -PJ