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AU-1 Rudder Offset

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I was doing a skin for the (CheckSix) AU-1, And in the process I noticed that the rudder sits to the left,(alot) I've checked all the data I could find (Books, Net) and I cant find a refrence to the rudder being mounted to the left, Is that normal or a Oop's?

Raven

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screenie please? we're using it in KAW, and nobody's noticed or mentioned it (in fact, flys great in SF2 with the new FM)

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ok got it ... all the Corsairs have offset vert fins. It's to counteract engine torque; very common on high HP WW2 aircraft (on both sides of the line)

 

in game shot from KAW

top view is from Detail & Scale vol 2 on the Corsair

 

it's supposed to be that way. Bpao really knew his stuff! The high level of details in his work is STILL amazing!

Edited by Wrench

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If there's one thing any regular on this site soon learns, is that Wrench certainly knows his s**t when it comes to old warbirds :grin:

 

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Thanks Wrench. I decided to scrap the skin though. Right plane ,Wrong production year model.

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if one want to know how that can go wrong, read up on the flight charastics of the CS-199s -- AFTER they lost all the DB-60* series engine, and used the He-111 Jumos --- since the Daimler s were inverted V12s, they turned the 'right way' (ie: opposite) for the fin offset. The Jumo's turned INTO the offset, causing all kinds of torque-steer related problems (the fledgling IDF lost quite a few that way)

 

Wonder of the Buchon Ha-115 (?) as used in the movie Battle of Britan had the same issue, what with them using Merlins....

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