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Old 09-27-2016, 11:46 AM   #679
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Originally Posted by Nomad Willy View Post
Why won't those welds (ribs/frames) to rudder shaft be over stressed? Perhaps the overlay is flush w the side/edge of the shaft and greatly adds purchase to the rudder skin? From what I see I would be thinking about putting in some doubblers on the frames to shaft joint.

It's easy to get the habbit of overbuilding and getting too heavy. Is this rudder per plans?
Hi Eric

The rudder size wise is to spec from designer. He doesn't suggest a manufacturing method just dimensions and materials. The other's I've seen don't have any added reinforcement. But.........

I did add some gussets. I had scraps laying around so it was a virtually no-cost addition. Dunno if that's what you had in mind.

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