Originally Posted by Mudfly
Which I believe I remember reading somewhere is also the same as the 14 rudder.
BTW RV8JD, and others, thanks for all the info in this thread. While I'm completely satisfied and comfortable with Vans designs (when operated within their limits), it's nice to hear some of the "behind the scene" physics that make up these limitations. Like most probably, I've been flying airplanes for many years, but didn't know some of this information. Very interesting.
Absolutely not. Your 14 rudder has the stiffeners attached to each other like ribs. The 6-8-9 rudders have free floating stiffeners. Look close at the post above to see that.
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