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Rudder - Yaw Worksheet
After you have read the Web page about Rudder -Yaw, make a
styrofoam airplane. Click on McEagle
- Cut two 0.25 inch (6 mm) slits about 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart
from each other on the vertical stabilizer of your styrofoam
glider and then bend this area to the right and then left to
crease it. The tab you have just made is called the
- Looking at your styrofoam glider from the front, fold the tab
to the right so that it resembles the diagram on the Rudder - Yaw
Web page.What motion do you predict will result when you fly your
- Fly your styrofoam glider. Was the motion the same as your
prediction in the question above? ________ If not, describe how it
- The styrofoam glider should have yawed counterclockwise around
its center of gravity if viewed from the front. Where is its
center of gravity in terms of the length of the airplane?
- Now bend the tab left. Predict the motion you will see when
you fly the styrofoam glider:
- Fly the styrofoam glider again. Was your prediction correct?
___________ If not, describe how it differed.
- When the tab is deflected to the left, where is more force
- When would a pilot use the rudder to cause an airplane to yaw?
- Where is the rudder located on a commercial jet?
- Which type of airplanes have more than one rudder?
- What is the advantage to having more than one rudder?