1/8 scale hydro hull rudder placement.

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Left or right of rudder?

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  1. Feb 9, 2020 #1

    Bill Mattern

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    1/8 scale hydro rudder placement.
     
  2. Feb 10, 2020 #2

    Samuel Hagan JR

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    Depend on the hull. Modern day hulls will be on left because of the swim deck.
     
  3. Feb 10, 2020 #3

    Bill Mattern

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    Older fiberglass hull.
     
  4. Feb 10, 2020 #4

    Samuel Hagan JR

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    I meant to say if it was a newer style unlimited boat it can only be on the left because of the swim deck on the right side, but your going to get 2 answers. Left or Right side. I put all my stuff on the right. It works for me.
     
  5. Feb 10, 2020 #5

    Hydro Junkie

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    And while that works for Samuel, I prefer to put mine on the left. That way the servo is pulling the rudder arm rather than pushing it. Just a matter of personal preference
     
  6. Feb 15, 2020 #6

    Steven Kinney

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    I think it pulls on either side.
     
  7. Feb 15, 2020 #7

    Hydro Junkie

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    That depends on where you run your linkage. If you run it under the deck, it doesn't really matter. If you run it down the engine bay, as many people do, a right side rudder will have the servo "push" the rudder arm to turn the boat to the right, which can require heavier rods to prevent bending. A left side rudder will be "pulled" into a right turn, minimizing the chance of bending. Obviously, the boat will need to be able to turn left so there is still the chance of having the rod flex regardless of which side of the boat the rudder is on.
     

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