- Oct 18, 2003
- Saline Michigan
Yes, that assumption is being made. According to plans, Long EZ and its derivative airplanes have rudders that deflect outward only, are spring loaded into trail, one cable is rigged from the pilot's left pedal to the left rudder, one cable from right pedal to the right rudder, and there is no interconnect. Pushing down on them simultaneously deflects them both outward.The assumption being made is that it's possible to push both pedals and have both rudders deploy, but they may have the pedals designed to prevent this. Symmetrical deployment, if needed, may be on a separate control.
I have looked at a lot of Ez's and their cousins, and have yet to notice one with rudders rigged to deflect inward. Now maybe there are some rebels out there who have rigged rudders to run both ways or who built in a rudder bar, but I have not noticed them. Let's call it unlikely.