- Oct 30, 2003
- Plant City, Fl
- Total Flight Time
I have never personally flown one. I am just going by what I was told by Dad and Chuck Beaty. Both got their starts on a Bensen Glider.I don't understand this. I have been towed in a fixed wing glider by a pickup truck and a rope, by a powerful winch and a cable, and by a wide variety of airplanes working like 3-dimensional water skiing. Never had any reversal of rudder effect, and certainly no re-reversal when I released from tow in flight (whether using a nose hook or a center of gravity belly hook).
I would speculate that the rudder was blocked initially to simplify training by limiting temporarily the axes you have to worry about. If one completed gyroglider training with reverse effect rudder, and then moved to free flight with an engine and normal rudder, that would be one nasty transition.