Posted by: CaptainKirk on Sep-24-12 1:37 PM (EST)
That's the model I'm talking about, but still not sure how the rigging on any of the models are. I searched for images everywhere for various models assuming the rigging is probably similar, but still no luck. The person that replaced the line previously must have rigged it incorrectly, because it is next to impossible to lift up.
With the rudder blade up this is the current configuration of the rudder rigging. The port side has a line tied near the rear hatch (unreachable from the cockpit) that connects to the end of the rudder line. The rudder line then runs under the rudder through a channel and then through three holes in the rudder blade with the final length coming over the rotation portion of the blade and then through another channel bringing the rudder line all the way to the cockpit on the starboard side. This is how it was rigged. If you pull on the line by the cockpit it's impossible to engage it. My girlfriend broke the line previously trying to do it. If you pull on the on the port side by the rear hatch you can engage the rudder and then use the line on the starboard side at the cockpit to lift it back up with ease. So something is obviously incorrect about how it was set up so I'm needing to figure it out. It seems it was only rigged from the cockpit to lift it up, but not engage it.
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