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What on earth is wrong with this Large Rudder on my ship.

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The standard rudders apply their force perpendicular to the ship.

The big rudders, on a spinblock, apply their force perpendicular to the spinblock, not the ship. This resulting non-perpendicular force on the ship causes a drag on the ship at a complementary angle to your spinblock setting. It's probably the cause of your problem. I noticed it because my ship, with two of them, would slow down noticeably (>5m/s) when yawing. Mine's got lots of roll and pitch control and is a lot bigger than the one in your picture so it didn't get too squirrely.

Check the forces display (press \ in build mode).

EDIT: Your post got me thinking, so I looked into it some more.

The forces from the rudder are also applied at point where the spinblock connects to the vehicle, not at the rudder's location. This is a major problem and you should probably report it.

The forces also bounce around a lot.
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RE: What on earth is wrong with this Large Rudder on my ship. - by Pastor of Muppets - 2018-11-08, 04:52 AM

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