rudder stop

rudder stop

[′rəd·ər ‚stäp]
(naval architecture)
One of the fittings attached to the structure of the ship or to the shoulders of the sternpost, which limit the swing of the rudder to an angle of about 35°.
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Fuselage tailcone bulkhead was found to be cracked in bend radius at both rudder stop bolt locations.
After examining the rudder system and the two-degree stops, they determined it wasn't the rudder stops. The next step to solving the mystery was to shut down and search for what had obstructed the rudders.