top rudder

top rudder

The action of turning an airplane rudder upward when in a bank. The resultant position of the rudder after this action.
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He went up - top rudder - for me and I straightened out with a sickening jerk.
Sure, I can make this crosswind landing: perfect wing down, top rudder approach, perfect fuselage alignment, and touchdown right on centerline.
This suggests that the pilot used strong top rudder input to raise the left wing, since at that bank angle, the stalled wing would have made aileron less effective.
Anybody who has missed a TARPS point and stands on top rudder can understand how we were flying.
Slips are a wonderful tool, and here are the three magic words to help you forever remember how to do one: Kick top rudder ("top" meaning the rudder pedal which is now "higher" than the other in the bank).