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The rudder is the primary control surface used to control a ship, boat, submarine, hovercraft, airplane, or another vehicle that moves in a liquid medium (usually air or water). On an aircraft, the rudder is primarily used to counteract adverse yaw and p-factor and is not the primary control used to turn the airplane. The rudder works by redirecting fluid past the hull (watercraft) or fuselage, thereby giving the boat a turn or yawn. A rudder is a flat plane or sheet of material hinged to the stern, tail, or after the end of the boat. Often, the rudder design minimizes hydrodynamic or aerodynamic drag. The lever, which is essentially a rod or pole that acts as a lever arm, can be attached to a traditional craft rotated by the helmsman. Larger containers can use cables, pistons, or hydraulics to connect the rolls to the steering wheels. In a typical aircraft, the rudder is operated by pedals through mechanical connections or hydraulics.

The rudder is usually “the part of the rudder of a boat or ship that is attached to the outside of the hull,” meaning all the different types of paddles, oars, and rudders. In particular, the rudders of ancient ships can be divided into side rudders and rudders mounted at the stern, depending on their location on the boat. The third term, paddle steering wheel, can refer to both types. In the Mediterranean context, lateral rudders are referred to in certain quarters since the latter more accurately refers to the place where the rudder was mounted. The stern-mounted aft is evenly suspended at the rear of the ship in a central position.

While some classify the steering oar as a rudder, others argue that the steering wheel used in Ancient Egypt and Rome was not a real rudder and only identifies the rudder mounted aft used in the ancient Han dynasty China as a true rudder. The steering oar can interfere with sail control (limiting any possibility for long-distance ocean voyages), but it was more suitable for small vessels on narrow, fast water transport; the rudder did not interfere with the control of the sails, consumed less power to operate than the helmsman, was more suitable for large ships vessels in the ocean, and first appeared in ancient China in the first century AD. Regarding the ancient Phoenician (1550–300 BC) use of the steering wheel in the Mediterranean without a rudder ”, Leo Block (2003) writes: Sail tends to turn the ship backward or downward, and rudder is necessary to keep it on a straight course. At the time, a rudder was used for steering as a rudder had not yet been invented.

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