Question about Angular Damping

Angular Damping works only when object is colliding.
If object is not colliding,Angular Damping will not work.
Is there any way to make it work without collision?
For example, I’m going to make an airplane that gives the rudder a force when the rudder is moving, so that the plane has angular speed. When the rudder comes back, this angular velocity should be damped off so that the aircraft returns to the state without angular velocity. The plane did not collide with anything.