View Single Post
Old 12-05-2012, 07:50 PM   #7
Super Contributor
JetPlaneFlyer's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland
Posts: 4,767
Thanked 516 Times in 482 Posts
Awards Showcase

5kW  Outstanding Contributor Award  1kW 
iTrader: (0)
Friends: (10)

low wing with no dihedral tends to produce a panes that's laterally unstable which isn't a big issue if you are an experienced flyer but isn't really ideal. A small amount of dihedral is usually a good idea for low wing models (a couple of degrees maybe). For mid wing zero dihedral works well.

This assumes you are talking about a aileron controlled aerobatic model where you don't want any significant lateral stability ('self righting' tendency). If you want the plane to be very stable and/or fly on rudder only then you will need lots of dihedral.
JetPlaneFlyer is offline  
  Reply With Quote
Page generated in 0.13901 seconds with 17 queries