Thread: Dihedral Query
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Old 08-24-2020, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by pmullen503 View Post
You could match the dihedral of the real plane. Can you find a scale drawing?
That would be my first thought as well.

OK ... lets dispel a bit about dihedral and ailerons. Adding ailerons and then removing dihedral totally is not a good idea unless you are into full aerobatics. Leaving some dihedral in even though you have ailerons is a benefit to stability in fact ... it also aids your turns etc.

I know plenty people who have converted old time models and generally they have removed 1/2 to 3/4 of the original dihedral when adding ailerons .....

The old saying - if it looks right - it probably is right ..... applies here.
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