| #1 leadfeather
||Feb 20, 2011 10:52 PM
Dihedral effect, self levling, video
Here is a little experiment I did to see if adding dihedral to my Tricopter would add a self-leveling effect. It did, not huge and not nearly effective as the electronic self leveling solution but it did work.
I had about 7 degrees on each side as shown in the video. I'm sure more dihedral would add more self leveling stability but the4 trade off will be increasing loss of lift as the propellers are more tilted inward.
A little self leveling is a good thing and helps make a copter easier to fly.