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Old Sep 01, 2010, 10:18 PM
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Since the easy way to set dihedral is to lay one wing down flat, raise the other tip while gluing, just use what ever height you like. The Original was 1 1/2' per side (3" for raised tip), if you want 1/2 then go with 1 1/2" raised tip.

If you have aileron experiance, I don't think you need that much with ailerons, so if you go anywhere between 1" and 1 1/2" it should be fine. No aileron experiance keep it at about 1 1/2"

I do KFm2 or KFm3 with two seperate panels and join in the middle, epoxy perferred, some type of center section wood joiner (bass or popcycle stick), but on the 33" version, I don't find a need for a spar. A KFm2, fiber strapping tape will do, KFm3, just foam!

And yes, you can just cut ailerons into the existing wing if you like. I usually never final cut/remove ailerons until I ready to hinge anyway.

So many ways to go, and so many people have built these in so many different ways....Get the hint, what ever works or 'feels right' for you! Hard to get it wrong!

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