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Old Dec 21, 2001, 09:38 PM
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Fly it! I have flown a few rudder/elevator scratchbuilts with little or no dihedral, and they fly fine. Todd makes a good point about TM vs LS. The models I flew seamed to bank quite well w/o ailerons and no dihedral. There's probably some more accurate explanation for this, but one conclusion I came to is this: When then rudder is pushed to side A, the plane turns, and when it is turning, the side B wing is traveling faster because it is on the outside, therefore producing more lift than side A wing, and having more or less an aileron effect. Maybe someone with more experience on this topic can tell me if this sounds correct or not? Anyway, the end result is it will probably fly- try it, the worst that can happen is you will spend the rest of the winter gluing your fingers together. Hans
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