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Old Jan 24, 2012, 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by SkylineFlyer View Post
Hi 4stroker. Thanks for the heads up on the stalling. I've flown many cubs, but just now decided to build this one. Check my blog out to see the other planes I fly. Giant Scale all the way baby. Well, except for this one, and a few others, but I do have the ability to fly these.

When you say "washout" is that the same thing as Dihedral?
No , washout is raising the trailing edge maybe two degrees progressively toward the tip of the wings so that the tips of the wings stall last . This helps prevent the dreaded tip stall where the plane loses airspeed and tips down going into an uncontrollable dive ( unless you have LOTS of altitude) . It is rather uncanny that you can't pull out of it . Must be an aerodynamic reason , but I've never seen it discussed .

Gonna use electric power ?
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