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Old Nov 29, 2012, 07:23 PM
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If you increase the dihedral the right amount, I don't think you need to add much at all to the fin and rudder. Very approximately, after measuring mine I get a Vv of .021. Allegro Lite has .024. Also, Allegro Lite moment is something like 26 inches or a tiny bit more, Metrick around 25 inches or so. That's pretty close. I suspect it will have significantly better damping than a Sagitta 600.
Originally Posted by chawkins View Post
The Metrick is next on the building list and in doing some research on this I see alot of guys are saying to add dihedral to the wing to help it to turn better. I see in the instructions they say to (inboard panels) life one panel 1 1/8" with the other flat on the building board. If I am to incress the dihedral, howmuch?
I also plan to enlarge the rudder abit to help with turning.

Thanks in advanced for any thoughts on this and on building the Metrick

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