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Old Feb 07, 2013, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by pomroyj View Post
mixer - To follow on SD's point, will there be ailerons? If not, I doubt there's enough dihedral for adequate rudder only control. I think you said the wingspan was 43"~44". Assuming a 4" wide fuse and 1.5" of dihedral on each tip, this gives 4.3deg on each tip or 8.6deg total. You'll need about 13~16deg total to get a nice handling model without ailerons

Thanks for the information John. It's good to have someone who knows this technical stuff! There are no ailerons and your point about dihedral had briefly crossed my mind. With the adjustable struts set at minimum length for 1.5", by my very rough measurements, at maximum length, an increase of 0.5", the dihedral should almost double. If it doesn't, then it's easy enough to make a longer set.
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