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Old Oct 30, 2004, 09:59 PM
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Originally Posted by rc_ron
thanks for the tips thomas,

but what is "washout"?
Assuming you're not being sarcastic:

A twist in the wings so that the tips are at a lower angle of attack than the root. In other words, if you were to lay the tip panel flat on a flat surface, the trailing edge would be raised a bit a the tip end. Since I'm not familiar with this particular plane, I don't know how much "a bit" is, but start out trying between 1/8" and 1/4".

The purpose of washout is to prevent tip-stalls, by allowing the middle of the wing to stall before the tips.

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