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Oct 02, 2018, 09:12 AM
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Using a box cutter to make wing tip dihedral


The approximate dihedral angle was measured as 21 degrees for Conscendo Advanced. Any angle between 18-22 will do. A greater angle will provide more turning performance with rudder only.

An alternative method is to cut the stock tube at the halfway point and insert a 4-6 inch long music wire bent slightly to create more dihedral. A straight 4-6 music wire can be put in to bring the stock dihedral back. The wire should be a tight fit and need not be glued in.

I taped the tips in place so they can be removed and replaced with tip plates made from 1/32-1/16 ply or plastic. A 4-5 inch long spar could be used to join the tip and wing. This will be a future project mod.

Here is a sketch of the dihedral angle:
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