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Old 06-04-2003, 06:31 PM
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A bit of help please on this side of the pond. I have a GWS Picostick/Litestick and all the web sites recommend putting dihedral on the wings to improve the flying,but not how much. Can anyone help please?
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Old 06-05-2003, 12:09 PM
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Mick,

Well the wing mounts DO give the right amount of dihedral but the problem is that the wings can flex too easily so the wings have a tendency to "droop". Most people attach a thread from each wing tip and bring it to a central "mast" inthe middle to just hold the wings up.

If you haven't already found it then http://www.nyblimp.com/litestick.htm is an INVALUABLE resource for anyone building/flying Lite/Picosticks

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Default PicoStick/Litestick dihedral

I originally flew my Pico Stick J-3 without and it didn't turn as well as I thought it should. I used some monofilament fishing line and the TLAR method. (That Looks About Right). I didn't have to use a mast. Just pulled the wings up. That did the trick. I guess I brought them up about two inches a side. Try several different settings and see what you like.
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Many thanks Gents,
I had been on the site Cliff mentioned which is were I picked up the advice about dihedral.
Now all I need is for the wind to drop, might have a go at kite flying in the mean time!!!! :-{)
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