Originally Posted by foodstick
I have a broken fuse nearly fixed and I have doubled the size of the rudder and elevators. Now i need to build the wing. I am thinking 0 dihedral and removing one bay from each end..I believe that is what I have heard works well. I am also going to use wider strip ailerons..at least 50 percent.. I am really wanting this thing to fly well.
Have I left anything out or am I off on some of the mods?
I made the following mods to achieve "sport pattern" performance.
Keep the strip ailerons.Seal the aileron gaps with tape or covering-film.
Reduce dihedral to 2 degrees in each half-span. If you use zero dihedral you will have adverse roll upon rudder application (right rudder => left roll; left rudder => right roll),
Lower the stab ~1 inch. This reduces the tendency to pitch toward the belly upon the application of rudder.
Add a sub-fin from wing trailing edge to the rudder post, and extend rudder down to match the bottom of the sub-fin. If you do 4-point rolls, the extra side-area helps hold the knife-edge position.
Balance the plane side-to-side.