Step 10: Add Dihedral

Although it may not appear like it, the C-172 does have dihedral. The Cessna 172S Pilot's Information Manual states that the wings have a 3.5 degree dihedral. For this model, you will have to add extra dihedral to increase the roll stability of the glider. Bend both wings upward until the wingtips are even with the top of the vertical stabilizer. Make sure both wings have the same dihedral and that the camber was applied evenly. In addition, ensure even up-elevator on the horizontal stabilizer and that the fuselage and the vertical stabilizer are straight and without warps.
<p>I made it!, it was easy following your Instructable. Thanks!</p>
<p>man looks really cool.</p>
<p>It'd idint fly whith me</p>
<p>it it</p>
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<p>nice plane but some times it flys when it wants to but i like it </p>
It glides very well and it is very well constructed
can you make a mini staple Boeing 747-8
i make a big plane fuck!! <br>
Would you be able to make the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_A-4_Skyhawk" rel="nofollow">Douglas A-4 Skyhawk</a>? I have a diagram for it <a href="http://www.instructables.com/file/FMS6N47GWKKNJYP/" rel="nofollow">here</a>. Thanks.
i built it!!
can u make more of them? <br>
My first was a Cessna 150.
I think 1/8 is a little too accurate for my fingers, but I'll give it a shot!<br>Awesome glider by the way :D
I flew a cessna 172 for air cadets, and that was really fun! this is an awesome model! <br>
Does this fly ?
Yup! check the youtube video on step 12!
lift is made by air being turned down. newtons law. not bernoullian
Newtonian lift (air being deflected downward as a result of angle of attack) constitutes only a part of total lift. The difference in pressure between the top and bottom of the wing DOES play a significant part in the production.<br>http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane/bernnew.html
how do you put on the wheels?
I cut them out of paper, colored them, and attached them to the fuselage with superglue. Afterwards, I gave them a light coat of superglue to reinforce them.
WEWT new orange scissors.
How far do you put the flaps on the wings
They are the same length as the flaps. Hope this helps!
This may sound dumb but i don't know what 4x6 sized paper is. could you give me it in ruler measurment plz
The paper should measure 4 centimeters (1 1/2 inches) in length and 6 centimeters (2 /12 inches) in height. Hope this helps!
umm... where is the template?
The template is the picture above. I'll try to make a pdf version as soon as I can.
Thats just awesome!
it was so cool man it can fly clean and strait<br>
will do will do :)
what angle is that back fin supposed to be at it looks parallel to the end of the fuselage
The back fin, or the vertical stab, is parallel to the fuselage. Hope this helps!
This is my second paper clip plane and this thing flies the best and straightest.
glad to hear that it flies well!
If i print off the template for this, how many staples should i use?
did your plane fly?
Yeah. I didn't need to staple it. I just put some glue inside of it.
If you scale the template down to the correct proportions, you will only need one staple. If you print it out at a bigger size, keep adding staples until the glider's center of gravity is in the middle of the wings.
ok thx.
Dude mine never flew but it made a nice desk toy.
Don't give up man! Make a couple of them, and keep tinkering with them. Chances are one of them is going to fly. If you need help, just send me a message.
its awsome except for one thing. its too delicate <br>
Yeah, these little planes aren't the most rugged. You can try increasing th thickness of the paper if it helps.
Hahh.. it's too beautiful... like a jewel... <br>A Masterpiece!
Thanks! Glad you liked it!
you're from riddle? nice to see someone from erau on Instructables.
Yup, Daytona Campus! I'm trying to get my friends to post Instructables, the stuff they make is awesome. :-D

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