Stuka Question

I am building a Stuka kit and it depicts an 8 degree wing dihedral.
How can I accurately measure this to ensure that I set the correct
angle prior to cementing?
Thanks in advance.
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Well, the method I used entailed drafting skills. I used my drafting equipment to make a cardboard template. At the simplest, I took the leftover backer from an 8 1/2" X 11" pad, it was stiff enough to hold shape, and taped it to my drafting board. I put a mark on one edge and the laid off the angle from one side of the mark. I then cut it out and trimmed so it would fit along the upper surface of the wing and used it as a guide. Ended up sort of like this. _________________ @ is the dihedral angle wanted. | / | / | / | / @ |___________/ _ _ _ _ This shows a rather extreme angle but you get the point.
Bill Shuey
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William H. Shuey
If you have a really big protractor, just line up the fuselage or inner wing with the base line and then eye-ball the dihedral to the right degree. You may be off a degree or two,but not enough to visually matter. Once you have one wing the way you want it, just adjust the other one to match.
Mark Schynert
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Mark Schynert
I was having the same problem with a Ju 88 once and solved it by using small pieces of flash as sort of a shim between the wing root and fuselage( there was a lot of gap) to where I guestimated the correct dihedral.Then I spot welded it in place with super glue. Mike IPMS
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Mike Keown

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