John Krouse doesn’t let the curve in thin Depron sheets get in the
way—he uses it to form dihedral.
When Curl Is a Good
I always enjoy
hearing from John
Krouse, a regular
contributor to this
column. He is a
modeler who sees
many of us might
see problems. A case
in point is the curve
of Depron sheets,
Depron foam. It is rolled before it
is cut into the sheets we buy. The
thinner sheets of Depron are popular
with indoor model builders and for
some of our smaller outdoor models.
I have used the curve inherent in
1mm Depron foam sheets to create
camber in a small model wing, but
John has used that curve to a better
advantage. He orients the curve in the
sheets to create dihedral in his wings
and stabilizers. Take a look at the
photo he sent. Clever idea, John!
Wow, here I am at the end again.
As always, please let me know what
you are up to so I can share your
great work with our small-field flying
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