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Jul 19, 2019 at 19:41 comment added Wayne Conrad I always thought that the Corsair's distinctive wings were a way to keep the enormous prop away from the ground while using relatively short landing gear. But I don't recall an authoritative source for that. It's just one of those things I always heard.
Feb 24, 2016 at 2:36 comment added slebetman @ManuH: It's both, depending. The increase in roll stability is primarily due to the CG being effectively lowered due to a dihedral effectively raising the wing by raising the wingtips (some may explain roll stability to be due to one wing being straighter in a bank but that explanation is false). On a low wing aircraft (like WW2 fighters) dihedral may not increase roll stability but only neutralise it (from negative roll stability due to low wing). Actually.. now that I've written it, I guess increasing roll stability from negative to zero is technically increasing it. So, yeah.
Feb 23, 2016 at 23:28 comment added Manu H @Timpanus I'm quite confused. Your answer says dihedral increase roll stability. But this website, this answer, this one and this one say that it provides slip-roll coupling (and not roll stability).
Feb 23, 2016 at 19:06 comment added TomMcW Oh man, @Simon has lost it! Darn, he wrote really good answers!
Feb 23, 2016 at 18:44 comment added Simon Sorry, I can't help it. I can't look at the wing on a Corsair without feeling, all, funny, ooo err, it's happening again, nurse, nurse! The <center> cannot hold it is too late. The light is blinding, my ears hurt, oh man, there it goes again,,,,for pitys.......sake.......help.......me.......
Feb 23, 2016 at 17:01 history edited FreeMan CC BY-SA 3.0
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Feb 23, 2016 at 16:53 history answered Timpanus CC BY-SA 3.0