Note on the relative effect of the dihedral and the sweep back of airplane wings

Max M. Munk
naca-tn-177
January, 1924


Dihedral and sweep back can properly be compared only to the extent to which their action is similar in a side slip. In general the rolling moments due to side slip are about three to six times greater for a given dihedral angle than for an equal angle of sweep back.

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