# Looking for best way to level airplane.

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#### proppastie

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if 1/32 or1/8 total is what you want ......that is a lot better than a house

#### proppastie

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usually there is a part of the airplane fore and aft and right to left that needs to be the level references......using a bubble level......then you would set a protractor level from a combination set on the top of the spar to adjust the both wings are the same dihedral......... set the wings where you want them and adjust the struts to fit in the holes.

#### TFF

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The water level is great because it’s a comparator. Numbers at some point round off if digital. Laser measuring something not laser straight is off some too. Now your brain has to judge the quality of the instrument. You are not NASA who can spend a year repeating something. I watched a guy adjusting a flying wire on his biplane. Back and forth back and forth. Calling out the numbers 6 the 4 then 6 and 4. We go over and say what’s the deal 2 degrees. No tenths of degrees. Reality is you have to know when to stop.

#### Eugene

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set the wings where you want them and adjust the struts to fit in the holes.
That was my plan this morning. I didn't really care to be exactly100% of 1.5° dihedral. In my eyes wouldn't make any difference if I end up with a 1.4° or 1.6°. But really was trying to make everything symmetrical and for some reason I couldn't.

#### poormansairforce

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Got it! I need to find the water with no bubbles!
Your in HVAC IIRC so you should have a vac pump? Or add a little Dawn dishwasher detergent to eliminate the surface tension to help the bubbles migrate out.