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From: janhein Ramakers <ramakers@...>
Date: Saturday, December 29, 2012 1:35 PM
Subject: Re: [BugHLG] BUG DLG Modifications
Hello Frank if you like to get a kit , you can mail me. i do have a few kits left in stock greetings jan-Hein On 12/29/2012 11:59 AM, fcw37363@aol.com wrote: > > Please tell me where I can buy a Bug Kit. Thank in advance. > Frank > Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry > > -----Original Message----- > From: cbbehm.lmbehm@... <mailto:cbbehm.lmbehm%40sbcglobal.net> > Sender: BugHLG@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BugHLG%40yahoogroups.com> > Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2012 23:35:40 > To: <BugHLG@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BugHLG%40yahoogroups.com>> > Reply-To: BugHLG@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BugHLG%40yahoogroups.com> > Subject: Re: [BugHLG] BUG DLG Modifications > > DLR- > > All sounds good. > I'm wondering about the radio gear for the bug, particularly the > battery and servos. I fly JR/Spektrum, so I plan on one of the HK > Orange Rx's. > I have 4 buddies, I bought us all laser cut Lightnin' Bug kits with > the AG wing profile and ribs. > > Another question is how to get the lightest tail parts... Holes and > covering? Or sealed (or glassed) solid surfaces uncovered? > > R, > Chris B > Sent from my BlackBerry® smartphone with SprintSpeed > > -----Original Message----- > From: "drawley@... <mailto:drawley%40rocketmail.com>" > <drawley@rocketmail.com <mailto:drawley%40rocketmail.com>> > Sender: BugHLG@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BugHLG%40yahoogroups.com> > Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2012 20:35:25 > To: <BugHLG@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BugHLG%40yahoogroups.com>> > Reply-To: BugHLG@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BugHLG%40yahoogroups.com> > Subject: [BugHLG] BUG DLG Modifications > > Over the years as time (allotted by my wife) has allowed me to play, I > have refined my BUG to withstand full power DLG launches (at least by > me). I have kept with the standard planform, and modified as my launch > technique improved and thus the power put into the launch. > > First thing I modified was the extension of the the carbon spar to the > tip on the AC left wing. I actually just pinch this point for DL, as > the plane has very little mass to contend with during launch. I used a > 0.500" ply of carbon tissue on each side to distribute the load into > the local area. > > Next thing I consistently lost was the V-Tail. A few iterations led me > back to maintaining the V-Tail and skinning them with .075 oz glass on > one side only. > > This got me to the point where I ended up shearing the spar from the > rib attach points. Solved this issue with carbon tissue again, this > time using it on the outboard side of the wing ribs in a .750" wide > patch centered over the attach point. This allowed the spar to be > inserted from the tip inboard and reinforce the inside of the hole as > well. > > The next thing to go was the LE to Rib attach points. I built the next > wing using carbon tow overlapping the LE and rib interface by about > 1.00". > > Somewhere along the line I added an EPP foam nose to help with landing > rash. > > The fuselage is the next item I would like to improve, mostly due to > multiple re-builds while teaching my daughter to fly the bug:) oh and > the occasional impact with a goal post, and the ground, and the... > > The bug is by far my most flown RC due to size, portability, and fun. > I often fly during lunch and break weather and schedule permitting. > Currently I am in another rebuild of the fuse, and recover of the wing. > > If I get time over break, I plan to do a full build, from scratch to > get a good weight to pass along to you all. Currently there are so > many patches it wouldn't be a fair assessment. > > Most of my flying buddies can't believe how strong of a launch I can > get with the bug, and other than the fuse, it is pretty bulletproof. > Still get dead air flights around 20 seconds, and I often catch enough > to extend that, so it keeps me entertained:) > > Hope that gives some ideas, > Pics to follow, once I figure out how. > Regards, > DLR > > > > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed] > > > > ------------------------------------ > > Home Page - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BugHLG/ > > Yahoo! Groups Links > > > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]