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From: John Gallagher <gldrgidr@...>
Date: Sunday, December 30, 2012 7:32 AM
Subject: Re: [BugHLG] Re: BUG DLG Modifications
Chris, This question has been asked before. It isn't just a matter of making the tail light.  It's a matter of keeping it light and strong.  The fin/rudder goes through some severe  side forces during a SAL/Discus launch.  If you look through the photos of Bugs on the group site, how many do you see with a fin/rudder with lightening holes? This is because lightening holes are also weakening holes.  I'm not saying that it's impossible to have a tail built with lightening holes that has the strength for SAL (early Blaster DLG's had CF built-up tails).  It just won't be any lighter than the solid surface tail.    John ________________________________ From: Christopher Behm <cbbehm.lmbehm@...> To: BugHLG@yahoogroups.com Sent: Saturday, December 29, 2012 2:13 PM Subject: Re: [BugHLG] Re: BUG DLG Modifications   Aren't there some extremely light coverings available now?? What are your recommendations for sealing the balsa from moisture?? Thank you DLR for your advice. R, Chris --- On Fri, 12/28/12, gldrgidr <mailto:gldrgidr%40yahoo.com> wrote: From: gldrgidr <mailto:gldrgidr%40yahoo.com> Subject: [BugHLG] Re: BUG DLG Modifications To: mailto:BugHLG%40yahoogroups.com Date: Friday, December 28, 2012, 8:59 PM   From long expereince, holes and covering look better but weigh more than a light weight balsa solid surface uncovered. Covering is heavy and will weigh more than the balsa removed in the holes. --- In mailto:BugHLG%40yahoogroups.com, cbbehm.lmbehm@... wrote: > > 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 > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed] [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]