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From: "John Gospodarek" <John.Gospodarek@...>
Date: Saturday, September 28, 2002 7:52 AM
Subject: 1/16 tooooooo small!!!!!
Hi all. "Now I am going to build a new pod & tail using a 1/8th in. boom." Just a word of warning! Don't make the same mistake as I did. The 1/8th is too small. Too much flex. I had to replace with 3/16th to be able to SAL launch. It went everywhere but up. Did not try the new pod shape. Maybe next time. --- In BugHLG@y..., "John Gospodarek" <John.Gospodarek@i...> wrote: > Great day for The Bug! > > The last two days on my lunch hour I have had 4+ minute flights and > several 2 + and 3+ flights. The dead air flights are up by about 30 % > to 40% too. The secret! I have built a new wing with two #3 ribs on > reach side. I guess it is about the size of the Gambler. It works > great and is a real floater. It is not quite as quick to respond to > inputs as the regular wing but it makes me a much smoother Bug flyer > and it doesn't take much to make it go up. It side arm launches > straight, and climbs out really high. It seems more stable than the > smaller wing and has to have a great wing loading advantage. Now I am > going to build a new pod & tail using a 1/8th in. boom. I am toying > with making the pod taller and narrower to hold the servos vertical. > Not sure if I will do that, but I think it would reduce overall drag > and add more stability. I can't decide if I should switch from the V- > Tail (my transmitter will not mix) so I could dump the onboard V- tail > mixer. Anyway it flies great and I'm happy!!!!!.