Archive of the Yahoo! Groups mailing list for the Bug hand-launch glider 2002-2018

From: "bob_chiang2" <rhc3@...>
Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2002 5:11 PM
Subject: Re: FG tail surfaces?
--- In BugHLG@y..., "Dan" <danstrider@a...> wrote: > I'm curious about creating really light and stong tail feathers. > For what it's worth, I just used relatively light 1/16" balsa treated with water based polyurethane (per the Little Nipper model) for my Bug. With the cruciform tail, I have only broken the vertical fin once: when I missed a catch and the model fell straight back onto the fin. I was skeptical of using 1/16", but it has been plenty strong enough without reinforcement (except where it joins the fuselage boom).