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From: "John Gospodarek <John.Gospodarek@...>" <John.Gospodarek@...>
Date: Tuesday, March 4, 2003 6:58 AM
Subject: Re: Mods for SAL?
I have been flying "The Bug" for about a year. It will SAL fine and all I have done is add a .056 layer of fiberglass with CA to the wing tip for strength. I have also sprayed the fuse with 3M77 and added the .056 FG to it with CA. It helped because I was learning and had some hard landings. The CA and FG do not add much weight. You should build a second wing with an extra #3 rib on both sides. That extra rib adds a lot of area and not much weight. It will make it a little less responsive but it will float even better. --- In BugHLG@yahoogroups.com, "balsabreath <alclark@k...>" <alclark@k...> wrote: > A friend just told me about this group. I have just completed > building a stock Bug from the RCM plan and am ready to cover. Can > the Bug be side arm launched? Are modifications needed to do SAL? > If so, what are they? I plan to use a Hitec 555 Rx and HS-50 servos > with a 50 mah 3 cell NiCAD battery (or 150 mah 3 cell NiMH battery).