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From: Allan Wright <aew@...>
Date: Tuesday, March 4, 2003 9:10 AM
Subject: Re: [BugHLG] Re: Mods for SAL?
If you add the extra rib, you might want to consider going to a S3021 airfoil - it's thinner than the S3014 that the bug currently uses so you'll get better penetration on launch which is what SAL gliders want. Only do this if you extend the wing though as S3021 needs more area to get the lift you need. Also, if you're looking for the next step up for SAL, you might consider "The Gambler" from my site: http://www.wrightbrothersrc.com I have a new batch of laser parts due any day and will have more kits available very soon. Allan Wright > > 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). > > > To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: > BugHLG-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com > Home Page - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BugHLG/ > > > > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/ > > > =============================================================================== Allan Wright Jr. | Without love life's just a long fight - Southside University of New Hampshire +-------------------------------------------------- Research Computing Center | WWI Modeling mailing list: wwi@... Internet: aew@... | WWI Modeling WWW Page: http://www.wwi-models.org ===============================================================================