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From: "dimple_kwok" <henry.kwok@...>
Date: Saturday, March 22, 2003 6:53 PM
Subject: BUG for beginner?
I have never flown HLG before, all my prior experience is with EPP slope foamies. I am very keen to try HLG, and I want something cheap; therefore I have chosen the BUG. I hope this is the right choice... I have a few questions: 1. Do you have any good links to basic balsa handling skills? I have never worked with balsa before. The Bug does not seem to have too many parts and I hope I can manage... What tools do you need (basic hand tools)? What power tools would be desirable (and cheap)? 2. I have JR R600 rx, hitec hs 55 and 50 servos on hand. I only have a vanilla 4 ch futaba skysport tx with no mixing / advanced features what so ever. Question is, is it better to build a cruciform tail, with no mixing required, or shall I stick with stock, and get an electronic mixer (I have used this before in my foamie wing so). Is cruciform suitable for beginner? I just don't want to get an extra mixer and add additional weight if I can help it. 3. How do you increase resilience of the plane without adding too much weight? How crash proof is it (considering I am a beginner). How would you apply these reinforcements? (I have read about fiberglass etc but being used to foamies I only know of fiber tapes...) Any other hints would be much appreciated Thanks Henry