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

From: "talkinbable" <jeff11139@...>
Date: Saturday, May 17, 2003 8:59 AM
Subject: Re: Well, I made a mistake, but could be interesting results
--- In BugHLG@yahoogroups.com, "aubrian2" <vasbrian@b...> wrote: > I was building my first Bug tonight, finally got all my supplies > together, and got ready to start.....sanded out all my ribs (whew, > that was awful....I used a glue stick, glued the rib template onto > the balsa, used double sided tape to glue 2 pieces of wood together, > then used my disc sander to sand out each rib) It took a while, > obviously, but being the perfectionist I am, the results were even > up to my standards.... > > I take the parts upstairs, and start pinning things to the boards, > only to realize after I've glued on rib 2 and 7, that I cut 2-7 out > of 1/32 balsa instead of 1/16.......ARGH!!! I really didn't feel > like sanding out any more ribs tonight, so I said "Screw it, I'll go > with it this way....." > > So anyway, I'm gonna call it the lacewing bug, and hopefully it will > hold together more or less. I'll try to keep you updated. > Unfortunately, I was hoping to make it a DLG version, but it sure > won't be this one. Maybe I'll go for a removeable wing. What does > anyone think? > > Also I had a question. For those of you that do DLG or SAL your > bug, do you have a peg or just grab the leading edge? I'm thinking > of extending the spar onto the tip section about 1 inch, then > putting a peg in and using kevlar thread and CA to secure them > together. How's that sound? How long did it take for the plans to arrive at your door step? and are you building w/ the 1/8" or 3/16" tailboom?