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

From: Allan Wright <aew@...>
Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2002 1:57 PM
Subject: Re: [BugHLG] Larger bug?
> Has anyone built the Bug larger than the plans? I was thinking that > the design was strong enough, that if I added 1 extra rib and kept > all the wood thicknesses/CF diameters the same that I'd actually be able > to get a lower wingloading (assuming same equipment). > > Has anyone tried this? I think I may have to extend the nose a tiny bit to get > the plane to balance, but besides that it should work great! > > I've also got a shipment of contest balsa coming to try making a really > light bug as drawn. > > Anyways - those are my ideas. I'd be interested in your comments. Ugh - didn't really explain fully. I was considering a 33% increase in span, from .75M to 1M Al =============================================================================== 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 ===============================================================================