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From: Allan Wright <aew@...>
Date: Monday, April 15, 2002 9:54 AM
Subject: Larger Bug
Well I got to fly my extended wing Bug this weekend and all I can say is 'WOW!' I made a new wing by extending the span of each wing panel by 6cm for a total increase in span of 12cm. I kept the chord the same and all the rib sizes the same. I spaced the ribs out appropriately for the new span. I used cf iron-on ribbon over the tip from LE to TE as well as a piece around the tip, and extended the CF spars to the end of the wingtips. All this was done to aid in discus launching the bug. Wing was covered with Solarfilm Lite. I went out to fly at the local ballfield and there is a definately noticeable increase in performance. I used the new wing on a standard bug fuselage. Eventually I noticed that there was a small hill on the upwind side of the field and started to do a little mini-slope flying there. That with the light thermals allowed me to get the bug to over 300 feet several times and over 400 feet once. Longest flight was over 5 minutes easy, in fact I had to dive the bug down because I was afraid I was going to go beyond the range of the GWS receiver I had in it! Anyways, experiment was very successful! It's not Mosquito class legal, but it's a helluva lot of fun. Pictures coming soon. 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 ===============================================================================