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From: "dimple_kwok" <henry.kwok@...>
Date: Sunday, June 1, 2003 1:18 AM
Subject: On rib production (ok now), cheap radio and tail group
Thanks every one who offered suggestions on rib production. I now have a pair of wings that is true. The most useful thing I reckon is the use of rat tail file, which makes the notching of the LE much easier. Now I am faced with a dilemma. I have a simple 4ch non computer futaba skysport with no mixing. The stock bug uses V tail so to fly it I either have to get a mixer or buy a new radio. I have been using mixer for my larger sloper but I don't think it is such a good idea for the small light weight bug. Alternatively I can build the cruciform tail that someone here suggests. I have the dimensions but I wonder how well it performs / and how durable it is c.f. v tail. I also need to know the recommeded travels and more importantly, where on the boom to place the fin / stab as the combined "chord" of the fin/stab is greater than the that of the V-tail I guess what would help me decide is whether the bug needs dual rate / expo etc on top of the mixing. If it does then just building a cruciform tail is not going to obviate the need to get a new radio. In this case I will just take the plunge and get a decent radio to replace my old one. If the bug can be flown without dual rate / expo then I would appreciate if you could give me the above details on the cruciform tail, as I will probably use that to save the cost of a new radio. Thanks Henry