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From: "Paul Johnson" <paul@...>
Date: Sunday, June 1, 2003 9:07 AM
Subject: Re: [BugHLG] On rib production (ok now), cheap radio and tail group
A lot of people (including me) prefer the cruciform tail. You'll be able to launch at least 50 ft. high with no worries of twisting the boom, or blowing the tailfeathers off. I can't notice any performance hit, but crosswind landings are a bit trickier. There's photos of a completed cruciform tail (Colin B's design) in the yahoogroups photos section in my folder. ----- Original Message ----- From: dimple_kwok To: BugHLG@yahoogroups.com Sent: Sunday, June 01, 2003 12:18 AM Subject: [BugHLG] 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 Yahoo! Groups Sponsor To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: BugHLG-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com Home Page - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BugHLG/ Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo! Terms of Service. [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]