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From: "jason_wasylyk" <thetoothdoc@...>
Date: Friday, July 4, 2003 10:24 AM
Subject: Re: So what is the verdict on Bug mods?
--- In BugHLG@yahoogroups.com, "dimple_kwok" <henry.kwok@x> wrote: > I have built and flown a bug that is built to plan but due to various > reinforcements it is quite a bit heavier > 4Oz. e.g. 2 layers of FG > on fuse,FG on tail feather... etc. Deadair time is only 10s and I may > have some fun like 45s to 1 min at small embankment. Now I want to > build bug #2 and I want to incorporate some improvements. I have > collected the following ideas from all the previous posts. Any thing > else to add? > > 1. Extend the wing by 5 inch total (2.5 inch per panel) by inserting > an extra rib #3. > 2. Use contest grade balsa only > 3. Extend nose by half an inch or something to allow easier balancing > and component placement > 4. No more FG except around fuse/boom joint as per plan. Water based > poly will be used instead > 5. Lightening holes in wingtip however hard it is to make (I forego > these last time coz it was too hard, I still don't know how large > round holes can be drilled out of the balsa with a smooth edge) > 6. Extend wing spar to wing tip and add launch peg for SAL > 7. Cruciform tail?? > 8. Uses smallest tail boom as possible 1/18"? 3/16" - I don't know > > Is there anything else to add? > > I plan to use my hitec feather rx, 4x150mah NiMH, and 2 hs55 servos > for my radio gears > > Any comments appreciated > > Henry Buy a GWS 5g reciever and 2 picoBB servos. Your weight will go down about 3/4 ounce! (555rx = 20 oz, 2 HS55 servos= 18g VS GWS rx 5g and picoBB servos = 12g) Your other mod's will save you minor weight compared to this alone. The other biggie (about 10g savings) is the 1/8" tailboom (3/16" is WAY TOO heavy in my opinion.