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

From: "Dan" <djedward@...>
Date: Saturday, July 12, 2003 12:59 PM
Subject: Re: SAL launch
Bill, I blew off a few v-tails while trying to throw really hard. A SAL will be fine with the v-tail for now, until you start trying to really chuck it. Just don't mind fixing your tail every once in a while.... Spar to the tip will work fine; I concur with John about this. Just make sure when you launch that you're squeezing the spar and not crunching a rib. I used to use my middle finger and thumb on the tip, my middle finger curled around. I could hold onto the spar without crushing other structure no problem. Dan --- In BugHLG@yahoogroups.com, "Bill Scott" <joan@e...> wrote: > What modifications, if any, need to be made to a Bug to make it SAL > capable? I'm not interested in a full blown discus style launch, I > don't think either the plane or myself capable of it, but I think I > would get more height off of a SAL lauch. > > Do I need to use the cruciform tail, add a throwing peg etc. > > Thanks > Bill Scott