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

From: "Chris Lewis" <christopherlewis@...>
Date: Monday, October 27, 2003 10:21 AM
Subject: Re:[BugHLG] Bug Wing
What would be the fun in that??? ;o) Seriously, scratch building is a great way to burn off stress from work. Besides, for less than $15 I can have a complete airframe for a plane this size. I've enjoyed this little plane more than anything else I've had my hands on and want to stick with it. I had the club field all to myself this weekend. A beautiful sunny day (go figure for Seattle). I'm surprised that no one else was out there. I built one half of the wing (AG 36, about 7.75" root chord) and shaped the new tail feathers this weekend. Building materials lend themselves to a 48" span and that goes well with the Avia spar I have for a boom. I'm likely to go with a balsa pod to keep from having to carve a new pod mold. I'll post some pictures when it's done. Chris in Seattle --- In BugHLG@yahoogroups.com, "John Gallagher" <gldrgidr@m...> wrote: > Hi Chris, > The standard Bug wing center chord is already 7". > You probably already know that when you increase the wingspan that much, you're talking about redesigning the whole glider. Someone else already did this. Why not get a Gambler? You might add a T or X tail and replace the balsa pod with a little nipper pod like your bugger - instant Bugger 2. > Kits are $60 and the plans are $16. > http://www.wrightbrothersrc.com/our_kits/gambler_plans.htm > You can even download the building instructions and see how it's built. > > John