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From: "Paul Johnson" <paul@...>
Date: Tuesday, November 25, 2003 8:03 AM
Subject: Re: [BugHLG] What is missing?
1. Are you tip-launching it? 2. How are your (or others') planes doing in the same conditions? Can others wring out a good flight with it? 3. Is it the plane (ie. accurate, clean wing, CG, need for differential, etc.) or do you just need practice? Practice is the FUN part! Lots of us need to tip-launch to get enough height to regularly hitch up with good air, however there is a gentleman locally here that rockets his "old-world craftsman furniture-grade" bug up there with a classic heave. I can't throw like that. With a tip-launch, almost everyone is capable of 30 seconds even in bad conditions. Just remember to apply outside rudder, and if you have the vee tails, be gentle on the launch or they'll be on the ground at your side, like petals off a rose, waiting for the rest of your bug to auger in. Good Luck ----- Original Message ----- From: "dimple_kwok" <henry.kwok@...> To: <BugHLG@yahoogroups.com> Sent: Monday, November 24, 2003 5:18 PM Subject: [BugHLG] What is missing? > I am frustrated that I am still getting miserable flight time. > > I have extended the wing and lightened the pod by using a smaller > diameter tail tube. The all up weight for the extended wing bug > ranges from 4.5 - 5.5 Oz depends on the nose weight I put in. The bug > glides straight and true but the launch altitude is just pathetic. As > a result flight time is often less than 10 seconds. I wonder why this > is the case? I would like to blame the weather during my test flight > (wind speed of 8mph or 12km/h on an overcast day). > > Is it still a weight issue? Flying condition? Or is it some of those > dihedral / incidence business?? What on earth am I missing here? > > Can you help me please? > > > > 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 http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/ > > >