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

From: "jackysevena" <richard@...>
Date: Friday, February 13, 2004 3:40 AM
Subject: Re: any e-bugs???
Hi T, Sounds good, how about that direct drive set that guy's using? I'm using LiPo's for my indoor planes, 700 mAh at about 35 grams (1,2 oz) so... e-bug 45 min's flying time!?! How about gliding with this weight? I think it might be possible to put the LiPo pack in the wing somehow, i haven't build a bug yet so I'm not sure about the dimensions. The link in this group doesn't take me to the plan, can't find it on the web either. Just noticed a sweet thing for this "project": http://www.aeromicro.com/Catalog/planetary_gearbox__2_0_g__with_5_1_g ear_ratio_1247318.htm Don't know if they ship to the Netherlands though. Probably a bit expensive for just one of these. So next is indeed to find that folder prop. The normal ones I use on parkflyers are to heavy, I think I've seen someone who turned a GWS Slowfly prop into a folder. Worth a try. Regards, Richard. --- In BugHLG@yahoogroups.com, "trizzle777" <trizzle777@y...> wrote: > Richard - > > Never done that, but I've wondered, so I think that sounds like > something worthwhile before the spring. > > Motocalc didn't mind the following combination, assuming the weight > without the motor or the battery / esc is around 3 oz. I used the > wing area from the plans, no extensions, etc. > > GWS DX2BB Geared 3.5:1 spinning a 7x6 prop (i'd like to find a > folding prop that fit that motor) > GWS ICS ESC (.17) oz > A RadioShack 8.4V 150 mAh nimh cell (about 1 oz) > > That theoretically gives hands off level flight speeds of 15 - 20 > MPH, and run times at around 10 minutes given 75% throttle. I > haven't graduated to Li-Poly yet. > > That's about 4.5 oz wing loading with the motor. I may give it a try > (on my third bug after the one in progress). I suspect a wider / > deeper POD would be helpful for the motorized version. Thanks for > posting that link - very nice. > > Regards - T > > > --- In BugHLG@yahoogroups.com, "jackysevena" <richard@r...> wrote: > > This thread thread made me think.... > > > > http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php? > > > s=6a251ce1811b7f90bc6f5bc9384673cd&threadid=188976&perpage=15&pagenum > > ber=1 > > > > anybody been there, done that with a bug? > > > > greetz, > > > > Richard