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From: "jason_wasylyk" <thetoothdoc@...>
Date: Monday, March 15, 2004 12:52 PM
Subject: Re: 1.8 oz/ft2 BUG
John, I see I stand corrected on the BUG's ability to launch to 70 foot hieghts and survive-- I'm sure that's because of the thoughtful design mod's you made. I agree that there are two very different approaches here which is why I wrote about building them "correctly" in quotations. "Correcetly" means for my intended purpose not the only right way. Kudos to all of you who have built a great DLG launching BUG. I'm really enjoying the lighter end of things, but I am definitely intrigued by all of your DLG versions now. The next BUG I build will be more along those lines. However, at the present moment, I think for my time and money, the 35-40", 3.5-4 oz niche is better filled by the Seeker (www.liftworx.com). I'm building one now and the kit and design are OUTSTANDING. My range of planes from light to increasing wingloads are as follows. 1. Bug 35" WS and 1.8 oz/ft WL 2. Seeker 40" WS and 3.5 oz WL www.liftworx.com 3. Super Soarwatt 72" WS and 4 oz/ft WL motorglider http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php? s=&threadid=157881&highlight=zovy+kat 4. Osiris (soon to be built) 60" WS and 3.5 to 4 oz WL (hopefully!) www.icare-rc.com 5. Bolo 60" WS and 7 to 12 oz/ft WL (depending on ballast) www.upslopesoaring.com So you can see I already have a lot going on in the 4 oz/ft range. The BUG is about the only plane I can get down under 2oz/ft, so for now, that's how I build them. With the 5 planes in my quiver, I can fly just about anything from no lift to ligth thermals to hat suckers and booming slope lift. The link to the SuperSoarwatt will give you an idea of the terrrain and conditions around here. Thanks all who've contributed to this great forum.