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From: "John Gospodarek" <John.Gospodarek@...>
Date: Monday, March 15, 2004 1:11 PM
Subject: Re: 1.8 oz/ft2 BUG
Another consideration is to use a mini-hi-start for launch. You can get the launch heights (more that 100 ft.) and still have the low weight plane. I use the following (without the stick-on strip) for a tow hook attached with goop. http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=1287701 John --- In BugHLG@yahoogroups.com, "jason_wasylyk" <thetoothdoc@s...> wrote: > 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.