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From: "abra32001" <esojala@...>
Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2004 1:47 AM
Subject: Bug Experiences Update - was Re: Bug Wood
I wanted to relay some of my experiences with this great model: I have switched to a 4-cell 50 mah battery and now have the weight at 101 g, or 3.5 oz. I did not have good luck running 3 cells with the the GWS nano rx. (Worked ok, but got jitters after 9 minutes due to low voltage). I have obtained a stash of Contest grade balsa and am now starting a new build. Also may go to Lithium cell. By the way, is a voltage reg needed for lithiums? and unrelated do you folks unplug/plug the batt into the rx for on/offf or do you use a micro switch and charge jack between rx and batt? I am afraid of wearing out the rx connector pins. Meanwhile, this one flies great!! I can literally fly it in my suburban back yard-- just chuck it up and circle around over the house and yard. I can even get a little slope lift off the back fence! What a kick. --- In BugHLG@yahoogroups.com, "John" <gldrgidr@m...> wrote: > Lone Star Balsa is highly recommended on the Ezone. > www.lonestar-models.com > > Let us know how you do. Right now 103 grams sounds very good. > > > John > > > > --- In BugHLG@yahoogroups.com, "abra32001" <esojala@a...> wrote: > > Where can you get Contest grade balsa online? > > > > I have built a bug to 103 grams (flies very well) and now want to > go > > for one close to 70 grams. > > > > I plan to follow some of the "Adding Lightness" tips.