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From: "John Gallagher" <gldrgidr@...>
Date: Saturday, March 27, 2004 9:54 PM
Subject: Stretching wing to 35 inches
Clark, Jason (also known as Zhack) is the one who built the ultra light bug. My x-tailed version came in at 3.8 ounces. Check Zhack's description of 'adding lightness to the bug' in the files section. John G. On Sat, 27 Mar 2004 06:52:52 -0600 clark driggs <invrtd@...> wrote: > Jim, > > I use clear scotch tape for hinges. Did you find the file folder on the yahoo group page with the mods you were looking for. I just completed half of a wing that is going to make a 35 in bug. Just install another w3 rib and adjust the spar holes for the remaining ribs. I just sanded the 2nd w3 LE back by puting some sand paper around a 1/8 dowel to keep the bending of the dowel in a curve like shape. I kept the alignment of the spar between ribs w1 and w7. It wasn't too difficult to do. John G helped me out with the info. I did not use the large boom the instructions say to use. I used a 1/8 carbon rod and I know several other who have too. Also I used 1/16 inch balsa fort the tips instead of 1/8 inch. I also plan on using 1/32 balsa with a thin layer of apoxy for the tail. This may be too thin and break so I will probably actually add some .5oz glass to one side only. I have weighed everything that is built minus the one wing half with radio equipment and will be under 4 oz. I don't know how John G built his 35 in bug so light. > > Clark > ----- Original Message ----- > From: Jim H. > To: BugHLG yahoogroups.com ; jason_wasylyk > Sent: Friday, March 26, 2004 2:58 PM > Subject: Re: [BugHLG] Re: 1.8 oz/ft2 BUG > > > jason_wasylyk on 3-14-04 7:42 PM wrote: > > > 2. Use of Modelairtech Clearfilm for covering and WBPU on bare > > wood. No Color. > > > Jason; > What is this WBPU that you used on the bare wood? > > I was also wondering how you did your hinges on your Bug???s tail feathers. > > -- > Thanks > Jim Holliman -- Tulsa, OK > Member of AMA & TULSOAR > > This E-mail address may not be shared with any person or business without > the permission of the owner. > > > Sign up for Internet Service under $10 dollars a month, at http://isp.BlueLight.com