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

From: "Del Brom" <dluciusbromlll@...>
Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2007 11:01 PM
Subject: Re: Cross Tail Dimensions
--- In BugHLG@yahoogroups.com, "jimmy_otool" <jimmy_otool@...> wrote: > > Thanks John - I failed to look in the Misc Photo file - my goof. > Another question I didn't find an answer to while searching the > messages - has anyone used a carbon fiber leading edge on the bug to > save some weight over the dowel - or is this just a dumb idea (I'm > new to DLGs - so not sure if there is some technical feasibility > issue here as well). Thanks, > J > It's not a dumb idea and could be done easily. However, 1/8 dowel is cheap, readily available, very light and very easy to work with. In my opinion there wouldn't really be any advantage to using carbon for leading edge.