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From: "John" <gldrgidr@...>
Date: Thursday, January 18, 2007 1:22 PM
Subject: Re: Cross Tail Dimensions
A 1/8" dowel is lighter than a similar size cf tube and the dowel is plenty strong enough and bumb resistant and cheaper too. The 1/8" diameter provides a good leading edge radius for the airfoil. John --- 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 >