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From: Tim Schuh <tim@...>
Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 1:24 PM
Subject: Re: [BugHLG] What do you think of using Specktrum AR6400 with linear servos in the BUG?
On 4/13/2010 7:05 AM, henry.kwok@... wrote: > Hi > > Just thinking of building a bug again, but I need a new rx first. I came across this which is designed for the ultra micro models. Do you think a servo torque of 2.8Oz would be adequate for the bug V-tail? If so I think it would be an ultimate way to reduce the weight of the bug... > > There was some discussion about that very thing recently. You might want to dig through the archive for those messages. The basic consensus was that reducing the weight much could have impact on it's ability to penetrate wind. Since thermals don't exist on calm days it could limit your flying opportunities. The up side would be a very light lift slope ship would be possible. The other application would just be a fun glider for calm weather days. Balance would be challenging without adding ballast but it certainly wouldn't be impossible. If built that lightly it could also be a hand launch indoor glider though you're still faced with no sustaining lift in that case. Something to think about but certainly nothing to discourage you from experimenting! :) Tim