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From: John Gallagher <gldrgidr@...>
Date: Sunday, October 3, 2010 4:34 PM
Subject: Re: [BugHLG] Re: hello
The problem with the Mimi is that you have to know how to build light to get the benefits of the more updated design. The original plans had a solid balsa wing and resulted in very heavy gliders. For a glider in this span range, it must be built light (under 5 ounces). There is a crude builtup version of the plans available. Even using the built-up wing plans, most mimi's are coming out at 5.5 to 6.5 ounces. Most Gamblers are being built at around 6.5 ounces and that is a 50" wingspan dlg. Since the Mimi is a design with a greater amount of balsa, you need to purchase lightweight balsa (5#) from a balsa supplier that specializes in selling lightweight balsa. You won't find this weight balsa from the local hobby shop or Tower hobbies. The Mimi builtup wing is not easier to build than the simplified wing structure of the Bug. I've got to admit that a light weight version of the Mimi would be a good dlg. I may build one myself this winter. Has anyone built a Bug with a different airfoil? The main update of the Mimi is the AG airfoil. John ________________________________ From: mgeo03 <geosmall@...> To: BugHLG@yahoogroups.com Sent: Sun, October 3, 2010 7:02:36 AM Subject: [BugHLG] Re: hello Go with the MiMi at RCGroups. It is a more up to date design, easy to scratch build. [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]