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From: John Gallagher <gldrgidr@...>
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 7:18 PM
Subject: Mark's Bug
I used Sellotape Diamond tape for the hinges. This is very thick isn't it. I cut it to half width, ¼ inch, and pinned the fin and rudder about 3/32" apart then stuck the tape to the bare wood. This worked OK but with the edges any closer the hinge was too stiff. I didn't fancy slicing into 1/16" edge to put a mylar hinge in. What does anyone else use? The covering goes up to but not over the hinges. I made a temporary foam "nose" to fit over the Bug. It helps it to bounce when I make a poor launch! Doesn't seem to affect the flight very much an can bef removed when I get better. I used the mylar in the slot but on the latest one I went with just clear packing tape.  You taper one side of each piece (fin-elevator) to a point and then tape the flat side together. Would like to see photos of foam nose.  Could you upload to the BugHLG group site? John [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]