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From: Mark Moran <flyeround@...>
Date: Thursday, July 14, 2011 4:56 AM
Subject: Re: [BugHLG] Mark's Bug
I'll see what I can do John, but the nose is just a sleeve made from scrap EPP? packing material a couple of inches long and slips over the front of the model. Not very elegant but helps when "tent pegging" after a duff launch!  Have you seen the videos of the Bug on youtube?   Search for Bug hlg.  There's one of a guy slope soaring on one of the MIssissippi levees. Amazing! Mark M --- On Thu, 14/7/11, John Gallagher <gldrgidr@...> wrote: From: John Gallagher <gldrgidr@...> Subject: [BugHLG] Mark's Bug To: BugHLG@yahoogroups.com Date: Thursday, 14 July, 2011, 0:18 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] ------------------------------------ Home Page - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BugHLG/ Yahoo! Groups Links [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]