Archive of the Yahoo! Groups mailing list for the Bug hand-launch glider 2002-2018

From: "Matt" <mattmidair@...>
Date: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 3:36 PM
Subject: Optimum weight for a Bug.
Hi guys, Has anyone experimented in adding a touch of ballast to improve penetration in a breeze? My DLG bugs are very light (60 - 65grams) and perform very nicely in dead clam hot South African air...but they just dont penetrate if there is anything more than the slightest air movement. I've played with a bit of nose weight wothout much improvement, but its just occured to me that some ballast mite just be whats needed. Any thoughts? PS: maybe a thinner wing???