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

From: "raincityflyer" <lewis08@...>
Date: Thursday, March 1, 2012 11:28 AM
Subject: Re: Bug Redesign
Squid/John/All - Happy to see the effort put into formalizing all of the mod's generated over the years. RCM probably owns the rights (not Carl unfortunately). I'd suggest doing all of the things mentioned before and just picking a different name to avoid the Copyright issue. It was mentioned that the basics of most DLG's are similar, just named differently. This should be the same as long and you leave out the copyrighted name. You could even have a naming contest on this list with the winner getting the first set of plans! I scratch built a bug hybrid years ago as my first solo build and it was a blast. My kids couldn't even break it. It had the longer spars, extra rib, cruciform tail, etc. My only two cents to add is that I'd stay away from pultruded CF booms as they tend to be heavy and the small OD still leaves them kind of whippy for SAL or DLG launching. My favorite has always been the Skyshark 2P. Sign me up for a tiled PDF when you are done! Thanks again, Chris in Seattle --- In BugHLG@yahoogroups.com, John Gallagher <gldrgidr@...> wrote: > > If you have the original plans you see that the airfoil is the Selig 7014.  This is a very popular airfoil. > My suggistion was to reduce the thickness to  around 8%. >   > John > > > ________________________________ > From: Squid <littlefr2003@...> > To: BugHLG@yahoogroups.com > Sent: Thursday, March 1, 2012 1:22 AM > Subject: [BugHLG] Bug Airfoil - Selig/Donovan SD8040 > > >   > Hi Guys, another question. I have been doing allot of airfoil > comparisons with the current bug airfoil. > So far the closet i have found is Selig/Donovan SD8040 > <http://www.ae.illinois.edu/m-selig/ads/coord_database.html> . Ill try > and upload a picture for you guys to have a look at. Maybe John while > you are asking Carl about the legalities of me changing up his original > design, (which im sure he would be happy to have his design evolve and > be super stoked that there is such a cult following of his design) you > could ask what airfoil he used? > Also are there any suggestions for some variations in the airfoil? > Thanks to every one out there for your input so far. It is all > appreciated and its nice to no this is going out all over the world and > hopefully it will be a good little boost to such a beautiful glider. > Like Samson from Rc groups said "it looks like a piece of candy sitting > next to my other models". > Click here to view the Airfoil > <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BugHLG/photos/album/520307090/pic/1466294142/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc> > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed] > > > > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed] >