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From: John Gallagher <gldrgidr@...>
Date: Friday, March 2, 2012 10:50 PM
Subject: Re: [BugHLG] Re: Original airfoil S3014 , name, string
It might be time to talk about the ownership of this design.  The first post to this group was on April 3, 2002.  We are approaching the ten year anniversary of this group.  This has been a design-in-progress for as long as this group has been around.  I built my first Bug in 2003 and it had most of the features of the design we are talking about.  It has a 34.5" span, a cruciform tail, an extended nose, spar extended to the tip with launch peg, and all radio gear in the nose; and I was not the first one to build one like this.  I believe that the design should belong to the group.  That it should be not-for-profit and available to anyone in the group. Once a number of gliders or wings have been built and proven, we could approach a company like lazer-works and they could produce a short kit for the glider.  Alan probably knows a similar company that will do the same on his side of the world.  It's just a guess, but for about $25 we'd have a laser-cut lightweight-balsa short kit.   We thank you Alan for your drafting efforts to put this design down on paper.    John     ________________________________ From: Squid <littlefr2003@...> To: BugHLG@yahoogroups.com Sent: Thursday, March 1, 2012 10:29 PM Subject: [BugHLG] Re: Original airfoil S3014 , name, string   Hahahah woops! Gee thats not good the plan designer is getting the name of the airfoil wrong! I do no what im doing.... most of the time. (my excuses is its Friday here and well, yes its friday hahaha) Thats 5 for LiteninBug. I like that fella too. Ill try and find some tonight but if not ill quickly try and draw it. Kind Regards Alan Hughes --- In BugHLG@yahoogroups.com, John Gallagher <gldrgidr@...> wrote: Alan, Just trying to get rid of the confusion I started. The original Bug airfoil is a Selig 3014. I suggested the Bugger but I also like something like LiteninBug. Do you have any photos or articles showing the string method? John [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]