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From: John Gallagher <gldrgidr@...>
Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 12:04 PM
Subject: Re: [BugHLG] Re: Lightninbug Version 01a - Holes?
We need to have a discussion on the holes in the tail members of the new design.  Some people will find that the holes will cause a weakening of the structure and cause failure during launch.  Some of us would like to fiberglass the tail parts to reinforce them for launch and this requires that they be solid.  Alan Wright went through the same thing in his development of the Gambler +.  Originally the kit contained the tail parts with lightening holes but eventually he went to solid tail feathers to allow them to be either holed by the customer or fiberglassed.  If you notice the photos of completed Bug's on our Bughlg group website, most have solid tail feathers. If you are going to make a short kit, you probably should leave out the holes to allow the builder to choose if he wants the weakening holes (or you could call them lightening holes) in the tail.   John ________________________________ From: janhein Ramakers <ramakers@...> To: BugHLG@yahoogroups.com Cc: raincityflyer <lewis08@...> Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 8:39 AM Subject: Re: [BugHLG] Re: Lightninbug SAL or DLG - Version 01a   The plans are ready for the lazer cutter now, And I will do some test cuts this fiday. so for any one who is interested there will come a short kit of the original bug and one of the lightning bug. the lightning bug will have the traditional tail in the kit plus the dlg tail. price for both kits will be 10 euro's plus shipping. On 3/12/2012 4:38 PM, raincityflyer wrote: > > This is really nice. Great job Alan! > > I'm in for the SAL version. I've seen some Slermal guys that chuck > their small gliders by the fuse rather than the wing tip, but I'd > avoid the old-school dowel hanging out there in the air. > > FWIW - I use a full flying elevator that will be of a different > design, but that's just a preference that I can adapt on my own. > > Too bad I'm traveling this week, or I'd jump right on this! > > Thanks again! > > Chris in Seattle > > --- In BugHLG@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BugHLG%40yahoogroups.com>, > "Squid" <littlefr2003@...> wrote: > > > > Hi Guys, > > > > Please note that version 01 the rudder position is incorrect and > version 01a it has been corrected. > > > > All that download it please take part in the poll to let us no what > combinations you are going to go with. > > > > Kind Regards > > Alan From New Zealand > > > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed] [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]