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From: John Gallagher <gldrgidr@...>
Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 9:16 PM
Subject: Re: [BugHLG] Re: Why against the V-tail?
Part of the reason I voted this to be DLG-only is to make this design unique from the Bug design.  Are we creating a new design or just copying the Bug?  A while back we talked about legal issues.  Whether or not we need to worry, it still seems that we should make it a new and distinct design.   A little history - The first production DLG had a Y-tail.  It was heavy because it needed a full fuselage to absorb the twisting forces during launch.  That doesn't mean you can't design a balanced Y-tail, but most of the rest of us will stick with the + tail.  Anyone who wants to experiment is free to do so but do we need to include all possible configurations on the final plan?   John    ________________________________ From: Laurie <lwjcarroll@...> To: BugHLG@yahoogroups.com Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 6:38 PM Subject: [BugHLG] Re: Another note on the updated plan   I want to keep both in...it spurs more ideas etc and cross pollination of the designs.... one thing I have planed to do is a DLG V Tail using a sub fin....something I noticed full size designs had to put in place to get required rudder stability....Rgds...Laurie --- In BugHLG@yahoogroups.com, "kb11troy" <kb10troy@...> wrote: > > I'm not completely sure becuase the plan doesn't show where the 1/16" balsa doubler goes, but I believe that in the original plan it was there to double the fuselage sides where the dowel for HLG launch was intended to go. > > Not shown in this plan, or necessary for DLG/SAL > > Rick > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]