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From: "Colin Bosch" <colin.bosch@...>
Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2002 9:49 PM
Subject: Re: Wide Bug
John, Many thanx for the input. I've been planning to do the same with the wing the next time I rebuild mine. Tail surfaces are broken now and just too much else to do. I really miss having my Bug available, but it will come around in time. I was thinking of adding about 6 inches to the wingspan by adding some center ribs. How much additional wingspan did you end up with by adding the additional #3 ribs? Regards, --Colin-- --- In BugHLG@y..., "John Gospodarek" <John.Gospodarek@i...> wrote: > Great day for The Bug! > > The last two days on my lunch hour I have had 4+ minute flights and > several 2 + and 3+ flights. The dead air flights are up by about 30 % > to 40% too. The secret! I have built a new wing with two #3 ribs on > reach side. I guess it is about the size of the Gambler. It works > great and is a real floater. It is not quite as quick to respond to > inputs as the regular wing but it makes me a much smoother Bug flyer > and it doesn't take much to make it go up. It side arm launches > straight, and climbs out really high. It seems more stable than the > smaller wing and has to have a great wing loading advantage. Now I am > going to build a new pod & tail using a 1/8th in. boom. I am toying > with making the pod taller and narrower to hold the servos vertical. > Not sure if I will do that, but I think it would reduce overall drag > and add more stability. I can't decide if I should switch from the V- > Tail (my transmitter will not mix) so I could dump the onboard V- tail > mixer. Anyway it flies great and I'm happy!!!!!.