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

From: "jrgospo" <John.Gospodarek@...>
Date: Monday, June 24, 2002 8:16 AM
Subject: Re: Reinforced fuse (not just for new pilots)
I glassed my fuse with .075 FG cloth(two layers). I don't have a scale but it was defiantly worth it. Allen replied that it added 3 grams so I may have added 6. I sprayed the fuse with adhesive and then formed the FG to the fuse. I cut the cloth large and applied it down one side, around the bottom and up the other side. I left one side long and ran strips across the top, overlapping the starting side about ¼". After it was in position I used med. CA to wet it out. The second layer I ran in the other direction. The fuse is now bullet proof with not mach additional weight. I have an EPP foam nose that helps absorb direct hits. I lost a battery the other day and it went in hard on a side arm launch without any damage, except for the servos being jarred loose. I would recommend glass for all new pilots. I will gladly suffer the added weight to avoid the build fly, build fly build fly syndrome.
From: "danstriderfly" <danstrider@...>
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2002 9:09 PM
Subject: Re: Reinforced fuse
How much weight did the glass add? We've been covering the fuse's with ultracote lite with much increased strength and little weight penalty. Also, we have used light 1/8 sheet for sides with the same success. Adding onto the CF reinforcements, our fuselages buckle at the radio hatch area with a hard nose-in. Any luck reinforcing this area? Or, perhaps, a redesign is in order??? Sincerely, Dan E. DanStrider@...
From: Allan Wright <aew@...>
Date: Friday, June 14, 2002 10:04 PM
Subject: Re: [BugHLG] Reinforced fuse
> Glassed one with 2-ounce cloth, it added 3 grams weight and was definately worth it. It added a lot of extra durability. I still coated it with covering afterwards. Al > Has anyone glassed the fuse on a Bug to add strength? What about CF > reinforcements. (I'm not that good of pilot yet.) > > > > To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: > BugHLG-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com > Home Page - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BugHLG/ > > > > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/ > > > =============================================================================== Allan Wright Jr. | Without love life's just a long fight - Southside University of New Hampshire +-------------------------------------------------- Research Computing Center | WWI Modeling mailing list: wwi@... Internet: aew@... | WWI Modeling WWW Page: http://www.wwi-models.org ===============================================================================
From: "jrgospo" <John.Gospodarek@...>
Date: Friday, June 14, 2002 9:15 AM
Subject: Reinforced fuse
Has anyone glassed the fuse on a Bug to add strength? What about CF reinforcements. (I'm not that good of pilot yet.)