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From: "bob_chiang2" <rhc3@...>
Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2002 9:46 AM
Subject: I knocked a combat Zagi down with my 3 ounce Bug!
Not that it was intentional. The Zagi (combat model with a brushless motor) was landing, I was flying, and neither of us saw the other until we collided. The crash was probably 8 feet off the ground, and both models dropped. We couldn't see a mark on the Zagi, but the Bug wing ribs shattered (see photos in Lace Wing Bug folder). The strong leading edge and spar made repair pretty easy, so it only took a few hours to fix. I developed a quicker way to make the built-up ribs, so I'll use that if I build another Bug. I have been side arm launching with full speed, and the model is holding up well. I had a great slope soaring session yesterday evening, though I'm still waiting to hook a thermal from a hand launch.