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Old Jan 21, 2013, 01:08 AM
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The problem with the bigger designs is the rods, they get bendier at lengths, so you will have to go tubes for stifness.. The cost of big complicated builds puts me right off now..
Do a sketchup drawing and work out your costs...

I am now going smaller, down to micro sizes .. I can get away with 2mm rods and below..for the micros, and built with a bit of thought they are turning out both light and stiff..

by crossing the IFO with a Bug ive made this.. MyFoBug version 2 .. using lighter rods...
The first version-1 at 17 inch span used fewrer rods of a slightly bigger size and if made with a stronger bag covering, would have been good at up to a 15 gm 2 cell motor setup..

This v2 getting covered with the 12micron carrier bag material...
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