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Old Jan 31, 2013, 12:25 AM
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Just looking at the pic and plans. I remember my bugs rudder was hinged much closer to the elevon hinge line and a skinny fuse in hight. Ill get the plans printed up and ill throw up the measurements for comparison.
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Old Feb 06, 2013, 09:39 PM
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Just looking at the pic and plans. I remember my bugs rudder was hinged much closer to the elevon hinge line and a skinny fuse in hight. Ill get the plans printed up and ill throw up the measurements for comparison.
Jake, You had a chance to look at those measurements yet? I'd be really interested to know the differences.
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Old Feb 06, 2013, 10:35 PM
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I've not had a chance to print the plans yet. I am too. Been a buisy week but I should get them printed Monday
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Old Mar 24, 2013, 02:47 AM
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This bug sure is fun to play at night.
night flight (2 min 32 sec)
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Old Mar 24, 2013, 01:13 PM
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This bug sure is fun to play at night with.
Great flying, as usual. I suppose you could put lights on it but that would just make it heavier. I can tell by watching it fly, that it is lighter than mine and that makes it float better. If you were willing to share some construction methods, I would like to make one like that. Would depron or cellfoam88 be suitable for this application?
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Old Mar 24, 2013, 01:46 PM
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When flying at night careful of those light BUG ZAPPERS!!!! They really mess up the foam LOL I have lights on mine and love shooting it straight up in the air and then twirl it back down. Usually I get people coming over wondering if they actually saw a UFO Ha The LED strip lights work really well and don't add weight that would effect any performance of the Bug
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Old Mar 24, 2013, 09:51 PM
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I just follow the Lightflight Bug design without the carbon frame. Depron, cellfoam88, FFF [Bluecore], or DollarTree foam should work fine. I might try using some styrofoam from a shipping box.
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Old Jul 10, 2013, 05:16 PM
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Just another fly day.

BugRC 5 (2 min 52 sec)
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Old Jul 10, 2013, 07:05 PM
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I almost ordered another one a couple days ago but bought a 37% yak instead LOL

But I bet 18 bugs would be way more fun :P
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 10:26 PM
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Just another fly day.

http://youtu.be/YI4_Z8pTe1Y
Nice video and Bug Boa. I've owned a Bug for many years. Not sure when I bought my first one. I was poking around RCG tonight and found this thread. Over the winter I built 5 planes for this flying season. One was my Bug I named Bug Naked. Naked because, like you, I left the CF off the plane. I used 9MM EPP and three wood spars 1/4 inch by 1/16th inch and mini bamboo skewers for push rods. It's good and light at 7.5 ounces with a 460 3s battery. Flys great like yours!!

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Old Sep 14, 2013, 01:26 PM
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3 year old Bug still going strong.
Bug (2 min 18 sec)
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Old Sep 14, 2013, 02:55 PM
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I think mine lasted 3 years. Probably lasted the longest of any plane I've ever had!
It would have lasted longer but repairing the wing when the bow snapped I accidentally glued it to the table. There was no saving it.

WHY HAVNT I ORDERED ANOTHER ONE?!?!!?
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Old Sep 15, 2013, 09:43 PM
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I made this Bug wing out of a styrofoam box. Hot wire cut job was bad but I was able to sand a lot to shape it, fuse and control surfaces are dollartree foam with paper removed. AUW 5.5 oz. No spar was used. 23" wingspan 19.5" long, cg 4" from LE. Experimented with pull pull servo setup on rudder to lower the weight on the back. The stryofoam is easy to work with and flys nice but won't take a lot of abuse.

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Old Sep 15, 2013, 10:54 PM
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Boa, If you like this type of plane search for Pie yak from poster Aeronot, I think. Just a circle with ailerons and a yak fuselage. I have been flying 2 of them for 3 seasons. One per plans and one modified. 18" wingspan, dollar tree foam skeletonized and covered with Christmas wrap. 10g hk motor with 180 2 cell. I fly it every week in the gym and outside in the wind. Higher wind flying is a rush but not fun as you have be on the sticks every second.
I have a video on here somewhere, maybe on video our planes or something like that. Can be built in one evening.

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Old Sep 24, 2013, 11:04 PM
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boa2110 I really like your videos. They are very clear and you do a great job of following the plane with the camera. Is the camera mounted on your head, or the transmitter? The latest fad is onboard video, but I don't find it all that exciting unless the scenery is truly spectacular. I would much rather watch a ground-based video that shows the plane actually flying, and your vids are very good. Keep em coming.
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