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Oct 25, 2012, 11:59 PM
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The Bug HLG - Mosquito Class DLG


Well, I've been looking for a project that will keep me busy (as if i'm not already busy enough ), and here it is.

This glider originally had its debut in RCM, and the plans can be bought from their online site here: http://www.rcmplans.com/index.php?ma...oducts_id=2110

I ordered two laser cut part kits from Dave at DCPModels, and i will say that the laser cut parts look very nice and will make this go together much quicker than it would have with a blade in my clumsy hands. And the price was a steal in my opinion! Also, the packaging was second to none! If you want to order a kit from him, shoot him an Email asking about the bug.

What was included:

-All the ribs, formers, fuselage sides, tailfeathers, TE stock, basically all balsa pieces except the 1/16 balsa sheeting needed to put where the wings join.
-A parts ID Sheet
-CD with ID sheet on it and the build instructions by Carl Dowdy, who designed the Bug.

What is needed to complete:

-Carbon fiber boom
-Carbon fiber spar
-Some sort of light covering material
-Small electronics and servos
-Pushrods

Dave offers this kit in the X tail and V tail versions, but i went with the X tail as i will be putting a peg on the wing and will be DL'ing the Bug.

I will be updating this thread as i go along!


Needless to say, i'm excited. Also, any build tips are welcome, i'm new to all this.

Here are a few pics showing the great packaging and the contents.

-Seth
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Oct 26, 2012, 01:19 AM
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Seth,

Thanks for that link to Dave's service, built a couple of thyese years ago, and as of yesterday have a renewed interest
Oct 26, 2012, 09:27 AM
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Seth,

Thanks for that link to Dave's service, built a couple of thyese years ago, and as of yesterday have a renewed interest
No problem! it was only justified since it is such a nice little kit

I'm working on the fuselage now, get your balsa out and start building!
Oct 26, 2012, 09:26 PM
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Great idea on CF at the rear of the fuse. That was a weak/breaking point on mine - cauing the wing to separate from the fuse on a hard DLG toss.
Oct 26, 2012, 09:29 PM
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Great idea on CF at the rear of the fuse. That was a weak/breaking point on mine - cauing the wing to separate from the fuse on a hard DLG toss.
Thanks! i figured it would be worth the weight. I sanded the fuse up earlier and man that makes a world of a difference how it looks.

do you have any tips on keeping it light?
Oct 27, 2012, 05:59 AM
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Long nose 1S lipo and micro gear jammed up front.
But with that saggy wing profile I would not be too optimistic...
Oct 30, 2012, 01:41 AM
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...I ordered two laser cut part kits from Dave at DCPModels, and i will say that the laser cut parts look very nice...
I visited the website, but there's no Bug mentioned anywhere. Lots of yummy WWI models though...
Oct 30, 2012, 07:09 AM
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I visited the website, but there's no Bug mentioned anywhere. Lots of yummy WWI models though...
That's correct, if you want to get the bug kit, send him an e-mail inquiring about it. And yes, I was tempted when I went on there.
Oct 30, 2012, 05:46 PM
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I sent an email over the weekend and ordered a kit. All I can say is it was dirt cheap, looking forward to it arriving.
Oct 30, 2012, 07:00 PM
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Indeed they are cheap! Can't beat it.
Oct 31, 2012, 07:32 AM
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Bug HLG - Yahoo groups


Hi guys, I've just stumbled across this thread and thought you would like to know that there has been a Yahoo group dedicated to the Bug going since April 2002. It apparently followed a thread on this site which now seems to have gone.
Recently the Bug has been "updated" (with Carl Dowdy's blessing) and is now enlarged by a couple of bays in the wing, with a more modern airfoil, and slimmed down for some of the newer, smaller gear and adapted for DLG too. Plans on the "Lightnin Bug" as its now called are available for free download at the group and there is a guy in Denmark doing very nice laser cut kits very reasonably priced.

Check out Youtube "Bug HLG" for lots of original Bug action clips. I can honestly say that this is a really fun plane to fly. I just grin every time I take it out!

All the best MarkM
Oct 31, 2012, 07:48 AM
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Hi guys, I've just stumbled across this thread and thought you would like to know that there has been a Yahoo group dedicated to the Bug going since April 2002. It apparently followed a thread on this site which now seems to have gone.
Recently the Bug has been "updated" (with Carl Dowdy's blessing) and is now enlarged by a couple of bays in the wing, with a more modern airfoil, and slimmed down for some of the newer, smaller gear and adapted for DLG too. Plans on the "Lightnin Bug" as its now called are available for free download at the group and there is a guy in Denmark doing very nice laser cut kits very reasonably priced.

Check out Youtube "Bug HLG" for lots of original Bug action clips. I can honestly say that this is a really fun plane to fly. I just grin every time I take it out!

All the best MarkM
This is correct! The Lightnin bug is basically the same thing with a 34" wingspan, a more efficient airfoil and half ribs. I think t would be a great kit. Is this guy in Denmark cutting the new kits?
Oct 31, 2012, 10:02 AM
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Got a little done last night. School is keeping me busy.

I worked out the way to fasten down the wing without a nylon bolt, this way might be lighter.. i'm not sure.. I was worried about it not being rigid enough, but boy it is solid! i'm satisfied with it.


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