Lightninbug V01.D

 

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Lightninbug V01.D  
by Bug Group Collaboration
34in span
Tags: Glider R/C
all formers complete :)


Submitted to Outerzone: 11/09/2018
Outerzone planID: oz10430 | Filesize: 738KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: RogerHardie

   

About this Plan

Lightninbug V01.D. Hand launch glider model.

Design by Bug Group Collaboration. Drawn by HughesBrothers. Based on the 'Bug' by Carl Dowdy.

Note the original Carl Dowdy HLG design Bug (oz6587) was published in RCM in June 2001. This here is a later, modified and larger version. The 2nd (supplement) sheet also includes all parts and alternative AG37 airfoil ribs.

Quote: "Hi Steve, My son and I recently built a Carl Dowdy Bug. We naturally found the plan on Outerzone and while reading the included article, we saw that there have since been updates to the Bug which include modifications for DLG launching. We did some digging and found a Yahoo group with the updated plans. I can’t see any reason why Outerzone shouldn’t publish the most up to date version of the plans so I have attached them.

We built version 1D, which at the time of writing seems to be the most up to date version. It has an X tail for DLG launching and two aerofoil options. I have attached the plans and the optional parts pages. We decided to use the thinner AG aerofoil by Mark Drela. This little plane launches high and flies very well and it floats on the lightest thermals. It is also surprisingly strong for the weight, we managed to build it at just over 100g, after a few minor repairs the weight is sitting at about 112g.

The construction is very quick and simple. The hardest part of the build is installing the servos in the very small fuselage. I would recommend this aeroplane to anyone who is looking for a small 2 channel glider for fun afternoon flying with your family. Oh and with a 1 cell 160mAh Li-Po it will fly all day!

I have also attached pictures for the gallery [model photo & more pics 003-005].

Thanks for the great site, keep up the good work. Kind regards, Roger"

Direct submission to Outerzone.

Supplementary files

Ribs and parts templates.

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User comments

I think the Yahoo group for the Lightninbug is this one: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Bughlg/info
SteveWMD - 13/09/2018
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