Daddyisbar again shared his experience and convinced me to use a 3/8" or 1/2" launch lug on the Chesapeake Sea Monster. I wonder what would be a good source for a ~6'-7" lug? Repurposed material of course. I haven't used a big lug in years - the lack of rail buttons has me all discombobulated.
Plus...I'm out of sticker stock for papering the fins!
I started this thinking it wouldn't be ready for this month's launch, which meant it might not fly until spring. Then I started making progress, got hopeful, and ordered motors. Now I'm pretty sure it won't be ready in two weeks. November is getting busy. I guess it will be what it will be.