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Posted by gobigdale | Nov 07, 2011 @ 01:37 PM | 1,692 Views
MiniBee - red version (8 min 11 sec)

Posted by gobigdale | Nov 05, 2011 @ 05:21 PM | 1,659 Views
Flight log:

Yellow Bullet got 2 more flights on it today. I moved the batter back a little bit and launched it by the wing tip today. Both launches were perfect. I had to adjust the EXPO on the radio because the plane was a bit to sensitive. With the adjustments the plane flew much better. Only issue is that it was so fast I was shaking a bit, the cold weather 43 degrees F didnt help much either! Again, this plane needs a bigger place to fly and turn.

SpeedBee
1 flight on this plane today, one flight yesterday. Thrust is great on this plane due to the 6x4 prop and MicroDan motor. The weight is heavier then then my other Mini Bee and that threw me off a bit when it was on high rates. I flew most of the flight on low rates and enjoyed some solid inverted flights from a loop.

MiniBee
4 more flights today. Love this plane even though it looks awful. The more I fly this the better my skills become. Getting pretty fearless with it and flying low and slow/fast. Practicing rolling circles today. Not real pretty...

Looks like tomorrow is going to be a good flying day as well before the rain starts up. I have to travel for work the next two weeks so I dont expect to get much flying in the rest of this year. Bummer.
Posted by gobigdale | Oct 30, 2011 @ 01:20 AM | 1,780 Views
Went flying today to the baseball fields by my house. Flew three different planes:

Foamboard Bullett Plane (Yellow and Black)
This was the maiden flight of this plane that has been finished for about 5 months now. It was difficult to launch and had about 5 attempts that ended in the tall grass bending up the nose a little bit. Finally got it in the air. It rolls to the left really bad on launch. I was launching it by holding it mid fuse and powering it up 3/4 throttle. I need to fling it by the left wing next time I fly again. The plane seemed to fly well, CG seems perfect. Low rates were perfect, hight rates were too much. There seems to be a bit of up reflex in the elevons when I got it back down, I might be able to move the battery back a little bit. The plane is fast and the baseball field is not really big enough to realize the full potential of the aircraft.

Setup is:
Foamboard construction, Duck tape and Econokote covering
2212/6 Motor with 30Amp speed controller 6x4 prop
HS81 MG servos
AUW: 20.4 oz (4 oz. over the plan)
Turnigy 1000mah 30-40c 11.1V Battery

Speed Bee
Modified Mini Bee had it's seecond flight today. It flew amazing and has no bad habits. Had some covering come off of the plane which got repaired back at home. Love flying this wing.

Setup is:
EPP moulded wing, wrapped in drywall fiber tape with 3M90. Wing is covered in Econokote on top and bottom
MicroDan 2505 1842kv 30amp speed controller and 6x4 prop
not sure on the servos......Continue Reading