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Blu-Baby Plans - Summary and links

Note added 02 FEB 2012: Compliments of forum member dz1sfb (Ken) there is is now a complete, step-by-step description thread for building the classic and basic Blu Baby 33 trainer from the parts kits that Ken sells. Anyone new to building or just contemplating building a Blu Baby 33 will find Ken's thread very helpful regardless of whether they are building from his parts kit or cutting their own parts from other foams and using any of the plans at the following links.

Blu-Baby 33 Classic (Monoblockless) Kit, Plans, and Build Guide thread - http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1577227

Photos of a beautiful build of the Blu Baby 33 Classic plane can be seen in post #44 on page #3 of in this thread: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...0&postcount=44

Page #1 of the Blu-Baby thread has the plans for the 33, 32, and 24 inch BB's with UC (undercambered) and KFm3 wings.
Also the 2" monobloc parts, and the BB 33 float parts.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=681556
The files are:

Blu Baby 33 inch.pdf (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...mentid=1971823)
33 inch BB Floats.pdf (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...mentid=1524153)
Blu Baby 33 inch parts Full.pdf (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...mentid=1971824)
33 inch BB Float Parts.pdf (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...mentid=1524154)
Blu Baby 33 inch parts tiled.pdf (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...mentid=1971825)
Blu Baby 32 inch KFm3 sport wing.pdf (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...mentid=1590527)
Blu Baby 32 inch KFm3 sport wing FULL.pdf (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...mentid=1974889)
2 inch monobloc parts.pdf (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...mentid=2085478)
(the above are the changed parts for BB 33 upgrade from 1" to 2" monobloc, also on page #37)
Blu-Baby 24 Parts Kit Tiled.pdf (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...mentid=1846489)
Blu-Baby 24 Parts Kit Full.pdf (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...mentid=1846490)
Blu-Baby 24.pdf (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...mentid=1846488)
Blu-Baby 24 KFm2 Wing.pdf (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...mentid=2047423)
Blu-Baby 24 KFm2 Wing Parts Full.pdf (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...mentid=2047424)
Blu-Baby 24 KFm2 Wing Parts Tiled.pdf (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...mentid=2047425)
BluBaby_24_Step_phlatcodes.zip (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...mentid=2089039)

Page 4, post #50 has Tony's description of the fuselage build for a BB 32 or 33:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...7&postcount=50

Page 5, post #75 has Tony's description of the process of rolling the UC wing (including a link to the wing rolling video), and his description of how to make the center joint in the UC and KFm wings:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...8&postcount=75

For further help on building the KFm3 wings, here are two more recent How To threads on building two other versions of the KFm3 wing. The first is an excellent choice for a basic trainer wing for flying in windier conditions. It is very stable and self recovering, every bit as stable as the KFm3 wing with the dihedral built in to the center joint and with 1" of dihedral at each tip.

** Blu Baby 33" KFm3P Polyhedral Tip Wing Build ** - http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1474665

The following wing is a flat KFm3 wing with ailerons. A great wing for those who have mastered the basics of flight and are looking for a more aerobatic performance out of their BB 33. Arguably the ultimate windy day wing for the BB 33 too!

Building a 32" KFm3 Flat Wing w/Ailerons - http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1335888

Page 8, post #107 has the plans for the BB42, the BBAP1 (52" and 60"), the BBAP2, the BB42 Floats, and the L-19 Bird Dog tail fin for the BB33.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...=681556&page=8
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=107
The files are:

Blu Baby 42 inch KFm3 World Plan.pdf (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...mentid=1864880)
Blu Baby 42 inch KFm3 Parts (tiled).pdf (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...mentid=1864881)
Blu Baby 42 inch KFm3 Parts (full).pdf (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...mentid=1864882)
Blu Baby AP1 World Plan.pdf (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...mentid=1808308)
Blu Baby AP1 Fuse Parts full.pdf (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...mentid=1808310)
Blu Baby AP1 Fuse Parts tiled.pdf (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...mentid=1808317
BBAP1 52 in KFm3 wing parts full.pdf (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...mentid=1808311)
BBAP1 52 in KFm3 wing parts tiled.pdf (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...mentid=1808313)
BBAP1 60 in KFm3 wing parts full.pdf (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...mentid=1808314)
BBAP1 60 in KFm3 wing parts tiled.pdf (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...mentid=1808309)
BBAP1 KFm3 Wing Assembly Instructions.pdf (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...mentid=1808322)
L-19 fin and rudder.pdf (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...mentid=1302610)
BBAP1Fuse.zip (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...mentid=2149702)

BB 42 UC Note: The original plan for the BB 42 was with an under cambered wing. Tony65x55 changed the design to a KFm3 because of strength issues with the UC wing. The tiled plan for the original BB 42 UC wing plan has since been reposted on page 700, post #10495:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...ostcount=10495

The tiled plan for the BB 42 UC wing file is:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...mentid=2398997

A one sheet plan for the BB 42 with a UC wing is posted on page #1254 as an attachment to post #18801:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...ostcount=18801

The link to the BB 42 UC wing world plan is:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...8&d=1348113610

Build the BB 42 UC at your own risk, wing strength is marginal. For a UC winged BB 42, building it with a KFC wing will eliminate the wing issues. Read the following.

BB 42 KFC Note: Springer's hybrid under cambered wing with a KF step and other reinforcements is known as the "KFC" wing and is a very successful solution for putting an under cambered wing on the BB 42. The details for building the KFC wing are here in Springer's How To on page 536, post #8031:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...w#post10669232

Page 10, post #140 has the Blu Baby 33 KFm2 sport wing plan and the instructions for folding it:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...681556&page=10
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=140
The files are:

Blu Baby 33 inch KFm sport wing full.pdf (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...mentid=1306284)
Blu Baby 33 inch KFm sport wing.pdf (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...mentid=1306285)
KFm Wing Fold Instructions.pdf (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...mentid=1306286)

Page 51, post #759 has the float plans for the BB 42:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...681556&page=51
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=759
The files are:

42 inch Floats.pdf (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...mentid=1402916)
42 inch Float Parts.pdf (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...mentid=1402915)
42 inch Floats - A post with an image of the BB 42 floats under construction

Page 75, post #1120 has the BBAP2 plans:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...681556&page=75
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=1120
The files are:

BBAP2 full.pdf (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...mentid=1473462)
BBAP2 parts.pdf (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...mentid=1473463)

On page 90, post #1346 is the BBAP2 landing gear plan:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...681556&page=90
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=1346
The file is:

BBAP2 LG.pdf (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...mentid=1508168)

Page 115, post # 1724 has the plan for the no camera monobloc for the BBAP1:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...81556&page=115
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=1724
The file is:

BBAP1 monobloc no camera.pdf (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...mentid=1543339)

Page 116, post #1739 has the BB 12 plans:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...81556&page=116
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=1739
The file is:

bb12inch - tiled.pdf (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...mentid=1544822)

Page 116, post #1740 has the BB 33 plans scaled down for a BB 12:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...81556&page=116
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=1739
The files are:

bb12.pdf (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...mentid=1545064)
bb12_tiled.pdf (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...mentid=1545065)

Page 131, post #1965 has Tony's enlightening image and instructions on wing folding:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...81556&page=131
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=1965
The files are:

KFm Wing Fold Instructions.pdf (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...mentid=1576380)
KFm Wing Fold Instructions.jpg( (http://static.rcgroups.com/forums/at...structions.jpg)

Page 145, post #2163, Tony's brilliant design for a 96" sail plane wing:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...81556&page=145
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=2163
The files are:

96 inch KFm3 Sailplane wing.jpg (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/attac...mentid=1598277)
96 inch KFm3 Sailplane wing.pdf (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...mentid=1598278)

Page 152, post # 2277 has a design for a removeable landing gear for the BB 33:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...81556&page=152
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=2277
The file is:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...mentid=1610402

Page 164, post #2447 has an excellent full scale, one page KFm3 wing parts drawing by Bill Seagraves:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...81556&page=164
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=2447
The file is:

bb32_kfm3_untiled_p1.pdf (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...mentid=1624317)

Page 169, post# 2529, plan for fuselage and monobloc for BBAP1 with KFm3 wing (corrects an incidence issue)
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...81556&page=169
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=2529
The file is:
BBAP1 fuse-bloc KFm3.pdf (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...mentid=1637418)

Page 183, post #2743 has a template for hot wire cutting an undercambered Clark Y wing for the bb 33:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...81556&page=183
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=2743
The file is:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...mentid=1660511

I've added a Mini How To on building a landing gear to the Tuffy thread. This design will lend itself to nearly all the Blu-Babies and some of the other Tony65x55 designs. The Mini How To has some good hints and lots of photos of wire bending for those new to that:

Tuffy - The Landing Gear Build, Part One of Two Parts
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=194

Tuffy - The Landing Gear Build, Part Two of Two Parts
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=195
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