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Old Sep 28, 2007, 10:39 AM
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Beagle pup electrified!

After flying airplanes with glow engines for the past 18 years, i decided to try and power a little plane that i had started building 9 years ago that was originally intended for a cox .074 with an electric power system. I decided to do this after watching some other little electric planes fly at a float fly i usually go to, i was just sooo impressed with them. I have since flown mine and am absolutely loving it. No mess, very quiet, i can almost fly this little plane anywhere, i would say flight times are at least twice as long as it would be with a small glow engine. I built my plane from RCM plans of the Beagle pup that i modified a little. 35" span, don't know how much it weighs but could have been built lighter, power is from a $10 2410-12 outrunner swinging a 8x4 prop hooked up to a 18A speed control and 1050mah 3 cell lipo. Here's some pics. I'm now really hooked on electric flight after seeing this plane fly, this thing flies easily at 1/2-2/3 throttle.
I like this little plane so much that i have drawn up my own CAD plans for the Beagle Pup that are more scale including building ailerons and with a flaps option as well. I know a light little electric doesn't really need flaps but what the heck. I think my plan will make for a better plane for the electric stuff.
I just need to have my plans printed and the parts laser cut to build this new one.
some pics below
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Old Sep 28, 2007, 11:27 AM
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Very nice! Welcome to the wonderful world of E-flight!

Don't get me wrong glow is cool, was flying my buddys Sig 40 trainer yesterday and it was a blast. But plugging in my Extra 260 and silently carving up the sky just is just as fun if not more.

Great looking plane and plans.
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Old Sep 28, 2007, 12:11 PM
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Thanks pullup!, i don't plan on giving up glow but at least for smaller planes .20 size an under, i'm finding it makes way more sense to power them electrically.
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Old Sep 28, 2007, 02:13 PM
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Very nice cad!
You put a lot of work into you Pup!
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Old Sep 29, 2007, 06:11 AM
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Three channel? That's a lot of dihedral.
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Old Sep 29, 2007, 07:40 AM
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Three channel? That's a lot of dihedral.
Not really. Do you mean in the plans or the one in the photos?
In the plans it is real close to what the fullsize has, 5 degrees. The amount that i gave it is actually slight less than 5. The light gray lines show dihedral for a three channel wing. 5degrees is considered a normal amount of dihedral in a low wing civilian type of aircraft and i was trying balance scale looks with ease of building.
The little red and white plane in the photos does have a lot because it is a three channel meant for trying to teach my son to fly, although i find it fun to fly when not training him.
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Old Oct 01, 2007, 11:39 AM
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you electrified your beagle pup???? I am calling the humane society



Sorry couldn't resist
neat little plane
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Old Jul 10, 2010, 10:42 PM
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Do you happen to remember what issue of RCM this plan came from or the plan number? I would like to find the article and read it as the Beagle Pup is a nice looking plane. The 1/2A size is ideal for me but would also like a bigger one.

Nice plane and you did a very good job on the plans. Well done.

Thank you.

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. I built my plane from RCM plans of the Beagle pup that i modified a little. 35" span, don't know how much it weighs but could have been built lighter, power is from a $10 2410-12 outrunner swinging a 8x4 prop hooked up to a 18A speed control and 1050mah 3 cell lipo.
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Old Jul 10, 2010, 11:46 PM
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bark bark!

what a neat little plane! i love it. it looks somewhat like a cross between a piper and a bonanza. you should laser kit this bad boy, i think they would sell great?
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Old Jul 11, 2010, 12:53 AM
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Take a look at canadagoose thread at http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1186251

also take a look at
http://tjlewis1.rchomepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=69
also
http://tjlewis1.rchomepage.com/mxpor...509de521af44df
where he has the plan mentioned and for sale about midway down the page. It looks like it includes the laser cut files and mentions that the files are usable by AK Models or Laser Lizard. I am not familiar with them but as you can see from the 2 canadagoose Beagle Pup threads and pictures of the plans and the build thread at RCHomepage he did a nice job on them.

One other very old thread mentioned that RCM RC Modeler Magazine had a plan for a Beagle Pup but have not found what issue it might have appeared it. I suspect that it was larger and doubtful that it was electric.

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what a neat little plane! i love it. it looks somewhat like a cross between a piper and a bonanza. you should laser kit this bad boy?
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Old Jul 11, 2010, 01:52 AM
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Did you just moon me?

Thanks moony driver! Very helpful stuff!
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Old Jul 14, 2010, 09:56 AM
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Hi Guys
I have the plans from RCM and have built an electric Beagle Pup. The plans are still available from them. When I get home today I will get the plan number for you.
Jim
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Old Jul 15, 2010, 10:38 PM
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Looks like plan # 359 designed by JW Headley. It says it was featured in RCL-68. I am not sure what that is. I gather that it was not in a regular monthly issue of RC Modeler magazine? Was RCL one of their books?

It says it is 1/2A and 36" wingspan with 176sq in for 1 to 3 channel and .049. I guess I was expecting it to be a bigger version.

I have seen very few mentions of the Beagle Pup but have noticed that general aviation models do not seem to be very popular so I guess that might explain it.

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Hi Guys
I have the plans from RCM and have built an electric Beagle Pup. The plans are still available from them.
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Old Jul 16, 2010, 09:22 AM
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Neat story! Love the electrocuted original - I've had a few low winged RET models around this size, starting with one of the late Randy Randolph's 'BeeTween' designs, and they fly pretty good for loafing around the patch on nice days.

Your new CAD plan - great stuff! You've done a superb job of laying it all out, bet there's a magazine out there that would be happy to buy it for a plan feature. I draw all my plans on DesignCAD now, but nothing that fancy unless forced into a corner. I tend to draw the big parts well spread out, so I can easily select, print out on letter or legal paper and tape them up into buildable sub-plans for areas like wing or tail.

The Beagle Pup is a cute little model, you've captured it well in your plan - good luck with the build

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Old Dec 06, 2010, 01:51 PM
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Has anyone built Canadagoose' Beagle pup yet? Can we get some more pictures if you have? It looks like an interesting candidate for a small model.
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