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Old Mar 04, 2008, 06:09 PM
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Blazy Bee - Plans, Pic's, and Fun!

I have always had a liking for the Clancy Aviation Lazy Bee since flying one at the club field. I even aquired the plans to build, but have not got around to it. Then I got bit by the brushless bug, and have not recovered.

After building Tony65x55's Blu-Baby and its monobloc construction, I was inspired to design and build a Blu Lazy Bee, or Blazy Bee. Here are the completed spec's;
  • Wingspan - 30.5"
  • Length - 21"
  • Weight - 6 oz.
  • Motor - Hobby City 16g outrunner or E-flite Park 250
  • Battery - 2s Lipo 300-450 Mah
  • Servos - I used 3.6g Blue Arrow's
  • ESC - 6-10 amp
  • Airframe - FFF "Proctection Board" (3/16" thick)
  • Monobloc construction
  • 2mm x 5-1/4" CF landing gear axle
I just did the maiden today. Flew it indoors, and fabulously pleased. Nice slow flight, and easy to keep in a tight area.
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Old Mar 04, 2008, 09:25 PM
building building building!
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That looks great. may be just what I need for the local park. Looks very cute!!
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Old Mar 04, 2008, 10:04 PM
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plans

i have built the blu lazy bee i like to try yours can i have your plans plz you can email me at thewildone1975@sbcglobal.net i check all the time
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Old Mar 04, 2008, 11:07 PM
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Thats a nice looking model dz

I would REALLY like to build a Stagger Bee, if anyone has plans to share. I think its the swankiest non-scale design around. Wheel pants and reverse stagger, woo-woo!

Too bad its no longer in production.
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Old Mar 04, 2008, 11:28 PM
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Beautiful job on the Bee. What a wonderful park flyer. Tony's monobloc is a winner--something we'd do well to incorporate in any full fuse foamie.
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Old Mar 05, 2008, 11:56 AM
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Alright, a new monoblocer! Nice looking airplane.

Tony
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Old Mar 05, 2008, 01:20 PM
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Flew her in a 45' x 60' gym last night.
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Old Mar 05, 2008, 04:27 PM
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Great looking Lazy Bee! What kind of paint did you use?
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Old Mar 05, 2008, 04:34 PM
I'm not flying backwards!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dz1sfb
Flew her in a 45' x 60' gym last night.
Wow, that's a very tight space. Congrats.

Tony
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Old Mar 05, 2008, 05:08 PM
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Thankful for tape and markers!

Quote:
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Great looking Lazy Bee! What kind of paint did you use?
Blue,

No paint, colored packing tape and fine point sharpie for rib lines.

Ken
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Old Mar 05, 2008, 08:02 PM
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Nice looker!

Oh Man, another one to build!
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Old Mar 06, 2008, 07:38 PM
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Plans added in post #1

Friends,

The plans are uploaded and in post #1. There is more that I would like to do, but that would delay putting them up. I will revise as needed. I like to model in 3D when possible.

Happy BFR,
Ken
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Old Mar 06, 2008, 08:11 PM
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many thanks

hi i well post pic of mine when im done but right now im building a foam agwagon and than the bee i dont have monobloc so ill try something diff thanks for the plans good luck to everybodys build cya
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Old Mar 06, 2008, 09:45 PM
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dz1sfb,

Thanks for sharing the planes. I will have to build this one when I have a chance. Could you post a pic of the underside of the plane with a view of the battery area. Is it open on the under side? I am not sure what is solid mono block and what is hollow on the plans. And was your CG on the wing?

Thanks,
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Old Mar 07, 2008, 07:31 AM
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BlueFFF,

Sorry about forgetting the CG. I will post additional screen shots of fuselage details this weekend. See the attached picture for CG and Battery cavity question.

The Monobloc follows the same concept as Tony65x55's Blue Baby, with the exception of being tapered on the nose. This model can be built with a straight nose also.

Ken
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