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Old Mar 04, 2012, 08:34 PM
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Another new scratch build.

I woke up this morning and while having a cup of coffee with the wife an idea popped into my head. I needed to build a "Lazy Bee / Mud Duck" lookin plane today.

At about 10am I finally made it to the shop and got started. Using nothing but scraps, and a wing that I had cut with the CNC for another plane months ago, I built me a new plane!

Finished it at about 5pm and did the maiden. This thing is a hoot! It simply flies good. I cant believe how lucky I get when I build stuff like this. First shot and it flies like a dream. Looks cute as heck in the air too.

About 30 seconds into the maiden I handed the TX to my neighbor. He giggled like a school girl as he did hammer heads, loops and some funky inverted flipper doodle. Then he handed it off to our other buddy. After about 10 minutes of goofin off with it, they decided this is the best plane I have built yet. Im happy with it.

Im still undecided if if is going to get wheels, floats or just stay like it is. It does the coolest touch and goes and will take off from the ground with no problem.

Its over powered by a Hacker A22 and a 3S 2500 with an 11x3.8 prop. I thought it would need more for sure, but it will hang on the prop with this set up and balanced easier than any plane I've built.

I'll cut a bomb drop door in the bottom soon and put another servo on it to actuate it. I built it with a 6"x 6" square right on the CG just so I could make a drop door for it.

Probably need to add some color to it also. All in due time.

Laine.

EDIT: Got the wheels done this evening and painted them. Also, got rid of the rubber bands holding the wing on and added front pegs and rear wing bolts. Maybe tomorrow I'll get the painting done. The wife made stencils tonight.

EDIT: Painted the wheels tonight and put them on. Also added some cow spots to it. Still have to put the "face" on it and add a couple other little things.

Got some video of it too... I'll post it later.
Laine.
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Old Mar 04, 2012, 09:33 PM
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Laine,

I must have missed the CNC equipment thread. Whats up with that?
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Old Mar 04, 2012, 09:47 PM
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I dunno. Ive had a CNC hot wire machine now for 2 or 3 years. Kinda handy! I get an idea, draw it on the computer, and in minutes I have my idea in my hand.

Laine.
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Old Mar 05, 2012, 08:34 AM
When's the next fly-in?
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Hey Laine, when you gonna get some stick time in your buddy's Champ? That's where it's at!
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Old Mar 05, 2012, 11:03 AM
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Already have a few times. Its an awesome little plane. In fact, I will probably use his Champ to get my tail dragger endorsement. I have a commercial heli license with instruments, so, may as well add fixed wing and tail dragger.

laine.
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Old Mar 05, 2012, 12:32 PM
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Laine,

Great build! Made me just looking at it.

Robert
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Old Mar 05, 2012, 06:34 PM
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Wait till you see it painted up and with the wheels on it that I made last night!

Laine.
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Old Mar 07, 2012, 10:46 AM
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Cowabunga!

Love the paint job. Seriously.
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Old Mar 07, 2012, 11:55 AM
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Come On....Really!!

And you were'nt thinking about the fact that I'm building a giant Lazy Bee that I bought from you... doing it up the the mopar "Super Bee" scheme when the coffee you were drinking hit the neurons in your brain and you dreamed up the mud bug / lazy bee hybrid.... Ha... I don't believe it. Ha Ha...
O.K. maybe it was an original idea... and so what.... so it flys great and you've never even built a test model... .just because that happens to you all the time .... big deal... don't start thinking you're someone special..... oh you're special all right... that's for sure.... Ha Ha Haaaaaaa! We should fly our LazyBee type planes in formation at SEFF... that will show everyone....ha ha...

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Old Mar 07, 2012, 12:12 PM
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LOL, yer killin me Bo. It was the coffee and the neurons for sure! I dont know if my little Cow/bee/bug thing will keep up with your Bee! We'll certainly give it a try though!

Darn right Im special... window licking type special.

Laine.
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Old Mar 08, 2012, 10:07 AM
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Didnt Tim (I flyOS) have a giant Lazy Bee last year?

You built it in 1 day? dayem. Very Nice laine.
Can we use it Saturday in the Paintball Venue
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Old Mar 08, 2012, 10:53 AM
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Yeah, Tim had a big lazy bee made from FFF if I remember right. BIG and SLOW!

This one was built in a day. Ive been adding details as I go. As for paintball... HECK NO! I can make a paintball plane if I have time.

Laine.
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