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Old Nov 05, 2001, 07:47 AM
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Bumble Bee - It's CUTE !!

Either I missed the rapture on the Ezone when the Bumble Bee hit the streets, or you guys the other side of the pond don't know about it yet.......

IMHO this is one of the cutest models EVER !!!!

http://www.mamo-modelltechnik.com/bumblebee.htm

(All usual disclaimers. I have nothing to do with this company).
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Old Nov 05, 2001, 07:52 AM
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But Chris ... it's nothing like a Lincoln

Pretty cute, reminiscent of the Crazy/Lazy Sparrow, Chubby Lady, etc??
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Old Nov 05, 2001, 08:07 AM
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But Chris ... it's nothing like a Lincoln

Pretty cute, reminiscent of the Crazy/Lazy Sparrow, Chubby Lady, etc??
Bill
Same manufacturer as the Chubby Lady ! And it's got two GEARED motors !!

I have already bought the kit (of course). It's only the fourth model I have bought after my New Year's resolution not to buy any models this year !

PS - A foam Lincoln with 4x400's will be built by the end of 2002. I am in the process of buying all the stuff I need for an automatic foam cutting machine. I have some left over holiday coming up and will not leave the workshop until the foam cutting machine is built. First the machine and then the Lincoln !

Roy Chadwick would be proud of me.
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Old Nov 05, 2001, 08:50 AM
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Chris, have you seen the Lancaster for 4xS400 in the RCM&E? They are doing a CNC-cut wood pack plus mouldings to go with the plan, not as satisfying as scratch-building your own but possibly a quick & easy route to get a Lincoln in the air??
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Old Nov 05, 2001, 09:03 AM
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Chris, have you seen the Lancaster for 4xS400 in the RCM&E?
I am not a subscriber to RCM&E, but I got the edition that announced that the Lancaster was coming. It's on my list to follow the model up on their website as a possible base for a Lincoln.

Thanks Bill !!
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Old Nov 05, 2001, 10:47 AM
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Take a look at the following thread:

Flying Styro Sea Plane

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...ight=bumblebee
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Old Nov 05, 2001, 11:03 AM
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I am not a subscriber to RCM&E, but I got the edition that announced that the Lancaster was coming. It's on my list to follow the model up on their website as a possible base for a Lincoln.

Thanks Bill !!

Part 1 is in the current (Nov) RCM&E, part 2 next month. Stats are:

Span: 71"
Area: 640 sq in
AUW: 80 oz (8xsub C cells, air retracts)
Loading: 18/oz sq ft
Power: 4x 7.2V S400, Gunther props

Current draw is given as 32A initial, 25A steady.

The 'full set' of CNC-cut parts, plan, mouldings (spinners, turrets, canopies etc.) is quite expensive - 70 plus 5.30 overseas postage - but the various bits are available separately (e.g. the CNC parts are 55 on their own).

Looks good.
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Old Nov 06, 2001, 04:11 PM
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Will the Bumble Bee ROW?

Chris,

I've seen some discussion about this thing supposedly being an amphibian, and speculations that it won't ROW very well. Can you confirm or deny that this plane is supposed to float without falling over and take off from the water?

BTW: What's this Lincoln everybody's talking about? The only Lincoln I know about is a car!
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Old Dec 23, 2001, 01:17 PM
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Just got my Bumble Bee done.
I will give it a try on water as soon as I can
if it doesn't freeze first.
Thought some of you would like to see it.
Jay
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Old Dec 23, 2001, 01:22 PM
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Jay,
Great looking little ship! Please post some flight reports!
regards,
boomer
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Old Dec 23, 2001, 01:37 PM
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HI Boomer,


Here's a picture of it floating in the swimming pool.
I just pulled off the wheels and was seeing how it's
attitude would be on floating before I put on the
outrigger floats.

I've flown it a little so far.
Fly's suprisingly good.
Pretty much like a decent park flyer. Great power
I found that it flew around nicely on half power
Did some touch and goes nothing crazy like any
aerobatics.

It's responsive and not squirrely, not prone to
stalls and doesn't snap off when slowed.
Weather here has been cold and rainy so not much
flying happening for me, just a lot of building.

Jay
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Old Dec 23, 2001, 02:06 PM
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Thanks for the come back. Looks like it floats OK and should ROW OK. Props look like they are high enough and far enough forward so splash up hopefully won't be a problem. It will most likely take quite a lot of water run before lift off. Keep us posted. Thanks,
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Old Dec 23, 2001, 02:11 PM
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J Cubed,
The Lincoln is the follow up to the Lancaster bomber. Looks much the same, kind of like the Boing B-50 is an updated B-29. The Lincoln was used by the RAF after WWII.

Jay,
Where did you get your Bumblebee? I must have one!

James
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Old Dec 23, 2001, 02:48 PM
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Jay,

Did you order yours directly from Czech., or do you have an inside track on a US supplier? H-L's site lists the Sky Beetle, but not the Bumble Bee.

Tony Turley
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Old Dec 23, 2001, 09:56 PM
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James and Tony,

A friend of mine picked this kit up in Europe as a present for me.
Sorry,I don't know exactly where or how.

I've heard through him that Hobby Lobby may be picking
it up and has a sample kit that they have tested.

Jay
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