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Old Sep 09, 2007, 07:41 PM
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BluBee & BigBluBee

Here are some Tiled plans for a 36" (files say 32"...) and a 48" Lazy Bee type aircraft that I chose to call the BluBee.

The smaller one has a simgle surface wing and the larger one has a more conventional full airfoil. On the smaller one the wing is rigid enough, but I was not confident that the larger one would be stiff enough so I made it a full airfoil.

If anyione is interrested I can also post the DXF files and build info.


Will post some pictures tomorrow - Monday 9/12 from work where I have a much faster connection
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Old Sep 09, 2007, 08:01 PM
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Pete

Thanks for posting the plans....a great looking model. The build info would be a plus especially to us NewBees! What size of motor do you suggest for either size?

Thanks,
Ray
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Old Sep 09, 2007, 11:08 PM
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great plans thanks
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Old Sep 10, 2007, 12:12 AM
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Thanks for the plans. Looks like great fun. Would enjoy build details as well.......

Dave (ka7wof)
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Old Sep 10, 2007, 08:48 AM
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Motors

On the BigBluBee i am using an EFlite 370 1380Kv outrunner with a 2 cell LiPo and a 9 x 4.7 Prop. Climbs at anything over half throttle.

On the smaller BluBee i qam using a modified GoBrushless kit motor at 1060KV turning an old TopFLite 6x4 Nylon Prop. Flies about like the BigBluBee on 2 cell, and has about a 1-1 Thrust ratio on 3 cells.
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Old Sep 10, 2007, 02:45 PM
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BluBee & BigBluBee Pictures

Here are some pictures I of the 2 birds. Give a pretty good Idea of the size difference.
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Old Sep 10, 2007, 06:15 PM
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Whoa, that's a great example of bee-keeping. I think you almost broke the record for the most tiled pages on a plan too. Keep up the good work. I will be watching this thread.
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Old Sep 10, 2007, 10:08 PM
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Fun, huh? Never met a Bee I didn't like!
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Old Sep 26, 2007, 12:00 PM
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Working on a SpeedeeBluBee

Started working on a SpeedeeBluBee this week. Full airfoil wing. Need to add some foam fill between the layers where I cut out the ailerons. 36" span. Am trying to approximate the SpeedyBee fuselage but have been able to find very few pictures. ANyone out there got an old plan set laying around?

Will post the plans shortly, just as soon as I get teh fusealge built to see what else will be needed.
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Old Sep 28, 2007, 07:38 AM
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SOme poor pictures...

Here's a few pictures of the SpeedeeBluBee so far. Hope to get it done this weekend.
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Old Oct 20, 2007, 12:19 PM
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Nice work Kf2,
Any interest in a BluStaggerBee?
Just hoping.
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Old Oct 20, 2007, 04:48 PM
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Speedy Bee Plans

KF:
Are you going to put up some tiled plans for it Please---------Please?? Have never had one but would really like one. This is a pic of my 2-3 year old LB foamy made from old 40inch Clancy plans. One of my favorite small area fliers. Real sky crawler, looks like a blimp cruzing by. Going to make a new KF stepped undercamber wing for it sometime this winter the way it is now if you get to crazy with the stunts the wing flaps like a bird!!!!

Stagger-wing would be great also....
Thanks
Bob
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Old Oct 20, 2007, 06:27 PM
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Stagger-wing sounds interesting! I really like the looks of the Lazy Bee and a Bipe would be nice!

Ray
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Old Oct 21, 2007, 08:04 AM
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I always liked the Stagger Bee... not quite enough to pay the price, but...

Good Luck!
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Old Mar 12, 2008, 09:11 AM
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tiled plans

Any chance of someone doing tiled plans of BigBluBee?
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