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Posted by bee99 | Jun 14, 2020 @ 11:21 AM | 3,040 Views
I motorized this, by guess on the location. I got the idea from another post. It flys great with 800 mah 2 or 3 cell . And it can thermal with exposed battery and dangling wires. A rubber band and velcro hold the battery on.
Posted by bee99 | Feb 07, 2020 @ 04:30 PM | 4,735 Views
I have been putting a ARF together and been working on the lazy bee. At times waiting for glue to dry on either plane. I found a bargain on a Eflite Park 480 motor & ESC. More power than I need. But we'll go with it on this one. I'm hoping that Andy Clancy Designs can get in business.
Posted by bee99 | Feb 01, 2020 @ 08:46 AM | 3,953 Views
After 6 months of procastanating , i got the plane framed up. I need to build faster, to buy the new Clancy kits.
Posted by bee99 | Jun 23, 2019 @ 05:16 PM | 3,185 Views
2019 is not the same as it was in 1996, when i was building from plans. I got the frame built, but it came out crooked. So i got discouraged and stopped working on it. Back before ARF's, if you wanted to fly,you had to build. Well anyways yesterday i purchased a Tower Hobbies foam Hellcat.
Posted by bee99 | Oct 28, 2018 @ 03:47 PM | 2,657 Views
The short kit does not come with the square 1/8" balsa and basswood sticks. I still had some from my storage. Balsa usa or National balsa would be where to order some more. Although they have a $30 minimum order.l still have more to complete the frames, before i join them to build the fuselage. Let's see if i can find the time to build. I try for 1 hour every day.
Posted by bee99 | Oct 21, 2018 @ 07:18 AM | 2,299 Views
Yes, CA glue is faster.But i am in no hurry. Getting one side framed up in a week. Two glue joints a night and one in the morning. I use a brick to hold the frame down rather than t-pins. It allows the plan sheet to be reused. Close enough is good for me.
Posted by bee99 | Oct 14, 2018 @ 07:37 PM | 2,480 Views
I assembled the templates for the wing tips and rudder. My orginal cardboard & nail ones with rubber bands could work again.
Posted by bee99 | Oct 14, 2018 @ 07:31 PM | 2,441 Views
This crashed fuselage was from 2008. It will serve as guide for me to build a new one.
Posted by bee99 | Oct 13, 2018 @ 05:08 PM | 2,911 Views
Received from Laser design. Complete roll of plans and laser cut balsa. Very nice. No hardware. But this is a simple design plane.
I do not know yet, what my build speed will be. Its been about 8 years ago, i built from kit. I have been flying ARF's. I still have half the fuselage of my orignal , Lazy bee that lasted thru several rebuilds after crashing.
Posted by bee99 | Sep 30, 2018 @ 06:16 AM | 2,645 Views
1996 the Lazy bee was my first plane build and i did not know how to fly. My instructor discouraged me from trying to fly it. Instead i had to build a PT-40 kit and learn to fly on that. A year later, i flew the bee. Very easy and fun to fly. It had a Astro flight geared motor and nicad batteries. My 2nd bee had the O.S. 15 a good flyer, my 3rd bee had the O.S. 26 four stroke, love that sound and could fly bigger prop. All those planes gave me over 100 flights, but they all crashed and destroyed,as a lot of RC models do.
I guess this is a personnel declaration. I sent Laser Design Service $69.00 for a Lazy bee short kit. I still have my plans. So we'll see how this goes. Will i go electric again with a Tower motor? Or put the O.S. 26 in it? / Let's see if i can get the frame built first and then we will flip a coin on the power. As i remember, changing the batteries through the side door is tight and at least the four stroke muffler can be pointer down. But i would rather have a lighter floater maybe.
I will try and update my progress. I now live in Dallas TX, but still belong to the Greenville club. Its laid back,