New Classic Predator Bee
I killed my last Bee in a 110+MPH DS crash. I broke a std size karbonite servo for the first time. Here's it's replacement. 21oz classic Predator build. The only difference was I used 3m extreme instead of the 3" windrider strapping tape. I like the 3" tape but on my last build it wrinkled under heat and I wanted to avoid that on this one.
Update: This plane is still going great. I cut down the tips a little to move the CG forward. They are still longer than stock but 1/4" shorter in height. I also added about 5 layers of clear tape to the LE in front of the CG. Balance is just slightly forward of 8-1/2" and perfect. The performance of the Bee never ceases to amaze me. On high rates with a bit of expo and I'm getting a fantastic but controlable roll rate and really tight inside and outside loops.
Last edited by 1000MPH; Oct 03, 2010 at 08:55 AM.
2.4oz Wing cores ea
.36oz ribbon spar
1.57oz Servo HS-325HB
3.14oz Servo x2
.54oz Electron rec'r
1.97 oz AAA batt
11.18oz w/o glue
12.0 W/ all gear installed
13.2 after fully spackled and ready for thinned goop
13.7oz 1 coat of goop top and bottom before tape
14.1oz 2nd coat of goop in front of cg
13.9oz after 1 day drying
15.9oz 1 layer of 3" on bottom only. new tape pattern
17.7oz fully taped
18oz with extra extreme tape on LE. cg forward
cg at 7"
18.2oz thinned goop on bottom
19.2oz bottom covered w/stripes
20.6oz top covered w/o decorations
20.9oz w/ flames
.30oz ea Winglets
1.01oz ea elevons with one layer of 3M extreme, thin goop, monokote.
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