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.
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.
Last edited by lmopar69; Mar 06, 2012 at 07:50 PM.
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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