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Aug 19, 2012, 04:05 AM
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Bee 7


Seeing as "no.4" actually flies, I decided to try a biplane.

Its come a long way from a modified tomboy, but this is pretty much based on no.4 as far as dimensions go.
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Aug 20, 2012, 12:06 PM
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Found it


Hi Al

will watch it progress


regards emma
Aug 23, 2012, 11:51 AM
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engine


While waiting for glue to dry on the lower wings, I became distracted and made the battery hatch
Aug 25, 2012, 10:38 AM
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a Little done


Well - due to work etc have only got a little done, but at least the wings are built and ailerons added. Now I just trying to decide if I am happy with the shape
Aug 25, 2012, 12:13 PM
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cute


Hi al

Its looking good

its got further than mine has in the past week nothing touched


emma
Aug 25, 2012, 12:28 PM
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Thanks Emma! We'll see what happens tonight, but I may just get going again I really want her maidened before next weekend
Aug 26, 2012, 12:05 AM
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Hi Owl:

Great progress....I take one Saturday off and you are already flying....

Good luck...I love everything about...shape....biplane..etc.

sean
Sep 01, 2012, 09:21 AM
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Hi all- Super Bee7 Al! lemme guess black and yellow stripes?
That's another thing I like about your designs is that they are not overdone like mine with frustratingly complex structures like the No4 it looks clean simple and flies well.
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Sep 01, 2012, 11:40 AM
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That would be cool - but I am struggling with a scheme for this one. Thanks for the compliment Mike - but I think I'm going to do a complex one of these days I think, just for the fun of it
Sep 01, 2012, 12:06 PM
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Not to say you can't, I just think I over do it a bit if you still have som pewter you can do a nice grill and instrument pannel like on the BM!

Oh and thanks for reminding me, Happy Spring day! and Autnumn to Sean.
Sep 04, 2012, 01:55 PM
Is it suppose to do that?
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Hi Mickey and Al.

How's it going. Doesn't feel like autumn here yet.

Owl. Maybe you can do it all in black with yellow highlight like a bumble bee. That would be cool.

Sean
Sep 04, 2012, 02:26 PM
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or this perhaps


Hi Al

This is a picture from my dim and distant past yellow and black with a touch of white the Skymaster team from the late seventies .These are the skyleader
rc display team originally flying modified aeromaster bipe

fibreglass and foam 60 glow powered and the kit is still available fron phil ramsey

but Its a bright colourfull scheme for any bipe

regards emma
Sep 05, 2012, 10:21 AM
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Those are both great ideas!

We'll see - most likely I'll just grab a roll and start covering stuff I've got some unusual ideas for the front though, but they will have to wait until I can see how much nose weight is needed . . The question is how "psuedo-scale" to do it, and that pretty much depends on ones mood. I could pop two guns on the front and a bomb underneath, or do a nice conservative scheme, or even just go crazy with all the little bits of left over covering. This is the really fun bit, though, and something I don't like about scale stuff - there you are sort of stuck to an actual colour scheme that someone else had fun working out

If the current weather persists I may get something done soon

Al
Sep 08, 2012, 09:51 AM
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A really frustrating afternoon. I just couldn't get the covering to work in the tight angles at the front of the stab, and the top of the fin. Covered everything over - I am still not happy, but it will have to do. Luckily it doesn't really show in the photos. But its disappointing Also my transparent purple turned out to be metallic . . . Anyway, now I can get the servos in, the fuselage covered, the motor in and then it wil just be the wings to do, and this $&$%&% covering will hopefully work better there
Sep 08, 2012, 10:44 AM
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Full of surprises


That scheme is looking better than I could imagine WOW! I love the metallic purple on the control surfaces!

Have you tried Mylar before? it is increasing in popularity amoungst free flight modellers...I have not used it myself but it's worth looking into!

I hope you come right on the covering, it looks really exciting!

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