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Dec 15, 2020, 09:57 PM
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I love it! I almost used a multi-blade prop on mine , as well. Seems to work nicely on your lightly constructed MB. The UMX Turbo Timber wheels are super lightweight. I hope you can find them on your side of the pond for a reasonable price.
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Dec 16, 2020, 12:56 AM
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Bob, Ref post 779:
I think the method of rotating a video is what I was looking for! Thanks a bunch...
Dec 17, 2020, 07:56 AM
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Slow Beeker outside

Beeker Slowflyer (2 min 46 sec)

Thank you for this design, Brad!
Dec 17, 2020, 01:01 PM
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Another Nice rendition of the Beeker design.

Terrific flying too ;>}

Are those Ping Pong tables with HARD nets ?
Dec 17, 2020, 04:49 PM
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Did you battery fall out on that last loop? Nice recovery!
Dec 18, 2020, 06:25 AM
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Yes, hard nets.
And yes, the battery fell out. Scored a goal, nevertheless.
Dec 26, 2020, 06:45 AM
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Help! This looks like a great little plane to build. However, there's 53 pages to look through to try to get details!
I've looked through a myriad of pages, with several little 3-views, of what seems to be different sizes of the Bleeker. Can anyone point me to anywhere to a definitive plan with a set of construction details? Thank in advance!

Found the plans for the Micro Beeker in Post #40 of that thread. Are there any such plans for the full size Beeker?
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Dec 26, 2020, 08:46 AM
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The only details I needed was the CG point, and the motor angle, once I worked that out it flew well.

I would suggest an exploded view, which would be quite simple, as there were a couple of small parts I never figured out where to put them, but they certainly weren't essential.
Control throws would be another helpful guide, as I put too much in mine and it was a handful, but in low rates it is great.

I added wheels to mine, because I am not experienced with hand launch, and when I got the angle right, that also worked very well.

BTW, mine, a 42" span, was one of the first from Bird of Prey, so I didn't expect a bunch of assembly information, there is probably more available now, I will gladly share any info I can, if that is the one you are building.
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May 02, 2021, 08:46 PM
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Been playin' around in CAD again.

wha da ya think of this musing ?

A 3D Printed Fuse, possibly the wing as well, but, not necessarily
and likely a Foam empennage.
May 03, 2021, 08:36 AM
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I think the 3D printed fuse is great, but I would prefer foam flying surfaces, because my Eclipson V's black wings warped in the sun. White wings would be better, as you show in the illustration.
A 3D printed pilot would be cool too...
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May 03, 2021, 08:40 AM
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Ya mean like dis one ?

I envision the Fuse "top" to be able to accommodate ...
either a printed UC wing
or a Flat foamy wing
or whatever.

It'll be Flat up there to start with
and likely a couple of holes for CF roods for Rubberband attachment
as well as a couple of HARD Points to screw down a printed wing.

My estimate, so far, is a 3 part Fuse on a Larger format 3DPrinter with LW-PLA or PLA-lw.
May 03, 2021, 08:45 AM
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I knew you would know the best one!
You got your post up before I finished adding the picture, so you beat me to it!

That method to accommodate either wing is a good one, as the printed wings are more fun to make, and if it warps, no biggie, slap on the foam one, great idea!
May 03, 2021, 09:00 AM
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Like dis ?
May 03, 2021, 09:01 AM
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That was fast!
May 03, 2021, 10:33 AM
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Sculpting is NOT my Forte, especially when in 3D CAD.

There are better sculpting CAD's , but, I don't have one.

So this is watcha get after a good deal of fiddling around.

I just gave up and decided to NOT do Eye brows, Hair or Mouth.
b'sides I didn't want to completely plagiarize the original artist.

Paint would be best from this point on.

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