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Sep 02, 2016, 09:28 AM
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Besson MB411 post-build

Now that I have completed and flown my Besson MB411 floatplane I thought I'd post it up in my blog so all of my builds are together in one place.

First up, here is a link to the original build log and initial flights.

40" Besson MB411 Peter Rake Prototype

As the title suggests, this was a beta prototype build for a Peter Rake design.
The original prototype had a few bugs that needed to be swatted . Once they were identified and fixed we now have a nice little float plane to add to the collection.

Plans are available through Peter Rake directly
and a laser cut kit can be found at Manzano Laser Works

Here is a video of the maiden flight: still a few tweaks to be made at this stage

Besson maiden flight (2 min 59 sec)

and here is a video after a couple of tuning flights

Besson post-maiden flying (2 min 16 sec)
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Sep 07, 2016, 04:26 PM
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Very nice ly done

Excellent job and great on your details too, and above all it really FLIES LOL
She looks nice on floats. Does the little air generator work? Could use it for something that requires just a bit of electrical power.
Sep 07, 2016, 08:12 PM
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Sadly no, the generator is purely for show. Its just freewheeling in the prop blast.
Jan 01, 2017, 05:58 AM
Viceless no longer :)
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That is lovely and what great photos video too. Hope all is well with family and wishing you all a Happy New Year.

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