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Feb 09, 2018, 06:06 AM
Tony Audsley Retired Locksmith
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FreeBee


Thought I would do a real quick and easy design, build and hopefully fly nice and slow .. its based on the Lazy Bee

880mm ( 34.5 inches) wing span
630mm long
Motor: Turnigy L2210-1650 kv
Prop: 8 x 4.5 slowfly
ESC: 25-30 amp Plush or similar
Servos: 2 x HXT 9g or similar
1 x sheet of Depron 1000 x 700mm
Estimated AU weight: 400 grams

C of G is on the CF Spar

Once I have finished the plans they will be free and available on my web site .. www.lockeysrcplans.com

Lockey
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Feb 09, 2018, 10:04 AM
When cows fly!
Looking good Lockey!
Feb 09, 2018, 12:25 PM
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I like it! I'm not going to watch the video of the machine cutting it out as it upsets me
Feb 09, 2018, 01:33 PM
When cows fly!
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I like it! I'm not going to watch the video of the machine cutting it out as it upsets me
Yes, what Adam says!
Feb 09, 2018, 08:58 PM
Tony Audsley Retired Locksmith
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I like it! I'm not going to watch the video of the machine cutting it out as it upsets me
Oh man it really does make things easy .. AND .. I am getting very good at doing the G-Code

Must admit, this is one of my favorite machines ..

Lockey

Whisper .. hey guys, by the number of views on the pics, looks like we have a few lurkers on this one
Feb 09, 2018, 10:59 PM
Tony Audsley Retired Locksmith
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Here she is and ready to fly

All up weight with 1000/3s battery 420 grams .. balances great with this battery

Lockey
Feb 10, 2018, 01:18 AM
Build straight - Fly twisty
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Whisper .. hey guys, by the number of views on the pics, looks like we have a few lurkers on this one
I did a bit of a lurk. and I liked what I lurkin' well saw.
Feb 10, 2018, 01:42 AM
Tony Audsley Retired Locksmith
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I did a bit of a lurk. and I liked what I lurkin' well saw.
Hi Whiskers, lurkin good mate you gona build one ?

Anyone interested ... plans are on post #2 as always, only thing I ask is .. if you build it, post some pics of your build and a flight video if possible

Lockey
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Feb 10, 2018, 05:20 AM
When cows fly!
Dang, I figured I would wake up and see a maiden flight video!!!!
Feb 10, 2018, 11:48 AM
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Hi Lockey
I just purchased a cnc machine like yours from Inventables
Do you feel the need for a dust collector
Feb 10, 2018, 06:03 PM
skumgummi dave
Thanks for the plan Lockey!

Dave-
Feb 11, 2018, 08:19 AM
Tony Audsley Retired Locksmith
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Hi Lockey
I just purchased a cnc machine like yours from Inventables
Do you feel the need for a dust collector
Hi Walt, I am using a 1.2 mm cutter and no need for dust collector at all, makes very little mess .. I am using a vacuum bed to hold down the foam sheet and I guess it takes some of the dust away too

You are welcome Dave

Flew it today and flew well once I got her trimmed .. video tomorrow .. still not as nice to fly as my little SE5 though

Lockey
Feb 11, 2018, 01:48 PM
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Hey, Tony, ...
did you ever get those attachments I sent ?

1.2mm is kind fragile for this old Ham hand,

I use 1.5's from Banggood et al
and I also use 2mm and 1/8" sizes.
BG has some 1 flute 3mm bits.
Feb 11, 2018, 08:45 PM
Tony Audsley Retired Locksmith
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Originally Posted by birdofplay
Hey, Tony, ...
did you ever get those attachments I sent ?

1.2mm is kind fragile for this old Ham hand,

I use 1.5's from Banggood et al
and I also use 2mm and 1/8" sizes.
BG has some 1 flute 3mm bits.
Yes I did Bob .. thanks

Maiden video soon

Lockey


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