Thread Tools
This thread is privately moderated by 1000MPH, who may elect to delete unwanted replies.
Aug 06, 2018, 04:25 PM
Objects in mirror are losing
1000MPH's Avatar
Discussion

Windrider Bee Build - "GyroBee" #3


This will be my 3rd Bee with a gyro. I'm shooting for about 35oz but with some added carbon and two layers of bi-directional tape.
Specs:
Battery: 5 cell Eneloop AA flat pack.
Servos: Standard sized Tower Hobbies TS-64 (OEM versions of the now discontinued Hitec HS 635). These are discontinued.
Rec'r/Gyro combo: Lemon LM0005
Spars: Replacement .240" carbon rod, 1x3mm carbon ribbon, .080" carbon rod 1" behind LE, 1x6mm carbon trailing edge.
Last edited by 1000MPH; Aug 06, 2018 at 04:33 PM.
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Aug 06, 2018, 04:27 PM
Objects in mirror are losing
1000MPH's Avatar
Servos are installed with 5min epoxy and chopped glass.
Linkages were prepped.
5 Cell Eneloop battery gooped in.
Switch installed.
Gyro/Rec'r installed with cutouts to access the pots.
Latest blog entry: Windrider Bee Build -...
Aug 06, 2018, 04:28 PM
Objects in mirror are losing
1000MPH's Avatar
Spackled and sanded. Adding about 3.75" of fixed TE inboard and outboard.
Latest blog entry: Windrider Bee Build -...
Aug 06, 2018, 04:29 PM
Objects in mirror are losing
1000MPH's Avatar
Bottom is now thin gooped and ready for taping. 20.3oz
Latest blog entry: Windrider Bee Build -...
Aug 06, 2018, 04:30 PM
Objects in mirror are losing
1000MPH's Avatar
2 full layers of bidi 3Ē tape. 26oz. Added just under 6oz.
Iíve got a little shrink back of the spackle and goop on the spars. It will be visible but should not really affect performance at these speeds. These should have a second session of spackle and goop on critical areas if finish is really important.
Latest blog entry: Windrider Bee Build -...
Aug 06, 2018, 04:31 PM
Objects in mirror are losing
1000MPH's Avatar
Bottom of wing is covered in HobbyKing covering.
Latest blog entry: Windrider Bee Build -...
Aug 06, 2018, 04:32 PM
Objects in mirror are losing
1000MPH's Avatar
Top and bottom are covered. Went with a simple lightning bolt design. Added a 3" strip of 5mil laminate to the leading edge. 29.1oz.
Latest blog entry: Windrider Bee Build -...
Aug 07, 2018, 12:27 PM
Objects in mirror are losing
1000MPH's Avatar
Not sure what size winglets to try this time. These are a few sets I've made in the past. I think I will try a thicker balsa.
Latest blog entry: Windrider Bee Build -...
Aug 09, 2018, 10:21 AM
Objects in mirror are losing
1000MPH's Avatar
More winglet designs...
Latest blog entry: Windrider Bee Build -...
Aug 11, 2018, 11:26 PM
Objects in mirror are losing
1000MPH's Avatar
Iím going to make 3 different sets just for kicks. The first set is out of the bag. Using Resin Research instead of West so this is a test run. Turned out pretty smooth and and very stiff. A little clean up with a sanding block. Resin and cloth added about 7.5oz. Total weight: 17 & 15g.
Last edited by 1000MPH; Aug 12, 2018 at 03:34 PM.
Aug 14, 2018, 11:23 AM
Objects in mirror are losing
1000MPH's Avatar
Second set in the bag. These are the set with thicker balsa. Took these pics after 6 hours.
Latest blog entry: Windrider Bee Build -...
Yesterday, 11:02 AM
Objects in mirror are losing
1000MPH's Avatar
Elevons in and out of the bag. Not perfect, the visqueen bunched a little around the sides but should still be good. Results would be better if the TE were sharper.
Latest blog entry: Windrider Bee Build -...


Quick Reply
Message:
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Build Log Windrider Bee II - build/group build "Bee Build Bacchanal" 1000MPH Slope 264 Yesterday 05:34 PM
Discussion New FPV Wings by Windrider name Explorer Bee(xBee) Ming FPV Talk 186 Jul 05, 2017 01:35 AM
Discussion How to build Windrider 60 inch Scout Bee??? gruvin Flying Wings 3 Nov 15, 2011 07:52 AM
Queen Bee Build Thread - WindRider marclr Slope 48 Jul 22, 2006 01:43 PM