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Jun 01, 2020, 03:10 AM
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Beautifuil build, Phillippe!

We had the first "racing" session yesterday. Actually, we do not race, we try to fly as close as possible because it looks so nice.
Jupiter Bee Air Racing (2 min 59 sec)
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Jun 03, 2020, 09:51 PM
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Boy oh boy! First the Trottel, then the Kung Fu, two of my favorites. I haven’t gotten to the Honk yet, but this looks like even more fun. OK, you’ve twisted my arm Thomas, I give up, I’ll build one right away!
Jun 04, 2020, 10:01 AM
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Here's one of my bee based birds from way back when. Must upgrade to a Jupiter version.
Jun 04, 2020, 01:08 PM
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Video Jupiter Bee


My Jupiter Made his first flight this week-end.

Fantastic, easy to fly and so fun !

Watch the video.

Best regards

Jupiter Bee (2 min 38 sec)
Jun 09, 2020, 06:58 AM
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Congrats, Philippe! I am happy that you like it!
Jun 09, 2020, 02:10 PM
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Hello Thomas,

I' am fan of this model.
One of my favorite planes.
Best regards.
Jun 20, 2020, 10:30 PM
Slow Flight

Beginner question - control horn

I am new builder, sorry about this question....
I have seen some regular control hornes with shrink tube but this is not a regular (curved or 45degrees) control horn is like a straight tube .

Would you please tell me what it is and what is the advantage over a normal z bend servo horn.

Jun 21, 2020, 02:32 AM
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he uses bamboo skewers and heatshrink

the advantage is cheap and cheerful, and efficient, and no bending of wires or link anchors - the tube provides the flexible connection

as long as the "link" is over the control hinge, it won't produce any differential movement with the servo horn set square like in the photo

the means of linking the control rod to the "horn" is completely up to the creator; his doesn't allow for adjustment (apart from cutting the shrink tube and doing it again if it's not right), but on such a plane, once it's set, there's no need
Jun 21, 2020, 12:47 PM
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Yes, but you can adjust it with a lighter!
The skewers are wood, not bamboo, these are easier to cut and sand.
Last edited by Thomas B.; Jun 21, 2020 at 12:54 PM.
Jun 21, 2020, 05:43 PM
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balsa ? or pine ? or dowel ?
Jun 22, 2020, 07:55 AM
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It is some kind of hard wood, I guess birch. Bamboo does the job as well.
Jun 22, 2020, 09:16 AM
Slow Flight
Thanks for sharing that information!!
Jun 22, 2020, 06:22 PM
old foamie

Great plane Thomas B ! Now I think it only needs a radial cowl and you will be all set.
Jun 22, 2020, 06:23 PM
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The STICK has to be strong enough to take the force input by the Heat shrink to servo link.

I used a similar link on my Sim Sym Sam between the Upper and lower wings.

I used a piece of CF rod.

Not to worry too much as MOST guys over engineer their builds.
Jun 22, 2020, 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by old foamie
Great plane Thomas B ! Now I think it only needs a radial cowl and you will be all set.
the bottom off a p.e.t. drink bottle , or the top off a suitable spray can ?

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