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Jan 07, 2009, 12:10 PM
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A new tooling for old Bee?


What do you think?
I will do the following amendments but keep the old Bee airfoil:
1. No marking spot on the top
2. Internal push rod like Beevolution
3. Carbon ribbon guide line
4. 6mm carbon channel between two wings
5. ???

Ming Lou
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Jan 07, 2009, 12:35 PM
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I like the internal Pushrods.
A curved slot line for a ribbon spar would be nice but not needed if the builder has a marker and 3 pins.


An included Ribbon spar would be ideal.

Thanks for keeping my favorite plane alive! We in the Midwest USA thank you!

Dan
Jan 07, 2009, 12:37 PM
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I'd buy two.
Jan 07, 2009, 01:24 PM
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Just bought 2 from Atlanta Hobby,Dom,your dog 's days are numbered!!! Aloha Rich
Jan 07, 2009, 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Ming
What do you think?
I will do the following amendments but keep the old Bee airfoil:
1. No marking spot on the top
2. Internal push rod like Beevolution
3. Carbon ribbon guide line
4. 6mm carbon channel between two wings
5. ???

Ming Lou
1. What do you mean? Bee was smooth on top of wing.
2. Great
3. Make it smooth curve, 48" long, top and bottom passing just
behind the gear bay in the center to within about 50-60mm from the LE out
near the tips. If you're thinking straight guide lines like the Beevo,
then forget it. We wouldn't use straight lines.
4. You talking about the old center spar of the Bee? If so, go ahead and
leave it. It's useful for an added spar if wanted, and we also use it when
we add LEDs inside.
5. Keep the same standard sized servo bays as the old Bee. Nobody in the
US uses those oversized servos you sized the holes for in the Beevo, so we
always have to pad em out with scrape foam (which a Bee/Beevo doesn't
come with).
6. Same size/placement for radio bay. This is mostly so that the curved
ribbon spars can be placed where they do the most good (where we
put them today, as described in #3 above)
7. Don't bother with the channel for the antenna as on the Beevo.
A lot of folks are moving to 2.4Ghz so don't need it, and it just messes
up the airfoil. Cutting a slit and stuffing a long antenna into it, is easy anyway.

ian
Jan 07, 2009, 03:34 PM
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Ya, everything he said.
Jan 07, 2009, 04:12 PM
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Im definitely keen to see mings improvements with the old airfoil , as i never got to try an original bee , but would love to try something retro "something old something new" .. maybye the new one could be called the

bee retro

lol

cheers
doug
Jan 07, 2009, 04:43 PM
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Just bought 2 from Atlanta Hobby,Dom,your dog 's days are numbered!!! Aloha Rich
Those ought to be safer for our next round of "Dynamic Combat" LOL!
Jan 07, 2009, 04:50 PM
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I second all of Ian's suggestions (except the Bee does have bumps on top).
If any one change it has to be a curved ribbon spar!!!
After flying the BeEvo this week I'm not sure the antenna arrangement is good for full range.
Jan 07, 2009, 10:28 PM
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If you look at one of my freshly built Bees they come out smooth,
despite those little nubbies. If he wants to get rid of em,
that's fine by me, but not a priority.

ian
Jan 08, 2009, 08:48 AM
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Luck I find the old Bee airfoil data in my ex ex ex notebook.
50/50 to make a new mould for old Bee.
Depending on coming few months business.
Place more plane order on my website, so I can have enough budget for next next next plane tooling.

Ming Lou
Jan 15, 2009, 12:07 PM
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Lead time for Bee2 is 50 days!

Ming Lou
Jan 15, 2009, 12:21 PM
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Place more plane order on my website, so I can have enough budget for next next next plane tooling.

Ming Lou
Now, who can refuse that request ?!
Jan 15, 2009, 01:46 PM
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let us pre order the new bee2 instead
Jan 15, 2009, 10:49 PM
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B2


I would pre order 1 or 2 "B2's". I hate having to make the internal push rod holes.


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