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Title: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: ganguy on November 09, 2012, 08:55:29 AM
I thought I'd better start a new thread for tisi project. I need something slower than the pizza box to fly in the "medium" sessions at the drill hall. Here is one link to the model. Will the guys at LE know what a 9 gram motor is?
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1557203&highlight=lazi+bee+foam+plan (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1557203&highlight=lazi+bee+foam+plan)
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: Deerslayer on November 09, 2012, 09:22:48 AM
Keep goin' !

This should be a cure little fella, lots of fun on wings. As for suspension, did you consider just using rubber bands instead of springs, cut them to make loops of the correct size and CA the overlapped ends? Part of the appeal to the Lazy Bee and all of its many variants has been the way they sort of bounce/waddle while taxiing along the ground; of course,  your little e-plane will probably not be doing much of that, as it will likely have about "0" feet take-off and landing distances. Oh, well ...
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: Flypaper 2 on November 09, 2012, 10:17:16 AM
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__5358__18_11_2000kv_Micro_Brushless_Outrunner_10g_.html (http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__5358__18_11_2000kv_Micro_Brushless_Outrunner_10g_.html)
Here's one of the ones I use about that size Reg.  Maybe you could print it out to get the specs and take it to LE and see if they can match it up. This one is better for the indoor stuff. Maybe you could extend the wings out to 20 ins. to get a little more wing area. Wing loading is everything on these little farts. ;D
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: ganguy on November 09, 2012, 11:05:07 AM
Deerslayer and Flypaper2
Yeah, I'm not going into that detail with the wheels/suspension, I'll do something simpleI've only got 1 week to get this thing airborne. I'm going to use the $store foam, unless you think Depron would be better. What's the best glue for this foam? I'm going to shape the wing so there will be a bunch of airfoil shapes to attach.

Gord, thanks for the link.  I will scale it up to 20 inches, just the wings? Some of the designs have over 50inch WS!
Reg
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: Flypaper 2 on November 09, 2012, 11:27:49 AM
Yep, just the wings would be fine. I use good old hot glue on the foam. You don't need much. Some guys use a household pastry roller to get the airfoil shape. Those mickey Mouse plywood wheels may work or that pool noodle foam works good.I used them on this thing  OOPS, Messed up on the pics. Sorry about that.
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: ganguy on November 09, 2012, 11:45:49 AM
Yeah, I like the noodle foam idea.
Back to finishing the Wills trainer - turning out to be more work than I bargained for. Hope to get a photo out tomorrow. My job is interfering with my hob.
Reg
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: Deerslayer on November 09, 2012, 05:23:16 PM
I fail to see the problem ... get your priorities right ... ditch the job and get a-buildin' ! No more excuses.

See you and your new toy on Sunday at the field ... or else ...!
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: ganguy on November 09, 2012, 07:40:21 PM
I'll be there even if only with the Cub, providing that the winds are below gale force!
Reg
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: ganguy on November 12, 2012, 05:43:45 PM
Gord:
Here we go! I still need an upper and bottom plate and a nose plug.
 I tried rolling foam, didn't work too well so I tried heat and that came out a lot better. No info on dihedral and I'm trying to figure a way to transition from one curved surface to the other sounds like a knife and hot glue job. Also, looks like a trip to LE tomorrow! I've been trying to give that up.
Reg
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: Flypaper 2 on November 12, 2012, 06:42:55 PM
Lookin good Reg. What does it use for formers and firewall??
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: ganguy on November 12, 2012, 10:11:16 PM
Not much info, just some photos, looks like foam formers and a thin ply firewall. I think I have to slap it together and learn as i go. I've figured out how to camber the wing evenly, and do the wingtips. The dihedral looks like 20 degrees on one model, larger on others. Fun with foam! I should be a lot further tomorrow night.
Reg
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: Flypaper 2 on November 12, 2012, 10:23:32 PM
That's why I enjoy building from scratch. you never know what it's going to really look like till your finished and you can add you own little bit of imagination to it.
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: ganguy on November 16, 2012, 08:57:19 AM
My imagination has taken me to the point of my incomptence. I'm making a mess out of the control rods/horns. I might get it solved today, but Sunday flying is looking unlikely for me. (And the Lazy Bee)
I'm still smarting over the crash.
Reg
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: Deerslayer on November 16, 2012, 09:19:25 AM
Don't let the occasional occurrence of uncontrolled vertical descent bother you too much. A lot of folks have been there - never happened to me, of course  ;)   

There always is an alternative ... take up golf or something  ;D   But, be careful if you do - more people are killed each year on golf courses than by lightning or sharks. Then, there are others who are killed by their spouse in retribution for wasting too much time playing that dastardly Scottish game! (I played during some of my high school years, as I lived about 200 yards from a 9-hole course that cost me $15 a year to play. I finally gave up on golf ... unfortunately, it had given up on me several years previously, but then I always was a bit slow on the uptake. From where I was whacking that damned ball into the sand, I could see the local beach and that was where all the chicks were   :(  Comet to think of it,  I guess I really was even slower than slow to catch on and re-adjust my priorities. )

I saw your little sorta-Mustang Gordy-plane fly, and it looked like you were having fun. Perhaps not quite as much as Mr. Flypaper himself does, but then no one else ever reaches that level (some sort of Zen state, perhaps?)   8)
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: Flypaper 2 on November 16, 2012, 10:37:37 AM
I'll be out there today to keep poking my planes in the air to see how long I can keep them there before they fall down out of the air. ;D In other words, how long before crashing and dragging out the invaluable hot glue gun. ;D
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: Flypaper 2 on November 16, 2012, 11:03:59 AM
Hey Reg. Bring the Pitts and your P box out the the field today and we'll figure out the ails if you like. Do a bit of flying and fixing at the same time.
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: Deerslayer on November 16, 2012, 05:51:07 PM
I'll be out there today to keep poking my planes in the air to see how long I can keep them there before they fall down out of the air. ;D In other words, how long before crashing and dragging out the invaluable hot glue gun. ;D

From what I have seen of the Flypaper Air Farce, some of them (like that Zoombi contraption that I flew the other day) has had so many dates with the old glue gun, it's getting near time to move on to more advanced (alien, perhaps?) technology to keep it aloft. Once upon a time, the gliding club to which I belonged had a privately-owned glider that other Pilots said depended upon the termites holding hands to avoid total disintegration. Fly's Zoombi reminds me of that :)
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: ganguy on November 17, 2012, 09:45:30 AM
Gord:
Sorry, I was in Toronto yesterday, just got back. Looks like I'm grounded for a while. I hope to make the indoor fly, but the micro bee might not be ready.  The more I look at the variety of foamy plans the more I think that is a great direction to take, for me anyway. I like the build as much as the flying.
Reg
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: Deerslayer on November 17, 2012, 04:41:02 PM
Oops!  It looks like either: a) I was wrong, or b) I shamed Fly!

The infamous Zoombi reappeared at the field today with a major structural upgrade. The whole thing no longer flexes like a snake in heat. It still looks pretty much the same, but some strategic reinforcing seems to have taken place.

Now, that little gyro stabilizer thingie has something to work with. (Pilot/Mechanic Flypaper seemed to be surprised at how well things are working now - can you believe that?)

As for what may have transpired since my comment earlier today, well, he either fired up his phasar, set it to Stun and re-hot-glued something along the fuselage, or perhaps he set it to Kill and smoked the termites, then waited until rigor mortis set upon them and thus locked the whole assembly into a secure formation. Who would know! Anyway, it was once again polluting the friendly skies of KRCM country. What a guy.

Outstanding!
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: ganguy on November 19, 2012, 09:41:11 AM
Gord:
Regarding the motor on the Bee that wouldn't run, is there any programming feature in the transmitter that would cause the throttle to be inoperative?
Reg
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: Flypaper 2 on November 19, 2012, 11:10:28 AM
Could be. If the throttle is not low enough, it will not arm. Try putting the throttle trim to the bottom. If it still doesn't work, try going to the lower throttle endpoint and go towards the 125% point. When it arms, you'll hear the motor give some beeping noises.
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: ganguy on November 19, 2012, 03:19:29 PM
Turns out, it is the ESC. I tried another, and the motor ran fine, backwards and forwards! I'll have to take it back. Very disappointing, I'll have to find a place to test the Bee out, I don't want to wait 2 weeks. Thanks,
Reg
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: Flypaper 2 on November 22, 2012, 10:14:45 AM
Bring them out today and we'll give them another go. I'll even remember to bring my trans. ;D
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: ganguy on November 22, 2012, 05:55:53 PM
Gord:
I missed your message today, looks like I'm out of action for a while. Got nothing flyable.  I managed to crash the Pitts in the back seat of my car, so it looks like crap and has never been off the ground.
Reg
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: ganguy on November 23, 2012, 08:36:21 AM
So I thought - I've still got  the helicopter! You guessed it, broke the swash plate trying to adjust it. The Watts Air Force is totally US (unserviceable)
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: Flypaper 2 on November 23, 2012, 09:24:05 AM
Now you know why I buy hot glue by the case Reg. ;D  L.E. may have a swash plate.
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: ganguy on November 23, 2012, 02:44:07 PM
It would have to be a micro hot glue gun for this break!
Sean thinks they have it. I'm going downstairs to see if I can finish up the Lazy Bee, then find a wall to fly it into.
Reg
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: Flypaper 2 on November 23, 2012, 03:14:47 PM
When I find myself flying/ pushing  to hard and having a few close calls, I tell myself to back off a bit and just do figure eight's, touch and goes, fly around and relax, etc. What happened to the P box?
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: ganguy on November 23, 2012, 05:25:17 PM
Crashed it in a vertical dive. Almost a write-off. I am easing off, I think I am forgetting too much of what I learned, and the intervals between flying are too great. Take a look at Lazy Bee, ready to fly (no paint yet)
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: Flypaper 2 on November 23, 2012, 05:58:48 PM
Looks great Reg. ;D  Looks likes the weather is going to be the pitts for a while Bummer. :(
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: Deerslayer on November 23, 2012, 06:39:31 PM
Now. that Lazy Bee is just as cute as a little old bug, ain't she! Oh, wait a minute, isn't a bee a bug in Nature?

Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: ganguy on November 24, 2012, 09:51:37 AM
Colour scheme suggestions?
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: Deerslayer on November 24, 2012, 11:23:52 AM
Colour scheme suggestions?

How about Black and Yellow stripes? You know, sort of like a ....let me think, now .. a BEE !

Then, stick on a couple of pipe cleaners for antennae ?

Go for it ! We're watching. Lots of helpful hints and ideas from the Peanut Gallery - just don't ask us to actually do anything ...  :D
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: ganguy on November 27, 2012, 09:51:24 AM
Jim has posted photos of the Bee prior to its maiden "flight" yesterday. I should be able to get it back together by Sunday.
Reg
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: Flypaper 2 on November 27, 2012, 10:05:33 AM
I got the generator running again and will be out at the field about noon. If you like, bring it with you and we'll hot glue it back together and give it another shot.
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: ganguy on November 27, 2012, 11:27:27 PM
Sorry I missed today, had a bunch of domestic stuff to take care of. Thanks anyway.
Reg
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: ganguy on November 28, 2012, 06:57:52 AM
Gord:
I'm strengthening the wing, and offsetting the motor. Next, What do you think about covering the underside with a light film like Saran Wrap to give a flat bottom and proper airfoil shape?
Reg
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: Flypaper 2 on November 28, 2012, 11:12:33 AM
Never tried that before but give it a try. I was worried about the strength of the wing. Maybe some bamboo skewers taped to the leading edge of the wing or something like that.
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: ganguy on November 28, 2012, 01:42:36 PM
Gord:
 I just thought that completing the airfoil might make it float like a butterfly!
I meant to strengthen it another way, I've got some carbon rod, I might use that, and I picked up a roll of hockey tape this morning on your advice. By the way, what silicone did you get at CTire?
Reg
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: Flypaper 2 on November 28, 2012, 03:41:19 PM
Hi Reg: actually at slow speed, the undercambered airfoil gives more lift than the flat bottomed.
 The glue is made by Permatex and says" Clear Silicone adhesive sealant" Great for rubber hinges and won't melt the $ Store foam. Hope this helps.
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: ganguy on November 29, 2012, 08:02:36 AM
Wow!  That is interesting about the under-cambered wing. I'm going to do the leading edge today then hop up to the local park for a test if I can get some calm. Have adjusted the down-thrust and a bit of side-thrust. Have to make some new wheels, I can't find pool noodles anywhere.
Thanks,
Reg
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: Flypaper 2 on November 29, 2012, 09:31:56 AM
I get the pool noodles and noodle board from CTC but they may have put ti away for the winter. I also use the foam packing that some electronics comes in. Very much like pool noodle but colourless. Some very high performance gliders have undecambered wings. Gary may comment on that if he so wishes ;D
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: Flypaper 2 on November 29, 2012, 11:04:42 AM
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=828620 (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=828620)
 In case you get bored with nothing to do ;D Here's another one that would make a good indoor job as it would fly slower because of the lower wing loading. Great for indoors. Would work with your present motor and hardware. Big secret is keep it light. The $Store foam would work fine. Just for an experiment, I'm going to try that rubbery, pool noodle type foam between the motor mount and plane to act like a shock absorber for the indoor jobs that have a hard time hitting that cement floor. Takes some of the impact off the airframe. Wadya think??
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: Flypaper 2 on November 29, 2012, 11:21:56 AM
They show a tiled PDF file that works well. Prints out the full sized version on about 10 sheets of computer paper. You tape them together and go at it. Saves a lot of hastles. ;D
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: ganguy on November 29, 2012, 12:53:52 PM
Wish I had that in the beginning, would have saved me a lot of time. I tried CTC but they looked at me as though I was nuts, maybe a pool store? Anyway, I got on with it and made some wheels from a packing crate, but I didn't make them big enough. Even with the axle on the bottom, the 7-5 prop touches the ground. Looks like I have to re-tread!
Attached photo is the resurrected Bee with all the adjustments we talked about. No test flying today.
Deerslayer: If we want to inquire about using the big white dome at RMC for indoor flying, somebody has to speak to the base commander's office.
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: Flypaper 2 on November 29, 2012, 02:51:23 PM
I still have some pool Noodle stuff here. I'll try to remember to bring it with me on Sun. These tubeless heavy duty snow tires are noodles ;D Sorry I messed up the second pic but I don't know how to delete it.
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: ganguy on November 30, 2012, 09:08:08 AM
Gord:
I am going to build up the foam wheels because I want to fly it on Sunday, but would love to have some noodle material for the replacement set. Thanks.
On the photo, I found the same thing, but there is a way. Upload the new photo under the same file name and it over-writes it.
Do you know how many parts there are in my MCX and how long it is taking to replace the swash plate? With luck, I'll get it airborne but I sure could use some tiny-er fingers.
Reg
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: Flypaper 2 on November 30, 2012, 09:55:46 AM
Not sure about the swashplate but the young lads at LE may be able to replace it. Bought a heli from Princess auto.on a chance. They made me buy it when I drooled all over it. ;D Has a still camera and a video camera on board but may not work in the drill hall as the sunlight plays tricks on the IR radio system. We'll see.
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: ganguy on November 30, 2012, 10:48:41 AM
No, i bought the swashplate replacement, but i was just having trouble because everything is so tiny. They were good at LE, but didn't fix it for me, and now I know why. I may have some problems in trimming after I get it back together, but I'm sure looking forward to flying it.
That new one sounds great! I started this whole RC flying thing because of photo-video on board, that's what I want to do eventually after I learn to fly. How much did the drooling cost you?
Reg
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: Flypaper 2 on November 30, 2012, 12:24:22 PM
59 bucks but don't think it'll work outside because of the IR system. Have to see if I can get it to work on 2.4
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: ganguy on November 30, 2012, 12:54:33 PM
Wow!
I built up the Bee's wheels so the prop clears. I'm going to try removing some of the foam to lighten it up. Back to the heli repair now.
 I've also got a nasty contract of work which is interfering with my flying and maintenance. Damn clients can be a nuisance but, they do provide for more toys!
Reg
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: ganguy on December 03, 2012, 09:05:19 AM
Just to keep everyone up to date, neither I or the test pilot could get the Bee to fly, very unstable. Overpowered and over-prop-d. We have temporarily retreated.
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: Flypaper 2 on December 03, 2012, 10:01:11 AM
I forgot to give you that noodle foam for the wheels yesterday.. Don't grow old Reg, your memory takes a dump. Forgot to bring some connectors for Gary so I'm even in deeper doo doo to the pres. ;D But Gary's a good guy, He won't beat on me too hard :P
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: ganguy on December 03, 2012, 11:40:54 AM
Gord:
I thought about it on the way home, but I've got to decide what to do, rebuild the Bee or build a new one. In either case, it will be a while before I need to noodle, so don't worry about your memory! Also, I like my foam wheels, but they don't take crashing very well.
I'm going to have a look at your pdf.
Did you have your new chopper yesterday? I am very happy with mine.
Reg
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: ganguy on December 03, 2012, 12:01:32 PM
Gord:
I can't find your pdf file on the other lazy Bee, could you send it again, please?
Reg
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: Flypaper 2 on December 03, 2012, 04:18:56 PM
Yeah. I flew it a bit yesterday but flew the quad more. The file is from RC Groups thread. I'll see if I can find it.
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: Flypaper 2 on December 03, 2012, 04:42:56 PM
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=828620 (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=828620)
  Better yet, here's the thread on how to build as it might be more helpful with the methods they use. The hows and whys more or less. Hope this helps Reg.and anyone else that wants to try it.
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: Flypaper 2 on December 04, 2012, 08:39:54 AM
What really pisses me off is guys that put a build thread up before a plane has been proven. At the end of the thread that Reg wanted to build from, the guy said at the end of the thread, when Reg asked him about the stability, that his was unstable too!! >:(
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: ganguy on December 04, 2012, 10:08:28 AM
I wonder if I lengthened the fuselage? Also, I could try to make the wings perfect. Or maybe I'll just pitch it and try something else, I just want to build a slow flyer for the "medium" sessions. only 2 weeks to go! maybe I'll end up buying another RTF at LE!
Reg
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: Flypaper 2 on December 04, 2012, 10:47:05 AM
I'd just go with the 30 in. version shown in the website I showed above. Much more chance of sucess going with a proven one instead of beating this one into submission. All of youe electronics will work fine with the bigger one.
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: ganguy on December 04, 2012, 09:54:57 PM
Right! I am astounded at that web link 40 pages of LazyBee stuff!
Reg
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: Flypaper 2 on December 04, 2012, 10:12:39 PM
That'll keep ya busy. ;D Lots of good useful info though..
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: ganguy on December 05, 2012, 01:26:10 PM
Gord:
It looks cold, but sunny and calm tomorrow, any thoughts about flying? I'll have to bring the Cub, nothing else flyable.
On the BEE, all the photos show perfectly straight wings, and I have no idea how they do that. I tried rolling, no dice; the heat gun works, but its hard to keep it even. I tried to search on it but didn't get much. Maybe I need to make a mold and warp to that?
Also the winglet dihedral is 10 degrees, not 30. Some guys are using flat wings, or dihedral, which would be easier to assemble.
Reg
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: Flypaper 2 on December 05, 2012, 03:41:04 PM
Just trying to beat down a cold, so not likely tomorrow Reg. Some of the guys are using the wing flat with a doubler at the front somewhat like the Pbox  doubler. Also you don't need the polyhedral, just dihedral in the middle of the wing. Is this the 29 in. version your building now??
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: ganguy on December 05, 2012, 05:11:06 PM
Ok, I'm getting kind of backed up anyway. I haven't started yet, but I am going to build the 29.5" (BlayBee) I found a video on bending the wing. But the guy was using the blue stuff, where do get that? Is it the rubbery stuff?
Reg
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: Flypaper 2 on December 05, 2012, 06:53:55 PM
That would be a better size for the hardware that you have and uses the same motor that you have. Just overweight for the smaller plane.
   I believe it's called Fanfold Foam. I forgot whether it's a wall insulation or an underlayment for carpet. It's pretty much the stuff as what we're using but comes in a folded up long strip. I think it's available in the lower States for insulation, but not thich enough up here where we use the thicker pink and blue wall insulation foam. I was looking for a video where the guy was rolling the foam over the edge of a countertop. I remember one way was to leave the paper on one side to stiffen the top to make it stronger and not break while bending it. Once it was bent, he would then take the paper off the top.  Hope this helps Reg.
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: ganguy on December 05, 2012, 07:53:34 PM
Yep, it does! That countertop video was the one I saw. Looked easier than the heat gun. I'm getting addicted to the Lazy Bee, I'm up to page 32 on the RCGroups.
Reg
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: ganguy on December 06, 2012, 01:23:03 PM
HeyGgord, I hope your cold is better, because I went out to Grass Creek Park this morning and got up and down safely 4 times! But my hands are still frozen
I'm off to print the BlazyBee plan and cut foam.
Reg
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: Flypaper 2 on December 06, 2012, 04:04:11 PM
Just got back from the field. Wasn't going to go out with my cold but the weather looks like it's going to take a downturn. Coughed and weezed through a few flights anyway. As you say, it was cold on the pinkies
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: ganguy on December 06, 2012, 10:14:18 PM
Yeah, I'm thinking about a muff. Started the Bee, it is actually 30.5 inch WS. I need a slab of 1.5 inch for the monobloc front. Apart from that I've got everything.
Reg
Title: Re: Building the micro Lazy Bee
Post by: ganguy on December 07, 2012, 11:19:48 AM
Gord:
Actually we should start a new thread because the Blazy Bee is what I am building and it seems to be the most popular design, around which people are making variations. On that 40-page thread, I came across a video of a guy who built an 80inch WS copy of it! It was wider than his car. But I'm sticking with the tried and true design, good for indoors or light wind outdoors. I suspect it will behave a lot like the SuperCub judging from the various videos.
Reg