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Lazy bee

PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 4:37 am
by quarry44
Behold my latest flying wonder,the lazy bee:
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5mm foam board fuse,wing foam ribs,cedar and balsa spars.AUW 1kg(20 oz. odd)
Turnigy 2830 outrunner,30A HK esc,1300/1800 Mah Li-Po 3cell.
Maiden flight tomorrow,weather permitting.

Re: Lazy bee

PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 4:49 am
by Sid Sideslip
Very, very cute! The nose reminds me of a bat for for some reason.

Good luck with the maiden!

Re: Lazy bee

PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:19 am
by quarry44
Maiden flight was very short,due to windy weather.appeared to stall,then made a bee-line(he he he)for the ground:(Broke motor mount.Tried again this week,and found the motor to be too small.
Another HK order coming up.

Re: Lazy bee

PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:57 pm
by ergocentric
How many watts are you pulling? it should fly anywhere from 250 to 600 (40" wing)
I see a Speedy Bee in my future

more plans: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=916960

Re: Lazy bee

PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:53 am
by quarry44
I have the plan for the Speedy Bee too.it's on the list.
I"m not really too familiar with electric motor sizes.This is my 1st electric plane ,so it's all a learning curve.I was given the 2830,so that's what i used.Maybe I need to go down in prop size a bit(currently 10x5).

Re: Lazy bee

PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:56 am
by ergocentric
AFAIK a lazy bee will fly with a wide range of engines and motors, .049 to .25 glow, 250W to 600W brushed and brushless

Global hobbies owns the rights now.

http://clancyaviation.globalhobby.com/lazybee.htm

Re: Lazy bee

PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:03 am
by quarry44
I've just checked @HK,the motor I had in it only gives 180w max,assuming the correct prop etc.It's also meant for 500-800g planes,so at 1kg,i'm about 20% over :oops: .
My mate has a few more motors coming,so he'll let me try a couple of different ones.That should sort it.

Re: Lazy bee

PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:05 am
by quarry44
From various forums it appears global are not interested anymore,they have nothing to sell in the clancy line.A crying shame really.

Re: Lazy bee

PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:41 pm
by ergocentric
quarry44 wrote:My mate has a few more motors coming,so he'll let me try a couple of different ones.That should sort it.


All good then!

Re: Lazy bee

PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:59 pm
by quarry44
After a few "arrivals",I've finally got the Bee sorted.Turns out I had the CG too far back.
It's now powered by a Hobbyking"donkey"motor.with an 1800 lipo,i get about 6 -8minutes flights.Yoohoo :D