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Post  Ken Cook Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:28 pm

My buddy Dan had this whatever it is out to fly yesterday. Previous flights were not so good due to the Babe Bee having some issues. Dan took it apart, changed the reed and it certainly was needed. He uses a 3 blade prop and the tank is filled with Teflon balls to take up capacity. The engine was running on the ground about 1.5 minutes. We were having him launch with 30 seconds left, he launched 15 seconds early on the first flight.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9y7dOzLwzNk
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Post  NEW222 Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:09 pm

Thats too funny. Quite the neat contraption he built there. Do you have any closer photos of it to see what it actually looks like?
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Post  andrew Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:44 pm

It's called a charybdis or McCutchen Wing. Outerzone has plans for two versions.

https://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=3541

https://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=5275
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Post  daddyo Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:37 am

How about “the sub-orbital gnat whacker”?  That is too cool.
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Post  NEW222 Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:43 pm

Thanks Andrew for the reply and links.
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Post  MauricioB Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:52 pm

Excellent, great, they are really having fun there !! Very Happy Clapping Clapping
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Post  davidll1984 Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:56 am

y remember a video of same type of rotating flying wing same color to funy and strange Laughing
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Post  badbill Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:12 am

Here's Ken Willard's version, plus other fun stuff :-)

https://archive.org/details/8_easy_projects_ken_willard
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Post  Ken Cook Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:54 pm

Bill, that has to be it because he gave me that book. It does get peoples attention when it goes up in the air.
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Post  OhBee Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:28 pm

Thats different!...pretty cool!
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Post  batjac Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:18 pm

badbill wrote:Here's Ken Willard's version, plus other fun stuff :-)  

https://archive.org/details/8_easy_projects_ken_willard

Hmmm...

Ken Willard's version uses a 36" length of 4"x1/2" balsa for the wing. I just might have a 4"x36" plank of SIG airfoil shaped balsa. I'll have to take a look...

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Post  Ken Cook Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:10 pm

Mark, you can see how this thing lands. It takes some abuse. Dan used a spruce center section, the leading edge was a piece of bass and the aft of the blade was balsa. He also glassed the center section. I'm quite certain, any hardwood would suffice for the center section.
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Post  roddie Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:18 pm

I'm fascinated by these types of flying models. The "flying shop-rag" is a hoot.. and also uses a Babe Bee. I've wondered more than once if "twin" Babe Bee's mounted horizontally-opposed.. at the opposing-tips of a rotor-blade, could achieve lift via opposing/bendable flaps on the opposing trailing-edges of said rotor-blade? Maybe provide a centralized undercarriage as a counterbalance; as well as an integral launch-pad.

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Post  rsv1cox Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:32 am

batjac wrote:
badbill wrote:Here's Ken Willard's version, plus other fun stuff :-)  

https://archive.org/details/8_easy_projects_ken_willard

Hmmm...

Ken Willard's version uses a 36" length of 4"x1/2" balsa for the wing.  I just might have a 4"x36" plank of SIG airfoil shaped balsa.  I'll have to take a look...

The Easily Suggestible Mark

Wow, loved that book Mark. Fun projects from an imaginative mind. I have seen a couple of them profiled before but I especially liked the Blue Angels flying in formation.
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Post  batjac Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:10 pm

rsv1cox wrote:Wow, loved that book Mark.  Fun projects from an imaginative mind.  I have seen a couple of them profiled before but I especially liked the Blue Angels flying in formation.  

At one point, Ken Willard did an RC version of the Blue Angels, but I don't have the plans...

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Post  YakNine Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:18 am

Don't watch that video to closely while eating it will make you Nauseous. TJ cool way to burn some fuel
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Post  getback Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:01 pm

Thats a pretty Cool Stick there I think the first run was outstanding ,,, And glad you got the free flier back even if you did have to walk a ways Very Happy It really seems to have a Good Glide to it .
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