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Post  Cribbs74 Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:49 pm

In an attempt to squeeze every last bit of life out of my Bean I decided to build a new nose for it following my latest crack up.

This time I broke down and opened my NIB LJB and pulled the nose peices out to trace them and build a proper nose as designed. Here are the results. Should be done in a week. I now have the correct nose and shock absorbing landing gear. The engine will be the 5cc stunt tanked babe bee with the #1 widow cylinder.

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Post  John Goddard Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:13 pm

I must be tired I kept seeing Kennedy's successor in that post.
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Post  Cribbs74 Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:29 pm

John Goddard wrote:I must be tired I kept seeing Kennedy's successor in that post.
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The nubbin is to wrap the elastic band around.

Funny thing to note for those who have watched the Bean transform along the way....... In it's current configuration with the last bit of lead removed from the tail it is now tail heavy. lol!

Now I have to figure out how to shift things forward. lol!
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Post  happydad Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:23 am

[/quote] The nubbin is to wrap the elastic band around.

Funny thing to note for those who have watched the Bean transform along the way....... In it's current configuration with the last bit of lead removed from the tail it is now tail heavy. lol!

Now I have to figure out how to shift things forward. lol! [/quote]

changing from a babe bee to a larger tank or a black widow/golden bee type engine may be about the right amount of nose weight. hd Small Cox Logo
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Post  ian1954 Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:39 am

John Goddard wrote:I must be tired I kept seeing Kennedy's successor in that post.
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Post  Cribbs74 Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:59 pm

Ok here is a pic of the trio that I am taking up to Kansas. I was told by the local fliers that they fly every Tuesday at 6:30 so I should get plenty of flights in. The Bean and the Clown look a little abused, but they are cleaned, repainted, glued and ready to go.

The Bean came in at a svelte 5.8oz so I am expecting some better flights out of it. I had to go with the BW per happydad's suggestion. It balances dead on now.



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Post  RknRusty Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:04 pm

What's that engine on the Clown, a Tee Dee? And what have you got powering the Ringmaster? I know you've told us, but my memory escapes me. My Bean was at its best with a BW. I just always forgot how much gas I had left and wouldn't quit being wild before it sucked air. I think it landed upside down as many times as right side up. Rolling Eyes

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Post  RknRusty Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:12 pm

Somehow I missed responding to the first part of this thread. That's how a Bean should be built. No more snapping the nose off. It's light enough to survive a pounding now. Hopefully it'll fly much better and those days are over... barring trees.

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Post  Cribbs74 Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:16 pm

RknRusty wrote:What's that engine on the Clown, a Tee Dee? And what have you got powering the Ringmaster? I know you've told us, but my memory escapes me. My Bean was at its best with a BW. I just always forgot how much gas I had left and wouldn't quit being wild before it sucked air. I think it landed upside down as many times as right side up. Rolling Eyes

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The Widow is my first one I ever bought and it has given me plenty of fits. The tank is air tight now so I am hoping for a good clean run out of it. The inverted thing still likes to kill my Widow as well, I repositioned the pickup just a tad higher so I hope that helps. My upside down landings are usually under full power......... Laughing

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Post  Cribbs74 Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:21 pm

RknRusty wrote:Somehow I missed responding to the first part of this thread. That's how a Bean should be built. No more snapping the nose off. It's light enough to survive a pounding now. Hopefully it'll fly much better and those days are over... barring trees.

My thoughts exactly. Why Brodak dorked with the original design I have no idea. It's much sturdier up front now and it nice to have springy landing gear.
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Post  RknRusty Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:29 am

cribbs74 wrote:My thoughts exactly. Why Brodak dorked with the original design I have no idea. It's much sturdier up front now and it nice to have springy landing gear.
It's hard enough to find people that will buy a kit, especially one where the builder has to actually take both hands out of his pants to shape a nacelle... or maybe it was cost, but the plastic junk looks more expensive than a hunk of balsa.

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