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10-04-2019, 08:28 AM
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Posted By goodvolts

Did you ever come up with a manual? Do you still...

Did you ever come up with a manual? Do you still have the kit? I might be able to help.
06-04-2011, 04:00 PM
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Views: 11,533
Posted By goodvolts

RE: Lazy Bee scratch build

First flying of the beast today. Overweight and underpowered but it did fly. Looking at sooping the engine up a bit with a different carby.
Youtube video:...
05-31-2011, 07:19 PM
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Posted By goodvolts

RE: Lazy Bee scratch build

It comes out to about 25 oz per sq ft. Wing loading isn't the whole story as larger area wings can handle larger weight per sq ft. Cubic loading is more important. Mine figures about 7 which is about...
05-27-2011, 06:31 PM
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Posted By goodvolts

RE: Lazy Bee scratch build

I feel that I should report the good with the bad.
I put on new wheels and I had no more problems with ground looping.
I waited for the perfect conditions with no apparent wind. Lift off was...
05-21-2011, 07:36 PM
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Posted By goodvolts

RE: Lazy Bee scratch build

Itook my Lazy Bee out to the field today for some testing. The big wheels may have to go. Nice ride but they are causing it to ground loop at just below take off speed. Back to the shop for...
05-14-2011, 07:09 PM
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Posted By goodvolts

RE: Lazy Bee scratch build

Yes I do have a bungie cord suspension with the big wheels typical to the Lazy Bee build. Not sure it is needed but it allows a little more forgiveness on the landings.
05-13-2011, 06:51 PM
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Posted By goodvolts

RE: Lazy Bee scratch build

This has been a very busy spring for me and progress has been slow.
I did manage to have some time today to do some ground testing without the wing. Checking out the radio, ground handling, radio...
03-21-2011, 04:42 AM
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Views: 11,533
Posted By goodvolts

RE: Lazy Bee scratch build

These pdf files are all I had for plans. They were found on one of the forums and I blowed them up with a projector and traced out on poster paper. I am not set up to make kits and to make full sized...
03-18-2011, 12:03 PM
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Views: 11,533
Posted By goodvolts

RE: Lazy Bee scratch build

I have piano hinges on the bottom. A single bolt on top locks it in place. I'll try to have more pictures as things progress. Honey do projects may impeed the progress. Working on it when I have time.
03-18-2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,533
Posted By goodvolts

RE: Lazy Bee scratch build

The wing tips fold under and it looks like I will just barely be able toget it all in my car. Thats my plans anyway.
03-17-2011, 06:22 PM
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Views: 11,533
Posted By goodvolts

RE: Lazy Bee scratch build

Getting closer. Still got some work to do on the fuselage. Hopefully in two or three weeks I will be able to start testing radio range, ignition interference etc.
03-01-2011, 09:22 PM
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Views: 11,533
Posted By goodvolts

RE: Lazy Bee scratch build

Progress report. Good weather today allowed me to cover my wing and tips. Tail feathers have also been covered. Dacron cloth glued around the edges and heat shrunk with a houselold Iron.Green stuff...
02-13-2011, 07:23 PM
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Views: 11,533
Posted By goodvolts

RE: Lazy Bee scratch build

NIce observation on the windshield. This is heat formed plexiglass and once it is glued in place will become a load bearing intregal part of the airframe.
I am using the original plans for...
02-12-2011, 07:36 PM
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Views: 11,533
Posted By goodvolts

RE: Lazy Bee scratch build

My first break in the winter weather to go outside to take pictures.
About 80% constructed - about 50% complete.
This has been a fun project. If flying is as much fun as building, this should be a...
01-11-2011, 08:52 PM
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Views: 11,533
Posted By goodvolts

RE: Lazy Bee scratch build

Thanks David

Yes I did make them and yes I love the way segmented wood turns. Just my way of showing off a bit. The rim is walnut with the inner part being lace wood, maple and blood wood. Not as...
01-11-2011, 07:49 PM
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Views: 11,533
Posted By goodvolts

RE: Lazy Bee scratch build

Hereare the beginnings of my Lazy Bee fuselage. The wheels are segmented wood with lawn equipment inner tubes for the tires. About 9 inches diamiter.

This is a youtube link to my intended power...
01-08-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,533
Posted By goodvolts

RE: Lazy Bee scratch build

I hope you all don't mind if I jump in here. I am also scratch building a Lazy Bee.

I was given a Troy Bilt 29 cc four stroker, not running, just to play with. After doing some internal work and...
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