speedy bee specs and power

Wingspan: 40”
Wing Chord: 14”
Wing Area: 475 sq inches
Fuselage Length: 32”
Weight: 30 oz to 42 oz
Glow engines: from .10 two cycles up to .30 four cycles
Electric: Output of about 250 to 600 watts, 4-cell pack of around 2200 mah.

Electric Speedy Bees
An electric-powered Speedy Bee typically will have a total flying weight of around 30 to 35 ounces ready to fly. I recommend motors with a power output of about 250 to 600 watts. The electric Speedy Bee tends to be tail heavy with brushless motors. You might want to use an oversize motor to help balance the plane even though you don't need the extra power. Larger motors can be detuned by throttling them down, or by using a smaller prop than specified for the motor, or by not using the maximum number of cells. The best battery size to use is a 4 cell pack of around 2200 mah.

Glow Speedy Bees
The Speedy Bee can use glow engines from .10 two cycles up to .30 four cycles. It's light enough to fly with glow engines as small as the Cox .09, and strong enough to handle larger engines up to .25 sport two-cycles or up to .30 four-cycles. It will climb at an angle of about 75 to 80 degrees on a sport .15 and have a take-off roll measured in inches rather than feet. With larger engines it will probably have vertical.

If you have questions about a particular set up, just let me know. If I haven't already tried it myself, chances are I've probably seen or heard about it, and I'm always happy to help. (If you are in a hurry, you can call or text me--Andy-- at 480 498-0239 between 6am and 6pm AZ USA time zone).

Speedy Bee Specs and Power