Speedy Bee Kit


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Kit includes 3 pages of rolled plans, full instructions, all parts (laser cut), and wood. This 40" wing, four channel sport plane is still very much a Bee. You know: Oversized control surfaces, hands-off stability, very low minimum flying speed, easy aerobatics. The Speedy Bee is just a Bee that's a little speedier. It can handle having more power than a Lazy Bee. It's also a speedier building job. No lamination required! :-) Specs: 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. Speedy Bees work great with #9 Trexler Wheels--the same ones we sell for the Lazy Bee. You can also use the same floats for fun on the water or snow.


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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. 

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.