Dee Bee (oz319)

 

Dee Bee (oz319) by Dario Brisighella from American Aircraft Modeler 1968 - plan thumbnail

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Dee-Bee. Radio control model for full-house 4 channel RC. Class III scale-like racer. Enya 60 shown.

Quote: "PERHAPS, as with most avid RC modelers (the word 'addicts' would be more appropriate), the latest copies of your magazine is just the 'fix' needed to carry you through another month. Upon its arrival, first thing on the agenda, is to quickly thumb through the literary masterpieces, to the pages devoted to the plans. (Much wear and tear on the pages could be avoided if they were in the beginning.) When you have found the plans a thorough evaluation is begun (generally a two-minute expenditure of your valuable time). Then the final analysis! With no in-between decisions, either this designer (crackpot) has something to offer or it's just too much work (a dud). If the plans and the accompanying photos do nothing for you, a few choice thoughts are quickly aimed at the editor for wasting another issue! The designer's article is left to be read after everything else (including the advertising), or better yet for some other day then only to see what some of his (hairbrain) ideas are, or whose article he may be accused of stealing them from.

However, it is my hope that something struck home during the scrutiny of these plans and you decided to read this before reading all that advertising! If nothing else, the nostalgia of another era repre-sented in this ship might have captured your attention. National Air Race names like Thompson, Bendix, and Greve, of the 1930's come to mind. And men and planes that made headlines: Holman, Laird, Doolittle, Gee-Bee, Wedell, Howard, Turner, Whitman, Chester, and many more.

The Dee-Bee is a Class III job with a personality of its own. I think it scale-
like. It is more Thompson than Goodyear in appearance. Do miniature Goodyear racers leave you cold? Too much work? Not enough local interest - aside from the ideas of flying, stalling, and landing or crashing all at the same (100 mph) speed? So how about pylon racing sort of unlimited fashion 'National Air Racers?' Dee-Bee was not designed with this in mind, but it has some merit, as well as size, that many multi-flyers are accustomed to. The fuselage will accept any equipment (even your tool box); nimble fingers are not required for equipment installation.

Dee-Bee is a scale-like composite of many great National Air Racers..."

Update 09/06/2016: article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.

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Colour pics of the Dee Bee are thanks to SteveMarley. Quote: "...attached pictures of my recently completed Dee Bee, of which the plans were downloaded from your site. Powered by an OS61, it has plenty of go, but doesn't like it too slow....! You have to 'fly' this model, NOT follow it. Good fun and truly sporty though."
SteveWMD - 19/10/2012
I'm currently flying a 'Vespa' by Brisighella. Contrary to what you say, the model behaves beautifully at low speeds. No sudden wing drop or stall. The Vespa has the same wing as the DeeBee. This is why I can comment on this point. I think that perhaps your beautiful DeeBee turned out a little heavy? Check my Vespa photos here on Outerzone. Congratulations on your DeeBee.
Eduardo - 05/02/2013
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