Queen Bee (oz5764)


Queen Bee (oz5764) by Peter Grimwade from Aeromodeller 1950 - plan thumbnail

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Queen Bee. Radio control model. Wingspan 48 in.

Quote: "A 48in radio control model by P Grimwade. The Queen Bee was designed for the ED Bee and built around the Dews Radio Unit, so that the average builder can build a cheap but efficient R/C model. Two of these models were built to give it a thorough testing, and the weight of each one came to about 1lb 10oz.

Fuselage: The two fuselage sidea are built flat on the plan in the usual way, the top longerons being cut off just behind F4. While teh sides are drying, cut out the formers F1 to F5. When the sides are dry, remove from plan and glue formers F1-F4 and engine bearers in place. The rear ends of the bottom longerons can now be cemented together and F5 fixed in place..."

Update 10/02/2015: Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (patterned background removed) thanks to TonyP.

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Queen Bee (oz5764) by Peter Grimwade from Aeromodeller 1950 - model pic


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User comments

This was my design in 1950, following 2 years of construction.
PeterGrimwade - 04/02/2016
I am interested in seeing the updated plans of my original design.
PeterGrimwade - 21/04/2017
Good Afternoon Outerzone, I recently sent off a couple of these photographs to Mike Goulette (radio.days@yahoo.co.uk) to see if anyone in SAM could identify the design, and he put them into an article with the photos - lo and behold a gentleman had read the article and identified my model as a Queen Bee designed by Peter Grimwade for Aeromodeller in May 1950 issue and now published by Outerzone. There was a plea for photos, so here you go. Use or abuse them any way you please [model pic and morepics 003-005]. I just wish I knew who built it - I know I didn't - but perhaps the builder will see the photos and come forward. A great little model and with my trusty FROG 100 it rises from the ground just as the name says - FROG = Flies Right Off Ground. My thanks to Mr A N Croft for identifying the model which was designed as a low cost intro to R/C. My model was powered originally by a Clan .9cc engine but would barely get off the ground and that was with two very small lightweight servos, whereas now powered by a FROG 100 red head it positively jumps into the air. I'm guessing the prototype powered by an ED Bee would come somewhere in between those two on performance.
Don Imrie - 22/09/2019
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