Bizzy Bee (oz6127)
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Bizzy Bee. RC sport model, for .049 power.
Quote: "A 26 in span .049 powered two-and-a-half channel airplane for the sport flier who wants something different. Try flying it around yourself like a ukie at 50 mph. Bizzy Bee, by Albert Y Oda.
If you're a proficient sport flier that's tired of the 'same old rut' and looking for something different, then the Bizzy Bee is for you. This craft is a tiny 26-1/2in wing span, 2-1/2 channel sport plane wherein rudder elevator and throttle control is available from two servos - the elevator and throttle link to the elevator servo. It is quite a snappy flying ship that can do quite a few maneuvers usually performed only by the larger ships. On up elevator, the engine goes to high throttle while, on down elevator, the engine idles. At neutral elevator the engine throttles to average speed. If you are economy minded and want some fun on the flying field, this is the plane for you
Start construction with the fuselage by cutting the sides from 3/32 sheet balsa and mark the locations of bulkheads, firewall, and strips. Use five minute epoxy to join the bulkheads, fuel tank seat, and tail together. Be sure your fuselage is in perfect alignment. Also, be sure to epoxy three blind mounting nuts for the engine and two for the nose gear bracket in place on the firewall. The design of the battery compartment is optional and is designed for 225 MA packs. Build and epoxy together the fuel compartment, drill the holes for the 1/8 x 3/16 dowels and epoxy the dowels to the firewall and to the bulkheads - as shown on the plans.
After the fuselage sides are joined at the tail and to the bulkheads, epoxy the 1/16 plywood bottom in place complete with blind mounting nut, 1/8 x 3/8 pine strip, 1/16 cross grain balsa and 1/16 cross grain balsa planking. Finally, glue the top balsa sheeting in place with the grain crosswise. Drill two more holes for the 3/16 dowel pins next to the 1/16 plywood bulkhead and epoxy in place.
Cut out the tail and stabilizer from medium hard 118" sheet balsa and sand to shape. Use slow setting epoxy to join the empennage to the fuselage. Sand the
fuselage assembly smooth and put it aside. Next, work on the wing by cutting out 20 ribs from 1/16 sheet balsa using a 1/32 plywood template as a cutting guide. Pin the 1/4 x 1/8 strip balsa (or spruce) spar and 1/16 sheet leading edge to the plan with wax paper and glue the ribs in place. Be sure to set the center rib to the proper dihedral..."
Hi Steve - Here is Albert Y. Oda's Bizzy Bee from RCM magazine issue 10-74.
Direct submission to Outerzone.
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User commentsHi Steve, I was hoping that someone would submit this plan to you as I have very fond memories of this model from my youth. I was 14 when it was published and our neighbor was a contributing editor for R/C Modeler Magazine who often brought models home to show my dad (an active modeler himself). In any event, I ended up with the very model pictured here (and in the magazine article) as built by RCM Editor Don Dewey himself. This little plane flew incredibly well on a hot Tee Dee .051 and was an absolute blast to fly at the local schoolyard guided by my old 1969 Kraft radio. Even without ailerons it would do an amazing stunt routine owing no doubt to its small size and being overpowered. It was a very easy model to fly and actually glided in quite well for landings when the engine quit from fuel starvation. I never built one myself but I believe I still have the old original Bizzy Bee in a box up in the garage rafters as it was never crashed or even damaged despite hundreds of flights. Best Wishes,
EricStrengell - 04/01/2015
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