RAF BE2e - Radio control scale model biplane. Scale is 1/6.
Quote: - "The B.E.2e tempted me for many reasons. One reason in particular was that if ever an aeroplane looked 'out of the past' this one did. It brought home to me the pioneer spirit of aviation during the First World War. Wood, fabric and whistling wire, the high cabanes, big wings and two Stevenson's rockets for a motor! Having designed and built numerous other scale subjects, each having a comparable scale speed to the full size, I had yet to design one that would run the batteries out for the time taken to do a circuit of the field. So there's the second reason. Slow flight. Thirdly... gimmicks! I liked the idea of the exhaust stacks and also bombs of a size that can be seen to drop, and very few World War I planes can boast that at 2in to the foot! Lastly, I wanted other people to enjoy scale flying without months of hard work, at the end of which they end up with something only an expert could fly. So there we are. Three good reasons for the B.E.2e: World War I, slow flight and you - Mr. Modeler. Build it as per the plan and I assure you it will fly itself certainly time enough to put the transmitter on the ground, fumble for a cigarette, light it, smoke a few puffs, pick up the transmitter and look to find the model flying in the same position as before. This has been done with the B.E. many times, believe me..."
Update 31/03/2017: Have rescaled this plan now up to correct wingspan at 80in, thanks to Mike, David.
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