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Bugaboo. Free flight sport power model. Modern design in the vintage style, by Joost Bakker.
Quote: "In May 1992 I decided to design a free flight model, first of all for my own use. It would look like some British mid-30s designs. At the time it took only a few sketches and a day's building to finish the Bugaboo. The weather forecast had been good, a few days ahead it would change from cold wet to warm summer weather, so I aimed for that, and it worked: I was flying it all weekend - had started drawing Thursday afternoon before.
The design of the Bugaboo was so that you take a look at the plan and the whole construction can be seen as how to do it without problem. I knew many models did not get built because some complex structure seen on the plan makes the builder opt for another design. The idea was take one look and you see no problem anywhere. Yes, it looks like a more complex build when it's done... "
Read more from Joost here in his Viewpoint article: Bugaboo - Aeromodelling as an Art Project
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User commentsHi Steve - Have included some pictures of my 150% full-size Bugaboo, powered by the MP Jet 2.5cc Letmo replica [more pics 004-007]. We have flown Bugaboos in various sizes, from 50% upwards, for both electric and i.c. power. All have proved to be great flyers and the large one is a good alternative to the Junior 60 or Halfax Spartan, being simple to build. Regards,
DickEdwards - 11/01/2017
Here are a couple of images of my almost completed conversion of the Bugaboo [more pics 008, 009]. Just need to sort out the thrust angles. Rudder is pull-pull via closed loop, elevator is via a nylon snake. Servos are 9g. Power is a Turnigy D2836/9 950kv motor paired to a 40A esc driving a 9 by 4.7 slow fly prop. This is covered with Airspan for hopefully a more vintage feel. Just waiting for the weekend and hopefully favourable weather. Thanks again for keeping the site going.
AnthonyRoberts - 22/04/2019
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