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Bee Liner | X1117A
Designed by Andy Clancy, the Bee Liner is the latest in the Lazy Bee series. It is meant to be particularly versatile: docile yet capable of providing challenging stunt flying to an expert pilot. The
model uses simple built-up wood construction. WS: 51 in.; L: 32 in.; radio: 4-channel; power: ( 4) small
brushless motors; LD: 2; 3 sheets; $16.95.
Install all the triangular top formers; they are
the pieces that give the fuselage its peaked-roof shape. ;e keel goes in after these (fitted
dry) and then the windshield frames. ;e
battery hatch is built up in place using the
fuselage as a jig. Do not remove the hatch until
later, after the finishing shaping and sanding is
done. I used small magnets to hold the hatch in
place. ;e sides of the keel have to be built up
with scrap balsa to form a base for the vertical
After you glue in the wing-alignment dowels
and the pieces that form the underside of
the wing fillets, install the remaining bottom
sheeting. On the last piece of sheeting, you’ll
need to glue on a pair of sticks to form a slot.
;is is to hold the end of the rudder spar
securely so that the vertical tail doesn’t lean
from side to side.
THE TAIL SURFACES
Use medium/light balsa. ;e vertical stabilizer
has a symmetrical airfoil at its base and a flat
airfoil at its tip. It has a center core frame made
out of 1/4-inch-square balsa sticks. ;e outer
sticks will need some carving to form the airfoil.
;en you need to drill the holes for the spar.
;e rudder and the horizontal tail have
;e motor cowls are carved and sanded in place on the nacelles, then you hollow
them out. ;ey are a lot of work, and the plane does still look good without them.
;e online article shows some easier cool-looking alternatives.
Here are two nacelles: ;e bigger one is the inboard nacelle, while the smaller one
is the outboard one, which also will contain the aileron servo.
;e horizontal tail will be shape-sanded, then the two surfaces are separated. ;e
front of the elevator should be round. ;e airfoil will be mounted inverted.
flat side up.