CONSTRUCTION THE BEE LINER
laminated parts, so start with those. ;e rudder is a simple frame that is
built in place over the plans and attached to the vertical tail with hinges.
I favor removable hingepins to facilitate quick repairs as rudders tend to
be a hot spot for damage. ;e horizontal tail uses a flat-bottomed airfoil
turned upside down. So it’s a flat-topped airfoil. Build it upside down,
starting with the two tapered spars. You will build the horizontal stabilizer
and elevator as a left-side pair and a right-side pair. Each pair is built in
one piece and will be separated into a stabilizer and an elevator only after
the shaping/sanding has been done.
;e horizontal stabilizers can be glued to the fuselage, or they can be
rubber-band-mounted. A small hook can be attached to each horizontal
stabilizer’s root rib. Holes in the fuselage sides would allow a rubber band
to pass from the hook on one side, through the fuselage, to the hook on
the other side.
COVERING AND BALANCE
;is plane has a lot of surface area, and it will need two rolls of covering.
Here, I am separating the aileron from the wing structure before covering it. Notice the vertical grain webbing applied to the wing spars and the holes in the ribs for
the wiring to pass through. Don’t forget about installing pull strings before you cover it.
Here, the fin and rudder are in place on the tail of the fuselage.
;e four motors don’t need to be all the same. It could work as a twin too.