A Story from Rolf Runar Bakke
"Rolf's Model airplane videoclips -
Winning the fight against small MPG's"
(All clips are 352*288pixels, 25fps, high quality MPEG1)
The big Lazy Bee
Here is a movie about my big Lazy Bee. The wingspan is 182cm (72 in). Its
powered by a OS FS70, whitch is enough to make the Bee go vertical! The
servos, reciever and the battery is mounted in the tail to achieve the
correct CG without using extra weight.
The movie shows a lot of wild flying just above the ground and some offroad
Video (36MB !)
The Bee with bomb-bay
I have added a bomb-bay in my Lazy Bee. The door is actuated by a HS-422
servo modified to go 180 degrees. In the next movie you will se the
following being dropped from the Bee:
- One Roll of toiletpaper
- One celluarphone in parachute (Turned off)
- One emty Coca-Cola can
- One 0.5 litre Cola-bottle filled with water.
Fast! (added streamer for visibility)
- Five paperchoppers
- And finally 0.5 kg of paperstripes
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This is a must see!!
Video (20MB !)
The Lazy Bee and fireworks
Some firework attatched to the bee!
Video-1 (4.3MB) Video-2 (4.4MB)
The Lazy Bee With onboard camera!
The camera was a Sony Hi8 camera attached to the underside of the left wing
with a vibrationdampening mount. The Bee was laterally weight and drag
ballanced with a Colabottle taped to the right wingtip
Thanks to Telekenneth for lending me his camera!
I did tree testruns. During the last run i learned that I must keep full
trottle during climbout and level flight. How I learned that? See for
yourself!!! (last run ends with a crash due to low speed, small damages)
Video: 'the test runs' (8.4MB !)
After the minor fixes, I gave full trottle and flew about 8 mins without
further mishaps, but the Bee was a bit unstable! The video was very
sucessfull!! A must see!!
Video: 'the onboardcamera movie' (13.4MB !)
Big Lazy Bee in snow!
The movie first shows my new moussecan silencer. The engine is now altso
softmounted and is now very quiet, especially on low trottle settings. Then
some takeoffs and landings. There is about 10cm (4in) of snow, so the Bee
struggles a bit! The Bee plowed its own runway with the propeller and the
big wheels! There is lots of snow going through the propeller! Then I tried
something new: I removed the wheels and let the bee takeoff and land on its
belly! No need for ski's here! I worked best on hard snow.
Warning! Contains offensive scenes! Not suitable for those who does not dare
to run their engines at full trottle for more than 10 seconds, and
espesially not in deep snow, with the snow flinging around the propeller and
engine and probably into the engine through the carb! :-)
Video (25MB !)