The FT Super Bee is our new twin motor mashup mini speed build airplane kit! This plane can reach speeds of 100 MPH and is designed for intermediate to advanced pilots.
Start by centering your servos, building the two power pods, and soldering together your ESC’s.
Cut out the fuselage pieces. Mount the plywood piece included with the speed build kit, then assemble the side walls.
Install the side wall doublers, and reinforce them with hot glue on the seams.
Cut out the tail pieces and cut the bevel for the elevator hinge line.
Reinforce the elevator hinge with hot glue, and install the tail piece.
Mount the tail to the fuselage, and attach the fuselage doubler.
Install your centered servos and your control horns. Make sure to use the outermost hole in the control horn to minimize throw.
Use a zip tie to reinforce the servo rod, and glue it down.
Remove the wing, build the spar and install the main spar on the wing.
Fold the wing over and glue it down. Break the ailerons free, and cut a bevel along the aileron hinge lines.
Install your aileron servos, push rods and control horns.
Build the nacelles and install your ESC. Mount the nacelles to the wing.
Connect the motors. Make sure the motors are going the correct direction before gluing the power pods to the nacelles.
If you’re using high performance motors, cut a small notch in both power pods to ensure the wires and screws aren’t extending into the windings.
Connect your receiver, test the elevator and ailerons and make any necessary adjustments.
Install your battery, attach the wing and test your CG. Install the props and you’re ready to maiden!
FT SUPER BEE SPECS
Weight without battery: 12 oz (340 g)
Center of Gravity: 2 inches (50 mm) From the leading edge of the wing
Control Surface Throws: 12 degree deflection (ailerons/elevator) Expo 30%
Wingspan: 25 inches (635 mm)
Recommended Motor: 2300 kv 2204 size motor
Recommended Prop: 5x4.5 3-blade prop
Recommended ESC: 12 amp minimum
Recommended battery: 800 mAh 2s or 3s
Recommended Servos: (3) 5 gram servos
PICK UP A SPEED BUILD KIT HERE!
FT SUPER BEE PLANS
New to the R/C hobby?
Here are some resources to help get you up to speed!
Beginner Series: WATCH HERE!
Electronics Setup: WATCH HERE!
First Flight Quick Tips: WATCH HERE!
Scratch Building without Knives: WATCH HERE!
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