A message from Clive Phillips in Australia to Ted Szklaruk.
Most flying is indoor in winter and I have been experimenting with miniature electric motors in a chuck glider whose drawings I still have. With the same timer and battery as the Bee, but a lot smaller motor it is doing very well in our single court hall.
The leading edge damage was caused by impact with a chair leg on landing. The setup weighs in at 18gm so with the 7mm motor it cruises around quite well. Definitely helps fill in the winter time. Unfortunately I have been a bit slow getting going on the winter projects as I had a second stroke on 28 April which put me in hospital for 3 weeks, and a bit more lack of balance is obvious. Hence the need to power chuck gliders - as for these DLG things, you need to be an Olympic athlete to get involved there
Thanks once again for mentoring me with the Bee. Of interest is that a club member is pressuring me to make a Big Bee with RC. Maybe..