Had a test flight tonight when the wind dropped and on a Pboro 1 gram timer, single 90 mA lipo cell and Ian Middlemiss 's surplus stock red voodoo style gearbox motor on 5x3 prop it almost flew away over the fence on a 2 second motor run !
I didn't really think that this motor gearbox was revving fast enough on the red pager compared to my white depron Tom Tit model with a purchased Voodoo 25 from Atomic Workshop but it is more than enough for this Bumble Bee at 45.5grams.
It is a real floater , nice and slow flight, going to be a real eye catcher indoors with a great glide. Turns gently right on propeller torque with almost no right thrust at all.
Can't wait for a proper test flight at Ferry on Friday
Picture below added 11th August 2010
A depron Bumble bee plan built from the website
plan by Steve Bennington of Kings Lynn MFC being flown by Zoe.