You MUST be a MEMBER in Hip Pocket Aeronautics "Builders' Forum" to REGISTER for access to the Plan Gallery.
Forum Members can visit This Topic in the Forum to Register. Logging In to the Forum is required.
Home / Free Flight / Indoor - Other classes / The Bean Machine Top Plans  New Items (Last 10 days)  Search  

Registered users



Log me on automatically next visit?

Forgot password


Random Plan

Small Change (Plan and Article)
Small Change (Plan and Article) (hlsat)
Aerobatic, Pattern, Sport
Comments: 0
Downloads: 228


The Bean Machine
The Bean Machine


The Bean Machine
Description: Don Lindley's plan for a Bostonian that any beginner can build. Don was the mentor for a loose confederation of indoor FF modelers in Chicago's western suburbs. I wanted to honor the late Don Lindley with this CAD rendering of his plan. Steve Moskal, September 2018
Keywords: Bostonian, Bean, Machine, Indoor, Free Flight
Date: 09.17.2018 08:42
Hits: 940
Downloads: 160
Rating: 0.00 (0 Vote(s))
File size: 835.0 KB
Added by: cometkid1946


Join Date: 04.01.2009
Comments: 15
Wing rib question

I suspect wing ribs are supposed to be 1/16" tall, cut from 1/32" sheet. Dimensions seem to be "reversed" in the boxed note on the plan.
09.18.2018 14:39 Offline IndoorFlyer

Join Date: 10.02.2018
Comments: 1

Thanks for the re-render on this to Steve Moskal.. My dad designed this airplane after I left for college and I never got to build one as a kid.. after getting back involved with indoor I find that same group of guys he designed it for STILL flying their Bean Machines in a local gym.. 30+ years later!! so.. I built one to play with. I can honestly say this thing is the easiest build for a built up fuselage I have ever experienced.. and it flew perfectly right off the board.. Still a good choice for a novice builder!
10.28.2018 19:39 Offline dhl1965

Join Date: 05.23.2014
Comments: 1
Corrections to the drawing

IndoorFlyer has made a correct observation. I have made changes to that callout and to the line widths which occured after I revisited my drawings.
dlh1965 it was nice to read your kind words. This was a labor of love; a work done out of admiration and respect for your dad. I always think of him with every model I complete.
04.27.2019 02:43 Offline cometkid1946

Previous Plan:
Tail First Tenderfoot  
 Next Plan:
The Chub



RSS Feed: The Bean Machine (Comments)