Talk:queen bee

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Rfv-sense: A remote-controlled aircraft used in target practice. On a cursory check, only seeing this as Queen Bee. I'm not sure whether we should have the latter. (Brand name perhaps? Hard to tell.)​—msh210 18:14, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

The quotation is definitely of de Havilland Queen Bee [1].
  • The OED says "usu[ally] with capital inital" -- though one of their citations does show it all lower-case. Ƿidsiþ 10:37, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

I found another plane called Queen Bee. It appears that it was design of a Californian small but innovative firm Bee Aviation, but never entered serial production. I don't find any evidence of the word meaning "remote-controlled target plane" generically. --Hekaheka 13:06, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

RFV failed, sense removed, citation moved to Citations:queen bee. —RuakhTALK 20:47, 22 September 2010 (UTC)