I want to build a Gee Bee (R3 or similar) for 1/2 A. I have a couple of outrageous 049's I would like to power it with. Are there any plans available for one of the Gee Bees that would work? I am guessing something in the 22 inch wing span arena. I have shrunk down a couple of larger plans to the 21 to 24 inch wingspan but they just don't look right. Maybe my eyes are messin' with me. Any suggestions? I guess I could try again unless anyone has any suggestions. Should I try shrinking a couple of other Gee Bee types? Like I said......maybe my eyes are playing tricks on me but when I scale one down they look slimmer and don't possess that "chubby" look that I like so well. Love to hear from someone on this.
I do not recall ever seeing a GeeBee done in 1/2A by anyone at RCU or anywhere else.
I would "cheat" the scale proportions where ever I felt it was necessary and it would still end up looking like a GeeBee. At least enough to make me happy.
Figure that a .074 turning a 7 x 3 prop could handle a 5 inch diameter cowl and a .049 - .061 turning a 6 x 3 prop could handle a 4 inch diameter cowl. I would not want less than 22 - 24 inches of wing span...so those would be my main parameters.
Shame it's not real.
A profile is the way to go for a R1 or R2 to avoid the large Prop / Fat fuselage problem.
I drew a .15 size C/L a few years ago.. never got around to make one though. Probably still have the file around.
A "D" model might be a feasible option