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Old 03-29-2006, 02:23 AM
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I'm buying a super tiger 2300 for my cmp p40 and was thinking about my next plane for this engine. Anyways, I have always loved the Gee Bee and was thinking it would make a cool speed project. I know the Gee Bee is not naturally a fast plane but do you think the st 2300 would be overpowered enough to make it fast.

Gee Bee specs:
Wing span 71"
9.2 lbs
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Old 03-29-2006, 09:12 AM
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No, but a DA-150 might.
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"Fast" is a relative term. What is your definition?
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How fast was that one at the Airpark John? I seem to remember moving my lawn chair into it's shadow to get out of the sun while it was flying.
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How fast was that one at the Airpark John? I seem to remember moving my lawn chair into it's shadow to get out of the sun while it was flying.
WOW [X(] that's a slow moving plane
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Lol, that much drag eh. I dont know I was thinking it would be fun to fly and impressive looking at 100mph or so.
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ORIGINAL: HighPlains

How fast was that one at the Airpark John? I seem to remember moving my lawn chair into it's shadow to get out of the sun while it was flying.
Bob,

I must not have been there that day. I've never seen a Gee Bee fly.

About 15 years or so ago, I knew two guys who purchased a Byron Gee Bee with the intent of racing it in the Madera Unlimited class. They never did anything with it but they were convinced that it could be made competitive. I was skeptical.
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I have the Kyosho .40 sized geebee Z with an O.S. .91 FX two stroke.

About 100 is as fast it will go with that setup, many GeeBees need the nose weight, so a bigger engine makes good sense.
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That would definately be a great plane to see just how big of an engine you could squeeze in there, I think you could make it go pretty well with the right setup. Looks like a fun project.
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I was lucky enough to see Delmar Benjamin fly his replica R2 at two different airshows. It was breathtaking to watch in the air, and seemed quite stable. In talking to Delmar after a flight he said that he always had to wheel land it at about 100 mph and control it with the brakes. The one time he tried to three point land it, he almost lost control. Models seem to share that controllability problem as well.
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ORIGINAL: jeffk464

I'm buying a super tiger 2300 for my cmp p40 and was thinking about my next plane for this engine. Anyways, I have always loved the Gee Bee and was thinking it would make a cool speed project. I know the Gee Bee is not naturally a fast plane but do you think the st 2300 would be overpowered enough to make it fast.

Gee Bee specs:
Wing span 71"
9.2 lbs

Ask CyclicHardover about his ST2300 setup in the P-51. That same setup and prop (or with a turbojett) would likely work very well in the GeeBee.

A few local club members flr the GP GeeBee. Flys nice. They have Os91 for power. 14x6 props. Not extremely fast, but they are pretty quick.

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