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Old 11-04-2005, 11:31 PM
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Geez Todd, did you get kiss with that?
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Old 11-05-2005, 12:11 AM
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Geez Todd, did you get kiss with that?
its all about the Love Terry
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Old 11-05-2005, 08:23 AM
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Must be a "Left Coast" thing.
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Old 11-05-2005, 02:41 PM
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Must be a "Left Coast" thing.
California thing, land of fruits and nuts !

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Old 11-06-2005, 04:56 AM
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I have found a few Gee Bee ARF's

They are

Kyosho Gee Bee Z - 56" ($329.20)

Great Planes Gee Bee - 68" ($428.85)

ESM Gee Bee - 71" ($394.70)

Green Air Gee Bee Y - 82" ($531.10)

The ESM, Great Planes and Green air models look pretty much the same with the white and red colours however the Kyosho has the nice black and yellow.

What model would be the best and easiest to fly as I have heard the Kyosho Gee Bee is really hard? The prices are in AUD. Also how would a Super Tigre G90 or G2300 go in the bigger ones?

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Old 11-06-2005, 10:39 AM
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Better get those "trailers" ready... Castle is a go
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Better get those "trailers" ready... Castle is a go
"Castle is a go" ? Does this mean that it's official, and that Castle airport has been leased and scheduled ?

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Old 11-08-2005, 12:14 AM
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Are you guys having a GEE BEE rally?
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Better get those "trailers" ready... Castle is a go
"Castle is a go" ? Does this mean that it's official, and that Castle airport has been leased and scheduled ?

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I was talking to on of the guys who puts this on and he said it was OKed for this year again... Don't really know how far it has progressed beyond that.. It came from a "should know" source...
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Old 12-16-2005, 07:42 PM
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I have a 40% GB and beleive me it is a pain in the butt, don't ever build one that big
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Old 12-16-2005, 10:38 PM
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I was talking to on of the guys who puts this on and he said it was OKed for this year again... Don't really know how far it has progressed beyond that.. It came from a "should know" source...
Of course we now all know that Castle is hosting the IMAA Rally of the Giants in 2006. May 25 thru 28. Hope to see that 40% Gee Bee there.

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Old 12-17-2005, 04:25 PM
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Hi,
Here is picture of my 1/5 Gee Bee R2 from JR-Models it is powered with GMS .76 2-stroke but I will change it to Saito 91 during this winter.


Very easy to fly and no bad habits except on landings as you can see from this[link=http://www.kolumbus.fi/sukkonen/lennokit/MOV05648.MPG] video[/link]
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Old 01-09-2006, 06:43 PM
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Well the Kyosho Gee bee flies great on skis can't complain it also is farily easy to land. Im using a Saito 72 on my and it goes! It so nice seeing the yellow bee fly in the cold blue skis of northern Canada. Alll try get some pictures posted next time around. I have one on skis in my gallery
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Old 01-10-2006, 12:21 PM
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Sleepper, yours lands just like mine. I recieved one of Chip Hyde's little ARFs. I think it has a 68" span. IT has a Super Tiger .90 2 stroke, it flies great, except for doing the GB bow on landing. I find if you really slow it down and three point it, I have less chance of having it flip over on roll out. Got to love them.
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Old 01-10-2006, 12:55 PM
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I scratch built the Adrian page RZ 60". Flys great but watch out on the landings. One trick I have found to stop it from flipping is to put the rudder on low rates just before landing. It seems that any side to side movement when in the roll-out it flips. If I remember to switch to low rates I usually have a good landing.
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Old 01-13-2006, 09:33 AM
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does anyone have information on the Model D. I would like to find plans or a kit. I guess 1/4 to 1/3rd scale would be great.
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Old 01-13-2006, 11:14 AM
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Hi!
Landing????
That looked more like a fast fly bye at first .
Isn't it possible to slow it down more...?
My Great Planes R-2 is definitely much slower at landings..but still hard to land though at 5000g (5kg).

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Old 01-27-2006, 11:14 PM
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I agree the landings look like most of mine too. I have the GP ARF version and love it except for most of the landings. I had a good average until I went to Vernon and then the ratio went more to the flip side. If anyone figures out the best way on these let us know. Later. Enjoyed the video Sleeper!
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If anyone figures out the best way on these let us know.
Bigger is always better !
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Old 02-01-2006, 08:33 PM
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Oh so true! I have to get my monies worth out of this one first though.
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Old 02-26-2006, 03:12 AM
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Hi!
Landing????
That looked more like a fast fly bye at first .
Isn't it possible to slow it down more...?
My Great Planes R-2 is definitely much slower at landings..but still hard to land though at 5000g (5kg).

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Yes, that is the only way how to land my Gee Bee, at my club the Kyoshos Gee Bee Z lands exactly the same way. The grass is little bit long in that landing but usually it goes like that. It has great slow fly characteristics but almost impossible to reduce the speed on landing. On that video throttle has been on idle for a while. I am building dummy engine to the front to reduce speed on landings.

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Old 06-23-2006, 09:58 AM
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Hi Gang,

I am looking to get myselg KMP Geebee arf in next few days if deal went though, i like to know more about this model, how does it fly, what to watch on takeoff and landings, any bad habbits i should know about, what size servos should i use, i wont be doing any acrobatics with it but few loops, rolls ans maybe flat spin or two but nothing outragious, i am looking for power it with St-90 2 stroke engine. Any help or heads up will be appreciated as this will be my first Geebee model....

Thanks in advance...

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Guys

I have a Kyosho Model Z with an OS 61 SF 2 stroke in it, great power match & balanced with no lead.

Flies like it's on rails, as long as it's going fast. Looks great doing 4 & 8 point rolls at 15 feet. Inverted passes even lower are a real giggle!!!

So it is very interesting to land, most involve a few bounces, just laugh at it, if you don't you will cry!!!!!!

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Bad news is in this pic GB is travelling backwards at high speed after tripping over itself on take off [X(][X(][X(][:@][:@][:@]!!!!!

Gotta love em!!!
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Old 06-23-2006, 05:36 PM
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Looks like a 3-D Gee Bee doing a tail touch.
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Old 06-23-2006, 10:01 PM
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Hey, Fellas! Great thread. I too have been lookin at the Page 1/4 scale GB, I have a Saito 180 I'd like to put in it. Too little, too much or just right on power?
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