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Old 08-21-2006, 03:47 PM
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Hey fella's,


I see this forum has been dead for awhile but i will post some information anyways. I have 2 NWHT Gee Bee's. I have the 85" Gee Bee Z with a G45 in it. I also have the R2 with the same wing span. This is my 2nd R2. I dont think I will build another one. They are great attention getters and decent fliers, but there is a reason you dont see 10 of them on the flight line. I have a couple hundred flights all together on my 2 big Gee Bee's, not all without incident. The R2 flies alot better than my Z. I had a dead stick with my R2 a couple months ago in Indiana. The wheel pants didnt survive the plowed corn field it landed in. Here are some real recent pics of both of my planes.
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Old 08-21-2006, 06:22 PM
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WOW !! very nice !!

""the R flies better"",,, but I like the look's of the Z more LOL

these must be scratch built ??

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Old 08-21-2006, 09:59 PM
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these must be scratch built ??

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? ? ? ? ? ........... Like the man said .......... They are NWHT.

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Old 08-29-2006, 08:46 PM
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found found this thread,, looks like you guys withthe bug have to much fun, im thinking about trading a club memebr for a kyosho geebee Z , looks like a lot of fun, unfortuneatly my field is grass, and can be rough some days,, but this lil plane looks to cool to pass up!!! i hope to use a 70 4 stroke of some brand, any suggestions would be great,, so far in this thread i see mixed review on this one....
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ps those big Z's look so cool!!!
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With 6 GB's in the "garage" I still cant get enough of them! I have had people fly mine and they find out how much like a pregnant Cub they are!
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Old 08-29-2006, 09:02 PM
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cool!! i did read thay its a stuffed flaoter haha
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unfortuneatly my field is grass, and can be rough some days,, but this lil plane looks to cool to pass up!!! i hope to use a 70 4 stroke of some brand, ps those big Z's look so cool!!!
It is indeed unfortunate that your field is grass. You are going to have a real tumblebug on your hands. Idealy you should fly that little Kyosho from pavement.

The 70 four stroke sounds about right.

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eee, didnt wanna hear that, i expect to flip it , but how much damage to the tail does a good flip on landing do, to that fiber glass... iv handle the model, it seems sturdy???, i wish great planes made the Z model with 68 inch wing haha
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Old 08-30-2006, 01:02 AM
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I am thinking about building a 40% GeeBee with a 3w 106 for power to go with my 40% Yak
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Old 08-30-2006, 11:37 AM
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i wish great planes made the Z model with 68 inch wing haha
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In the case of Gee Bee's ................. Bigger is always better !
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Old 08-30-2006, 06:34 PM
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I built the Page 1/5 scale R2 about a year ago. It was a very easy build and turned out a nice looking and flying little plane. I also had some trouble with the plane flipping on landing. To fix that, I bent the landing gear wires to get the wheel as far foward as possible. This wasn't a lot, maybe 1/4" or so but every little bit helps. Then I smoothed the seam where the front of the pants meets the back of the pants because I noticed that the gap was catching grass. The recommended Dave Brown 4" wheels are trash. I replaced them with Sullivan SkyLite 3.5" wheels and opened up the opening in the pants as much as possible. I also located all of the radio equiptment as low as possible to keep the CG low. I put the battery right behind the firewall at the bottom of the plane. I fly off of average height grass and havn't had a noseover in at least 6 months. It will even do wheel landings without a hint of nosing over.
It is definatly a good flying plane. I was afraid that it was going to be a hanger queen but it has turned into a weekly flyer.
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Old 08-30-2006, 07:16 PM
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nice looking geebee, i always beleave bigger is better in any type of flying,, but for geebees, im not to fond of the looks of the r1-2 i like that flat front Z it looks like a hotrod heheh, i guess its just me,, a nice Y modle wounld be nice to,, but pricy i should find out more on this deal in the next day or so..
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Old 08-30-2006, 11:15 PM
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Try this page >

http://www.jackdevinemodels.com/geebee_z.htm
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ahh i know that would be sweet,, not sure i want something that big tho...
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Old 08-31-2006, 10:09 AM
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Pitviper51

See my post #48 re the Kyosho Model Z.

Mine has never been near tarmac, most landings are successful if not pretty

If you like the Z, & can pick one up GO FOR IT!!!

Enjoy it & make sure you call your landings nice & loud so your fellow club members can laugh with you!!!!!!!

Cheers

PS. The guys in my club have decided the Z is rated for up to 1/2 a knot of crosswind!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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ahh wind,, that is one thing we tend to have plenty of, tho not much this year,, alway changing, haha, thanks for the info again, this thing should be a blastt if i get it, ill kep updated
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Anybody come up with a better method of attaching the wheel pants on the GP Gee Bee. Mine are getting some serious abuse and cracking all over the place.
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.... The recommended Dave Brown 4" wheels are trash. I replaced them with Sullivan SkyLite 3.5" wheels and opened up the opening in the pants as much as possible. .... Ben
I have the 1/5 Page R2 too and pretty much fixed the landing on grass problem by bending a new set of struts that were about 3/4 " longer so the wheel is almost completely ahead of the leading edge. Need to fashion the pants back on this winter.

But I was wondering why you trashed the Dave Brown 4" wheels and what makes the Sullivan Skylite 3.5 better? Is it just the size that makes them clear the pants better? I fly my Bee a lot too so I'll go for anything that will improve it.
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well the deal went, i now have the gb Z needs work before its flyab;le, still half an ARf haha,, pics to come
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Tom,
The Dave Brown 4" wheels are too big for the material that they are made of. There is too much unsupported foam for the tire. This was causing me two problems. First, the soft foam was acting like it was rolling in mud, creating drag that would make the plane flip over. Second, instead of just compressing, the foam would deflect to one side of the other. The tire was catching on the sides of the wheel pants and causing drag that would flip the plane.
Also the gee bee is too heavy for them. If you let the plane sit for even a minute, the wheels flat spot. So you then have this flat spot that will create drag.
The Sullivan Wheels are made of a much harder foam that won't deflect sideways, it rolls much easier, and it won't flat spot. I picked the 3.5" wheel because that is the size that the hobby shop had 2 of at the time. I would have preferred the 4" because that it is the specified size, but I havn't had any problems.
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coool, im not sure wahts on it now,, id like to put rubber tires on it, tho faom is lighter,,, will try to poxy the wings together tomarrow
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heres a pic as is
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Ben:
Thanks for the advice on the foam wheels. Mine flat spot too and I thought all foam wheels did that. I'll try some Sullivans!
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Does anyone know where I can find a video of the Composite Arf Gee Bee?
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http://www.glhobbies.com/

There is a video at this size of a huge GeeBee.
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