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    Congratulations on a successful maiden! What...

    Congratulations on a successful maiden! What prop size is that Xoar?
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    Sharp looking plane! Might want to replace the...

    Sharp looking plane! Might want to replace the missing screw in the spinner ( photo 4), may not be to big a deal balance wise though. Nice job, hope you can post a video of this bird flying 100mph...
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    I bet that plane will burn some holes, and sound...

    I bet that plane will burn some holes, and sound great doing it! I am droping the same engine in a Topflight giant scale ARF soon.
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    I picked up a used 1/3 Pitts special with a Moki...

    I picked up a used 1/3 Pitts special with a Moki 2.10 installed. I Experimented with several props and settled on the Vess 20B for best performance pulling that 20lb Bi-plane through big loops with...
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    RE: Seagull Gee Bee Z

    Nice job guys, that engine sounds sweet, and moves the Gee Bee throught the sky with authority!
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    RE: Seagull Gee Bee Z

    Most of us who built the latest Arf took apart the oleo struts, filed flats on areas where set screws held upper z wire to wing, and lower socket head screw to lower wheel yolk connection. Gear was...
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    RE: Seagull Gee Bee Z

    That's great Ronnie! I have my new GeeBee still in the box. I got to working on a great planes 1/3 Pitts Special, added smoke, and restored many things on this 6 year old plane I bought at the Toledo...
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    RE: Seagull Gee Bee Z

    That's sounds good, might try that myself. I purchased a lot of button screws at the toledo show this spring.
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    RE: Seagull Gee Bee Z

    Wow, close call! I too have learned to inspect every little connection, and not take for granted the factory did it right. Just one little mistake will undo all our hard work putting these planes...
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    RE: Seagull Gee Bee Z

    Just ordered another GeeBeeZ today! I just have to build another one, since this was a great flying plane and loads of fun!!!
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    RE: Seagull Gee Bee Z

    The cockpit looks more to scale than the seagull ARF. Do you have the plans? What manufacturer's kit is that?
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    RE: Seagull Gee Bee Z

    Yeah, I can understand that about those screws. I completely disassembled my oleo's just to see for myself how they were put together. I ended up drilling and installing a second pressed in steel pin...
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    RE: Seagull Gee Bee Z

    Glad you had a good time there! Heard someone say the rain had soaked the grounds for camping, but guess everything worked out for flying!
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    RE: Seagull Gee Bee Z

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbqWsXLibes&feature=share&list=UUtrGjp6iPi1RIcdtglP1ajQ

    This is a full link to my maiden video.

    The second flight shows the TME smoke system in operation, and...
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    RE: Seagull Gee Bee Z

    Here are a couple of photo'showing the pin not properly seated in the connector, making it too short for a solid connection to the receiver battery. Another photo shows the end result! I bought new...
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    RE: Seagull Gee Bee Z

    I went through the radio gear still in the wreckage on my bench very thoroughly today. I turned everything on and began wiggling wires and connections. All at once the Orange LED on my receiver...
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    RE: Seagull Gee Bee Z

    Finished my Gee Bee and flew the maiden fight Saturday 05-18-13 It flew great and required no trim adjustments! Second flight got the smoke working, and landed in typical bouncing GeeBee style...
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    RE: Seagull Gee Bee Z

    I upgraded all pushrods to 2x56 threaded rods, and new dubro metal clevises in place of the asian metric stuff that came with the ARF. I find most of the supplied hardware with these arf's inferior...
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    RE: Seagull Gee Bee Z

    Hahaha, I Love it! The pink shirt is definitly his color ;-)
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    RE: Seagull Gee Bee Z

    Hahaha, your funny! I think spool up my be slower, but once she cranks up, the top end speed should improve. This prop reminds me of the graupner's, wide right to the tips where all your powerful air...
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    RE: Seagull Gee Bee Z

    The prop is a handmade WILGA 19x7 semi-scale carbon & wood composition by Biela. I am using it as my show prop for now since the Saito 1.80 is new, and want to break it in well before flying with...
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    RE: Seagull Gee Bee Z

    Hope you have a great time a Joe Nall, and pray the weather cooperates!
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    RE: Seagull Gee Bee Z

    Starting to look like a gee bee z! Photo of the great planes period pilot I chose to use.
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    RE: Seagull Gee Bee Z

    Thanks for the tips, so now I have installed my wing fairings! I reversed the procedure and installed the wing, trimmed and tucked the fairings in place, held with a little painters tape, the CA'd...
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    RE: Seagull Gee Bee Z

    Looks sharp Ronnie! I like the vess prop you hung on it ;-). Btw, did you have to cut or trim any part of the wing fairings to make them fit better? Mine are fighting me trying to line them up to fit...
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