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Old 05-12-2006, 10:41 PM
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would a 3D Gee Bee be a good plane for a bigginner 3D pilot with 1 yr experience with 4 channel planes
this is the plane http://www.parkflyers.com/html/body_gee_bee_3d.html
Old 05-13-2006, 07:05 PM
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Since you have a year of experience, I assume you have your own radio. So, no, I don't recommend this, since it comes with its own. Get some other foamy, I'm sure plenty of people will pitch in with their suggestions. If you really want a 3D machine, I'd suggest the GP Reflection.
Old 05-13-2006, 08:29 PM
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yes but this is cheaper and i can just scrap the radio and reciever for a crappy plane that ids make for fun... overall though is it a good plane
Old 05-13-2006, 08:36 PM
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I didn't see it's only $140 without the radio. Not bad. I'd still suggest you consider the Reflection. $40 for the plane, $20 for the motor (get the Esskay 400XT, only $17!), $35 for a TP 730 3S, and $50 for servos. I guarentee it'll fly better than the GeeBee, and is more durable too.
Old 06-01-2006, 12:14 PM
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..and the radio, and the speed controller..

btw... (sorry to bring this to the top), where is this Esskay 400XT you're talking about?

[EDIT] -- Nevermind.. found it
Old 06-04-2006, 12:04 PM
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Default RE: Gee Bee 3D

Get reflection!
Gee-Bee is some RTF crap... I mean it can probably do 3D moves but its not as good as reflection. Gee-bees motor is not as good as reflections and with reflection you can do all 3d moves with ease. Great hovering etc...

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Old 06-08-2006, 10:37 PM
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Ok so lets hear from someone who has BOTH. I have both the geebee and a gp reflection along with a few shockies. The geebee is a good plane for someone who doesn't want to build their own. It's decently assembled, and can do 3d and decently at that. It can hover although it takes getting used to, knife edges alright. This plane feels much different than the reflection or the shocky. The motor it comes with is good enough for what it is. IT'S A FOAMIE with brushless, it's not bad. Plenty enough power though lacking a little quality. Easily fixed IMO. Good bang for the buck, you won't be disappointed. You could build your own for cheaper though if cost is the issue. Hope this helps.
Old 06-08-2006, 11:01 PM
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this is probably a stupid question but the 6 channel micro reciver from futaba will work with it? and how long has it lasted and how bad of beatings can it take?
Old 06-09-2006, 03:08 AM
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I've had about 10 flights on mine so far. Haven't crashed it yet but it seems durable enough to come in hot for a landing and soak it up. If you've flown other flat foam 3d's before, this one will feel alien. It's pretty good in light wind too. I don't see why a futaba 6ch micro wouldn't work. I'm about to throw on an E-flite park 370 to really waken it up.
Old 06-09-2006, 12:50 PM
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what about it feels so weird and if i get this it will be my first flat foam
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The shape of the plane throws my perception off a bit. It flies better than I expect it to so when I hit a roll or a loop, it's surprising how responsive it really is. You won't be disappointed though. It's a great first foamy.

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