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Old 11-03-2011, 11:12 AM
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Default 1005mm Fiberglas Gee Bee from Hobby King

I have just bought a Gee Bee from Hobby King:








Spec:
Material: Fiberglass Fuselage / Balsa wings
Wingspan: 1005mm
Length: 610mm
Wing Area: 17dm sq
Wing Loading: 70.6g/dm2
Flying Weight: 1100g


This a big project for me since i know it is a difficult plane to fly, plus the size isn't the easyest.

I will practice a lot these next months with several different planes to be ready for the Gee Bee, i'am still a newbie with planes, even if fly hélicopters for 2 years (fixed and variable pitch).

I will need some help to choose the right components for this Gee Bee, i was thinking about a Turnigy Brushless 3536 1800kv, with 70A ESC, not sure for the size of the prop may be a 9x6, the radio is a spektrum dx6i.

Feel free to give your opinion and advices.

EDIT:
I'll try to put here links from the informations i can find on the Gee Bee, whatever the scale it is:
Small UMX foam Gee Bee here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...hlight=gee+bee
Small 28" Gee Bee here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=776230
Giant 93" Gee Bee here: http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_10..._1/key_/tm.htm

Lot of information for this 39" gee bee r2 ep .25arf, seems to be the same plane with minor differences, here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...hlight=gee+bee

Some more on a 40" Gee Bee: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...697325&page=20

One more here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=342801

This one looks more "scale": http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...&page=15&pp=15

Gee Bee HERR : http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...1030813&page=3



Old 11-05-2011, 08:21 AM
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Default RE: 1005mm Fiberglas Gee Bee from Hobby King

Ok if somebody is interested in 39" Gee Bee everything needed is here:

http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/a...article_id=351

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...884113&page=16

Go here to solve the wheelpants problem:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...884113&page=21



I also just bought a second Gee Bee, This one is the Lanyu foam:

The set up will be 1450 kv 2828 outrunner with 2S Lipo


Old 11-26-2011, 04:27 AM
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Default RE: 1005mm Fiberglas Gee Bee from Hobby King

Some news of the construction.

I modified the land gear, and shortened the nose, it now looks more "scale":




With the stickers:



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Gee Bee almost ready:







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Maiden flight done...

landing was not easy but the plane landed safely.

The story goes on ...
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I'm reviving an old thread by asking how landings have gone since your last post coming up on two years ago.

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