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Old 05-09-2011, 10:59 AM
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It looks awesome!
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Ok Hannes...how about some revolutions!!!!!!!

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Today I mount the dummy radial into the Gee Bee.


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ONE BAD DOG!!!
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My mouth is watering!!!!! I've got my shop all cleaned up Hannes I plan on posting a pic of it before my next project starts so you wont think I am totally disorganized!!

Go low if you wanna make a show
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Old 05-13-2011, 10:32 AM
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That sure is a purdy plane Hannes

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Hey Richard, I was looking at the elevator and was trying to figure out what the hinges are made of They are hinged aren't they? Also, what do you do about the gap on the bottom of the hinge line?

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The hinges on C-arf are the top skin with a score line.. The gap in the bottom is open bevel but sealed..

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Hey Hannes, Your Gee Bee looks awesome! Beautiful Job! Should be getting mine back from the painter hopefully soon. He has had lots of trouble with the Seams. My Gee Bee had real sever overlap of where one side meets the other half. In order to make the Seams Vanish, He had to Carbon fiber the entire length of the seam, All seams, not just in the fuse. Then gently take the high side down to nothing, then using a special light weight resin and filler to blend the two sides back together also reinventing the panel lines he had to remove in the process. Its looking really nice at this point. He has had my Gee Bee for about two months now but it will be worth the wait. He is even doing the leading edges of the wings and tips. Just letting you guys know what your in for if you so choose to make your Seam lines Vanish. :-)
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The hinges on C-arf are the top skin with a score line.. The gap in the bottom is open bevel but sealed..

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Thanks Rick, when you say the bottom open bevel is sealed, do you mean YOU have to seal it, or does it come sealed because the top hinge line seals it? Cause mine aint sealed across the bottom[]

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I need help from you guys on the flying wires...What brand of solder and flux do you guys use for your solder joints? I want to use something that works well for a solid connection. Or should I just take them to a pro for the final solder joints?

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I sure wish C-ARF would have designed the wing with a wing tube...the wires would then act as a support rather than of a critical component hinging upon disaster

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For the price they demand for the Gee Bee there is a LOT of things C-Arf could have designed differently...IMO the flying wire situation, as you pointed out, could have had the old Hockey stick spar and use the wires to only hold the wing in, thus not relying on them for the G-Related flight forces. Secondly the Big door could have had a lip molded on the backside of the fuse opening to allow for a nice flush fit. Third, and my biggest problem, is the quality of the joining from the molding process. The lines are so obtrusive and jagged that they really detract from the inspiring lines of the Gee Bee.

Oh well, I guess until someone else comes out with a "Arf" Big Gee Bee we will have to just deal with it....

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Yea Rick, You are right about the seams for sure...with the quality of composite molding these days, a seamless fuse would be no problem at all. I got started on mine this evening, mains are done and plan on the tail wheel tomorrow Took a pic of the sky friday evening, weird!! 15 minutes after this pic, 40mph winds and torrential rainfall!!
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Gee, that sky sure looks scary.
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Hey Fredo, you been GeeBee'n lately? That sky was the same system that hit Joplin Mo this past weekend and killed all those people...Terrible!
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I had a big problem to take the Gee Bee to the RC field. My Audi A3 is too little for this airplane.

SoI bought a trailer. The look of it was not good, so I decided to "pimp" it

What do you think?

1h after I bought it:




Paint in black:




rims:




Some Gee Bee decals:








Time to drive:


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Unique!
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OMG! Somebody just had to raise the bar!!
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Hannes

Now you are talking! You definitely do things only one way. I love your taste and the touch of class!

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looks great. your stock just went up.
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That looks awesome! Congrats Hannes! I won't post photo's of my terrible $500 trailer now....
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Hi Guys, thought I'd post some progress photos of my build. It's actually my first full composite airframe build, so I've made a few mistakes along the way, but seems to be progressing ok.

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Time to work inside the trailer**

Much work! Oh my God!


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