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Old 10-18-2021, 10:05 AM
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Nice work as usual Hannes.
My maiden was a little surprising in that the GeeBee doesn't turn the way most other planes do. Not a yank and banker. Roll it over for a tight turn and it wants to go straight on a knife edge. The rudder gyro (demon cortex) kept it straight with no input needed on take-off or landing.
Wind came up and it was a blow-out before I could get a second flight in. Can't wait to fly it again. The only issue right now is too small of a fuel tank (32 oz). Almost empty when it landed.

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Old 10-18-2021, 01:52 PM
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I saw you were at fantasy of flight in K. W's R-2. Give you any inspiration for your 50%?
Old 10-18-2021, 04:45 PM
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GEE BEE MAIDEN on youtube

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Old 10-31-2021, 05:45 AM
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The VALACH GeeBee R2 we made it ready for maiden flight!













Old 10-31-2021, 06:44 AM
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FREEKIN GORGEOUS!!!
Old 11-04-2021, 09:09 PM
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A few more of our P&W 985 custom dummy radials are done:




Old 11-05-2021, 06:14 AM
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Now available, part 2 of our GeeBee story!
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Old 11-06-2021, 06:22 AM
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Latest update on the KOLM powered R2, a few more details and weathering are added by the owner:






Old 11-13-2021, 03:13 PM
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The dummy motor is awesome.
I am getting seriously interested in building a CARF R2 after reading both Hammes' articles in RC Scale magazine.
Did CARF incorporate the symmetric rudder in V2? Their web site indicated its non-symmetrical, but perhaps it's not fully updated. Hammes' article indicated the airplane flies better with the symmetrical rudder.

I love the sound of a Moki but a DA 150 seems like a more practical choice for power. Are folks satisfied with the power from a 150 in the R2?
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Originally Posted by jvaliensi View Post
The dummy motor is awesome.
I am getting seriously interested in building a CARF R2 after reading both Hammes' articles in RC Scale magazine.
Did CARF incorporate the symmetric rudder in V2? Their web site indicated its non-symmetrical, but perhaps it's not fully updated. Hammes' article indicated the airplane flies better with the symmetrical rudder. I love the sound of a Moki but a DA 150 seems like a more practical choice for power. Are folks satisfied with the power from a 150 in the R2?
Thanks Yes, on the V2 the fin is symmetrical. My opinion? Go with the DA 150 first, if you like the plane and you got some practice go with the MOKI.
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Old 11-14-2021, 11:38 AM
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jvaliensi, I'll have mine at Appollo next weekend if you want a closer look.
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Old 11-14-2021, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by 5th GeeBee View Post
jvaliensi, I'll have mine at Appollo next weekend if you want a closer look.
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Mark,
That would be awesome. What day and time do you plan to be there? I generally go Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
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Mark,
That would be awesome. What day and time do you plan to be there? I generally go Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
Saturday or Sunday depending on the wind. I'll let you know. I'm usually there till 2.
Mark.
ps Do I know you?
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Originally Posted by 5th GeeBee View Post
Saturday or Sunday depending on the wind. I'll let you know. I'm usually there till 2.
Mark.
ps Do I know you?
I've been pretty regular at Apollo since 2015 - but I don't know if we ever met.
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Originally Posted by jvaliensi View Post
I've been pretty regular at Apollo since 2015 - but I don't know if we ever met.
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I've been a regular since 2011 so I'm sure I'll recognize you. I set up on the east end where the giant scale IMAC guys hang out. It'll be funny If we know each other.
Most recently I've been flying a large white Waco.
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Old 11-22-2021, 04:31 PM
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Send me your email so I can let you know when I'm goin out.

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