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Old 11-02-2021, 09:57 PM
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Default 50% GeeBee R2 powered by VALACH 420 radial

Hey guys,
perhaps some of you will know me from the CARF GeeBee building thread.
My name is Hannes Lutzenberger, 37 years old and from Germany.




The latest project in our shop is a 50% R2 "Delmar Benjamin" replica!
We used a Hostetler plan, scaled it to 50%, did some modifications to the outline and changed the profile to the original M6:









If you guys are interrested, we will post some updates from time to time!

You also can follow the project on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/GeeBeeR2

Best wishes all the way from Germany,
Hannes
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Building the fuselage:




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50% GeeBee R2 cowling plug:















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Making wheel pants:










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FANTASTIC work on the GeeBee!!

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Originally Posted by daveopam View Post
FANTASTIC work on the GeeBee!!

David
Thanks David, stay tuned for more updates in the future :-D
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Latest update on the fuselage:



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Cutting the wings out of foam to create the plug:





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Time for the wing plug and mold:




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Wing molds are done:






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It is funny how the models are made with more precision than the original full sized one.
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Originally Posted by jvaliensi View Post
It is funny how the models are made with more precision than the original full sized one.
Of course, itīs always easier to copy something thatīs already done And modelers work with a bigger group of people, on a higher budget and no deadline
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The gear prototype is done:







1/2 vs 1/3 CARF


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First time on the wheels:


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Your wife can almost fit in it and go for a ride
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Originally Posted by jvaliensi View Post
Your wife can almost fit in it and go for a ride
For sure :-D
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31% CARF meets 50% R2





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What will you use to transport the plane when completed?
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Originally Posted by Lifer View Post
What will you use to transport the plane when completed?
A trailer
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50% dummy radial :-D







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The engine arrived, itīs a 420 VALACH Radial
Aerobertics.be Valach VM R5-420

Because of the small diameter of the engine, we will use a 9 cyl. dummy radial:







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That is going to be an awesome GeeBee! You or your wife could almost hop in and take it for a spin!
Very nice work!
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Originally Posted by Mbrunhoeber View Post
That is going to be an awesome GeeBee! You or your wife could almost hop in and take it for a spin!
Very nice work!
Thanks we will give it a try one day for sure
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