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Gee Bee R3 scratch build

Old 06-16-2014, 08:33 AM
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Default Gee Bee R3 scratch build

I started building this about a year ago, hand cut the parts. plan to glass her. Will be fitting a 50 cc
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Most excellent!
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Very Very nice work!!!
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Thanx i will try keep the updates coming, been going a bit slow.
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beautiful work. what plan is it or is it your own design?
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Originally Posted by sir crashallot
beautiful work. what plan is it or is it your own design?
Thanks for the kind words,its from a plan a got from a guy on Flying Giants a few years back
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Looking great!!!!!!!
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Thanks now to make the cowl?!
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Whew- I will enjoy seeing pics of your cowl construction process.
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Originally Posted by Rv7garage
Whew- I will enjoy seeing pics of your cowl construction process.
Ok I will take some pictures as I go along, I hope I don't have to do it more than once lol sometimes it Just goes pair shaped.
I think I'll glass the fuselage first to stop the sheeting getting damaged.
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Then put a couple layers of Mylar tape on the nose to further protect the surface.
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Originally Posted by ByLoudDesign
Then put a couple layers of Mylar tape on the nose to further protect the surface.
Good idea
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The Mylar will stretch so it won't interfere with the shape and thin enough to not add any noticable thinkness to the nose so you can fair the cowl to it!!!
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Just hope I can get my hands on some in this neck of the woods.
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It is just standard box tape!!!
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Lol ok what we know as packaging tape ,thanks that will not be a problem.
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Looks great !!!!!!
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What plan are you using?
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Originally Posted by perttime
What plan are you using?
Got the plan from a guy on 'Flying Giant's'
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Originally Posted by ALO 111
Got the plan from a guy on 'Flying Giant's'
I think I know what you mean. Somebody was giving out plans but for limited time only. He left, but somebody else is still giving them away if requested.

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I'm always wondering if a plan can be shared on one of the free plans downloads sites but I have no idea how the guy who designed this feels about that.

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Don't think this guy would mind as he was very generous with his plans. He wanted to see the planes built.
Pm me your email and I'll gladly send you the pdf
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Most excellent, Nice build!!! I like to see other designer/builders ways. It has given me some good help along the way!
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Originally Posted by ALO 111
Don't think this guy would mind as he was very generous with his plans. He wanted to see the planes built.
Pm me your email and I'll gladly send you the pdf
PM sent. I'm really curious to see it but will probably not be able to build anytime soon.
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