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Old 01-06-2012, 11:38 PM
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It looks like it's the year of the GeeBee. Electrifly just announced a 30" RxR GeeBee. All it needs is your radio with 4 channel RX and a 3s 2200 lipo.

Check out my thoughts on it here: http://www.vintauri.com/great-planes...y-gee-bee-rxr/

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Old 01-07-2012, 02:39 AM
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Wow! Looks great. I like the way they attach the wheel pants. But did I hear right, the tail is attached magnetically?
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Old 01-07-2012, 03:10 AM
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I dont believe so. The battery hatch up top and the wheel pants are the only magnetically attached pieces.
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Old 01-07-2012, 03:52 AM
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'..the tail section is mounted by carbon fiber rods, held in place by magnets...'

I listened to it a couple of times. I wonder what that means? Anyways, the elastic strings used for bracing wires is a cool idea. I saw someones GeeBee from another mfgr do a little cartwheel and the wires went flying every which way, we were lucky to find them all! I'm not a great builder or anything, but I'm always fascinated by how things are put together and how they work.
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Old 01-07-2012, 04:00 AM
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Well, I went to the Great Planes site and was able to look at the manual. It just says to pushe the h-stabs into the fuselage, making sure they are centered, and the elevator rod is centered. Nothing about screws or carbon fiber or anything. Maybe the magnets hold the stab in? My PZ Corsair uses tape, so I guess if it works...
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Old 01-07-2012, 04:25 AM
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I see what you mean. Very interesting. I guess we'll see in hopefully just a couple weeks!
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Old 07-31-2021, 07:23 PM
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Well good people, came with something different and not available anymore (discontinued for a number of years). I got this from a friend (David McCullough) a few weeks ago. It is the ElectriFly GEE BEE of 38.5 inch wing span and tips the digital scale at 2lbs.-1 1/4 oz. with the 3-Cell, 1800mAH, 30C, Lithium Polymer battery pack. The Center-Of-Gravity is at 1 - 1/4 inch from the leading edge and you really need to pay attention to this as this model is very sensitive to incorrect C-of-G setups.

This is my first flight of any GEE BEE and read all the reviews as to what for setups, take-offs and landings and memorized with my brain and thumbs! Early this morning I touched UP the model with my Models Acrylic GUARDS RED to those areas that experienced less than perfect landings. It cleaned up very well with this paint.

Took off slowly as per reviews and increased power slowly as well and it tracked very well with little or no rudder correction. It came up on the mains quickly and allowed a sufficient roll-out and carefully pulled back on the UP elevator and it took off without any issues. Once airborne, it performed like it was on rails! Hammer heads, Cuban-8's, and it maintained some Knife Edge flight as well. Inverted flight was natural for this model.
Need to keep it with the 3-Cell, 1800's packs as the 2200's are just too heavy for this model. The 1800's allow for gentle (kiss the ground) landings so, it is a keeper!
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Old 08-01-2021, 11:16 AM
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Congrats on the successful flight Carlos!
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