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97 Gee Bee Y

Discussion in 'Scale Civillian and WarBirds' started by Taildraggerrc, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. Terryscustom

    Terryscustom 640cc Uber Pimp

    I had one of those senior sportsters, yellow and black. HUGE upgrade with the modern canopy!!! Mine went through a few engines, huge Saito gasser, 52cc side carb thing, and finally ended up with some oddball 50ish cc twin on the nose. We called it the 3DGB because it would hover quite nicely but ailerons were not in prop wash. VERY VERY good flying plane!!!

    That would be sweet with a small Saito Radial or one of the new small twins like a DLE40 or 60!!!

    Does your new version have flaps? That would be the only thing to make it better, not that it's hard to land it's just fun to play with flaps.

    Oops, NVM, I looked closer at the pics. Could modify for flaps / full ailerons though!!
  2. Ohio AV8TOR

    Ohio AV8TOR Guest

    :yes-i-fully-agree-s my exact words in fact
  3. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    I have the old yellow and black one from several years ago that was given to me. I've never flown it, it's just hanging on the wall.
  4. Taildraggerrc

    Taildraggerrc 70cc twin V2

    Here are some underneath shots. Notice the oleo shock gear and alloy hub wheels.

    Also notice the modern aerobatic type phenolic control horns, ball links, and hardware.

    Pull pull so no more push pull as gee bee's usually need weight.

    The cowl ring has CNC cooling holes around the air exits.

    Firewall stamped for a da 85.

    Weight as it sets NO engine or rx packs is 14 LBS!

    Definitely a modernized version of the older arf.

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  5. Taildraggerrc

    Taildraggerrc 70cc twin V2

    Ok help me decide.

    Cheap route for power DLA 64cc twin.

    cool: saito fg56 gas 4stroke twin

    UBER cool: saito FG84 3 cylinder gas radial
  6. Taildraggerrc

    Taildraggerrc 70cc twin V2

    2 piece wing.

    Carbon fiber wing and receiver tube.

  7. Terryscustom

    Terryscustom 640cc Uber Pimp

    VERY nice wing improvements! The wing on my old one had a crappy aluminum tube and you had to put the wing on as one piece with screws in the bottom.....glow turd style. My old one was also slightly smaller wingspan.
  8. Taildraggerrc

    Taildraggerrc 70cc twin V2

    Yup. I had that one and the old PAM 97" one. this one is a good improvment
  9. rplante

    rplante 30cc

    I'll take one very nice
  10. Pbilt024

    Pbilt024 70cc twin V2

    That's sharp Chad, everyone loves to see a Gee Bee! Those landings are tough though!

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