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Old Feb 29, 2012, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by turboparker View Post
As AP noted - it's not AS3X. Rather, it is the nature of the airframe.

The full-scale Gee Bee was designed as a purebred racer. Aerobatic performance was not a consideration. The UMX Gee Bee is the first scale-outline Gee Bee in this size. It was designed to be a scale plane with the basic personality of the full-scale ship - but with the infamous nasty side greatly subdued. It was not designed to be a great aerobatic performer.

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And yet, the full Gee Bee R-2 replica in the hands of Delmar Benjamin was a pretty incredible aerobatic airshow performer, for many years.

Certainly not an Extra 300, but it does almost anything but snaps and tumbles (would do those as well, but with a little too much enthusiasm, I predict.) Delmar usually did a lovely climbing in knife edge at airshows in the Gee Bee.
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