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Old Sep 01, 2015, 09:08 PM
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Very cool, Jim!

If you do race, be sure to get it on video! I bet you'd give 'em a good run for their money with a GWS 5030 prop & a really stout batt, such as the TP 325 70C UMX pack.

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Old Sep 01, 2015, 09:41 PM
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A bunch of old fogeys found a sport dome (350' x 200' x 75' flying space) for use on the Monday maintenance closure from noon to 3. You see Vapors to EDF jets and everything in between stirring the Aerions.
I have the Gee Bee and prize it to limits of 2 to 3 flights a year. This was it's turn to fly. The artificial turf was too much for the landing gear. Before I knew it, my "friends" gathered some boxes of the same thickness and challenged me to us it as a runway. First attempt was too short so they added another box to the length. A fella held the fin until it had full power and then released it. Success !
They now want to see it race against the mini EDF jets.
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Very cool, Jim!

If you do race, be sure to get it on video! I bet you'd give 'em a good run for their money with a GWS 5030 prop & a really stout batt, such as the TP 325 70C UMX pack.

Joel
My UMX Gee Bee with the 5030 Prop and TP 325 mAh 70C can definitely get some speed much to the surprise of other pilots. Jim, I'll be wishing you well. Represent that Gee Bee and give them some hell!
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Old Sep 01, 2015, 10:34 PM
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Next Monday is Labor Day and the dome is closed. I should look at a heavy window shade that will lay flat but rolls up easy to transport.
Enjoy the holiday.
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