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Old Apr 19, 2003, 04:31 PM
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Mini Gee Bee kits

Hi all,
I ve been working on this project for about 2 months now.
It's been a long road. Many nights without sleep and many day thinking about nothing but the kit. The plane is my rendition of the flat disk indoor 3D type aircraft.There has been many before it and probably many after it.Well heres some photo's tell me what you think.All comments and surggestions are welcome and appreciated. Thanks Mike
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Old Apr 19, 2003, 04:33 PM
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Here's the finished kit.
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Old Apr 19, 2003, 05:23 PM
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Looks awesome Mike. A few questions.
IPS power?
Rudder/ elevator?
Whats it made of?
Does it fly?

Good job on the design.

Mike
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Old Apr 19, 2003, 05:52 PM
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It flys fantastic,it's made of 3mm zepron foam and uses elevons no rudder it dosn't need it.It is fully controlable in a hover without it and is a blast to fly. For power it uses the A drive and GWS gear and a pair of lithium polys.AUW is140 grams and the carbon fiber rod makes it super strong. At 29.95 I think it's a good value. Mike
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Old Apr 19, 2003, 09:18 PM
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Mike, it looks super. I might even be a customer. Video would be nice. What size LiPoly's are in it?

-John
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Old Apr 20, 2003, 07:29 AM
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Hi Inari,
560's to 1020's anything in that range works great.I ve flown
it with the 350 nmih cells from my tiger morth but it dosn,t hang
on the prop with the nmih .i will try to get a vidoe up asp.
Mike
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Old Apr 20, 2003, 09:30 AM
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How slowly can it be flown?

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Old Apr 20, 2003, 10:00 AM
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Hi matthew,
I can't tell you exactly but I have flown it in very small spaces.
I flew it at a club meeting in a space about 15' to 20' sq.w/ a
7' ceiling so it fly pretty slow.
Mike
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Old Apr 20, 2003, 04:51 PM
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Fantastic graphics, Mike.

What did you use for paint and decals?

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Old Apr 20, 2003, 05:20 PM
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Where are you selling it? I'm interested.
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Old Apr 20, 2003, 05:38 PM
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Hi all,
Bob, the graphics are printed on to save weight.
I have kits on e-bay or my site www.Horseflyhobbies.com
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Old Apr 20, 2003, 06:16 PM
slow but inefficient
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Nice

Hi Mike -

Way to go!

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Old Apr 20, 2003, 06:40 PM
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Thanks Ron
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Old Apr 20, 2003, 07:35 PM
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Do you have the span and length handy? Don't worry, I'm not gonna copy it, just want to know how big/small it is. Thanks!
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Old Apr 20, 2003, 07:54 PM
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Hi Marcus
Let's say bigger then a bread basket and smaller then a VW.

Just kidding 24"longx14.75wide

Mike
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