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Old Oct 29, 2010, 05:23 AM
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GEE BEE 33" floats for sale

I have a set of these NIB for sale in the "airplanes, fuel For sale/wanted' section for $30. They are plastic and are not the scale EDO looking ones.
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Old Oct 29, 2010, 06:09 AM
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I won a set of GeeBee floats at a fun-fly once. We speculated that second prize was TWO sets.
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Old Oct 29, 2010, 10:54 AM
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I had a set on a Andrew's A-ray and they worked fine off of water and not just snow. I know a lot of people have a hard time with them but I never did. The A-Ray had an OS 25 ABC on it so it was no slouch but it was not way overpowered either. It still got off the water just fine. It flew a few times at the Brimfield MA float fly. I just purchased another A-Ray kit and I'm going to build it again as a float plane this time powered with a 4-stroke. I think the 33's are too big for this plane but I will look. I might get back to you.
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Old Oct 30, 2010, 08:14 AM
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You know if you put the ad here, you have to give them away for free.

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I won a set of GeeBee floats at a fun-fly once. We speculated that second prize was TWO sets.
I never win anything.
Interesting, as I wasn't aware of GeeBee float planes. I think my Herr GeeBee R2 conversion will stay without floats however. It's challenging enough to fly as it is.
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Old Oct 30, 2010, 10:35 AM
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Gee, I just thought I was doing someone a service in calling it to his/hers attention Open to offers by a PM with your zip for shipping purposes.


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I never win anything.
Interesting, as I wasn't aware of GeeBee float planes. I think my Herr GeeBee R2 conversion will stay without floats however. It's challenging enough to fly as it is.
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Old Oct 30, 2010, 02:22 PM
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The full scale GeeBee racers were not float planes...just a point of information for those not familiar with the subject...no offense meant.
GeeBee is/was a seperate entity. They made a couple of sizes of grey blow molded floats that were merely OK...nothing to rave about.
They had one twin float plane and two others that were based on using a single float for the bottom part of the hull. The top of the hull was balsa and used leather fillets to blend it into the plastic float. One was the 'Islander', which had twin booms to which the tail feathers were attached.The other was called the 'Mallard', a conventional flying boat design. They were designed to fly with .19-.25 glow engines.
Both utilized full displacement ( dixie cup ) tip floats similar to the Lake/ Thurston design.
I had the 'Mallard' powered by a Merco .35 that performed well enough.
The basic GeeBee float design had rounded chines and a mediocre vertical flange mounting system. They tended to 'stick' to the water then break loose quickly.
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Old Oct 30, 2010, 06:16 PM
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Gee, I just thought I was doing someone a service in calling it to his/hers attention Open to offers by a PM with your zip for shipping purposes.
Giving things away for free is an excellent service. I quit putting things up however, as it seems to cause major issues with the jealous types.

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The full scale GeeBee racers were not float planes.
Is that right?
It was meant as a joke. They would be quite impractical, although comical looking.
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