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Old Feb 07, 2013, 12:00 PM
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$73.84 shipped at Red Rocket coupon code Gee Bee...
http://www.redrockethobbies.com/E-Fl...p/eflu4580.htm
Ordered mine last night as well

Kinda wanted a Gee Bee for some time, but couldn't justify the price, I'm more of a 3D guy, but at that price, had to do it! Looks fun in the videos, like a pattern plane.
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 02:21 PM
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I just bought 2 from Hobby Zone for 64.99 each with free shipping. Use code CPNEFLU4580 at checkout.
Love to find that deal again with free shipping!!!
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 07:26 PM
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just ordered one from hobbyzone.... thanks for that code rfeak....

At that price how can you lose? I figure a new airframe, motor and a battery would probably cost me more than $70, so the new one will get put away, then when my current bee is too banged up to fly, instead of ordering a new airframe and going to the trouble of rebuilding it, I can just sell the board in the old plane, and bust out the new one

If they do get rid of it, that will bee too bad.... I have always had a thing for gee-bee's.... of course, I guess it cant really be cost effective selling them even at $99, and I would never have bought one at $220.....
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 08:22 PM
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This has to be a case of Horizon Hobby discontinuing the plane, how else could they sell for 99 bucks and then 65? I think it must only appeal to a select few, and those select few already own it.... I've "sort of" wanted one for a long time but it wasn't worth the price for what it is, a niche plane only. Doesn't appeal to warbirds guys and it doesn't appeal to the 3D guys. Even at 65 dollars I had to kind of talk myself into it....
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 08:31 PM
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You are crazy... At $65 I tried and tried to talk myself OUT of it.... The only reason I didnt buy two is I dont have $130 of spending money right now...

Also, I'm a warbird guy.... specifically high performance warbirds like the p-51D and odd looking ones like the corsair.... The gee bee is an odd looking high performance plane, so i guess that's why I am attracted to it....
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 08:59 PM
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This has to be a case of Horizon Hobby discontinuing the plane, how else could they sell for 99 bucks and then 65? I think it must only appeal to a select few, and those select few already own it.... I've "sort of" wanted one for a long time but it wasn't worth the price for what it is, a niche plane only. Doesn't appeal to warbirds guys and it doesn't appeal to the 3D guys. Even at 65 dollars I had to kind of talk myself into it....
I'm a warbird guy & kind of a 3D guy, and it appeals to me. In fact, I preordered mine. But I'm also a scale guy, a precision aerobatics guy, a slow-flyer guy, a pylon-racer guy, a balsa guy, a foamie guy, a glider guy, an EDF guy, a micro-flyer guy, a glow & gas guy, a giant-scale guy, and a general screwing around in the air & having fun guy. Never could see any point in putting self-imposed limits on my hobby, as that would simply narrow my experience and limit my opportunities to learn new things. Why on Earth anyone would actually choose to do that to themselves on purpose is beyond me....

Unfortunately, I think you're right, though. I run into far too many RCers who put up self-imposed barriers to broadening their hobby experience. They claim to hate 3D, or foamies, or balsa, or glow/gas, or helis, or pattern, or warbirds, or quads.....the list goes on, ad nauseam. I figured they'd have long-since grown out of such grade-school mentality stuff. Oh, well.....it is what it is.

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Old Feb 08, 2013, 08:26 AM
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Unfortunately, I think you're right, though. I run into far too many RCers who put up self-imposed barriers to broadening their hobby experience. They claim to hate 3D, or foamies, or balsa, or glow/gas, or helis, or pattern, or warbirds, or quads.....the list goes on, ad nauseam. I figured they'd have long-since grown out of such grade-school mentality stuff. Oh, well.....it is what it is.

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Joel - that was well put. I've been caught defining myself as "more of a *this*" or "not much of a *that*" only to realize I just wasn't something YET. The nano has made me a Heli guy, the Sbach has made me a 3D guy, the champ has made me a slow, relaxing pattern guy. I think you are right - this hobby has nearly limitless possibilities unless you limit yourself. It's tempting to do it, but dang, anything that flies is pretty darned cool. I need to remember that!
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 08:40 AM
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I'm a warbird guy & kind of a 3D guy, and it appeals to me. In fact, I preordered mine. But I'm also a scale guy, a precision aerobatics guy, a slow-flyer guy, a pylon-racer guy, a balsa guy, a foamie guy, a glider guy, an EDF guy, a micro-flyer guy, a glow & gas guy, a giant-scale guy, and a general screwing around in the air & having fun guy. Never could see any point in putting self-imposed limits on my hobby, as that would simply narrow my experience and limit my opportunities to learn new things. Why on Earth anyone would actually choose to do that to themselves on purpose is beyond me....

Unfortunately, I think you're right, though. I run into far too many RCers who put up self-imposed barriers to broadening their hobby experience. They claim to hate 3D, or foamies, or balsa, or glow/gas, or helis, or pattern, or warbirds, or quads.....the list goes on, ad nauseam. I figured they'd have long-since grown out of such grade-school mentality stuff. Oh, well.....it is what it is.

Joel
I like flying. I self-impose limits on myself by my budget.
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 08:41 AM
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I like flying. I self-impose limits on myself by my budget.
Ain't that the truth.
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 02:29 PM
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.....this hobby has nearly limitless possibilities unless you limit yourself. It's tempting to do it, but dang, anything that flies is pretty darned cool.
WWU,

Thanks. Now, that is worth quoting! Should be on a banner, hanging in every LHS & at every club field.

When I get into a hobby, I try to sample as much of it as I can. After sampling the waters, I usually find that I enjoy aspects of the hobby I never thought I'd enjoy. But it's easy to get tunnel-vision.

Helis, for example. I never thought I'd really enjoy flying them, even though I had never even touched the sticks. Then the mSR came out. I was sure wrong about that one! I still enjoy flying fixed-wing more, but learning to fly rotorcraft has opened up new possibilities. Like flying in the house, or being able to fly pretty much anywhere I want on a whim, rather than being constrained to flying only where there's enough room to shoot an approach. A bonus - I found that flying helis improves my fixed-wing skills.

I had always thought about trying ROW, but never got around to it. Then the CC came out & I did my first RC flight on floats. I'm hooked!! I was actually mad at myself for waiting so long! Last fall, I decided to get into gliders. I had always wanted to try one, but never got around to it. I was too busy flying warbirds, aerobatic planes, scale ga ships, etc. I picked up a Radian Pro & ordered a few of Paul Naton's soaring DVDs, along with a copy of Dave Thornburg's Old Buzzard's Soaring Book. I'm hooked!! Again, the thing that bugs me is that I waited so long!

I could have been having all of that fun for decades if I wouldn't have concentrated solely on land-based power-planes for 27 years. Lately, I've been flying 300 MPH DS ships in RF 6.5. Wow, I'd really like to try that someday! Unfortunately, we're a bit shy on DS sites here in Minnesota. However, if I ever end up living where it's possible, I will definitely give it a try, now that I've had a taste of what it's like.

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BH,

LOL! That pretty much sums it up for me, as well! If I can afford it, I'll fly it.

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Old Feb 08, 2013, 02:40 PM
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You know, these racers (such as the Gee Bee) are a sector of RC that I think suffers because of our mentalities towards flying. We have some who belong to clubs with strict rules and all kinds of organized events, and others that just want to fly wherever by themselves. I would absolutely love to set up a course in a local field with whatever type of cheap pylons we could build and have five or six buddies just flying Reno Races together, Gee Bees, Ryans, maybe a mini Mahoney Sorceress (). It's a shame that it seems HH is dumping the Gee Bee due to slow sales. I just visited the Fantasy of Flight museum here where I live and up close and personal the Gee Bee and the Gee Bee Z are incredibly cool airplanes. That cockpit window is barely big enough for the pilot's head.
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 03:24 PM
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Gee Bee indoor racing

Have you guys seen this clip? Super-cool! Wish we could get something like that going around here!

modell-hobby-spiel 2012 - Gee Bee Air Race (4 min 13 sec)


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Old Feb 08, 2013, 03:27 PM
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Have you guys seen this clip? Super-cool! Wish we could get something like that going around here!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NC_C7s03IK8

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EXACTLY what I was speaking to. Very very cool!
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 03:33 PM
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That looks like an absolute blast, yippee!
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 04:11 PM
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Curse you hobby zone code ! Lol...back up R2 on order... Waaaay too cheap to pass up. I'm hoping to finish my Adrian Page 1/4 scale R2 this winter. It's been 90% complete, on my bench for 2 years now... Too many distractions.
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