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Old Jan 18, 2007, 01:49 PM
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Build-off: 36" Gee Bee "Z"


Well, I have tried to convince myself not to enter the build-off by I can't stand it anymore. My project will be a 36" Gee Bee "Z" Super Sportster. I don't know the particulars with motor setup yet I'll just wait and see where she weighs in at. So, away we go....
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Old Jan 18, 2007, 03:10 PM
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I almost went with the Gee Bee Model "E" but was more fascinated with the P-26 Peashooter. (See avatar pic).
Old Jan 19, 2007, 01:44 PM
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Looking forward ...
I once started to build one using depron and balsa. As I always do, I test the design before finishing the details ... I found out the hard way that all weight need to be in the nose to get a proper CG as the nose is quite short.
Never managed to get the details done, if you know what I mean, the conversion-design from 3-view to balsa and depron was far from being a success.
One day I'll build a new one.
Old Jan 19, 2007, 07:43 PM
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Good luck! This is one of my favorites!
Call me crazy but doesn't the I-16 "Rata" have similar characteristics to this plane?
Old Feb 10, 2007, 08:01 PM
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This has been a major desire of mine as well.

It's going to be awhile before I feel confident enough to tackle it.
Old Feb 11, 2007, 07:03 AM
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Finally someone is doing a little Z very interested in this one. Look forward to your progress reports, good luck.

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Old Feb 23, 2007, 06:54 PM
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Any progress?


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