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Jul 11, 2008, 11:15 AM
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GeeBee


My GeeBee that I can't get to fly correctly.
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Jul 12, 2008, 04:59 PM
Whats it doing?

Fandango
Jul 12, 2008, 05:14 PM
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First problem was the IPS motor. Must have been a dud cause I could barely keep it in the air. Put a 24 grm brushless in there and it performed better but still week. Needed a bigger prop due to the size of the body. Put on a 10/4.7 prop and now it has authority but now has turning issues. It also incurred some hangar damage while on my workbench and now needs a wing repair.
Jul 15, 2008, 08:57 AM
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Want to sell it ?
Jul 16, 2008, 11:01 PM
IPS brushed motors are real "hit and miss" from my experiences. If you tried a lot of 10, a few would fail immediately, and the rest would all perform differently. 1 or 2 of them would perform beautifully and even withstand a beating on 3s, if propped and geared correctly.

Bill
Jul 17, 2008, 10:48 AM
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I had a size .25 Gee Bee a few years back and the plane needed prop speed not thrust.
Nov 01, 2008, 01:05 PM
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This bird doesn't have a very glamorous history.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gee_Bee_R-1
Nov 01, 2008, 01:22 PM
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Not glamerous ?

Won the 1932 Thompson Trophy
Therefore the fastest pylon raccer of the time.

And:

Set the world speed record and therefore the fastest man made vechile of the day and the fastest in all of recorded history.

You truly are hard to impress.
Nov 01, 2008, 01:25 PM
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Kevin you missed the "wink" I think bombay meant that sacastically.


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