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« Reply #100 on: January 16, 2017, 02:53:39 AM »

That's nice too Fred.

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« Reply #101 on: January 22, 2017, 10:51:58 AM »

oh!!! Great work!!!!i notived the "bumps" in the front cowl (?) what GeeBee have that bumps??

just a pre-assambled to look How she looks!!
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« Reply #102 on: January 22, 2017, 12:17:19 PM »

I have an uncle who, like my father wrestled with getting his rubber-powered Gee Bee to fly. They both finally succeeded but each found that this design is happier at high speeds. My uncle threw his like a baseball. His favorite flying maxim was "anything will fly if you throw it hard enough"
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« Reply #103 on: January 22, 2017, 01:38:35 PM »

My thoughts exactly when I seen a free flight GB!....LOL
How in the heck can you get that thing to fly with out a tremendous amount of power!-?.. Shocked
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« Reply #104 on: January 22, 2017, 05:10:21 PM »

That looks terrific Marcelo and that photo in your workshop looks like it came out of the 60's.

Outstanding effort.

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« Reply #105 on: January 22, 2017, 07:52:00 PM »

If I remember my history correctly the Granville brothers used the same surfaces and moments for almost all of their race planes.  The only difference was the size of the fuselage to handle the larger power plants.  You are doing a wonderful job Marcelo!!!
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« Reply #106 on: January 24, 2017, 02:46:20 PM »

The last R-series Gee Bee was a 'Long Tail Racer' that was built from the wrecked R-1 fuselage and a set of original R-2 wings in 1933.

Fuselage had a section of about 18 inches added to the fuselage behind the cockpit and the engine was the P&W Hornet which had been used in the 1933 version of the R-1 that Boardmann flew and eventually crashed in Indianapolis at the 1933 Bendix.

When R-1 fuse had reparations and modifications made to it to make the Long Tail Racer it had a new cowling installed with bumps for the P&W Hornet rocker arms.
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« Reply #107 on: January 26, 2017, 10:56:21 PM »

Sigh this site seems a bit tricky in allowing attachments.
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« Reply #108 on: January 26, 2017, 11:06:04 PM »

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