Gee Bee R-1 Racer 610mm Laser. carved

Minimum American speed specialty for a race around pylons with rubber drive. Laser carved parts, propeller, rubber bundle and cover. material. Span 610 mm.


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"Flying silos" from Granville Brothers (hence "Gee Bee") are undoubtedly the best known and probably also the most extraordinary machine that has ever flown races around pylons. Granville Brothers firmly believed that pure teardrop hull shape is aerodynamically advantageous. Only a bare necessity forced them ideal drop "wrong" wing projecting canopy and tail. However, they take care to ensure that this "distortion" was what Least result was flying bullet incredibly fast, but also extremely difficult to piloting. But also to participate in the 1932 Thompson Trophy engaged Jimmy Doolittle, who already had to his credit a victory in Schneider's Cup with a float Curtiss and water world speed record aircraft. Selecting this was correct, Doolittle - albeit narrowly - won. A year later, the R-1 crashed at Bendix Trophy (remote speed race across America, which always preceded pylon Thompson Trophy) and its pilot was killed. After repairing crashed again, this time the pilot survived with severe injuries. After the machine has changed owners rebuilt it against the advice of Granville - and he became fatal. Other pieces continuously maintained and an evolutionary Bee Gee fought Thompson and Bendix Trophy until the end of the 30s - their greatest rivals were machines Wedell-Williams Model "44" (Gilmore Racer) and Howard "Mr. Mulligan," which can also stand as gumáčky from kits DUMAS and SIG from our menu.

Designers of American companies DUMAS Aircraft is the ideal machine for modelers who already has at least basic experience in building small models powered by rubber (as a general model for the acquisition of basic experience with classical building is recommended to first build eg. One of the cabin wing aircraft from Guillow's or HERR) . You will improve in the building "žbrdličkové" skeleton of the fuselage and wings, paper coating and painting, preparation and curing the rubber volume zalétávání - just all those wonderful skills genuine classic modelařiny. Given the size and complexity of the master model is already quite a lot of construction, but due to high preprocessed laser-carved parts it goes like clockwork.

Designers freely flying speed semiscales special for racing around pylons designed to drive by rubber. The model is a classic balsa structure in Rozsyp with laser carved wooden parts, scale accessories made of vacuum-molded plastic parts and plastic drawn by injection molding. The hull is constructed right minimaketářskou technology with dividers and plenty of stringers, which allow to faithfully reproduce the rounded shapes of modern machines. Built in two stages - thanks to "split" in the vertical plane stand directly on the countertop first half of the fuselage, and then to her "dolepíte" second half. This ensures that even complicated shapes hull stand straight and symmetrical, without needing any special preparations. The wing is a classic design from the spars and ribs, tail out of balsa wood strips and laser-carved parts.

Gilmore Racer is also suitable for conversion to RC model - is already large enough to support the fairly common for miniature RC servos 5-6 grams facilities. You can drive for an AC motor AXI class of 2204 and two cells Li-Po 300 to 800 mAh

Kit includes: laser carved balsa parts, balsa wood beams, vacuum-molded parts (engine cover, canopy ...), plastic propeller shaft and head, rubber volume (FAI competition rubber TAN II), bicycles, steel strings on the chassis, and more small parts, colored lining paper sheet of stickers, construction plan.

Margin [mm] 610
Length [mm] 427
controlled functions None
Building intensity S2
Difficulty piloting P0

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