Wing span:  60" Length:   37" Weight:  6 1/2 lbs. Engine: .60  2 stroke or .91  4 stroke This model is the result of years of painstaking research. Although this is a sport scale model the outlines are very accurate and were taken from actual photographs of the full scale plane. Details like the correct number and spacing of the fuselage stringers has been used. The model has been simplified in two areas for quick construction; the wing incorporates strip ailerons and the wing fillets have been modified to allow easier building. The correct scale details of these areas are shown on the plan if you wish to build your plane to accurate scale detail. The plan also shows the correct placement of all numbers and decals, as well as many other scale details.  Flight performance is excellent. Top speed with the Saito .91 4 stroke  is approximately 70 mph. With a 14 x 6 APC prop my plane will break ground in 6 feet and climb straight up. The problem faced by anyone who designs a Gee Bee is how to build the thing light enough for good slow speed performance. My design is much lighter than any other Gee Bee I have been able to find. Note the 25 oz. wing loading. As a result the slow speed performance is unlike any account of model Gee Bee flying I have read about. High speed performance is very smooth and hands off stable! Slow speed flight performance is gentle and predictable. The plane does not stall and recover...it just "mushes". Because the wing incorporates washout, it will not tip stall. Knife edge is accomplished with no aileron correction and very little rudder input. Roll rate is very realistic at the recommended throws. Landing requires a long low approach - and a three point touch down. I recommend test flying the plane on a day with a good breeze blowing down the runway. This will reduce the ground speed, "lengthen" the runway, and keep good airflow over the tail. Most people think Gee Bees will be difficult to fly because they are short coupled. Nobody seems to worry about flying wing models though. Flying wings are so short coupled that they have no horizontal stabs at all! Actually Gee Bees are not as short as people think. The "fat" fuselage gives the illusion of a short tail moment. They are very close in plan form to the Sukhoi aerobatic planes. This is a very low drag airframe and it takes some time for speed to bleed off. Landing takes a long, low approach, and takes the entire runway. I do not recommend flying it in dead calm air until you are used to it. When landing, I bring it in quite slowly, with the nose high and control the decent with the throttle. I fly the landing pattern about 40 feet up and go a bit farther out than normal on the last leg. I’m guessing that I’m about 300 feet out on final at about 20 feet altitude. I then set up a nice glide and control the decent with the throttle. Once over the runway, I lower the tail a little and let the plane settle onto the deck on its own.  Ground handling is excellent and it goes down the runway nice and straight with very little rudder work. Mine goes straight up from a 5-foot rollout. A little R2 history: The Gee Bee R2 was built in 1932 to win the Bendix cross country race. Only one was built. Jimmy Doolittle never flew it. The highest it ever placed in a race was 3rd. It was never raced at Reno. No one ever died in it. This is the laser cut fuselage frame. It is very quick to assemble and results in a very accurate fuselage with very little effort. The rest of the fuselage parts fit this frame so well that you have to see it to believe it. The wing features a full length laser cut spar with notches for the ribs that allows it to be built with unparalleled accuracy. Flying tips: HOME ORDER CONTACT