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gee bee QED

rc's gee bee QED

very old plan, and very rare to find. Pete Fusco plan

The Gee Bee Q.E.D. ("Quod Erat Demonstrandum"), aka Gee Bee R-6H, aka the "Conquistador del Cielo" (Sky Conqueror) was the last in a series of racing and touring aircraft from the Granville Brothers. Unlike the other Gee Bee aircraft, the Q.E.D had the distinction of never finishing a race it was entered in.

The Gee Bee Q.E.D. shares the same general shape as the Gee Bee R1 racer, but is nearly 10 ft (3.0 m) larger in span and length. The aircraft was powered by a 675 hp (503 kW) Pratt & Whitney R-1690 Hornet. The fuselage is steel tube with fabric covering. The wings used wooden spars and ribs with mahogany plywood covering. The aircraft was painted bright green with orange markings to match the sponsor "Lucky Strike" cigarettes.

P&W Hornet SD; span: 34'3" length: 27'2" load: 3355#; ff: 8/15/34 (p: Lee Gehlbach). Plywood-covered wings and tails. POP: 1 [NX/NR14307] c/n 1, to Jacqueline Cochran for unsuccessful entry in 1934 MacRobertson race, then sold in 1938 to Francisco Sarabia in Mexico as [XBAKM] Conquistador del Cielo, set a new Mexico City-NYC speed record in 1939, but crashed on take-off from LaGuardia Field on the return flight. Remains of the plane were shipped to Mexico, rebuilt and placed in a museum. The original design for R-6C specified a liquid-cooled, turbocharged Curtiss Conqueror, but that engine was unavailable and the Hornet SD was used instead. Besides the 1934 MacRobertson race, QED was also entered in the 1934 Bendix (p: Lee Gehlbach) in which it finished too late to qualify, the 1935 Bendix (p: Royal Leonard), 1936 Thompson (p: Leon Atwood), and 1938 Bendix (p: George Armistead) but did not fly in any of them because of engine problems. Before Sarabia purchased it, aircraft dealer Charles Babb owned it and repainted it from "Lucky Strike green" to white.

When Sarabia crashed, his face was thrown hard in between the windshield frames. Attempts to rescue him failed and he drowned. Had he had a shoulder harness he would have been unhurt as the ship was not damaged from the landing. Investigation of the crash found that a wiping rag had been sucked into the intake, shutting off air to the engine. The ship was restored to flying condition and is on display in a one-plane museum at Ciudad Lerdo, Sarabia's home town

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ID: 101599
File Size: 13.4 MB
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Pylon-Racer
Scale:Scale (1:5)
Motor: Gas-Powered
Motor Size:3200-To-4200-Watt (4-Strokes)
Wingspan: 87 in. / 221 cm
Publisher: rc
Magazines:  More at RCBookcase
Pub. Ref: QED
Designer: Pete Fusco
Date: 01/1950
Weight Class:More-Than-4000g (141oz)
Material:Various-Wood-Types
Listing Editor: Marcdeklerk
Added: 15/08/2018 10:16
Updated: 13/06/19 04:22:20pm
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Plan ID:101599
Keywords:Golden age
Class:Radio-Control
Model Type:Airplane
Aircraft Use:Pylon-Racer
Wingspan: 87 in. / 221 cm
Wingspan Class:200cm-To-260cm (79in-To-102in)
Wing Position:Low-Mounted-Wing
Wing Style:Straight-Wing-Rect
Wing Dihedral:Dihedral
Landing Gear:Taildragger
Motor Type:Gas-Powered
Motor Size:3200-To-4200-Watt (4-Strokes)
Number of Motors:1-Tractor
Weight Class:More-Than-4000g (141oz)
Material:Various-Wood-Types
Construction Skills:Novice
Pilot Skills:Novice
Publisher:rc
Magazines:  More at RCBookcase
Date:01/1950
Reference:QED
Designer:Pete Fusco
Restorer:original
First Scan:n/a
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Thanks for sharing! derfred on 15/08/2018 20:36
Nice plan, thanks for sharing. I´ll if it´s possible to restore.

Kind regards,
Fred
build log Marcdeklerk on 12/01/2019 07:01
Ive build this model, almost done, how to i add pictures?

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