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Gee Bee R-1 Super Sportster ( 30.75 in. / 78.1 cm )

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Gee Bee R-1 Super Sportster model airplane plan

Gee Bee R-1 Super Sportster

Les McBrayer's Gee Bee R-1 Super Sportster

Type Model: Control Line, Scale, 1930s Racer
Construction: Built-up balsa
Wingspan: 30.75 inches, low-wing, dihedral
Engine: single engine; K&B Torpedo .19
Designer: Les McBrayer
Magazine: N/A
Plan Language: English

This plan for the Gee Bee R-1 Super Sportster meticulously documents the fuselage former templates. But the plan leaves the wing ribs formats to only one "typical" rib pattern for a wing with at least 8 ribs in each wing half. An experienced scratch builder can work through this omission, but a builder with little experience might struggle. I do think that this model would be worth the challenge, though. The Gee-Bee might be "tricky" to fly due to the short moments around the center of gravity.

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ID: 81440
File Size: 728.2 KB
Type: Airplane
Class: Control-Line
Use: Racing
Motor: Glow-Powered
Motor Size:0.15-To-0.20-CI (2-strokes)
Wingspan: 30.75 in. / 78.1 cm
Publisher: Les McBrayer
Magazines:  More at RCBookcase
Pub. Ref: Gee-Bee Super Sportster
Designer: Les McBrayer
Weight:25 oz.
Listing Editor: kenb
Added: 26/03/2015 23:36
Updated: 26/03/16 06:36:36pm
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Hello, I'm Ken Barclay

Flew first powered model airplane: 1/2A CL - 1953
Competed in AMA sanctioned events: C/L Combat, C/L Scale 1955-1961
USAF - 1962 - 1968 RC-130, RB-50, C-47, C-54, CH-56, RC-135
1st R/C: Falcon 56 with HeathKit radio
Resumed R/C: 2008 - Prefer stand-off scale (semi-scale) model airplanes

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Plan ID:81440
Keywords:Gee Bee Super Sportster racer control line civilian K&B Torpedo .19 1930x
Model Type:Airplane
Aircraft Use:Racing
Wingspan: 30.75 in. / 78.1 cm
Wingspan Class:75cm-To-100cm (30in-To-40in)
Wing Position:Low-Mounted-Wing
Wing Style:Straight-Wing-Rect
Wing Dihedral:Dihedral
Landing Gear:Taildragger
Motor Type:Glow-Powered
Motor Size:0.15-To-0.20-CI (2-strokes)
Number of Motors:1-Tractor
Weight:25 oz.
Weight Class:500g-To-1000g (17.6oz-To-35.2oz)
Construction Skills:Low-Intermediate
Pilot Skills:Low-Intermediate
Publisher:Les McBrayer
Magazines:  More at RCBookcase
Reference:Gee-Bee Super Sportster
Designer:Les McBrayer
Category:PDF Bitmap Wood Model Airplane Plans
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