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41" Gee Bee Senior Sportster Electric (Read 483 times)
Reply #20 - Oct 26th, 2018 at 8:40am

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Great job on dressing up the motor front and the toothpicks are a great addition for the pushrods. Coming along nicely.
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Reply #19 - Oct 25th, 2018 at 10:43am

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Outstanding job on the cowl and engine!!! Smiley
 

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Reply #18 - Oct 24th, 2018 at 2:03pm

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Looks very nice.

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Reply #17 - Oct 24th, 2018 at 10:36am

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Installed the motor. Mounted the engine front in the cowl, used tooth picks as pushrod tubes. Also have installed mountings for the cowl- firewall attachment.
 

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Reply #16 - Oct 14th, 2018 at 7:31am

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I've browsed Park Flyer but never in depth, I'll look again. Great cross purpose use of the wing tip lens units. Thanks for the reference.
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Reply #15 - Oct 13th, 2018 at 9:34am

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Check out Park Flyer Plastics. They have quite a verity of product, you'll be surprised.
Because my cowl needs rocker cover "Bumps" I ordered their wing tip lenses. I'll use some of them as a mold to make the bumps.
 
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Reply #14 - Oct 13th, 2018 at 6:59am

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Have been looking for an engine front like yours. Where did you order it from?
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Reply #13 - Oct 12th, 2018 at 9:22am

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Thanks Mike...

Christmas in October... Just received my cowl, engine front and pilot. It's going to be in the 50's for the next few weeks, I'll fire up my small heater to take the chill off. I'll start sheeting the top of the fuselage and make a battery access hatch. Waiting for the Polyspan to show up.

Mark
 

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Reply #12 - Oct 11th, 2018 at 8:46am

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Huey - Beautiful work and a terrific job splicing together the wood for the formers. The silkspan on the vertical stab is exactly what I am used to seeing, smooth and and continuous weave, not like the tissue I'm using these days. Sorry to hear you may need to stop production. Weather here in my part of Canada is changing pretty quickly too.
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Reply #11 - Oct 11th, 2018 at 6:50am

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Made some progress. Not use to building with sutch large material. 1/8" sq stringers. Project my go on hold, no heat it the garage and the weather in going down hill fast.
 

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Reply #10 - Sep 26th, 2018 at 10:58am

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You could use the sprung horns from the rudder to the rear wheel as some civilians tail draggers use.  You'll have to allow the tail wheel/axle to swivel in some manner into the fuselage or below it for that to work.
Tom
 

If God is your Co-pilot...switch seats...
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Reply #9 - Sep 26th, 2018 at 6:37am

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Installed the rudder and elevator servos. Working on the tail wheel installation. Would like to make it steerable some how.
 

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Reply #8 - Sep 18th, 2018 at 7:54pm

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Always loved the Gee Bee's and you're doing this one proud!
 

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Reply #7 - Sep 17th, 2018 at 6:49pm

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Formers and some stringers installed. Oh ya, the vertical stableizer also. Some reprofileing (sp) going on.
 

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Reply #6 - Sep 13th, 2018 at 6:19pm

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Nice warm day, got the formers installed....
 

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