Designed by the Grenville Brothers, the original Gee Bee's shape was intended to accommodate the Pratt ® Whitney R-1340 engine - the largest and most powerful engine of its day. With Jimmy Doolittle in the cockpit, the Gee Bee won the prestigious 1932 Thompson Trophy race and set a world landplane speed record of 476 km/h (296 mph) in the Shell Speed Dash. ElectriFly has recreated this unique design using foam construction, with a brushless electric power system and 4 micro servos already in place. It's ready for simple, fast, no-glue assembly - getting pilots to the field within minutes of radio and battery installation!
Wingspan: 38.5 in (980 mm)
Wing Area: 241 in² (15.5 dm²)
Weight: 1.75-2.0 lb (790-910 g)
Wing Loading: 16.7-19.1 oz/ft² (51-58 g/dm²)
Length: 27 in (685 mm)
Requires: 4-channel radio and receiver; 2200mAh 3S 11.1V LiPo battery and compatible charger.
Retail GPMA6020 Gee Bee R-1 EP Rx-R $219.99
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