Hand-crafted Giant Scale R/C Golden Age
Racer kits! Racers : Gee Bee Z, sport scale model, GeeBee, R-2, Super
Sportster, GeeBee Y, R2, R1, Z, Y , radio control .
Gee Bee 'Y' Racer
Giant-Scale GeeBee 'Y' R/C
model kit Price: $375.00
Truly a Giant-Scale
bird at 90" wingspan, and a pleasure to fly and land with a super-light
flying weight of just 18 to 20 pounds, this Gee Bee Y Golden-Age sport-scale R/C
racer kit is
one of our all-time favorites!
With the Jack Devine GeeBee Y model,
much of the work has already been done for you. Imagine opening the box and
finding a fully-formed foam frame waiting there for you! You won't have to
imagine what your model is going to look like framed up. The frame is
done, the shape is already complete! All that's left to do is follow the
easy video instructions for capping, sheeting, and installing some hard points
like a firewall and landing gear blocks, and your model is ready for gear and
finish! Once you look at it you'll realize with a GeeBee Y this size just
how quickly you can be in the air compared to a stick-built model. There's
just no comparison in building time, a Jack Devine model builds faster every time!
The Gee Bee 'Y' was a
famous racer, flown by both men and women pilots of the Golden Age of
racing. Miss Florence Klingensmith, a famed woman pilot of the day, lost
her life in an attempted parachute jump after a problem during a race. The
much-modified one-seater 'YL' had passed outside the
influence of the Granville Brothers (The Gee Bees), and the owner had installed a
much larger motor into it than the airframe had been designed for.
Ultimately, the 'YL' experienced a fabric failure on the wing, which lead to
both the aircraft and Miss Klingensmith's tragic demise.
The Gee Bee 'Y's
were considered by all who flew them to be a "sweet" flying plane, and
the Jack Devine Giant-scale model is no different! You'll love the
smooth, stable flying characteristics, and to be perfectly honest, if you're an
average flyer, your Gee Bee 'Y' model will make you look like an expert!
With the lines that draw the eye, and the sunday-flyer feel to her when you back
off on the throttle, she's the perfect sport-plane to have at your field!
Your friends will either be envious or asking to fly her all the time (tell them
to get their own!)!
As with all Jack
the building video helps you build it easily. The video guides you through the
capping and sheeting of all foam pieces, and the gearing up for hardware,
mounts, etc. Are you wondering about the processes involved? This
website also has building articles filled with a variety of tips and techniques
to help answer many of your construction questions, both now and after you start
building your Jack Devine model!
Click on the small photo above to
go to the gee Bee Y photo page.
wings have pre-cut control surfaces, servo pockets, and wire channels. Included
is all of the balsa you will need for sheeting, a generous hardware package consisting of hardware, landing
gear, and a fiberglass cowling and wheel pants and a Lexan canopy are included
This model can be built in as little as 25 hours, even with minimal building
Flying skills required:
Average Flyer or above.
To see the Multi-Views of the Gee Bee Y, or to get a copy of the same Multi-Views that come with your
Jack Devine kit, just click on the Multi-View button below!
Scale / 3" = 1' (Meets USRA racing specifications)
35 to 45 (G-38 Ideal), Glow ST-3000 & up
Price in U.S. Dollars- $375.00 plus shipping & handling.
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