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Gee Bee 'Y' Racer

Jack Devine's 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 Devine models, 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.

    The 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 as well.

Building Time:     This model can be built in as little as 25 hours, even with minimal building experience!

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!


  

SPECS:  Exact 25% Scale  /  3" = 1' (Meets USRA racing specifications)

Wingspan        Length             Weight                                          Engine Size
    90"                    63"              18-20 lbs.             Gas 35 to  45 (G-38 Ideal), Glow ST-3000 & up

                  Price in U.S. Dollars- $375.00  plus shipping & handling.

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