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Jeff Quesenberry's Gee Bee 'R-2' Racer
Crossing the finish line!
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Devine models. Photos
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Shown here is Jeff's R-2 project as it
nears completion. The wing and wheel pants are painted, some of the
numbers are in place.
This head-on shot shows how much room
there is for any engine you might want to put in this bird. Jeff's last
R-2 model had a Zenoah G-62, but he's going with a Quadra Q-52 in this new
The size of Jeff's "Little GeeBee
R-2" certainly does not leave this loveseat feeling lonely, does it?
The fuselage still needs some red paint
to complete the paint theme. Jeff ordered in some Byron Decals for the
graphics, and noticed that the pinstripes were black, not the original navy blue
that the Granville Brothers used on the original R-2. This left him using
black pinstriping to separate the colors, but Jeff felt that it would have very
little impact upon the finished project. We agree. Sitting here, not
yet complete, this is already one SHARP bird! Actually, Delmar Benjamin's
Full-scale R-2 Replica has black pinstriping too, so either color is
representative of a real GeeBee R-2 that existed and flew.
Here is Jeff's R-2, and the only thing
lacking is one set of decals he ordered, which he is waiting for. The
actual model came out at 19 1/4 pounds, and required no ballast! Total
time into this plane: 34 hours as you see it!
Shown below is the finished bird!
Jeff finally got it all together, and headed out to the field!
Hard to imagine a prettier day for a
maiden flight! Hard to imagine a prettier PLANE for a maiden flight!
This is an absolutely STUNNING example
of a GeeBee R-2 Racer! What a terrific job, Jeff! As readers can
see, the profiles and lines of this aircraft are picture-perfect. At Jack
Devine's, the foam cutting is so precise that the R-2 kit you buy will
build to EXACTLY the same shape as the model you see here! All lines are
already sculpted in foam, you don't have to hope it will come out looking
good. You can concentrate more of your valuable time on paint and
detailing, and less on tedious building!
Below, we see Jeff Quesenberry, the
proud owner and builder of this GeeBee R-2, kneeling by his gorgeous red and
white Jack Devine racer! What a show-stopper!
As soon as these photos were taken, Jeff
took the R-2 out and flew it, and gave us his report!
The In-Flight photos
Click on the button above to see Jeff's report and actual
FLIGHT photos of this GeeBee R-2!
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