GeeBee R1 Racer, 1:33, Rafal Ciesielski

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by rlwhitt, Nov 19, 2006.

  1. Bengt F

    Bengt F Active Member

    GeeBee R-1 Racer Finished

    Beautiful work, Rick!

    You really got a nice 'shiny' metal look on this one - did you spray the sheets with a glossy fixative or did you print on glossy paper?

    I especially admire the work you did on the wheels with the Dremel - very nicely done!

    Keep up the good work,
    Bengt :grin:
  2. rlwhitt

    rlwhitt Active Member

    Thanks Bengt!

    Actually, I waited until it was almost done (prior to putting on the rigging) and sprayed the whole thing with Krylon gloss finish.


  3. barry

    barry Active Member

    Gee Bee

    Real pretty if I could build them like that I would probably build more planes.
  4. Bengt F

    Bengt F Active Member

    Granville Bros. GeeBee Racers

    Hi all,

    What an extreme racer airplane this was back in the early 30s - the biggest possible and most powerful WASP engine with an excuse for the thinnest wings mounted directly to it and the pilot inside the horizontal stabilizer.

    No wonder they crashed all the time . . .

    But it set a new speed record in 1932.
    Bengt :roll:

    PS. (edited in): Here´s the history of the Granville Brother´s racers, on Fiddlersgreen´s info page:
  5. spirtos

    spirtos Member

    ...great build... and useful too, since I plan to build this beautie ...
  6. rlwhitt

    rlwhitt Active Member

    Thanks! That's one good reason to have build threads!

  7. Bengt F

    Bengt F Active Member

    GeeBee R-2 Flying Paper Model

    Hey Rick,

    Have a look at this enlarged Japanese (flyable) GeeBee R-2 paper model:

    The owner/pilot looks very pleased indeed.

    Bengt :D
  8. rlwhitt

    rlwhitt Active Member

    Whoa, that's cool! I bet that thing is a handfull to fly!

  9. yaniv

    yaniv Active Member

    i just see all your post and your progres

    i start this model 2 says ago and the model us very nice and i realy enkoy to make it

    but i am sure that my bird wil never ook like yours

    i not have thet skills yet
  10. rlwhitt

    rlwhitt Active Member

    Good luck yaniv, I think you'll enjoy it! It's a quirky looking bird, but it goes together pretty well.

  11. rmks2000

    rmks2000 Member

    Great build! I especially appreciate the rigging pictures.
  12. zaqx

    zaqx Member

    Although it is your first radial engine, more experienced modelers should envy you of this. The engine looks great!
  13. rlwhitt

    rlwhitt Active Member

    Thanks guys!
  14. paul a

    paul a Member

    Thank you for A very detailed build I,ll be using this for ref on my next build
  15. gcsmith

    gcsmith G. Smith

    Thank you for a very instructive build thread. I'm relatively new at card modelling and the thread really helped.

    Jerry Smith
  16. Kroolo

    Kroolo New Member


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