GeeBee Racing Plane Model
Date Posted : 2012-05-05
Group : Collectibles By Owner
The Gee Bee R-1 was designed and built for the 1932 Races. The Gee Bee R-1 is a fairly constructed aircraft. Only the best materials were used and the workmanship was incredible. The wings were covered with mahogany plywood and covered with "balloon-fabric" for added strength. The most unusual feature was its pilot position just ahead of the vertical fin. The R-1 and R-2 were considerably larger than the previous model Z. The R-1 and R-2 are very similar except that the R-1 has a larger and more powerful Pratt & Whitney R1340 "Wasp" engine and it is specifically made for the Thompson Trophy. The R-2 was built for the Bendix Trophy races. The biggest difference between the two aircraft was that the R-2 had two fuel tanks totaling a 302 gallons versus a single 160 gallon tank in the R-1. The R-2 has a 20-gallon oil tank and the R-2 also has streamlined running lights in the wings and on the tail for night flights. The R-1 has a speed of 294.38 miles per hour and a cruising range of 925 miles.
Dimensions: 10.625"L x 7"W x 3.3"H
I believe the material is balsa wood.
Perfect condition... has spent its life in the pictured plexiglass box. (The models are not affixed to the base.)
Included is the ultra rare 1.5 inch replica of the same plane.
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If you see this post, it is still available.