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Dreamer. Radio control sport biplane model. Wingspan 38-1/2 in, wing area 576 sq in. Kit plan from Gee Bee.
Quote: "This distinctive bipe has a swept top wing and dihedraled bottom wing. The kit includes all special hardware, prebent cabane struts, wheel pants with exclusive 'Pant-lok' and nachine but parts. An aoutstrnding high-performance sport bipe. 38-1/2 in span, for .40 - 45 power, and 4 channels."
Note the Dreamer design was also published in Flying Models June 1972, see Dreamer (oz8161) listing, although the two plans do have some differences such as shape of rudder outline, also built-up vs sheet horizontal stab.
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User commentsThe plans for this Dreamer say “GB Line”. Could that be who made the kit?
Beazld - 12/01/2019
Just some info, this was kitted by Gee Bee, who also made the Mallard, Islander, Sea Hawk and a Tiger Moth. I built and flew the Sea Hawk. The amphibous planes used their blow moulded pontoons.
anon - 13/01/2019
Excellent, thanks. Have changed this listing now, to say from Gee Bee.
SteveWMD - 13/01/2019
Please accept these photos of the Gee Bee Dreamer biplane I built about 15 years ago or so from a GEE BEE line kit [more pics 004-007]. It, by far, was (the wings and the back half of the fuselage still is) my favorite airplane. It was powered by an Enya .40 TV from the early '80s. Covering was silk and dope. Originally it had an inverted PAW .40 in it but that was swapped to the Enya. After a major wreck, the nose was repaired to accept the Enya in a side mounted fashion and a cowl was built of balsa. You may notice the shock absorbing landing gear utilizing car shocks. Its demise occurred shortly after I replaced the Enya .40 with a first generation Fox .45 schnuerle engine with a reverse running crank. Gobs more power and reverse torque and "P" factor. I knew it would be short lived with that combo. I'll repair it some day! (It actually landed slower with the skis than the wheels which contributed to a few "dropped in" landings each spring!) The photos were taken by Dan Clune.
DougWeaver_Buffalo_NY - 21/01/2019
Where can I get a cowl like the one in the yellow and red picture?
ronco - 11/05/2019
I just completed a GeeBee Dreamer build that turned out very well - looks good and flys great too. Thought you could use a few pictures for the plan page [model photo & more pics 008, 009]. My build thread of the project is here if you're curious. https://forum.flitetest.com/index.php?threads/gee-bee-dreamer-bipe.57753/ Thanks!
Rockyboy - 11/06/2019
To ronco, You can get a cowl like the one in the yellow and red picture just the way I did - by building from balsa and plywood then covering it with silk. I made a bulkhead the shape I wanted at the firewall from 1/8" ply with cut outs to clear the engine and for cooling air flow etc. It's more of a bulkhead outline than a bulkhead. Another bulkhead was made the shape of the back of the nose bowl then another balsa one the shape of the very nose of the cowl. 3/16" sq notches were located in the center line top and bottom and on the wide point each side and maybe a few other locations where I thought they were necessary. 3/16" sq stringers or keel pieces were places in the notches and used to align the three pieces together with the firewall end flat on the bench (I might have done the main section first then the front section). The gaps were planked with either 1/8" or 3/32" by a quarter inch or so balsa planking. Then it was sanded to shape filled with dope and talc then sealed and covered with one or two pieces of silk and painted with orange dope.
Doug Weaver - 11/06/2019
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