Gee Bee Model E Sportster (oz2853)

 

Gee Bee Model E Sportster (oz2853) by Henry A Haffke from Coverite - plan thumbnail

About this Plan

Gee Bee Model E Sportster. Radio control scale model racer.

Corrections?

Did we get something wrong with these details about this plan (especially the datafile)? That happens sometimes. You can help us fix it.
Add a correction

Gee Bee Model E Sportster (oz2853) by Henry A Haffke from Coverite - model pic

Datafile:

ScaleType:
  • Gee_Bee_Sportster | help
    see Wikipedia | search Outerzone


    ScaleType: This (oz2853) is a scale plan. Where possible we link scale plans to Wikipedia, using a text string called ScaleType.

    If we got this right, you now have a couple of direct links (above) to 1. see the Wikipedia page, and 2. search Oz for more plans of this type. If we didn't, then see below.


    Notes:
    ScaleType is formed from the last part of the Wikipedia page address, which here is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gee_Bee_Sportster
    Wikipedia page addresses may well change over time.
    For more obscure types, there currently will be no Wiki page found. We tag these cases as ScaleType = NotFound. These will change over time.
    Corrections? Use the correction form to tell us the new/better ScaleType link we should be using. Thanks.

Gee Bee Model E Sportster (oz2853) by Henry A Haffke from Coverite - pic 003.jpg
003.jpg
Gee Bee Model E Sportster (oz2853) by Henry A Haffke from Coverite - pic 004.jpg
004.jpg
Gee Bee Model E Sportster (oz2853) by Henry A Haffke from Coverite - pic 005.jpg
005.jpg
Gee Bee Model E Sportster (oz2853) by Henry A Haffke from Coverite - pic 006.jpg
006.jpg

Do you have a photo you'd like to submit for this page? Then email admin@outerzone.co.uk

User comments

I just got an old kit of this great racer from an RC plane show. It is the same plan as shown here. Since the kit is incomplete with parts, and does not come with the top and side view plans, building of this racer becomes a problem to make it right. If you would come across with the missing top and side view plans, I would much appropriate to seeing them.
hungpoon - 19/02/2013
The Coverite Gee Bee Model E kit only had one plan sheet. (there were no top or side view plans.) The kit is now made by Spirit of Yesteryear and has laser cut parts http://brodak.com/spirit-of-yesteryear-kits/gee-bee-e-rc.html
SpencerC - 02/06/2013
I built this kit. When I build, I always trace all the parts so I have templates in case I need to make repairs. If someone needs copies of some of the templates, I do have them available. Not the easiest kit to build. I got the kit from a beginner who had got in way over his experience level and he decided to let it go rather than even try building. Drop me an email at biplanebuster@yahoo.com
BiplaneBuster - 14/01/2016
Here are some "in the bones" pictures of the Gee Bee Sportster Model E [see more pics 003, 004, 005, 006]. I started this in the spring when it was still cold and snowy. I just got back to it. It has been a very difficult build. One of my toughest. The one real problem I have with the build is the cowl. I mounted the engine at 90*. The cowl has seven cylinders. I never thought about it until it was too late. The engine should have been mounted at 107* to have the top cylinder of the cowl straight up. Mine is 13* off and since this will not be a show plane, I will live with it.
BiplaneBuster - 18/01/2016
Add a comment

 

 
 

Download File(s):
 

Notes

* Credit field

The Credit field in the Outerzone database is designed to recognise and credit the hard work done in scanning and digitally cleaning these vintage and old timer model aircraft plans to get them into a usable format. Currently, it is also used to credit people simply for uploading the plan to a forum on the internet. Which is not quite the same thing. This will change soon. Probably.

Scaling

This model plan (like all plans on Outerzone) is supposedly scaled correctly and supposedly will print out nicely at the right size. But that doesn't always happen. If you are about to start building a model plane using this free plan, you are strongly advised to check the scaling very, very carefully before cutting any balsa wood.

 

Terms of Use

© Outerzone, 2011-2020.

All content is free to download for personal use.

For non-personal use and/or publication: plans, photos, excerpts, links etc may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Outerzone with appropriate and specific direction to the original content i.e. a direct hyperlink back to the Outerzone source page.

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site's owner is strictly prohibited. If we discover that content is being stolen, we will consider filing a formal DMCA notice.