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Old 01-10-2017, 12:26 PM   #1
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Just got the gee bee as a part of a bigger collection. I'm new to flying and was intrigued by the design (amazed that this can even fly).
That said, is this like a 2nd plane for a newbie, 5th plane, 10th?
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I had the UMX Gee Bee. It flies good but is fragile.

If you are new to flying, you don't want to try learning on a Gee Bee.
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Yeah, the wings are so thin, but that big round body looks like it can handle some serious abuse. I don't think I can land that thing w/o snapping the wings off.
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Yeah, the wings are so thin, but that big round body looks like it can handle some serious abuse. I don't think I can land that thing w/o snapping the wings off.
It's the landing gear that will break first. It flies nice and handles great. The landing gear sucks though.
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It's the landing gear that will break first. It flies nice and handles great. The landing gear sucks though.
When I use to fly 17 years ago with the old foamy cox's ,I use to
wrap the whole plane in clear packing tape ,it protected the foam from
getting fuel soaked an added strength to the parts!...
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It's the landing gear that will break first. It flies nice and handles great. The landing gear sucks though.
Even with grass only landings?
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Even with grass only landings?
Grass is way harder than grass on landing gear. Get a UMX T-28 to learn on.
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The UMX planes are so light that grass landings are near impossible.
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I was thinking of just "plopping" it on the soft grass like my other trainers, but I think I see what you mean. I have other types of planes to learn on, but was just curious as to when I should even attempt this.
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