The GeeBee R3, where modern design meets classic beauty. Few could dispute, that this is one seriously good looking aircraft. The sleek lines, rear set cock pit and checkered engine cowling all say one thing, speed! Although never built in full scale, the GeeBee R3 captured the imagination of the modeling world and turns heads when ever it takes to the skies.
If your hanger was ever short of a model it would be this one. A perfect park flyer size that can be transported with ease and flown to impress. We fell in love with this model the minute it landed at HobbyKing HQ and could hardly wait to take it out for a test flight. Once in the air the GeeBee R3 displayed its pedigree with solid flight characteristics you would only expect from a larger model. The GeeBee R3 can be flown on 2S or 3S if you want to unleash a little extra speed, and believe us, this model flys so well you will want to take it to the limit.
All you will require to complete this model is your own transmitter and receiver (Tx/Rx) and a 1000mAh 2S lipoly or a 800mAh 3S lipoly.
ok, hk have got back to me, seems they won't take the batteries back but did send this link for a connector
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/u h_viewItem.asp?idproduct=19435 next link for a better battery
Which battery is best with this plane? I bought some of the turmigy 800Mah 3S 20C listed in the "combo" section above but their connectors don't fit the connector on the speed controller. Do I need another part, a converter, or another battery?
Any assistance on this same question, please!!! The recommended battery 7.4v 2S1P 1000mAh does not have a compatible connector to the speed controller. I can't find any instructions on connection at all (in the manual or the web generally)
Got my model today, looks great but has no instructions - I know I sound newbie and yes this is my first PnP/ARF model.
Where is the best place to fix the battery into - the rectangle hole/groove on the wings ?
No for sure not, this is very fast plane and if your at the stage of learning you should try somthing bigger. like a floater.
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Great little model. I fly mine on a 3S800 pack. Looks pretty as a picture in the air. Can be a a little rolly due to the short wingspan, but easily corrected. A on this model.
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Flies straight out of the box. Looks great. Very quick with a 3S. Tricky to pull out of a spin and I found orientation a problem. Have to say, not my favourite plane and I wasn't sad to see it hit the ground.
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This little EPO racer is a dead set bargain for the price. I didn't really have a high expectation for such an inexpensive model but I was pleasantly surprised. Eveything fitted perfectly & even the rigging wires were all made to size with spring tensioners & just clipped on. The wires are functional too & hold the undercarriage legs rigidly in place. A Turnigy 1000mah 3s just fitted in the battery box & the CG balanced out perfectly. It took off beautifully with no nasty torque roll & flew like it was on rails. Even with small wheels & the pants I was able to put it down on short grass without nosing over. Just needed a touch of power on touch down rather than a total deadstick landing. Performance was lively on 3s but not as fast as my Rarebear funfighter. I imagine that on 2s it would be a little on the dull side. It pulled off all the basic manoeuvers including knife edges with ease. Although not for beginners it is not difficult to fly, looks great in the air & is a ton of fun.