Gee Bee Airplane History and Construction

The Gee Bee Airplane Company, History and Construction.

Farmers take flight, the Gee Bee Airplane story, Aircraft History and Construction.
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Farmers Take Flight
The Story of the Gee Bee Airplanes by J. I. Granville
The following pages show many great photos and drawings of the Gee Bee Airplane and its history and Construction.  The Gee Bee Aircraft Company was responsible for many aviation inventions and innovations as well as the design of many different airplanes.  The following pages have many photos and stories about the Gee Bee Airplane Company and the men behind the machines.  Enthusiast like you will love the different flying models that the Granville family have designed with the latest designs that produced  the highest performance of any aircraft in their class.   Click Here for the latest Gee Bee model airplanes that you can build.  The Granville Brothers, Zantford, Thomas, Robert, Mark and Edward are best known for the production of the three Gee Bee Super Sportster air racers, the Models Z, R1 and R2,

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Farmers Take Flight

by J. I. Granville

In the following pages you will
see the many photo's and the history of the 
of the Gee Bee Airplane Company

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Farmers take flight, the gee bee airplane story, history and construction.
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Farmers Take Flight
Continue with the Tour to see many great pictures and 
surprising historical facts about the Gee Bee Airplane Company
and the Granville family.


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Farmers take flight, the Gee Bee Aircraft Story

Farmers Take Flight by June Granville






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Gee Bee Airplanes, the Gee Bee Racer.

Gee Bee Racer

Book Description

Here's the inside story of the creation of the Gee Bee R-2 replica, written and photographed by the men who designed and built it. This star of air shows is followed from re-creating the original plans through all stages of construction; on its first test flights; and wowing the crowds at Oshkosh and other air shows. Packed with original color photography.

A Complete list of Gee Bee Racers

The Gee Bee Racers

Book Description

Revised and updated to cover the entire line of Granville Brothers projects, including all models of their sport and racing planes. Offers a discussion of the aerodynamic knowledge of the 1930s, versus the Gee Bee replica flown in 1994 in aerobatic demonstrations.

Granville Brothers Gee Bee R1 Racer Model

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Gee Bee R1 Racer

Product Description

This replica of the Granville GEE-BEE R1 aircraft is made from mahogany and very detailed. It is great for collectors or anyone fascinated by aviation. A museum quality model. This fantastic replicas is made from woods, resins, plastics and metals. This aircraft comes with a wood display stand that states the aircraft type and scale. 1/20 Scale 10.50 inches long 15 inch wingspan.


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Pratt & Whitney Wasp 1/8 Kit

This was a record setting power plant for many Golden Age racers and military aircraft. Plastic kit is molded in two colors and consists of more than 200 parts. Includes nine cylinders, crankcase, two magnetos, carburetor, fuel pump, starter, propeller hub, display mount and much more. Assembly required.

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