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Following the success of the Gee Bee Model X Sportster in the Cirrus Derby, the company received many requests from sportsman pilots for one of the little single seat Sportsters.

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The Gee Bee is a very unique bird.  This page has tons of Gee Bee model airplanes, books, videos, hats, aviation art and other gifts.  Because of the country's faltering economy, men of once moderate income could no longer afford the luxury of airplanes for pleasure.  Soon, rich men would not be inclined to spend money on pleasure aircraft either.  But Granny speculated that there still would be a market for sporting aircraft like the Gee Bee.  Even so, wealthy sportsmen would not invest in any plane that was less than spectacular.  With this in mind, he and Bob Hall designed a small low winged monoplane (single wing).  The "Gee Bee Model X" design had one seat and stood only six feet tall.  Its wing span was only twenty-five feet.  They decided to use Chrome molybdenum steel tubing to make the planes fuselage light, but rigid.

 Welded aluminum formed oil and gas tanks.  The plane had a hand wobble pump to bring the fuel from each wing tank to the fuselage tank.  From there, the fuel would be gravity fed to the engine.  The Gee Bee Model X Sportster's wing's ribs and spars were cut from Sitka Spruce.  The entire airplanes structure was covered with the finest Dartmouth textured fabric and then painted with nine coats of Berryloid pigmented dope.  The planes detachable motor mount allowed individual buyers to choose from four brand name engines (Menasco C4 with 125 hp, Warner with 110 hp, Fairchild 6-390 with 133 hp, or Cirrus Hi-Drive with 95 hp).  This was the Gee Bee Sportster X.  Granny extolled, "The Gee Bee Sportster is ideally adaptable for sport, speed, business or pleasure."
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Gee Bee R-1 Balsa Kit

The Gee Bee Super Sportster won the 1932 Thompson Trophy race at an average speed of 253 mph and dazzled onlookers with its radical design - maximum power matched to a minimum airframe. Build your own with this scale kit featuring all laser-cut parts and high quality balsa wood; it is suitable for rubber-powered, electric or radio controlled flight. Model has a 25" wingspan and 33" length; assembly required.

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Gee Bee Z Racer
Pre Built Mahogany 1/20 Model

Made of Philippine mahogany, this 1/20 scale model measures 9" in length with a wingspan of 14?". Hand painted and detailed, this model comes ready to display on the included mahogany base.

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Gee Bee Z Racer  Balsa Wood Kit

This balsa kit includes more than 100 laser-cut, hand-selected balsa parts; vacuum-molded parts; light weight colored tissue; color peel-and-stick decals; full size plans with step-by-step instructions; and much more. 24" wingspan when assembled; for display or rubber-powered flight.

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Gee Bee Racer 1/48 Kit

Plastic Model Kit

This Gee Bee was flown to victory in the 1932 Thompson Trophy Race by Jimmy Doolittle, who achieved a record speed of 252.686 mph. Plastic model kit has a 6" wingspan; assembly required.   #0009187   

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Thompson Trophy Race
World Speed Record 252.686 MPH
Granville Brothers Airplane Company

Farmers take flight, the gee bee story
Click Here's a Great Mini Exhibit about the Gee Bee Aircraft Company.   Written by June Granville Dakin one of the family members who made the Gee Bee's.

on the title link above for a great exhibit about the Gee Bee airplanes and the Granville family who has built the airplanes.

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Gee Bee R1 1/20 Model

Pre Built Mahogany Model

Made of Philippine mahogany, this 1/20 scale model measures 10¾" in length with a wingspan of 15". Hand painted and detailed, model is ready to display on the included base.    #0009095   

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Gee Bee R-1 or R-2 1/32 Kit

Plastic Model Kit

Variously known as the "Flying Milk Bottle," the "Flying Barrel," and "Flying Silo," the  R-1 became the most famous of the Granville Brothers' designs. Plastic kit features cockpit interior detail, two different cowlings, and decals and parts for building either  the R-1 or the R-2. Assembly required.    #0009216  2

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Plastic Model 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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Gee Bee Z Racer 1/32 Kit

Plastic Model Kit

The colorful Gee Bee "Z" was the first of the barrel-shaped racers to be constructed by the Granville Brothers. During 1931, it won five races including the prestigious Thompson Trophy. The "Z" was the direct forerunner of the famous Gee Bee R-1 and R-2. Plastic kit features detailed interior, monofilament rigging and two different cowlings. Assembly required.   #0009500   2

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1931 Aviation Event
Thompson Trophy

Gee Bee Airplanes, the Gee Bee Racer.

Gee Bee Racer  

Book Description

Click 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.

# ISBN-10: 0933424051
# ISBN-13: 978-0933424050

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The Rocketeer

DVD Movie

"Two Thumbs Up!" - Siskel & Ebert. Based on a retro-styled comic book, this 1991 action film recreates early aviation ranging from Gee Bee air races to a barnstorming Jenny to a German airship and even Howard Hughes in a gyroplane. Playing heroes, starlets, mobsters and Nazis, stars Bill Campbell, Jennifer Connolly, Timothy Dalton, Alan Arkin and others create a true 1930s-style adventure. Rated PG, widescreen, Dolby Digital, 1 hr. 48 min.


Webmasters Note:  This is one fantastic movie.  It has some great scenes of the Gee Bee R3 Racer. You will love this one so don't miss it.

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Gee Bee Logo Hat

This white, 100% cotton hat features an embroidered Gee Bee script logo, just as it was displayed on the famed Granville Brothers' racers. Includes an adjustable strap with buckle for perfect sizing.

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