Maxford USA 1/5 Gee Bee Model E

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Product Features

  • Unique product, only ARF of the Gee Bee Model E available on the market.
  • Scale dummy engine.
  • Scale wheel pants.
  • Battery hatch on the bottom of the fuselage for scale look.
  • Included wing wires.
  • 2-piece wing design for easy transportation.
  • Stick-on decal set.

Product Description

Granville Brothers Aircraft was an aircraft manufacturer in operation from 1929 until its bankruptcy in 1934. They were located at the Springfield Airport in Springfield, Massachusetts. 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, which are synonymous with the golden age of air racing.

The Granville Brothers built a grand total of only 24 aircraft, model A, X, B, C, D, E, Y, Z, R-1, R-2 and Q. These days, it is common to find RC versions of the Y, Z and R; however, nobody is currently offering an RC version of the Gee Bee model E. You may see an occasional 'scratch build' - but there is no ARF model of the Gee Bee model E available at this time. This may be because the engine and the wing wires are complicated and difficult to make, with the dummy engine being the model E's main feature.

The colour scheme Maxford USA selected for this ARF RC model is borrowed from the Model Y S/N NR11049, which is very visible in the air - an important feature to most RC pilots. To maximize the Maxford USA Gee Bee Model E's scale appearance, it is designed for electric power only. The wingspan will be around 59" - at about 1/5 scale.


Wingspan: 59in (1498mm)
Length: 39in (990mm)
Wing Area:
Radio: Min. of 4 ch. & 4 mini servos
ARF weight: 3lbs 10oz (1.64Kg)
Power: Min. 400W outer rotor with 4S Li-Po

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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 06 March, 2014.