• Beautiful model of the 1931 Thompson Trophy Winner
• Excellent flight performance
• Light weight balsa and plywood construction
• CAD designed and CNC laser cut parts
• Covered in genuine UltraCote®
• Fiberglass cowl and wheel pants
• Complete hardware pack
The Seagull Gee Bee Z ARF gives modelers a beautiful scale model of a unique and historically important airplane. The airframe is factory-assembled using laser cut parts to a very high standard.
The full-scale Gee Bee Z, named "City of Springfield", was an American racing aircraft of the 1930s, built with the sole intent of winning the 1931 National Air Races. Constructed in less than five weeks, the Gee Bee Z was a small, tubby airplane. It was essentially the smallest possible airframe constructed around the largest possible engine. Wingspan was 23-1/2 feet, and the engine was a 535 horsepower Pratt & Whitney Wasp Jr. The Gee Bee Z won every race it entered at the 1931 NAR - including the Shell Speed Dash at 267.34 mph, the Goodyear Trophy Race, and the biggest prize of all, the unlimited Thompson Trophy Race.
*There is an Oversize Shipping Surcharge of $29.00 on the Seagull Bee Gee Z ARF.
Wingspan: 70.9 in. 180 cm
Wing Area: 863.4 sq. in. 55.7 sq. dm.
Fuselage Length: 46.6 in. 118.3 cm
Weight: 10.6 - 11.5 lb 4.8 - 5.2 kg
Rec. Engine Size: 2-Stroke 1.20 cu. in. 4-Stroke 1.50 cu. in.
Radio Required: 4 Channel w/ 6 servos