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6745 Granville Model R-1 Super Sporter
Alternate for 6745 Propeller Power Creator Set. I tried to stay true to the original design but I know the propeller is not accurate. These plane were really hard to pilot. Read the text below, really interesting stuff.
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The five Granville Brothers of Springfield, Massachusetts became famous with their high-powered Gee Bee racing planes of the 1920s and 30s. The planes themselves became notorious for crashing, and some developed a reputation as 'unflyable'. The Model Z won several races, but during a record attempt a wing folded up on one Model Z and it crashed fatally. The barrel-like R-1 and R-2 were essentially the largest available engine with the smallest possible airframes behind them. Someone said a Gee Bee was 'a section of sewer pipe which had sprouted stubby wings'. In general the Gee Bees were shorter than their wingspans, made very fast landings and were extremely tricky for all but the most experienced pilots to fly. The Model Rs suffered several crashes. The R-2 killed its pilot and was rebuilt and crashed again not once but twice. Combined with parts of the R-1, the hybrid aircraft crashed fatally on its first test flight.



Comments

 I like it 
  December 17, 2011
great design! very much like the original planes!
Peter deYeule
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White Knight
  December 8, 2011
very smart !>.....well done
  November 5, 2011
Of course after reading the story I had to look up the real plane. You captured the shape quite well, but what an odd looking thing! It's just... weird. Pretty wrong as well, if you ask me, when so many accidents happened with it. This 'thing' is just not supposed to fly... Thanks for the informative write up; very learningful!
 
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