CIAM Flyer (3-2014) - The Oldest Remote Control Method Combined with Modern Technology
Gee Bee 1000 – the control line model with electric motor
The availability of very affordable R/C kits and/or ready-built models from robust EPP material make it possible to quickly and easily build simple electric-powered control line models.
Convert an RC model into a perfectly flying control line model
The Gee Bee 1000 is used to demonstrate how quick and easy it is to convert an RC model into a perfectly flying control line model. The propulsion components of motor, controller and timer are designed to be sufficient for a slightly larger model. The converted Gee Bee 1000 can be used as an entrylevel model or for basic aerobatics training. With its unproblematic and very quiet motor, the Gee Bee 1000 can be launched from any area with short grass such as a football pitch. With a flying time of 1 minute and using a reduced speed, e.g. approx. 8000 rpm, only a little familiarisation is required to confidently fly the plane. However, the following must be observed:
- Only fly when there is no wind.
- Make sure you have permission to use the site.
- Spectators must remain safely outside the flying circle.
- A pilot with control line experience should be presentfor the first few flights.
- Reduce speed and do not fly higher than 3 - 4 m.
With EPP models, minor "incidents" do not normally resultin a write-off.
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