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 Post subject: GeeBee Racer
PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 2:29 pm 
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I'm attempting to eight build or burn this GeeBee Racer. From the photos you can see that the parts don't match. No matter what I do the engine cowling with not fit over the fuselage. I have rebuilt this twice and both times it comes out the same. At this point the only idea I have is to fit this together would be to insert engine over the fuselage and then glue but then the front part of the engine (red)cowling will be a sloppy fit into the main fuselage. Either way, something is wrong. I thought this was one of FB easier models but I have the Soyuz on hold due to problems with it and now the GeeBee. Any ideas or go off onto a new and different hobby. I thought I had the problem corrected once it was pointed out to me that my printer setting were wrong. I have yet had a model go together the way it's suppose to or is this the norm for paper modeling. wc

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 Post subject: Re: GeeBee Racer
PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 3:34 pm 
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I think you are leaving out a part. On page two there is a red part that goes between the engine and the fuselage. It is a skinny ring that will add shape to the fuselage and you glue the engine ring (with the engine plate) to that. Then the cowling slips over the engine. If the diameter of the engine is too small, I usually glue some coiled paper to the inside of the cowling until it is snug.

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 Post subject: Re: GeeBee Racer
PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:18 pm 
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Here is what I think is the whole fuselage and still I'm having a problem connecting the engine into the fuselage and then the nose cowling over the engine if I understand this correctly. wc

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 Post subject: Re: GeeBee Racer
PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:27 pm 
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There is another part that glues to the fuselage. It goes over the tabs, there are no tabs on it. When you put that on, you can glue the engine to it. You can see it on the exploded drawing in the instructions.

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 Post subject: Re: GeeBee Racer
PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:52 pm 
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Thank you Beard. I thought that was the ring that over the very front of the fuselage. Man do I fee stupid. wc


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 Post subject: Re: GeeBee Racer
PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:59 pm 
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No problem WC, I'm used to looking a technical drawings.

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