About full scale Gee Bee Y

Gee Bee Model Y Senior Sporster is one of the famous racers of Granville Brothers Aircraft. There were 2 built and both of them were
destoryed. Our Gee Bee Y radio control model airplane was designed from the full scale Gee Bee Model Y Senior Sporster.

Here is the list of all planes built by Granville Brothers Aircraft.

  • Model A biplane(nine built, two exist)
  • Model X Sportster flown in the Cirrus Derby (one built, Crashed September 1931)
  • Model B Sportster with a Warner radialengine (one built, Rumored to have been used in the Spanish Civil War, Still flying in late 1940s
    in Spain)
  • Model C Sportster, Menasco in-line engine (one built, destroyed at an air show crash)
  • Model D Sportster with in-line Menasco Engine (one built, Crashed bailing out)
  • Model E Sportsters with Warner radial engine (four built, all destroyed)
  • Model Y Senior Sportster, (two built, both destroyed)
  • Model Z Super Sportster - Pratt & Whitney"Wasp" powered (one built, destroyed)
  • Model R-1 Super Sportster- Pratt & Whitney"Wasp" powered (one built, destroyed)
  • Model R-2 Super Sportster- Pratt & Whitney"Wasp" powered (one built, destroyed)
  • Model R-1/2 Super Sportster- Pratt & Whitney"Wasp" powered, built from remains of the R1 and R2 (one built, destroyed)
  • Gee Bee QED- Pratt & Whitney "Wasp" powered (one built, crashed and rebuilt, retired to a museum)


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