1930 Gee Bee Model X Sportster – 18.8in wingspan


Powered by a 110hp Cirrus engine, the Gee Bee Model X was the first of the low wing Gee Bee “Sportsters”.  Pilot Lowell R. Bayles flew the Model X to second place in the All American Air Derby of 1930, generating much needed cash flow for the Granville Aircraft Company.

The early Gee Bee Sportsters offer a great layout for a rubber powered flying scale model and with an 18 7/8 inch wingspan, this design can be flown outdoors, or if built lightly, indoors as well.  The classic black and white scalloped Gee Bee trim  scheme and raked registration makes for a colorful and classic representation of the Golden Age of Air Racing.  Tissue print files which can greatly simplify and speed the finishing of this attractive model are available for download.
Qualifies to fly in FAC Scale, FAC Greve Race, and FAC Golden Age Monoplane  events.


Designed by noted Free Flight sport and scale model airplane designer Tom Nallen, this black and white plan includes full-sized top, side and front views of all components such that they can be built directly over the plan.  Stick and sheet balsa stock dimensions are indicated on the plan and all sheet balsa parts are printed full-size for use as templates in cutting out accurate parts to construct the model framework.  This is an Intermediate/Advanced-level model to build and fly and is a good follow-on to a high wing monoplane rubber powered free flight scale, or sport model.

Model construction plan fits on a single Architectural C (18 x 24 inches)  sheet.  Plan download or print options available.

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