In 2002, legendary aircraft builder Jim Moss set out to recreate the legendary Gee Bee QED. Starting with the basic original plans, Moss' recreation incorporated several modifications including wider landing gear, lengthened wings, a 20% larger vertical fin, and the installation of a 1425 hp. Wright R-1820 engine which replaced the original 650 hp. P&W R-1690. The construction of the QED II took place between 2002 and 2013 and encompassed in excess of 50,000 man hours to build.