Simple Ultimate (oz10721)
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Simple Ultimate. Radio control sport biplane model. Wingspan 33 in, wing area 396 sq in. For .10 - .20 engines, and 4 channel radio. Uses the Ace foam wing.
Quote: "Proof of the old adage 'good things come in small packages' is here with the Simple Ultimate. Now you can enjoy the adrenaline pumping thrills of the super-popular Ultimate biplane in a small, quick to build version. Sturdy and light weight structure is achieved through the use of crisply cut lite ply and balsa. Put a .15 engine in the nose, load it up with four mini servos and a small battery pack and you'll be set for a day of thrills."
Quote: "The Simple Ultimate is designed for .15 sized engines, but .10 to .20 can be used. The full scale Ultimate was designed for aerobatics and so is the model. The Ultimate can do every trick in the book, and you will probably invent a few more as you fly it. The Ultimate will take off from a smooth runway. Hold in a little right rudder to keep it straight. Take it up, trim it out then wring it out."
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Update 20/03/2019: Added 'Faux' plan drawing, thanks to JeffGreen.
Quote: "Hello, I created a Faux set of plans for the Ace Simple Ultimate (oz10721) that has built up wooden wings. I did the best I could to align everything up correctly... I sized the spars & such for a light weight & strong wing, but if you see anything that needs changing, please do. Or you could use the rib profile and the wing diagram to cut your own foam wing cores. I'd fully sheet the wing, tip to tip, top & bottom and wrap the center joint with nylon cloth & thin CA glue. I'd also wick thin CA into the lite ply wing struts at the cap screw holes and long the bottom & top edges of the strut by the screw holes or I'd put doubler's of 1/64 or 1/32 ply on each side of the lite ply strut around the screw hole, maybe the size of the 'tang' on the strut rib. Best Wishes, Jeff Green in Las Vegas"
Update 26/09/2019: Added kit review from Flying Models, January 1996, thanks to RFJ.
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User commentsSince I sent in the plans for the Ace Simple Ultimate I felt I should send you a few pictures of mine [more pics 004-008]. I got this at a swap meet 90% built. I put it on a diet before covering it by removing as much of the heavy ply fuselage sides aft of the wings as I dared. Installed an Enya .15, and after a glowplug change, it ran great and she flies pretty well. 35 years ago I designed an Ultimate loosely based on the Ace All Star and Scratch built that from some of the molded Ace Wings I had. That one has a SuperTigre .23 in it. It's pretty much the same plane, so I am sending a picture of that one too [more pics 009].
dfritzke - 29/12/2018
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