Ace (oz2471)

 

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Cloudcraft Ace - Free flight rubber sports model. From Cloud Craft. Kit no BD1.

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Hi Steve, First I want to say thank you for posting the plans. And second, I wanted to share an interesting story with you about the Cloudcraft ACE. 28 years ago when I was 14, I volunteered as a judge at a local Indoor Scale Free Flight Competition in a hanger at the local Naval Base and while timing a flight, the plane got stuck high up in the rafters and just to side of it was an old stick and tissue model that (from what I was told) was a Cloudcraft ACE that was given (by the builder) to a young modeler who had competed with it for a few years until it landed atop the hangers high rafters. With no way to get the model down at the time, it was left there where it sat un touched for a couple of years. Luckily, the Naval crew in the hanger had a Scissor type lift and they were able to rescue both planes. The competing flier got his plane back and the ACE was given to me. After the competition was over, I warped the surfaces a bit, wound the rubber band motor, gave it a gentle toss and it flew the most perfect circle around the hanger! It was the best flying non-scale free flight model I had ever seen or had. I kept and enjoyed that airplane for a few years until one day, the wind took it across a small lake and landed in someone's back yard. I wanted to get the airplane back but I figured the wind took it for a reason and that it was time for the next pilot to enjoy it. I had wanted to build one for a long time after but I had no way of finding the plans and now that I have found the plans on your wonderful site, I am going to build it to share with my kids. Thank You again,
Shawn - 30/07/2014
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