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Old 03-19-2009, 05:19 AM
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I've just bought an Ace 4 60 at an auction, and I need to know what the normal CG range is.
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I just balance mine at the main spar.
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Old 03-21-2009, 11:23 AM
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I've got a 4-40 I bought on Ebay for 63.00 stil in the box awaiting its turn. I also have the 4-20 I built converted to electric . For that one, I cut a new fuse from balsa using the lite ply for patterns. It came out much lighter and still plenty of strength. I plan to do the same with the 4-40. Thanks for the tip about the dihedral. I will do that.
I have to agree that the loss of the Doc Mathews 4-40 and Bingo series from the kit builders perspective is a sad one. I have hopes that someone will someday pick up the rights and laser cut the entire series. I would also like to build the seaplane if I can find one.
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Old 03-22-2009, 08:03 AM
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Thanks for your help.
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Old 03-27-2009, 09:28 PM
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As with all of the planes in this series...the back edge of the main spar is a good starting point...and then proceed from there as your flying style dictates...if you flaten the wing out and eliminate the last rib bay at each wing tip, as ACE showed on their 60 size Bingo, which is basically the same plane only built as a low winger...the plane comes to life, so too speak...built as shown and described in the manual it's a very docile plane, if one is looking for a good 2nd plane I always said this was the one to go to...basically takes off and lands it's self...send me a pm with your email address and I'll send you a couple of pictures of mine...haven't learned how to move pictures from one place on my computor and post them here yet...good engine for your 4-60 is a OS 70II with a 14 x 4w prop...
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Old 05-06-2009, 09:57 PM
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I have a 4-60 kit and my dog literally ate the instruction booklet. Do you know where i could find another? That is all I lack. Thanks!

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Old 05-24-2009, 05:16 PM
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Can anyone hook me up with a way to get a 4-60 instruction book?
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:29 PM
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I just found this thread and read some pretty interesting stuff. If anyone has anything on a 4-60 Bipe that would allow a reasonable chance for a build, please let me know. Already talked to amelia-air about this... thanks to you for your reply, BTW.
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Old 10-14-2009, 11:35 PM
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i'm looking for plans for the ace 4-60 bipe and the 4-60 mono. can you help me lylec@longlines.com
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Old 10-30-2009, 12:17 PM
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I'm also looking for a 4-40 Mono or a 4-60 Mono. Kits or plans. eons ago I reviewed many of Toms kits and I loved them. Hope to find some info. I'll pay for plans and then return of course.
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Old 11-05-2009, 02:32 PM
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I am interested in purchasing an Ace 4-40 kit. Send information, price etc.
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Old 11-29-2009, 07:40 AM
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Does anyone know the contol set ups for the old Ace 4-40 single wing plane? Looking to get mine out of the attic and into the air soon but need a starting point and can't locate the manual. Thanks!
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Old 11-29-2009, 08:09 AM
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I/4" up and !/4" down for elevator and maybe bit less for Aileron until you get in the Waldo Pepper
mode.........I have one too. Good luck buddy. I have plans for the 4-40 bipe if you want a copy along with the instructions.

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Old 11-29-2009, 08:42 PM
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I had an ACE 4-60 bipe. I flew that thing until I wore it out. Towards the end, when I would do a snap roll, I could see the wings flex. The firewall was starting to come loose and it was getting tired. After a day of great flying, a beginner t-boned it while it sat in the pits. I made him buy it (per our club rules about crashing another guys plane). It was a fantastic flyer but I didn't care for the construction. I don't like all ply fuselages or turbulator spar wings. I'm a D tube, balsa kind of guy.
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Old 11-29-2009, 11:10 PM
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I've just bought an Ace 4 60 at an auction, and I need to know what the normal CG range is.
Thanks,
Val
25% of the MAC is a good starting point. Something I want to bring up after reading this old thread. If you manage to buy any kits it's a good idea to make up templates of all and every part, doesn't mater if it's a kit still in production or not. Once these kits are gone those of us builders with the plans and templates are still in good shape and can share with others in the future. I'm making templates right now on an old 1/2A kit. Not a lot of people will beat down my door for templates and plans for it but it will be there when needed. Just a reminder.
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Old 11-30-2009, 07:19 AM
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Old 11-30-2009, 02:11 PM
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I would be interested in selling my ACE 4-40 Bipe if there was an interested party. It is RTF, add receiver and go for it. Flies great, but I need to get some room.
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Old 12-19-2009, 07:31 PM
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Altacom, Do you still have the plans. I'm interested in getting a set of plans 4-40 bipe or 4-60 bipe . I'm local (Everett, I fly out of Arlington Eagles field)

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Old 12-19-2009, 07:44 PM
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Altacom, Do you still have the plans. I'm interested in getting a set of plans 4-40 bipe or 4-60 bipe . I'm local (Everett, I fly out of Arlington Eagles field)

Fred
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The plans I keep to go with the plane should it need repair.
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Old 12-19-2009, 07:48 PM
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I had 2 4-40 mono planes and I built a 4-40 bipe, I miss them all!!! my wife even learned to fly on a 4-40 I didnt build. On the bipe, I made both wings with ailerons, to this day I have never flown an airplane that was more relaxing and just plain fun!!! it would do the most axial rolls of any biplane I have ever flown. I flew them on Saito .40s and 45s. I would dearly love to build some more someday! they look great too, I love the Captain Eddy pilot.
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Old 01-03-2010, 01:58 PM
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I just received 4-40 bipe plans from RCM. The plans call for some ACE hardware. Can this hardware be obtained anywhere these days? Might have to fabricate it myself - huh? Also, I have a Magnum 52 XL (4 stroke) for it. Will that be to big for it?

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Old 03-22-2010, 07:10 PM
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I see lots of interesting posts about the Ace RC 4-60 Bipe. I bought that kit back in 1994 and never got further than the wings. I still have the plans and the rest of the kit except for the instructions. This was my first Bipe and I don't no how to set the wings now that I'm getting back into it after 16 years. Talked with someone from Lazer Works in Texas, he said there are some alignment jigs with the kit but I couldn't find the pre-fabed metal struts he was talking about. The instruction manual is supposed to have detailed blow by blow for this procedure but I failed to keep the booklet in with everything else. I must have pulled it out to read it and never returned it.
ANYONE HAVE AN INSTRUCTION MANUAL FOR THE ACE RC 4-60 BIPE ? OR KNOW WHERE I CAN GET ONE?
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Old 03-23-2010, 05:50 AM
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There's a 4-60 Bipe build thread going on righ now. I think it's on RCU. Search ALL the forums here. You should be able find it.

I found the thread. Sorry. It's a 4-120.
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Old 05-12-2010, 02:40 PM
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I'm looking for instructions for an Ace 4-40 bipe. I would also like a 4-40 bipe kit or 4-20 monoplane kit.
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Old 02-04-2011, 12:46 AM
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Hi Bill, I saw your comments re the Ace 4-60, and am hoping you could help me obtain building instructions for a kit I have for this model. I think I could put it together without, but sure would be easier with! I would be only too happy to pay you for all expenses incurred, plus a bit extra!!
This is my first forum foray, and I hope I am going about this the correct way.

Cheers from Down Under, Ian.
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I built an Ace 4-60 about five years ago. It is one of the best flying planes I have ever seen. Mine has an OS .60FSR on it and it will fly at just a couple of clicks above idle. Beautiful flying plane. Ian, are you looking for just the instruction booklet or do you need the plans and instruction booklet?
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