i'm glad to here the mounts are a good wood i just looked ar them. poking them with a knife comes when we get there( putting the lg in). we may put retracts in but but ultra sports job is to fly when weather is crappy so we keep it simple, atleast on this one. the one my sone is building from a kit has flaps and retracts, but the taipan will be a always fly plane.
my US60 had 1200+ flights on alcohal before switching to electric so it has a big hole it the side of the cowl so i stuck the speed control there. for this one we will probubly velcro the speed control to the bottom of the cowl or fuse behind the cowl where we can resess it a bit. if it needs cooling we use the little plastic pill trays that claritin-d comes in mounted right behid the prop. left unpainted they have worked great, if they get crushed they just pull right back out. mine lands stone cold because everything is not beeing stressed by the prop. and cant go bigger without longer landing gear and mine are already longer than stock, so any more length will trquire addtng more stress bearring members in the wing.
i flew mine yesterday, the wind was realy gusty at the field, calmn at my house. i put two flights on her i had forgotten this was the last plane on 72mhz. i keep upgrading it to dsm but my stylus just flys it better. i thinkk its just been so well rung out on the stylus, where with a new radio i would have months of flying in all conditions to equal the triming. i flew backwards a couple of times.
Last edited by paladin; 05-12-2014 at 08:55 AM.