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Old 03-27-2013, 01:04 PM
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Years ago when it was in production I bought and built the Ace 4-60. It was one of my favorite airplanes from a pure flying standpoint. It was a real put-put with and older OS four banger engine. It trained several folks to fly and everyone loved it. Yes gave it away to last fellow who was learning to fly. So I needed another. Finally this last month I committed to building another. The wing plan is full size but the fuselage and tail groupe are I/2 size so made patterns twice size. Here it is in the bone stage about ready to cover. That is the older OS 4-60 engine installed. Do not look at the messy work table, will clean up before covering.
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:45 PM
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Looks very good. It is a great plane for a sport / relaxing flyer.
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:05 PM
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These are fun planes, Below is my 40, It has a Saito 56 in it. Blast to fly.
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:15 PM
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You may notice I took out most of the dihedral. only about 5/8 inch under each wing. Logair
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:53 PM
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Yes I saw that, I took half out of mine. The rudder is very effective on these. It is a really a relaxing flier.
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:45 AM
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These are among the best flying sport planes, ever !

My first was a 4-40. I then had two 4-60s. I sold the last, but, a couple years ago, decided that I needed another.

I found a kit and built it. The model has become my every day flyer.

Along the way, I purchased a 4-40 kit, which is waiting to be built.

You've done a nice job on your build. Please post pics when you get her covered.

Here's a pic of mine. She has a .91 Surpass for power.
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:17 AM
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Tom, Thanks for posting the picture of you airplane, looks good. As I was building mine I got to thinking about blending in the cockpit to a more streamlined shape, but after a little thought decided that wouild take away the charactor and charm of the design, so it will be per plans. So many rc flyers ( typical) randomally fly fly as fast as they can, thats ok if it is your thing, but the 4-60 airplanes charm is it's put-put flying style with a four banger engine. Yes I will post picture of the finished airplane. Logair
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:09 AM
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I agree. This model needs to be flown slow. Over powering it changes it's flying characteristics, and it loses it's charm.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:29 PM
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I had one of these and really loved it. One day I did a ground loop and broke the top of the fuselage behind the "cockpit". While I was repairing it, I took the entire turtle deck off and simply laid a sheet of balsa over the fuselage from "cockpit" to tail. It looked very much like a stick at that point, so I finished it off, sanded the edges round, recovered it and left it that way. If anything, it helped its flying characteristics, which were already very good. Unfornunately, one day about sixty days ago, I got dizzy while flying, fell down and it flew away. And, no, I don't drink. []
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:56 AM
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Jollypopper, Thanks for your input on the Ace 4-60. Sorry you lost your airplane, especially from becoming dizzy. Pray your Dr. can help with the problem. Logair
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:09 AM
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I used to get dizzy, too. My doc changed my blood pressure medicine and the problem went away.

Jolly, if you take meds for HBP, you may want to ask your doctor about it.
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I just pulled up your 4-60 framed up and read that you have 5/8 dihederal under each wing, my question would be why did you decide on the 5/8.

This was one of my first planes in 1989 I loved the plane. I am scratch building and I am at the point in ajoining the wing. I do not have any thing that tells me the original dehederal
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Old 05-03-2013, 04:27 PM
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The 5/8 dihedral, well I guess it looked just right to me so that was what I decided on. I am in process of covering the wing at this point. See if I can post a picture of fuselage. Logair
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:34 PM
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jdouce, The construction manual calls for 1-1/2" under each wing panel for a total of 3". Logair
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Old 05-04-2013, 03:43 AM
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logair- thanks for the pic-looks good- can't wait to see what the wing looks like - would be interested in parting with your instruction manual -
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:42 AM
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I can make copies and mail to you or scan and send email. Logair
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:31 PM
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It would be very kind of you if you could scan and email me the document, I would really appreaciate it if it is not to much trouble. If there is a cost involved please let me know.

my email address is jcd31@comcast.net.

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Old 05-04-2013, 03:22 PM
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jdouce, I will try to scan and email ether today or tomorow. No cost, just hope they are of some help. Logair
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Well, almost done, still have a couple items to take care of but thought I would post a picture of it anyway. Logair
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:58 PM
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Lookin' good, Should be a fun flier!
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Just wanted to say once again thank you for the manual, I wonder - did you receive my last email? I just saw that you posted your plane almost completed looks good! brings back alot of memories for me. Like to hear how it flys. jdouce
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Old 05-14-2013, 03:42 PM
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jdouce, Glad you got the manual ok. No I don't recall an email from you. I will give a report on first flight . Maybe next week.Logair
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good luck with the first flight have fun jdouce
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I know it has been awhile since I posted about my Ace 4-60, so just to keep up to date I flew my Ace 4-60 two flights today. After a little down trim on trany it flew just like an Ace 4-60 is expected to fly. It is a little more acro without so much dihedral. (don't laugh). Fun plane to fly with the OS 70 putt-putt. Logair
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