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Old 07-09-2005, 04:22 PM
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Show them if you got them !
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Old 07-09-2005, 05:45 PM
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These are my last 2 Ultra Sports (I don't have pictures of my first one). They are both US 60's, powered with OS 61 FX. The black one fell prey to a slow fuel tank leak that soaked the fuselage with fuel that then the wing pulled out on an outside loop.

I have a US 1000 kit that I plan on starting later this summer. I also have 4 US 60 kits hidden away in the closet so that I can have them on down the road. I spoke with a VP at Great Planes last year and he said that there is a good possibility we could see the US 60 released as a nostalgia kit with a limited run, but he didn't give a time frame as to when that might happen. So until then I have my kits hidden in the closet!!!

IMHO this has to THE best sport plane ever produced. I was sorry to see that Great Planes killed the kit. Those that are interested you can purchase plans for Ultra Sports from RCM

Ultra Sport 60
[link]http://www.rcmmagazine.com/e/env/0001teFqjP7YRnIqmI8r0N6/store/store-plans-alpha.html?link=/store/store-plans-catalog-tem.html&item=plans:PL-1048[/link]

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[link]http://www.rcmmagazine.com/e/env/0001teFqjP7YRnIqmI2U183/store/store-plans-alpha.html?link=/store/store-plans-catalog-tem.html&item=plans:PL-1114[/link]

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Old 07-09-2005, 07:07 PM
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do you prefer the trike setup or as a taildragger ?
I have 2 us 40 arfs ,one nib one flying . And just picked up a 60 kit partially built at a swap this morning .
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Old 07-09-2005, 07:28 PM
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I actually prefer it as a trike. Here in Oklahoma we deal with a lot of wind, and the trike has better ground handling when it's windy. Other than that they both fly the same.

Hope this helps

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Old 07-11-2005, 10:28 AM
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I prefer the taildragger setup, but only because this plane looks so good with retracts!

I don't have a picture of mine, but here's the color scheme
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Old 07-11-2005, 11:08 AM
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Here is a pic of my second US 60. The first one died when me and another guy didn't follow our club's frequency control rules, and I got shot down.

This 60 has a very early OS 91 four stroke. I like the motor, but I don't have much prop clearance, so I have to run a small dia prop with alot of pitch.

I think my next one will get a 60 2 cycle.
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Old 07-13-2005, 08:29 PM
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Keep them comming !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Theres got to be more . Heres my arf , Kinda heavy though (of coarse ) It sure hauls ass with my rossi 45 and long pipe !
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Old 07-14-2005, 12:08 PM
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Right now I don't have anything to post a picture of. The Ultra Sport 60 is going to be my next plane, scratch built from the original RCM plans. It looks like it could be lightened quite a bit. I'm going to stick a Webra Speed 61 in it. From what I've seen and read, this plane is a classic, just like the Kaos.
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Old 07-14-2005, 01:25 PM
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I love Ultra Sport's, the best flying modified Kaos I have ever flown. LOL
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Mturowski,
RCU member Minnflyer had started an Ultra Sport "Lite" build awhile back. I know he got sidetracked by some silly stuff (like buying a new house) so I don't know how much he has gotten done lately. But you can find the build thread here:
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_2213747/anchors_2213747/mpage_1/key_ultra%252Csport/anchor/tm.htm#2213747[/link]

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Old 07-15-2005, 09:22 AM
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Sorry to say I haven't touched it since that post, but now that i have THREE workbenches, I'm going to bet to it as soon as My partner Josh brings back the Magnum 52 I loaned him
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Old 07-15-2005, 10:51 AM
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I wish I could post of pic of mine, but it is still about 85% complete after having an "incident" with a tree a few years ago. Since I miss it so much, I'm building a new fuse from my plans and have rebuilt the wing. I have to redo the fuse because it got destroyed when my basement flooded last week.

I have had three Ultra Sports and I agree, it is by far the most enjoyable plane to fly. Even pilots who claim that it is an ugly guppy with wings cannot diss on how well it flies.

Come on GP, bring it back!!!! The old design, not the 3D one!


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Old 07-20-2005, 10:46 PM
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Well here's a picture of mine from 1995, I still have her, she's currently in the middle of a resto. I have the fuse totally stripped down to wood, and tail pieces recovered. Looking to start on the wing soon. I had a YS120 on it, but used that engine in my CG Ultimate. I'm now probably looking to put the YS 140 in. She has spring air retracts.

The red and white plane is a heavily modified VK cherokee, an absolute GREAT flying plane. Still have it also, it's 30 years old now. (I'm 27)
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Old 07-25-2005, 06:01 PM
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Mine is in the attic.I put 5 years of hard flying on it. First with a ST .60 then a ST .75. Mine was a tail dragger. i actually monted the gear in front of the wing on the fuse. It transported a lot better that way. I'll pull it down and take a few picks. It's not very pretty but it was my third plane. It flew great and would drag the rudder at will.


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Here's my trusty old original (40 size) with my yet to be finished Ultrasport Plus. The old one is starting to look a little tired but still flies well. One day I plan to do a recover job on it.

4 weeks until I retire again and will be able to get around to finishing it (as well as completing repairs to the TF Corsair etc etc etc)

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Well I had one- Irvine-53/ Tower muffler... Flew GREAT!
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US1000 with a YS 1.20. Great flyer.
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I finally got a chance to work on my "Lite" version this weekend, I'll get some pics and post them.
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Ok, I couldn't do much in the way of lightening the nose, but I built-up the belly pan.

Should be covering soon!

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I like your method for making the belly pan. I don't like Great Plane's method of shaping several solid blocks and blending them together. This is one of the few things I didn't like about the kit.

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i love my ultra sport best plane i've ever had in my life and such a great build


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And yet one more Ultra Sport 1000 to add to the list. I will try to add picture when it is finished. This one happens to currently reside in Scotland! This is the second 1000 I have had. Sadly the first was built from RCM plans and lasted a total of one flight after the engine quite and it entered a death spiral/spin. I hope to have this one flying by the end of this year. I am planning on installing a Moki 1.8 (I can always throttle back).
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Old 09-27-2005, 05:46 PM
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I had one, the ARF. It was heavy and had that 1/8'' foam covering, I use to fly
off a grass runway and it would nose over. The only way to avoid this was somebody
hold it, me throttle all the way up, hold full up elevator and then let it go. I was
okay at getting it in the air but this time it came off too quick. Stalled, I almost
saved it and it went it full throttle and cartwheeled. If it was not for that foam
covering I could have rebuilt it.

That was 10 yrs ago and I fly on a paved runway now so if they release it again I
WILL get the US1000 kit. I have heard excellent things about the 1000 and the
retracts on my ARF made it look very neat in the air.
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Old 09-28-2005, 01:24 PM
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I know of someone who has the Ultra Sport 1000 kit.

If anyone is interested send me an E-mail.

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Old 10-03-2005, 07:21 AM
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Hi Guys,

I just had one built, I had it in my closet for almost three years, I will post some pictures very soon.


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