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Old 01-12-2007, 02:20 PM
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Why are people so concerned to buy an Ultrasport kit? Surely as a plan is available it is a simple matter to make the parts yourself. It can only be a few hours work to cut out the ply and balsa parts from scratch. Get a foam wing cut if you don’t want to cut out ribs for a tapered wing.


If you really want to buy a kit for a very good looking .40 to .60 size model that flies well check out the Acro Wot from Chris Foss Designs www.chrisfoss.co.uk This design has been around for many years and there is also a newer 25 percent larger version called the Xtra Wot
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Why are people so concerned to buy an Ultrasport kit?
Fly an Ultra Sport an you'll understand. There are a lot of planes that are similar in looks to the US. And there are planes that fly almost like the US. But nothing is an Ultra Sport. It's one of those rare planes where they just got everything right on it. Even the current GP Ultra Sport 40+ doesn't fly quite like the original Ultra Sport does.

Yes, many can cut their own parts and build one. But some don't want to have to cut, that's why they want a kit.

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Old 01-12-2007, 05:58 PM
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But nothing is an Ultra Sport.
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Old 01-12-2007, 07:03 PM
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Mike, I looked at your Ultra Sport page-nice site.

How long did it take you to make the kit of parts? Was I right , a few hours?
Compared to the time spent on assembly and all the fiddly parts on any RC plane, the time spent on cutting the kit parts is a very low percentage isn't it?

" Real aeromodellers build their own planes - from scratch!"
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Mike, I looked at your Ultra Sport page-nice site.

How long did it take you to make the kit of parts? Was I right , a few hours?
Compared to the time spent on assembly and all the fiddly parts on any RC plane, the time spent on cutting the kit parts is a very low percentage isn't it?

" Real aeromodellers build their own planes - from scratch!"
More than a few hours. Probably 10 or 12. But this was my first attempt
at building something from plans. So I made mistakes and learned new
techniques along the way. So I could probably do it again in less time.

But the time is irrelevant. I thoroughly enjoyed doing it. So much so
I have an urge to scratch build a US1000 next winter.

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Old 01-14-2007, 01:44 AM
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I made a point a while back about the repro of the US 60; why not go out and get a BlueJay models Dirty Birdy kit? Great looking as well as a better flier. That said, the scratch plans for the US 60 are extremely simple to follow.
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Old 01-16-2007, 07:32 PM
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OK I believe you that nothing flies like an Ultrasport!

How can I get a plan for an Ultrasport 40?
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Old 01-16-2007, 08:19 PM
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How can I get a plan for an Ultrasport 40?
You can't get plans for an Ultra Sport 40. If that's what you want you'll have to buy the US 60 plans and scale them down. Those can be purchased from the RCM plans service here: [link]http://www.rcmmagazine.com/store/store-plans-catalog-tem.html?item=plans:PL-1048&sid=0001qIoXbBOE2W4gcw3e2x8[/link]

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Old 01-16-2007, 11:24 PM
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Best bet is to ask GP to make a run of Ultra Sports
http://www.greatplanes.com/suggest-a-plane.html
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Old 01-16-2007, 11:45 PM
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[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_3631074/tm.htm[/link]

Great Planes says they are watching this thread. The thread is over a year old now and we still haven't seen a new US kit from them yet. It will be nice if they do rekit the plane, but I'm not holding my breath here.

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Old 01-17-2007, 09:03 AM
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I'm not saying a word till I see what shows up at Toledo this year (Oh please Santa, let it be an Ultra Sport 40 with a Fiberglass Fuse!!!! )
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I'm not saying a word till I see what shows up at Toledo this year (Oh please Santa, let it be an Ultra Sport 60 with a Fiberglass Fuse!!!! )
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I'm not saying a word till I see what shows up at Toledo this year (Oh please Santa, let it be an Ultra Sport 1000 with a Fiberglass Fuse!!!! )
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Why do want a fiberglass fuse?

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Old 01-17-2007, 12:43 PM
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Is the Ultrasport 40 just an exact scaled down version of the RCM60 or are there some variations to the design?
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Old 01-17-2007, 12:52 PM
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It is an exact scale down of the 60. That is how Great Planes did it. The original design was the 60. FYI: The 1000 is not an exact scale up of the 60. But that's OK, RCM sells the 1000 plans also.

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Old 01-18-2007, 07:26 PM
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Does the US40 (scaled down plan ) fly as well as the US60?

It is very unusual for a scaled down model to fly as well as the larger version without some modifications.
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I don't think it does. The 40 has a higher wing loading. And larger always flies better anyway.

But I'm sure there are some folks who think the 40 is the best sport plane ever. Again FYI, I think the 1000 is the best flyer of all, but only with the original 74" wingspan.

I guess it depends on what size engine and radio equipment you have available.

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