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    TWIN ULTRA STICK

    Here you go guys! Quit wasting your money and build one of these. It's an Ultra-Stick with two Saito 100's. I made the two engine boxes out of ply and glued to the wing. No fancy twin-sync or offset for the motors. It flies like one with one motor. It's probably one of my most forgiving airplanes. It takes off and lands very slow with the flaps down, hauls you know what at full throttle, and hovers at about 1/4 throttle.
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    RE: TWIN ULTRA STICK

    Looks good!

    Couple of questions - Hard to tell from the pictures...Are your engine pods large enough for a good size tank, or did you use a header tank and a larger central tank?

    How does it do with one engine out?

    I'm working on a "similar" but larger project!

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    RE: TWIN ULTRA STICK

    The tanks are in engine pods and basically the same size. I can fly it about 20 minutes. I don't remeber what size tanks I used but it's more than enough for good long flights. It does fine single engine with the flaps up. With the flaps down it's a little hard to handle since you have to be higher up on the thottle. The best thing to do gain some altitude with the flaps up and get to a good approach point and pull the good engine back to idle and glide it in using the flaps to get the nice slow landings. I fooled around with other twins and this is like a trainer with plenty of power to do some 3D. Also, I'm convinced that quality 4 stroke engines are far more better than 2 stroke engines. I've been flying this plane for almost a year and have only had one unexpected engine out the entire time.

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    RE: TWIN ULTRA STICK

    Here's a couple short videos.

    [link]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KXTlV5Uigw[/link]
    [link]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5_ODcoiImU[/link]

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    RE: TWIN ULTRA STICK

    Hey!

    I bashed a Dazzler Arf into a twin with .25's, as a test
    for bashing my Ultra Stick. I am planning on using two
    .61 2 cycles. I can't afford two 4 strokes. The Dazzler
    is still one of my favorites. Twins are the most fun I
    have had in RC for many years.

    Good Luck!

    Johnny C!
    \"...and once man has tasted flight, he will walk the earth
    with his eyes turned skyward... L. DaVinci.


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