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Old 11-18-2004, 09:16 PM
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Well, after a long time flying electric airplanes, I decided to get another glow powered airplane. I found some plans on the internet for the original Das Ugly Stick (.60 size). I resized them to a 48" wing span and changed the tail feathers slightly. I'm using a Saito FA-40A four stroke (great engine by the way!). Here's the specs:

Wing Span: 48"
Wing area: 498 sq. in.
Weight: 3.8 lbs.
Motor: Saito FA-40A
Servos: HS-81 MG (5)
Battery: 4.8V 1400 NiMH
Receiver: Hitec Supreme 8

Today was the maiden flight. This thing goes straight up! I made an oversized rudder and elevator, so it should be pretty 3D capable, now I just need to learn 3d

On a 10 oz. tank I'm getting 20 minute flights with fuel left over. I really like the Saito engine, this is my first 4-stroke. It is much nicer sounding than 2-stroke engines and is extremely fuel efficient.

Here are a few pictures. It is covered in Monokote metallic plum and pearl white, looks better in person

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Old 11-19-2004, 12:34 AM
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Acer,

Nice looking plane. I have spent many happy hours flying Sticks of various types and sizes.

Steve
Old 11-19-2004, 08:23 AM
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Scratch built that is amazing that will for sure fly well great job!!!!!
Old 11-19-2004, 08:48 AM
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Hi,

I like the sticks as well and had a Jensen Das Ugly Stik to learn on. I've since built one in coroplast, from the Spad To The Bone site, but it came out heavy, I just put a larger engine on it and it flew OK.

I've searched the web, but can not seem to find the plans you mention in your original post. Can you point me in the right direction to find them?

Thanks,

Wayne
Old 11-19-2004, 05:13 PM
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I'll try to find the site that I downloaded from.

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Old 11-19-2004, 09:01 PM
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Here is a site with some plans. This isn't the site where I downloaded mine (can't find it), but it has the "Classic Ugly Stick" plans available. It looks very close to the plans I used.

Here's the site: http://www.geocities.com/rc_sa/plans.html

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Hi Acer,

Thanks for the web page. I don't have a program to open the DXF files, but I understand Voloview will. I'm also told there is a DXF to tiled PDF converter somewhere. I'll see if I can find it.

Fly4Fun,

Wayne
Old 11-24-2004, 06:52 PM
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Wayne, I think you can download .dxf viewers for free. I use Adobe Illustrator to resize and print the plans.

I've flown it more today. This plane does snap rolls extremely well. I had to couple ailerons to the rudder so that it doesn't roll when rudder is used, I'll try to see if it can knife edge tomorrow (don't think it will K.E. good though since the fuse is so small). I have dual aileron servos, so I dialed in some flaps for landing and slow flying. It can now fly and land at about walking pace with 50% flaps in the down position. I'm really starting to like this plane

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Hi Acer,

Thanks for the info. I just noticed your from CO, I learned to fly models at Lowry in Denver about '69. My first plane was a Senior Falcon (only a few flights) and then an Ugly Stik which I had for years.

Fly4Fun,

Wayne

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