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Old Sep 12, 2012, 03:48 PM
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Ace 2T build

My first rc plane was the Ace 2t back in 1971. I have always wanted to build another. I found a very rough picture of the original plans on the internet. I scaled the picture up and have been able to create my own plans to build from. I have the fuse and tail feathers completed. Does anyone remember or know what the correct outer wing panel dihedral was? None of the verbage or numbers are legible on the picture. Measuring the picture angle, it calculates out to be 11 degrees or approximately 3.3 inches per panel. I would appreciate any help.
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 03:52 PM
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For rudder (3 channel) you need around 6 degrees. anywhere between that and 11 will be fine.And it doesn't matter if the wing is 2 pieces or 3 *which I think the 2T is.

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Old Sep 29, 2012, 06:03 AM
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Ace 2T Completed


Here it is. Hope to maiden this afternoon. Has a brand new Cox 049 sure start with a one ounce fuel tank. Original foam core wings were purchased on Ebay and used in the construction.

Thanks to Dave Fritzke for the original picture of the plans and providing the correct dihedral.

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Old Sep 29, 2012, 08:17 AM
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Very nicely done!!! Good luck on the maiden.
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Old Oct 03, 2012, 09:33 AM
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Did you cover or paint the wings?

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Old Oct 03, 2012, 01:53 PM
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Howell

The wings are covered with Top Flite Econokote. I find this to be one of the best covering materials on the market, especially for foam.

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Old Oct 05, 2012, 09:55 AM
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 05:37 AM
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2t now a 3t


The Cox .049 flew the 2t well, but I really miss having a throttle. I decided to remove the 1.9 ounces of lead in the nose and install a TT.07 with a third channel. I haven't flown it yet, but I have started the engine and dialed in the needle valve. Hopefully, I will be able to fly this Saturday morning if the weather permits.
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Old Oct 22, 2012, 09:26 PM
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So, how'd it fly??

The 2-T was something I always wanted to build/fly but never got around to it. Did you build yours from the original plans? Am I correct in remembering the wing was 3 Ace foam wing panels?

Yours looks real nice, I'd like to finally build one.

I have a Mach None I built but never flew. Must be 40 years old by now.
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 06:02 AM
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Aeronca52,

She flies beautifully. The throttle makes it more enjoyable. I have flown her half a dozen times so far and really enjoy it. The 2T is the epitome of simple stress free flying. I would not hesitate to recommend building one.
Regarding the wings, it uses two tapered chord sections and one contstant chord section, dihedral ended up being 4 inches per outer panel. New Ace foam cores are available from Select Hobbies for $9.95 plus shipping. Total spend to build was less than $25.
Regarding plans, Dave Fritzke posted a picture of the plans on a post back in 2006. I printed the picture and scaled it up to the original dimensions. The picture attached is a cleaned up verison of the original picture.


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Old Oct 24, 2012, 08:39 PM
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Thanks for the info Chap. I already have a few dozen wing sections, both straight and tapered. Someone was selling them at a swap meet r-e-a-l-l-y cheap so I bought them all for $20 and never used them.
Now all I have to do is build a fuselage/tail and I'm in business. (and get off the internet).

Nice to see a 2-T after all these years. Thanks!!
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