Yard Ace Flight Video

Yard Ace electric powered RC model airplane on a fly by

Yard Ace electric powered RC model airplane on a fly by

On my December 1st blog post (below) I shared some pictures of Russell’s build of his Yard Ace electric flyer. The Yard Ace is a simple to construct RC model that makes a great first time plans-built project.

Russell did a super job with his build of the Yard Ace, electing to add ailerons to his version.

Yard Ace three channel RC plane front view

Yard Ace three channel RC plane front view

Russell shared a video of his completed Yard Ace. Russ unfortunately had a minor crash during a flying session. He took the damaged aircraft back to his workshop, made the required repairs, and flew a “reborn” Yard Ace with the wing now mounted on the fuselage underside.

This is a perfect example of the fun with learning to make a model aircraft from plans. After making modest changes to a vertical or horizontal tail outline, converting a high wing mount to an under fuselage installation is one of the most common modifications one can make to an original model design. The flying characteristics typically remain similar yet you have the satisfaction of creating a much different look to your RC plane.

In my TurboCAD training videos I go over exactly how easy it is to make a change of this nature to a using the Yard Ace as an example. Russell, thanks for taking the time to do this modification and share your flight results!