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Nothin' Ventured, Nothin' Gained!

The Venture 60 features a special blend of sleek styling, simple structure, and smooth handling. The kit builds fast thanks to the accurately machine-cut parts and the carefully engineered design. Thanks to its long tail and light weight, it breezes through aerobatics with grace and style. With its massive wing area and thick airfoil, landing the Venture 60 is a walk in the park. A slow walk! It's a great choice for your second airplane or your first low-wing or your first taildragger. The Venture 60 is the kind of model that makes every pilot look like an old pro.

For much more detailed info on the Venture 60 kit, be sure to read Bruce's article "About the Venture 60, BTE, and Life".


72 inches
Wing Area: 876 square inches
Length: 54 inches
Weight: 7 to 7-1/4 pounds
Engines: .60 - .65 2-stroke or
              .65 - .80 4-stroke or
              1000 - 1200 Watt Electric Power

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Venture 60 Kit Price . . .
UPS Ground Shipping in U.S. add $19.00

- Best Materials Available: Sig AAA Balsa,
  Top-Grade Lite-Ply, Spruce, and Aircraft Plywood.
  (No splintery door skin parts in this kit!)

- A Swept-Back, Two-Piece Main Landing Gear
  Made from High-Strength 6061-T6 Aluminum.
  (No bendy wire or hardware store aluminum!)

- American-Made Hardware from Du-Bro and Sig,
  Including Pushrods, Throttle Cable, Steel Clevises,
  Control Horns, Torque Rods, Tailwheel Bearing,
  and Easy Hinges.
  (No running to the hobby shop every other night!)

- Professionally-Drawn Plans (Yes, they're rolled!)

- Detailed Instruction Booklet (No guesswork!)

- Crystal-Clear Molded Canopy

- Ready-to-Use Instrument Panel

Engine, engine mount, 16 oz. fuel tank, fuel line, radio system with four standard servos, two 3" wheels and a 1" tailwheel, 2-1/4" spinner, three rolls of covering material, a pilot figure if you wish, assorted glues, and common modeling tools.

- Frequently Asked Questions
- Venture 60 vs. Four-Star 60
- Bruce's Building and Flying Tips
- Printable CAD Wing Plans
- Instruction Book PDF Download
- Instructions for Dual Aileron Servos
- Wheel Pant Kit Instructions
- Two-View Line Drawing
- Replacement Parts
- LINK You Tube Flight Video by Dave Swanson
- LINK You Tube Flight Video by Big Rob
- LINK You Tube Flight Video by Eric and Peter
- LINK You Tube Time-Lapse Build Video by Jody Diaz
- LINK Builder Gallery - Pics and Info

R/C Report May 1995
"The Venture 60 kit is, by far, one of the most impressive kits I've ever assembled! Every aspect of the kit - the quality of the materials, the cutting and preparation of the pieces, the plans, and the instructions - just might each be the best I've seen in any kit I've built."

R/C Modeler March 1998
"... you will start enjoying your V60 when you open the box; excellent plans and instructions, and quality wood parts precisely shaped. The V60 is the only kit I have assembled in recent memory in which I did not have to replace a single piece of wood for one reason or another."

Model Airplane News August 1996
"The photo-illustrated instruction book is very well-written; follow it precisely because Bruce has thought it through and explained it well."

Flying Models January 2013
"It was just an incredible joy to build. In some instances, I spent more time showing my wife how precisely everthing fit than I did actually assembling the parts!... In the age of ARFs, this has been truly special!"

Click to Enlarge Robert Van Ghle
Is this wild or what? Robert says he isn't affiliated with Good and Plenty, he just thought it would make a cool color scheme. We gotta agree! Every piece of covering is hand-cut Monokote, skillfully applied to match the colorful candy boxes. Incredible!

Want to see more? Click the image below to visit the Builder Gallery (formerly featuring dozens of customer-built V60s:

Revised and Expanded for 2016!
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Vinyl Graphics - The kit does not come with any decals, but you can doll up your V60 with these easy-to-apply vinyl graphics. Available in white, black, blue, light blue, red, and yellow. Mix and match colors if you wish. The classic V60 stripe style looks great and helps visual orientation during flight.
BTE Price, complete set . . . $25.95

Click to Enlarge Dual Aileron Servo Mounts - The V60 kit uses a single aileron servo in the center of the wing, but many builders prefer to use a servo on each aileron. This optional package includes all the wood parts and hardware you need to mount dual aileron servos. You can choose to mount your servos with the tops exposed or completely hidden under hatches.
BTE Price. . . $4.95

Click to Enlarge Wheel Pant Kit - Don't let your wheels fly naked! These stylish wheel pants will improve the looks of your model and reduce drag. Designed to accomodate 3" wheels, these pants are plenty tough even if you fly from grass. The kit includes ABS plastic wheel pant halves, fiberglass reinforcing tape, mounting hardware, and instructions.

Click to Enlarge Extended Landing Gear - Same basic shape and material as the standard kit landing gear, but longer and taller to accomodate larger props, up to 18" diameter. Recommended for electric conversions.
BTE Price. . . $19.95

Wheel Package - Treat your Venture 60 to the best wheels available. The two 3" Sullivan Sky-Lite main wheels are light weight urethane with a tough rubber exterior. The 1" Du-Bro tail wheel is hard rubber with an aluminum hub.
Total Retail Price $19.96
BTE Price . . . $16.95

Click to Enlarge Du-Bro Axles and Collars - The kit comes with bolts to use as axles, and they work fine. Many builders prefer these ultra-smooth axles from Du-Bro. No need to drill your wheels - the 5/32" shafts are a perfect fit. You will need to enlarge the hole in the aluminum landing gear to 5/16". Package includes two 5/32" wheel collars.
Total Retail Price $8.94
BTE Price . . . $6.95

Hayes Engine Mount - This is a BTE favorite! Molded from fiber-reinforced nylon, this mount features a web at the bottom of the rail for extra stiffness. Supplied with two types of engine mounting bolts. This is the mount shown on the Venture 60 plans.
SHORT (for 2-strokes) BTE Price . . . $6.75
The LONG version (for 4-strokes) is no longer available. BTE recommends the Sig 2-piece mount (shown below) for 4-stroke engines.

Sig 2-Piece Engine Mount - Some modelers prefer a two-piece engine mount to fit their extra-wide or narrow engines. These reinforced mounts feature large webs for strength and alignment holes. Sig package also includes a complete assortment of hardware.
BTE Price . . . $4.95

Fuel Tank Package - Another BTE favorite, this Du-Bro 16 oz. fuel tank is shown on the Venture 60 plans. Package includes tank, 2 ft. of high-quality fuel line, and a 1/4" x 8" x 12" piece of foam rubber padding.
Total Retail Price $15.50
BTE Price . . . $12.95
Gas Conversion Stopper . . . add $1.50

Fuel Tank Only - BTE Price . . . $6.75
Fuel Line Only - BTE Price  . . . $2.95
Foam Pad Only - BTE Price . . . $3.95

Click to Enlarge 1/4-20 Tap and Drill - The Venture 60 uses hardwood blocks which need to be drilled and tapped to accept the wing bolts. This high-quality set from Du-Bro will do the job on your V60 and many models to come. Tap handle also available.
Tap and Drill - BTE Price . . . $7.50
Tap Handle - BTE Price . . . . $7.75

Click to Enlarge Tubing Bender - This clever tool from Du-Bro makes quick work of one of the most annoying tasks in modeling - bending fuel tank tubing without bending. Works on 1/8" annealed brass tubing as used in all types of RC fuel tanks. Every builder needs this in their workshop.
BTE Price . . . $15.95

Cable Cutters - Specially designed jaws cut stranded cable clean and square without fraying. Perfect for the V60 throttle cable. Every modeler needs at least one of these high-quality tools. Use the small cutter for up to 3/32" cable or 5/64" music wire. The large cutter is good for 3/16" cable or 1/8" music wire. Made in USA.
BTE Price . . . $17.95 Small Cutter
BTE Price . . . $19.95 Large Cutter

Click to Enlarge Super Strength Servo Arms Another BTE favorite, these replacement servo arms use long fiber composites for added strength. Specify radio brand when ordering.
Retail Price $10.75
BTE Price . . . $9.50

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