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.
VENTURE 60 SPECIFICATIONS
Wingspan: 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
Venture 60 Kit Price . . .
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- 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!)
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
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
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 www.Venture60.com)
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 . . . $22.95
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
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. OUT OF STOCK
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
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
Total Retail Price $8.94 BTE Price . . . $5.95
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 LONG (for 4-strokes) BTE Price . . . . $8.25
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 . . . $3.75
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
Handibond Package - Handibond CA glue is highly recommended for assembly of all BTE kits. This package is tailored
specifically for the V60. Includes one 2 oz. Thin CA, two 2 oz. Medium CA, one 2 oz. Thick CA, one 2 oz. Spray
Accelerator, three micro tips, and one extra long glue tip. Retail Price $39.75 BTE Price . . . $29.95
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
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 . . . $10.95
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
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