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Thursday 6 October 2016

I heard from both Devin York and Gordon Price this week.

York Enterprises can assist with plans and components to the Ultimate Biplane Series. Devin now also owns the website, where you can get all the information you need to build, repair, or finish your Ultimate Biplane. You will find a very complete gallery of Ultimate pictures on the website.

The last time I heard from Gordon, he was about to take delivery of a Yak. He seems to be having a lot of fun with it!

October 5, 2016

Hi Marty,

Just a short note to thank you for keeping Ultimate alive for the last 25 years.

I had dinner with Devin York, his wife, son, and his Dad last Sunday night at our restaurant, ‘The Dam Pub’ <>. Devin is quite a guy.  He can publish plans and produce parts for the ‘Ultimate’ design now and has quite a nice little business besides teaching at Fanshawe  College in London, Ontario.  I had some documents and plans that I gave him, to help him on his way.  

I am back flying airshows in the prototype YAK 50  which was built in 1972.  I am just building a website,  <>.   This past summer I flew 8 shows and had a great time. My target is to fly the Toronto International Airshow next year . I will be 75.  My wife Sandy is well and we spend the winters in Mexico….leaving on the the 21st of Oct.

Thanks again,


Gordon Price

Gordon and Yak


Fanshawe's 80,000 square-foot hangar at London airport:

Jazz Hangar

Tuesday 11 January 2011

The ready-to-cover Ultimate 10-200 airframe that was advertised here in November has been sold.

Friday 22 October 2010

I've gotten a lot of new pictures of N360JW from Jay Womack. I modified his page to show the thumnails from my Picasa album for his plane.

Sunday 22 August 2010

Juaquin Rodriguez has been given a partially-completed 10-200. He plans to set up a build page for the plane. Update, 12 September 2010: album for build pictures.

Friday 6 August 2010

C-FPVJ has new owners and is being rigged for its first flight.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Jay Womack sent me a link to a video of his Ultimate 10-200 N360JW in flight. I've also added some pictures of a 44% scale model by David Clarke of Jay's plane.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

I moved to a new server for this website. Let me know if anything is missing or broken. Thanks!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I started in on a more detailed examination of the myth that an RC model preceded the design of the Ultimate Biplane. I grant that an RC model of the 10-300 flew (and crashed) before the first 10-300, but I doubt very much that the designers of the model deserve as much credit as they give themselves.

Monday, July 27, 2009

I did a Picasa album of instrument panel pictures for a fellow who wants to do a semi-scale cockpit in an RC model. It looks to me as though the instrument panels are all custom jobs; no two in my collection are much alike.

Wednesday, April 23, 2009

Mike Davis's N69RJ (a Pitts with some Ultimate features) is up for sale.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

I received an e-mail from Gord this week. Sounds like he is not just alive and well but having more fun than is allowed by law. Go Gord!

Sandy Price's nephew, Adam Graves, was recently honored at Madison Square Garden ceremony in which they retired his Rangers jersey (number 9).

Meanwhile, I've starting learning about how to be root administrator on a remote server. Result: the Ameliapedia.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Thierry's site about the Ultimate has been relocated.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

N40JU has been sold to Bjoern Kuerten. He's very pleased with the plane.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Jay Womack is still enjoying N360JW.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Gary Mey has purchased N360SH from Kendall Simpson and is looking for some tips on modifications he can make to it.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Complete set of kits for a 10/100/180.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Created page for Jon Locklear's N988SF, a 10-200. Amazing paint job!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Peter Chapman sent me some pictures of Gordon from 1988--doing the Aresti dance with biplane gloves!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Sad news: N38PC ("Plumb Crazy") was destroyed in a crash yesterday. The pilot was able to parachute safely.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Got a note and some pix from Gordon. He seems to be having too much fun!

Monday, August 27, 2007

N38PC (Plumb Crazy) has been sold. Brian Beaudry ferried it to its new owner and reported that the "fit and finish is unbelievable." Rob Holland has also sold his interest in N200RB and is now flying an MX-2 monoplane. I've separated Rob and Brian's notes on N8UB from Rob's page.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Sad news: Devin York notes that Glen Breitsprecher has passed away and that his company, Airplane Plastics, has gone out of business. RIP.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Rob Holland has some new videos on his Ultimate Airshows website.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Devin York & co. are selling parts and plans for the Lazer Z-200. Contact York Enterprises. Homebuilt, +/- 10, based on Leo Loudenslager's design. It's not an Ultimate Biplane, but Devin and Heather have been big supporters of Ultimate builders and this web site for many years. More power to them!


Monday, January 1, 2007

Kendal's Simpson's Home Page--with videos of him flying his Ultimate & lots of photos.

He has sold his Ultimate 10-200 (N360SH) and is finishing a Pitts Model 12.

Thursday, November 2, 2006

Photo of Devin York's first LaserZ fuselage.

Thursday, October 5, 2006

Great news! The 10-100 prototype has moved to its new home!

The news came from Cam Harrod from Barn Full of Parts.

Friday, June 16, 2006

N40JU (a 10-200) is for sale in Germany.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Link to Sami Kontio Airshows: Sami flies OH-XSF.

April 15-24, 2006

I've applied some new templates to page layout on this site. By using cascading style sheets and templates, I should be able to update the look of the site relatively easily from now on.

After five days of hacking away at this, I've decided that "relatively easily" is a relative term. :-O

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

I've added Gary Slutz's phone number to the information about N38PC ("Plumb Crazy"). It's for sale. Call Gary at (330) 236-5041.

Sunday, December 25, 2005

News from Rob Holland, including a link to a video of him flying his Ultimate 20-300S--it's breathtaking!

Sunday, December 25, 2005

I've reorganized the page of comments from owners, builders, restorers, and pilots. If you see any broken links or spot planes that should be added to the list, please let me know.

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Gordon's daughter, Stephanie, opened The Dam Pub this year. Stop by and toast the Ultimate Biplane with an ultimate single-malt whiskey!

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Two great links from Kendal Simpson: and

Also a little update on N360SH.

Tuesday, October 4, 2005

Jay Womack's 10-200--N360JW.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Three 10-200s for sale (different owners, different locations): see One is Plumb Crazy.

Friday, September 16, 2005

Devin York has complete set of plans available for the 10-200.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Rob Holland sent me a dozen photos, a PIREP, and some facts about Aerial Advantage's 20-300S (N8UB).

Monday, June 20, 2005

New page for Aerial Advantage's 20-300S (N8UB).

New page for Brian Beaudry's Advantage.

Monday, May 2, 2005

N38PC is now up for sale.

Thursday, August 5, 2004

I added a note from Brian Beaudry about Kendal Simpson's N360SH.

Wednesday, August 4, 2004

An outstanding evaluation of the 10-300S from Brian Beaudry and Rob Holland.

Monday, July 19, 2004

Created a new page for Kendal Simpson's N360SH.

Wednesday, November 12, 2003

Added a date and inserted a link in Gordon's biography. He placed 27th in the 1982 World Aerobatic Championships with his Ultimate Pitts.

A series of questions and answers about the 10-300 design.

Sunday, November 1, 2003

I ran out of disk space today, so I've been cleaning up some old files. Please let me know if anything is missing.

A note from Gordon about his last flight as PIC at the controls of an AC B747400.

Wednesday, October 1

Some RCAF F-104s over Bavaria.

Tuesday, September 30, 2003

New page on Gordon's RCAF days.

Tuesday, September 30, 2003

Plumb Crazy (N38PC) has been sold.

Tuesday, September 30, 2003

Devin York's new Pitts.

Friday, July 4, 2003

A new photo of OH-XSF on short final.

Tuesday, March 18, 2003

Release forms for plans/parts purchased from Ultimate Biplane Corporation.

Thursday, February 27, 2003

Contact information for the new Ultimate Biplane Corporation and Airplane Plastics on the plans/parts page.

Wednesday, February 12, 2003

Updated information and analysis from Francois Marquis.

Saturday, January 11, 2003

Photos of C-FPVJ by Xavier Mouraux.

Sunday, December 15, 2002

Photos of IMAC Ultimates by Xavier Mouraux.

Saturday, December 14, 2002

Dave touched up the prop on the third logo:

Friday, December 13, 2002

Logos from Ultimate Aircraft literature updated by Dave Bagwell. Devin York supplied the pamphlets and business cards. I've left these four graphics full-size on this page. I'll probably shrink them for use elsewhere.

Tuesday, December 10, 2002

Photo and link to G-Whiz Air Racing Team's S1C/S1S/Ultimate Pitts.

Sunday, December 8, 2002

Photo of Gregor Drnovsek's color scheme for his RC plane.

Sunday, December 8, 2002

Classes are over for the semester. I'm finally moving the site from rcwizard to You don't need a link. If you're reading this note, you've arrived. Welcome!

I'd be delighted to hear about missing pages, photos, links, etc. Comments, corrections, criticisms, etc.

Saturday, November 9, 2002

Tony Dieno sold his 20-300S to Aerial Advantage in New Hampshire.

Tuesday, November 5, 2002

Pix of Dale George's Chief and Lazair. He also has RC plans available for the 10-200.

Tuesday, November 5, 2002

Photo of a poster of C-GILB, the Labatt's Bluehawk.

Friday, October 25, 2002

New photo of Gordon Price in his younger days and of 10-100 001 coming out of the paint shop.

Friday, October 25, 2002

Update on Bob White's 50% 20-300 and Innovative Wings projects.

Wednesday, October 16, 2002

Link to Dale George's MobileAirships site. RC blimps in all sizes for all seasons!

Monday, October 7, 2002

Additional details from Dale George on the condition of the 10-100 prototype. It is in sad shape and needs a new home.

Thursday, October 3, 2002

Photos of Bevin Shively's RC Ozark Ultimate and his
Plum Crazy.

Wednesday, October 2, 2002

Permission slip and photo of Plum Crazy from Bevin Shively.

Tuesday, October 1, 2002

York Enterprises now offers all plan sets and parts for the entire line of Ultimate Aircraft designs.

Tuesday, October 1, 2002

Links to new photos at

Monday, September 30, 2002

Link to Toronto Aerospace Museum.

Saturday, September 28, 2002

10-100 Prototype For Sale.


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