Top Flite Elder .40 Size Kit TOPA0215

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Top Filte Elder .40-size Aerobatic Sport modelit. Elder 40 Vintage looks with today's technology. The Elder 40's legacy began in 1985, when it was first introduced by Top Flite. Modelers immediately took to this nostalgic-looking kit, and Elder 40s filled the skies at flying fields everywhere. Now Top Flite is bringing this classic back, with one major distinction: Gold Edition CAD engineering, for the most straightforward, most accurate assembly possible. The result is a scale replica of an aviation legend that's a joy to build, as well as a pleasure to fly!

An ideal second model can be flight-ready in just a few weekends. CAD-engineered, all-wood parts interlock precisely to produce a strong, straight structure; photo-illustrated instructions guide you through the building process step-by-step.

Features assembly aids such as pre-shaped leading and trailing edges and built-up wing tips. The radio compartment with servo tray offers plenty of room for simple installation of a 4-channel system. Handles as easily as any sport plane, with "wind in the wires" excitement. The open rear section of the fuselage, with its trusswork and gussets, further exemplifies the plane's vintage heritage.

The preformed, 2-piece landing gear provides excellent ground handling. Optional wire wheels enhance the plane's authentic looks. Elder 40 - Wooden parts are included for creating the flying wire braces shown here for attaching either elastic cord (not included) or, for added realism, metal wire with miniature turnbuckles. You can also add to the Elder 40's "Golden Era" styling by equipping it with your own pilot figure and machine guns. Pilot figure, machine gun and flying wires shown are available separately.The Elder 40 is designed to be fully aerobatic with either a 2-stroke or 4-stroke engine within the recommended range.


Engine: .40-.46 (6.5-7.5cc) (2-stroke) OR .52 (8.5cc) (4-stroke)
Muffler: Engine mounts inverted, if using 4-stroke, stock muffler of engine will work fine.
Radio: 4-Channel
Servos: 4- 40 oz-in torque minimum (1-aileron, 1-elevator, 1-

Wingspan: 65" (1651mm)
Wing Area:
778sq in (50dm2)
5.5-7.0lb (2495-3175kg)
Wing Loading:
16.3 - 20.7oz/sq ft (50-63g/dm2)
49.5" (1257mm)
Flat bottom
Center of Gravity:
3?" (89mm) Back from the wing's leading edge at the fuselage sides

Control Throws
Low Rate
Up & Down 1/4"  (6mm)
Up & Down 7/16" (11mm)
Right & Left 1/2" (13mm)

High Rate

Up & Down 3/8" (9.5mm)
Up & Down 5/8"  (16mm)
Right & Left 3/4"  (19mm)

Engine Down Thrust:
Engine Right thrust:

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