In 1969, Top Flite introduced the Contender, an aerobatic kit that was so enjoyable to fly, modelers are still showing them off at the field to this day. To commemorate the 30th anniversary of this R/C club favorite, Top Flite unveils the new Gold Edition Contender. It's everything that made the original Contender so much fun, along with Gold Edition engineering that makes it even easier to assemble!
- CAD-designed parts and interlocking construction allow the Contender to be ready to cover in about 10-16 hours, with very little carving or shaping
- Comes with lots of premium-quality hardware, including rod-in-tube pushrods and wire tricycle landing gear
- The Contender flies exceptionally well with a .46 engine, and the included, adjustable mount accepts any engine in the recommended range up to a .61
- Dual aileron servos deliver swift, sure input to the plane's lightweight, built-up control surfaces, for amazing authority when performing demanding aerobatics
Wingspan: 53.3" (1353mm)
Wing Area: 660 sq in (42.6 sq dm)
Wing Loading: 21-23oz/sq ft (64-70g/sq dm)
Weight: 6-6.5lbs (27210-2948g)
Length: 49.6" (1261mm)
Airfoil: Fully-Symmetrical, Low-Wing
Center of Gravity: 3-3/16" Back from the Leading Edge of Wing.
Control Throws Each Way: High Rate Low Rate
Elevator: (Up + Down) 5/16" (7.9mm) 3/16" (4.8mm)
Rudder: (Left + Right) 1" (25.4mm) 5/8" (15.9mm)
Flaps: (Down) 1-3/4" (44mm)
Ailerons: (Up + Down) 5/8" (15.9mm) 3/8" (9.5mm)
(Aileron Rate Should Be Measured At The Inboard End Of The Aileron)
All Wood To Build The Kit, Full Size Rolled Plans, Photo Illustrated Instruction Manual w/Reference Plans, Clear Canopy, CA Hinges, Nylon Adjustable Engine Mount, Hardware Package, Decals.
Engine: .40-.61 2-stroke or .52-.70 4-stroke
Radio: (Without Flap) 4 Channel w/5 Standard Servos (With Flap) 5 Channel w/6 Standard Servos
Servo Extensions: Two-12" or Three-12" If Flap Is Used
Covering: Two 6 Foot Rolls
Misc. Items: Propeller, 2½" Main Wheels, 8-10oz Fuel Tank, Foam Padding, Fuel Tubing, 2½" Spinner, 2" Height 1/6th Scale Pilot, Building and Field Equipment.