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Elder 40 Kit .40-.46 65"

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Elder 40 Kit .40-.46 65"

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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!


  • Gold Edition CAD engineering.
  • An Ideal Second model, can be flight ready in just a few weekends.
  • Features assembly aids such as pre-shaped leading and trailing edges and built-up wing tips.
  • Wings are one-piece, all wood with ailerons and plywood wing joiners.
  • Spacious radio compartment allow easy radio gear installation and quick fuel tank access.
  • Open rear section of the fuselage, with its trusswork and gussets, further exemplifies the planes vintage heritage.
  • Pre-formed, .12" (3mm) 2-piece wire landing gear provides excellent ground handling
  • Wooden parts are included for creating the flying wire braces shown on the box, used for attaching either elastic cord (not included) or for added realism, metal wire with miniature turnbuckles.
Needed to Complete
  • 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-rudder, 1-throttle) Servo Extension 6" (152mm) for ailerons
  • Covering: Four 6' rolls of MonoKote
  • Misc. Items: 10oz fuel tank, glow plug, ¼" foam rubber padding 3' medium fuel tubing, fuel filter, propeller depending on selected engine, building hardware field equipment.
What's in the box?
  • (1) Glow Powered Top Flite Gold Edition Elder .40 Sport Scale Kit with all wood to construct the airplane, pushrods, .12" (3mm) prebent wire landing gear, thin wire to wrap landing gear, nylon adjustable engine mount, hardware package, decals, photo-illustrated instructions, full-size rolled plans.


  • Wingspan: 65" (1651mm)
  • Wing Area: 778sq in (50dm2)
  • Weight: 5.5-7.0lb (2495-3175kg)
  • Wing Loading: 16.3 - 20.7oz/sq ft (50-63g/dm2)
  • Length: 49.5" (1257mm)
  • Airfoil: Flat bottom
  • Center of Gravity: 3½" (89mm) Back from the wing's leading edge at the fuselage sides.
  • Control Throws: Low Rate   /   High Rate
  • Ailerons: Up & Down ¼" (6mm) 3/8" (9.5mm)
  • Elevator: Up & Down 7/16" (11mm) 5/8" (16mm)
  • Rudder: Right & Left ½" (13mm) ¾" (19mm)
  • Engine Down Thrust:
  • Engine Right thrust:
  • Wing:
  • Stabilizer:

Product Specifications

Material Balsa
Completion Level Kit
Product Length 49.5 in (1257mm)
Power Type Glow
Wingspan 65 in (1651mm)