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Contender .40-.61 Size Sport Model Kit

Contender PhotoFast, fun and better than ever!

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

Contender builtup, uncovered
The D-tube wing goes together as one piece for fast, easy assembly, without the need for a joiner or fiberglass tape. Fuselage sides are formed from one-piece, die-cut 3/32" balsa.

Contender fuel tank access hatch
Concealed on the bottom of the fuselage, a handy hatch provides easy access to the Contender's fuel tank and radio gear compartment.

Contender wing flap
The unique, center-flap option shown here allows fliers to make short "carrier" landings. All control surfaces are stick-built to minimize flying weight.

Contender limbo
Without on-board gear, the Contender weighs a mere two pounds and eight ounces, which contributes to its impressively agile flight performance with engines from the low end of its displacement range.

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Stock Number: TOPA0210
Wingspan: 53.25 in (1350 mm)
Wing Area: 660 in² (42.6 dm²)
Weight: 6-6.5 lb (2.72-2.95 kg)
Wing Loading: 21-23 oz/ft² (64-70 g/dm²)
Fuselage Length: 49.6 in (1260 mm)
Requires: 2-stroke .40-.61 cu in or 4-stroke .52-.70 cu in engine, 4-channel radio w/5 standard servos (5-channel w/6 standard servos if flown with optional flaps)
Suggested MonoKote Colors: Missile Red (1 roll), White (1 roll)
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