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Great Planes RV-4 .40 Sport Kit GPMA0180

Great Planes RV-4 .40 Sport Kit GPMA0180
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Great Planes RV-4 .40 Sport Kit GPMA0180

This is a Radio Controlled, Glow Powered, Balsa and Plywood Great Planes RV-4 .40 Sport Scale Aerobatic Airplane Kit. for intermediate to advanced modeler/fliers. Recommended for modelers who have had trainer airplane experience and also have mastered flying low wing planes.


  • Great Planes RV-4 .40 Sport Kit GPMA0180

  • Easy interlocking balsa and plywood construction, with built-in thrust angles and a wing that assembles flat on die-cut tabs.

  • Wings are one-piece, all wood

  • Spacious radio compartment allow easy radio gear installation and quick fuel tank access.

  • White ABS plastic cowling and wheel pants.

  • Crystal-clear butyrate canopy.

  • Cockpit features a triangle roll-over bar and tandem instrument panels.

  • Fixed, pre-formed aluminum main landing gear.

  • Dual aileron servos for precision and authority.

  • The wing can be built with or without flaps. The kit slows well for easy landings either way.

  • Generous package of Great Planes hardware includes rod-in-tube pushrods for smooth control surface operation.

  • Reinforced nylon Adjustable Engine Mount fits any 2- or 4-stroke engine within the recommended range.

  • Warranty: Great Planes Model Manufacturing Company guarantees this kit free from defects in both materials and workmanship at the date of purchase.


  • Wingspan: 54.65" (1388mm)

  • Wing Area: 631.6 sq in (40.8 sq dm)

  • Weight: 5.75 - 6.25 lb (2.6-2.8 kg)

  • Wing Loading: 20.9 - 22.8 oz/sq ft (64.1 - 69.7 g/sq dm)

  • Length: 49.6" (1260mm)

  • Airfoil: semi-symmetrical, Low-Wing, Selig 8036

  • Center of gravity: 3�" (95mm) back from the wing's leading edge at the fuselage sides.

  • Control Throws- Low Rate High Rate

  • Ailerons: Up & Down �" (13mm) �" (19mm)

  • Elevator: Up & Down �" (7mm) 5/8" (16mm)

  • Rudder: Right & Left 7/8" (22mm) 1-1/16" (27mm)

  • Flaps: Down �" (13mm) 1" (25mm)

  • Incidence-

  • Engine down thrust: 2�

  • Wing: positive 2�

  • Stabilizer: 0�


  • All wood to construct the airplane, pushrods, prebent aluminum main landing gear, 3/32" tailwheel wire, nylon adjustable engine mount, hardware package, ABS plastic cowling and wheel pants, clear canopy, decals, photo-illustrated instructions, full-size rolled plans.


  • Engine: .40-.52 (6.5-8.5cc) (2-stroke) OR .48-.70 (8.0-11.5cc)(4-stroke)

  • Muffler: Pitts-Style is recommended so that the muffler will be concealed inside of the cowling.

  • Radio: 4-5 channel (5-channel with 7 servos for optional flaps)

  • Servos: 5-7 40 oz-in torque minimum (2-ailerons, 1-elevator, 1-rudder, 1-throttle) (2-for optional flaps)

  • Servo extension 6": 4 (for flaps and receiver)

  • Servo extension 12": 2 (for ailerons)

  • Y-harness: (1-for aileron servos) (1-for optional flap servos)

  • Misc. Items: (2) 2�" main wheels, (1) 1" tailwheel, 2�" spinner 10 oz fuel tank, glow plug, �" foam rubber padding, 3' medium fuel tubing, fuel filter, propeller, building and field equipment.


  • The pilot shown inside the plane is not included.

  • The covering scheme used on the pictured kit was 2 rolls MonoKote White (TOPQ0204), 1 roll Black (TOPQ0208), 1 roll Royal Blue  (TOPQ0221) and 1 roll Aluminum (TOPQ0205)

  • Aluminum and Royal Blue Stripes.

  • Decal sheet RV44D01 sold only through GP Manufacturing includes:

  • 17-3/8" x 3-1/8" Black N-0711E

  • Two 2-1/2" x 7/16" Black N-0711E

  • Two 2-5/8" x 5/8" Red and Black Great Planes logos

  • 11-1/4" x 2-3/4" Blue RV-4

  • 3-5/8" x 1-3/8" instrument panel

  • 3-3/4" x 3/4" instrument panel

  • 2-3/8" x 1-3/4" ownership tag with clear frame

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