Contender

 

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Contender  
by Dave Platt
from Top Flite
1969 
54in span
Tags: IC R/C LowWing
formers incomplete :(


Submitted to Outerzone: 04/09/2012
Outerzone planID: oz3281 | Filesize: 1106KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: pd1

   

About this Plan

Top Flite Contender - Discontinued. The old original version of the Top Flite RC aerobatic contest/sport model. Use .29-.40 for trainer, .40-.60 for contest.

Quote: "Here is the scan of the Contender. It's as cleaned up as I can get it. The original is in pieces and really bad condition. It's from the late '60s or early '70s. Dave Platt designed. Top Flite has a newer version out (with lighter construction, built up tail feathers, separate aileron servos, etc) and there is a mini Contender ARF too."

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User comments

Hi, I have built the Top Flite Contender last winter, and it's been my favorite plane this last summer. It's fitted with a SuperTiger .61 and it flies super fast, it's like an arrow and very aerobatic too. Great performer.
JPParis - 08/12/2013
Hi Mary and Steve - My first Contender, built from plans published in American Aircraft Modeler (July 1970). Meteor 60 engine, Kraft radio, Madrid 1973-74 [more pics 003-005]. Greetings from Spain
JesusAbellan - 07/11/2016
Added more vintage photos, thanks to Andy Coutts [more pics 006, 007].
Mary - 18/01/2017
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