Elder 40 (oz11039)


Elder 40 (oz11039) by Ernest Leclair from Top Flite - plan thumbnail

About this Plan

Top Flite Elder 40. Radio control sport model.

Discontinued kit from Top Flite.

Quote: "Elder 40, based on the original Elder 40 designed by Charles Bauer. Re-engineered and drawn by Ernest Leclair, instructions by Jim Sandquist.

Congratulations and thank you for purchasing the Top Flite Elder. The Top Flite Elder is a classic design from the early years of modeling, brought back by requests from modelers just like you! This easy flying model will provide you with many hours of relaxing flight. Though it is simple to build and fly, it also has its own unique character that seems to appeal to modelers of all ages and is guaranteed to get the attention of everyone at the field.

We hope you enjoy building the Top Flite Elder as much as we have enjoyed bringing it back to the modeling world and introducing it to a whole new generation of modelers."

Direct submission to Outerzone.

Update 05/04/2019: Added sheet 3 showing parts, thanks to AlanSinclair.

Supplementary file notes

Kit manual, 42 pages complete.
Parts (sheet 3).

CAD file

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Elder 40 (oz11039) by Ernest Leclair from Top Flite - model pic

  • (oz11039)
    Elder 40
    by Ernest Leclair
    from Top Flite (ref:ELD4)
    65in span
    IC R/C
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 01/04/2019
    Filesize: 1033KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap • CADfile
    Credit*: AlanSinclair

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User comments

A good plane kit. I'm building it and it's fun, a really good kit worth the money. I bought it 4 years ago at Sussex model centre Worthing, west Sussex. A good buy, nice kit, easy to put together.
James Fitzpatrick - 25/09/2019
Hi - I've completed some projects from your plans. I'm sending you some pictures. This is the Elder 40 [more pics 004]. I resized it to 100cm wing span!
VahidNorouzi - 04/01/2020
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  • Elder 40 (oz11039)
  • Plan File Filesize: 1033KB Filename: Elder_40_11039.pdf
  • Supplement Filesize: 2272KB Filename: Elder_40_11039_manual.pdf
  • Supplement Filesize: 77KB Filename: Elder_40_11039_parts.pdf
  • CAD Zip Filesize: 6461KB Filename: Elder_40_11039_cad.zip
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