RV-4 (oz14955)


RV-4 (oz14955) by Miguel Frontera 2001 - plan thumbnail

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RV-4. Scale model for radio control. Wingspan 54-58 in. Wing area 628 sq in, for .40 engines.

Direct submission to Outerzone.

As requested on the wanted page.

Note see archived copy of the original listing on the (now defunct) Great Planes website at: https://web.archive.org/web/20010604231... for more details and photos.

Update 29/11/2023: Added kit instructions, thanks to Kevin Lechmanski.

Quote: "The RV-4 is a great flying semi-scale model that you will be proud to take to the local flying field! This plane has great ground handling characteristics, performs most aerobatic maneuvers with ease and with the addition of the flap option, crawls in very slowly on landing. Take your time and enjoy the building process. You will be rewarded from the very first flight!

Engine Recommendations: There are several engines that will work well in the RV-4. Our official engine size recommendation range is .40 to .52 two -stroke or .52 to .70 four-stroke. Engines such as the OS .40 FX (OSMG0540), OS .46 FX (OSMG0546), OS FS-52 (OSMG0852), OS FS-70 (OSMG0870), Super Tigre GS.40 (SUPG0125), GS .45 ABC (SUPG0150) and the GS.51 (SUPG0154) are all excellent choices for the RV-4. If you select an engine in the upper end of the size range, remember that this is supposed to be a scale model that is intended to fly at scale-like speeds, so prudent throttle management should be practiced..."

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RV-4 (oz14955) by Miguel Frontera 2001 - model pic

  • (oz14955)
    by Miguel Frontera
    from Great Planes
    54in span
    Scale IC R/C LowWing Kit
    clean :)
    formers unchecked
  • Submitted: 21/11/2023
    Filesize: 1166KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: dfritzke
    Downloads: 1100

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What a Nicey! Thanks for the upload.
Hubert - 29/11/2023
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