Contender (oz3281)


Contender (oz3281) by Dave Platt from Top Flite 1969 - plan thumbnail

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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Update 22/05/2018: added kit review from RCM&E, February 1972, thanks to RFJ.

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Kit review.


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Contender (oz3281) by Dave Platt from Top Flite 1969 - model pic

  • (oz3281)
    by Dave Platt
    from Top Flite
    54in span
    IC R/C LowWing
    formers incomplete :(
  • Submitted: 04/09/2012
    Filesize: 1106KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: pd1

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Contender (oz3281) by Dave Platt from Top Flite 1969 - pic 009.jpg

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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 [model photo & 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
Added two super photos of the finished model, thanks to Luc Daigneault [more pics 008, 009].
Mary - 05/02/2019
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