Sportster Bipe


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Sportster Bipe  
by Don Anderson
from Great Planes
46in span
Tags: IC R/C Biplane
formers unchecked

This plan was found online 26/05/2015 at:
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About this Plan

Sportster Bipe. Radio control sport biplane model. Wing area 716 sq in, for .40 power with 4 channel radio. Discontinued kit from Great Planes.

Quote: "The Sportster Bipe 40 was designed for sport flying. This biplane design with symmetrical wings provides full aerobatic maneuverability, yet has enough wing area for docile low speed capability.

The parts are machine cut and sanded for accurate fit. Should you notice a difference in size between plans and parts, it is usually because paper changes size with moisture.

Different types of glue may be used such as epoxy, cyanoacrylate (instant glue) and aliphatic resin (white glue). Build on a flat surface for straight wings and fuselage.

Please read through this step-by-step instruction manual before you start building so you will have an overall idea of the construction steps and to avoid mistakes. Use the plan and parts list to identify the various parts..."

Update 10/04/2018: Added kit manual (32 pages) from hobbico site (discontinued kits section) at

Quote: "This one is sort of like a scaled down Aeromaster. Sportster Bipe 40 been out of production for years. Would hate to see the design lost to time."

Supplementary files

Manual, complete.


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User comments

I built one of these back around 1990 and powered it with an OS 48 Surpass 4 stroke. This seemed like an ideal power plant giving plenty of performance (though not compared to today's 3D style of flying of course) and the CG was perfect with no additional trim ballast required. The Sportster Bipe is a beautiful flying aircraft that is quite stable and easy to land yet can be tossed around to give a nice aerobatic performance and being a biplane it looks larger in the air than it actually is. It's a real pity that Great Planes discontinued the model. Definitely worth the effort of scratch building if you want one.
SteveC - 13/09/2017
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