A classic design by Joe Bridi, his 60 size trainer was adopted by RCM as the RCM Trainer 60 and later the Great Planes 60 Trainer. The RCM 60 Trainer proved to be such a great aircraft, so it was adapted to make the RCM Trainer 40 for those who like their Sunday flyers in a smaller and more convenient size.
The RCM Trainer 40 has everything you're looking for in a trainer. It's a simple build, going together a bit like a classic "Stik" design, a thick wing design which is stable and will slow down for landing, but being symmetrical it will still loop, roll and spin.
Designed for 4 channels rudder, elevator, ailerons and throttle, the RCM Trainer 40 will fly well on any engine size from a 25 to a 49 two stroke.
We have modified the wing joiner area in both of the kit sets to include a plywood dihedral brace, which is a more accurate method of joining the wings than the original design.
UK Customers - Please note that the kit does not reach the £135 VAT border threshold and is therefore not available for purchase.
- Wingspan: 52" / 1320mm
- Number of channels: 4
- Recommended engine size: 25 - 49 two stroke or electric equivalent
- Includes full sized rolled plan and the original construction article
Materials Required For Short Kit Airframe Completion:
(These materials are included in the Complete Airframe Kit)
- 2.5 x 75 x 915 Balsa Sheets x 5
- 12.5 x 100 x 915 Balsa Sheets x 1
- 5.0 x 6.5 x 915 Balsa Sticks x 2
- 9.5 x 9.5 x 915 Balsa Sticks x 6
- 6.5 x 6.5 x 915 Balsa Triangle x 2
Short Kit Or Complete Airframe Kit?
A Short Kit includes a full size printed plan and all of the laser cut parts that are required as part of the complete airframe build.
Items such as wing ribs, dihedral joiners, fuselage formers & fuselage parts, doublers, bulkheads and so on.
Every part which is a complex cut is precisely laser cut as per the plan and included in the short kit. Some kits may also include vacuum formed ABS parts like canopies or cowlings.
With a Short Kit, the only items you need to add to the laser cut parts to build a complete airframe are components which are simply cut to length. Parts such as wing spars, wing sheeting or fuselage sheeting for example.
A Complete Airframe Kit includes the Laser Cut Short Kit, plus the entire list of additional materials required to complete the airframe build.
Select this option when adding to your cart to purchase all of the materials required to complete the airframe build.
Every kit includes a full size printed plan, and where available the designers original construction notes. The kits do not include miscellaneous hardware such as pushrods, control horns, hinges, wheels etc.