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.40-Size Sport Almost Ready-to-Fly Model

SuperSportster ARF
Popular sport ace—with prebuilt ease!

Its classic looks, superior design and smooth flight habits have made the Super Sportster one of Great Planes' most popular models—a favorite for low-wing training AND serious sport flying. You'll be equally impressed by the all-wood quality of this almost ready-to-fly version: It goes together like a dream, with an excellent parts fit for easy assembly and outstanding strength.

  • 90% factory-built—flight-ready in just a few evenings.
  • Offers great ground handling, excellent high-speed performance, solid and predictable low-speed handling, and superior aerobatic ability.
  • Strong, lightweight, all-wood airframe arrives factory-covered in an eye-catching, 4-color Top Flite® MonoKote® trim scheme.
  • Includes sturdy, beautifully painted fiberglass wheel pants and rugged, fixed landing gear.
  • Comes with a generous supply of Great Planes hardware plus step-by-step, photo-illustrated assembly instructions—an excellent reference for any future maintenance and repairs.

Parts Layout
Spend your time flying, not building! The 90% prebuilt Super Sportster 40 MKII ARF is constructed using only the best materials and manufacturing methods—including an all-wood framework, expertly applied MonoKote® covering and durable fiberglass wheel pants. The Super Sportster 40 MKII ARF can be ready for flight in as little as 15-20 hours.
Radio Compartment
Installation of your on-board radio equipment is easy, thanks to the preinstalled servo tray in the model's fuselage. It correctly locates the throttle, elevator, and rudder servos automatically. A pre-cut aileron servo tray easily locates the aileron servo in the center section of the wing.
Flying Shot
Its forgiving flight characteristics make the Super Sportster 40 MKII ARF a fine way to ease yourself into low-wing piloting. The plane offers excellent control authority at all speeds—and gives you experienced sport pilots a great opportunity to exercise and advance your skills.


Stock Number
55.5 in (1410 mm)
Wing Area
555 in² (35.8 dm²)
4.75-5.0 lb (2.2-2.3 kg)
Wing Loading
19.7-20.8 oz/ft² (59.7-62.9 g/dm²)
Fuselage Length
46 in (1170 mm)
Engine Required
2-stroke .40-.46 cu in or 4-stroke .52 cu in
Radio Required
4-channel with 4 servos