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Old Timer 40Enjoy "way back when" flying.

If you want to re-capture the good 'ol days of carefree flying the Old Timer is the ideal choice. With its clean, no-frills styling and CAD-designed parts, the Old Timer combines a nostalgic profile with today's technology!

  • The wing builds flat on the boards in three easy sections, and is then assembled.

  • Large enough for easy tracking in the sky, but small enough to fit into most automobiles for transport.

  • With no ailerons, the Old Timer requires only 3 channels of radio operation — and flies well with an economical .40-size sport engine.

Don with plane

"For modelers who have been around R/C a while, this kit will take them back to those days when flying was simple, affordable and all about fun on a Sunday afternoon. The Old Timer's sporty looks and big dimensions are right in line with its slow, predictable flying habits."

Don Anderson
Don Anderson
Great Planes Model Manufacturing


All-wood parts interlock precisely for a strong, accurate airframe that's also very lightweight.

flying shot

The Old Timer's polyhedral wing shape and large control surfaces ensure leisurely flights and worry-free takeoffs and landings.

landing gear

Stylish covers encase the wire landing gear to enhance the plane's looks. The ABS wheel pants speed assembly by eliminating tedious shaping work.

Stock Number: GPMA0495
Wingspan: 73 in (1855 mm)
Wing Area: 735 in² (47 dm²)
Weight: 5-6 lb (2.2-2.7 kg)
Wing Loading: 15.7-18.8 oz/ft² (48-57 g/dm²)
Length: 55 in (1400 mm)
Requires: 2-stroke .32-.40 cu in (5.0-6.5 cc) or 4-stroke .40-.52 cu in (6.5-8.5 cc) engine, 3-channel radio w/3 standard servos, wheels, wheel collars, spinner, fuel tank, 4+ rolls of Top Flite® MonoKote® covering
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