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Venus 40 ARF

Venus 40 ARFSpectacular precision aerobatics... leisurely landings!

Take advantage of your low-wing flying skills! The Venus .40 ARF flies exactly where you point it – executing “normal” aerobatics as well as F3A-style maneuvers with astounding precision, before coming in for slow, predictable landings. Flight ready in only 10-12 hours, the Venus .40 ARF features one of the most vibrant MonoKote® trim schemes ever to dazzle the sky!

  • Prebuilt main structures feature hand-selected woods for optimum weight savings and structural integrity – prepainted fiberglass cowl and wheel pants also included.

  • Fully symmetrical wing with double taper planform offers superior aerobatic potential.

  • Performance excels with 2-stroke .46 and 4-stroke .70 engines.

  • Arrives expertly precovered in a NINE-color Top Flite® MonoKote® trim scheme!

Don with plane

“Great Planes engineered the Venus .40 for the precise handling flight characteristics demanded to fly F3A type contest maneuvers. But with its easy ARF assembly and excellent overall maneuverability, it's also a great choice for ANY experienced low-wing pilot and everyday sport flying.”

Don Anderson
Don Anderson
Great Planes Model Manufacturing

aileron servos

With its well-balanced weight, fully symmetrical airfoil and double-taper wing planform, the Venus .40 ARF also enables experienced low-wing pilots to excel at “everyday” maneuvers.
servo tray

The factory-assembled fuselage includes a ready-to-install servo tray, with the servo mounting locations already cut out. Only standard servos are required for strong performance, making the model both exciting AND economical to fly.
parts layout

Made of hand-selected wood for uniform weight, the Venus .40's factory-built and MonoKote-covered main sections assemble in as little as 10-12 hours. The kit also includes a crystal clear canopy with painted framework and high-quality Great Planes hardware.

Stock Number: GPMA1025
Wingspan: 55 in (1400 mm)
Wing Area: 570 in² (36.8 dm²)
Weight: 5.1-56 lb (2.32-2.55 kg)
Wing Loading: 21-23 oz/ft² (63-69 g/dm²)
Length: 54 in (1370 mm)
Engine Required: 2-stroke .40-.51 cu in (6.5-8.5 cc) or 4-stroke .52-.70 cu in (8.5-11.5 cc)
Radio Required: 4-channel w/5 standard servos
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