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Mini Contender EP ARF, 36 Mini Contender EP ARF, 36 Mini Contender EP ARF, 36 Mini Contender EP ARF, 36
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The original Top Flite Contender made its debut over 40 years ago. Thousands of pilots have honed their skills flying this classic aerobat. An ultra-thick airfoil allows an ultra-wide flight envelope, so it’s just as adept at slow and steady flight as it is wild, full-throttle aerobatics.


  • Construction: Balsa and ply
  • Wing: One-piece
  • Aileron Control: Dual servo, allows for flaperon mixing and precise control during aerobatics
  • Covering: Top Flite Monokote
  • Canopy: Clear ABS, pilot figure shown in photos is not included
  • Landing Gear: Prebent wire with 1.3" (34mm) diameter foam wheels, steerable nose gear
  • Spinner: White plastic 1.5" (35.7mm) diameter
Needed to Complete
  • Radio: At least four channels
  • Servos: Four micro
  • Y-Harness: One 6" (152mm) for aileron servos
  • Servo Extensions: Four 6" (152mm)
  • Motor: .10 size brushless outrunner
  • Electronic Speed Control: 35A
  • LiPo Battery: 11.1V (3S) 1800-2200mAh
  • Battery Charger: For selected LiPo battery
  • Propeller: 9x6 electric
  • Building and field equipment
What's in the box?
  • (1) Mini Contender EP ARF 36" with prebuilt wing, fuselage and tail sections, landing gear, spinner and decals
  • (1) User Manual


  • Wingspan: 36" (915mm)
  • Wing Area: 329 sq in (21.2 sq dm)
  • Wing Loading: 11.8-13.1 oz/sq ft (36-40 g/sq dm)
  • Weight: 27-30oz (465-850g)
  • Length: 34.5" (875mm)
  • Center of Gravity (CG): 2-5/16" (59mm) back from the leading edge of the wing at the fuselage side
  • Control Throws: Low Rate   /   High Rate
  • Elevator: 1/4" (6mm) 7° 3/8" (10mm) 11°
  • Rudder: 3/4" (19mm) 14° 3/4" (19mm) 14°
  • Ailerons : 5/8" (16mm) 25° 3/8" (10mm) 14°
Completion Level: Almost Ready-To-Fly
Flying Weight: 27-30oz (465-850g)
Length: 34.5 in (875mm)
Material: Balsa
Wingspan: 36 in (915mm)

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Champaign, IL 61822

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