Great Planes Giant Scale Super Sportster ARF 1.2-2,82"

Tower Stock# LXLYC5  •  Manufacturer Stock# GPMA1044
Great Planes Giant Scale Super Sportster ARF 1.2-2,82
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Notes from our tech department:
This is the radio controlled, glow or gasoline powered, almost-ready-to-fly,
Great Planes Giant Super Sportster Sport Airplane.
For Intermediate to Advanced Modeler/Fliers 14 years of age and older.
IMAA Legal


Construction: Balsa and plywood
Wings: Two-piece, wing halves attach with an aluminum joiner tube
and fasten to the fuselage with 1/4-20 nylon bolts
Covering: Factory applied Top Flite MonoKote, see COMMENTS
Radio Compartment: Plywood reinforced
Servo Placement: Servos for all control surfaces mount externally
with direct 4-40 linkages increasing control response and
simplifying installation and set-up
Cowling: Pre-painted fiberglass
Wheel Pants: Pre-painted fiberglass
Canopy: Clear with painted-on framework detail
Landing Gear: 3/16" (5mm) diameter, with steerable .10" (2.5mm)
diameter tailwheel assembly
Wheels: Foam, two main 3.5" (87mm) diameter, 1" (25.4mm) tailwheel
Aileron Control: Dual servo
Fuel Tank: 14.2oz (420cc) for use with glow fuel, if using gasoline
engine see COMMENTS
Decals: "Giant Super Sportster" in Red with Black and White outlines
Black instrument panel with White markings
Engine Mount: Two piece, composite construction with hardware to
mount glow or gasoline engine with four aluminum Fuji Imvac 32
engine spacers, if using a different gasoline engine different
hardware may be required
Building Time: Ready to fly in only 15-20 hours.
Spinner: 3" (83mm) diameter, aluminum
Warranty: Great Planes Model Manufacturing Company guarantees this
kit free from defects in both materials and workmanship at date
date of purchase.


Pre-built and covered wings, fuselage and tail assemblies, pushrods,
pre-bent 3/16" (5mm) main landing gear, decals
3.5" (87mm) main wheels, 1" (25.4mm) tailwheel, adjustable engine
mount 14.2oz (420cc) fuel tank, wood servo trays and wing joiners,
Great Planes hardware package and photo-illustrated instructions


Engine: 1.60 - 2.00 cu in (26 - 33 cc) 2-stroke
1.20 - 2.00 cu in (20- 33 cc) 4-stroke
2.00 cu in (32cc) gasoline
Muffler: On O.S. Max 1.60 2-stroke the standard muffler will work
Radio: 4 - 5 Channel
Servos: 7 total, 5 ball bearing (2-Elevator, 2-Ailerons, 1-Rudder)
1 standard torque servo for throttle
1 standard torque servo for kill switch if using gasoline
One 6" (150mm) Servo Extension: For receiver to aileron connection
Three 24" (610mm) Servo Extensions: 2 elevators, 1 rudder
Two 12" (300mm) Servo Extensions: For ailerons
Two Dual Servo Extensions: For aileron and elevator servos
Receiver Battery: Minimum 1000mAh
Misc. Items: Glow plug, " foam rubber padding, medium fuel tubing,
fuel filter, propeller, building and field equipment.


Wingspan: 82" (2085mm)
Wing Area: 1293 sq in (83.4 sq dm)
Weight: 13 - 14.5lb (5850 - 6575kg)
Wing Loading: 23 - 25oz/sq ft (70 - 79g/sq dm)
Length: 72" (1820mm)
Airfoil: Fully symmetrical, low wing placement
Center of Gravity: 5" (133mm) Back from the flat part of the
leading edge of the wing at the middle
Control Throws- High Rate Low Rate
Elevator: Up & Down 1" (38mm) 1" (25.4mm)
Rudder: Right to Left 3" (76mm) 2" (51mm)
Ailerons: Up & Down 1" (32mm) " (19mm)


Following are colors and stock numbers of the Top Flite MonoKote
used to cover this model:
White TOPQ0204
Black TOPQ0208
True Red TOPQ0227

If a replacement fuel tank is needed, order the Sullivan 14oz
Flextank (SULQ1742), or the DuBro 14oz tank (DUBQ0214).
Some minor trimming and modifications may be required.

If using gasoline engine, fuel tank stopper and fuel line must be
replaced, the following items are required;
Sullivan #484 Gasoline Conversion Kit (SULQ2684)
Two Du-Bro #813 Fuel Line Barbs (DUBQ0670)
Nylon Ties (ASCC3720)
Gasoline Fuel Tubing (GPMQ4135)

Pilot shown inside the plane is not included.

The Inner and Outer Fuel Line Collars (1 glow and 1 gasoline) and
the two Fuel Line Plugs listed in the manual are no longer

jxs 4/05/06
updt jxs 9/06/06
updt jxs 11/16/09

See Tower Catalog page 34.
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