Construction: all balsa and plywood.
Wings: Fully-symmetrical airfoil, mid wing configuration. Attached
to fuselage with two ¼-20x2" nylon wing bolts.
Covering: Factory applied heat shrink covering. Color scheme is Red
and White separated by a Black and Yellow stripe.
Radio Compartment: Easily accessible, plywood reinforced
Canopy: Single, clear
Landing Gear: .16" (4mm) thick pre-bent wire. Nose and main gear.
Building Time: Ready to fly in only 10-12 hours
Warranty Period: Tower Hobbies guarantees this kit free from defects
in both material and workmanship at the date of purchase.
This warranty does not cover any component parts damaged by use or
One Tower Hobbies Almost-Ready-To-Fly Kaos 40 Aerobatic Kit with
Pre-built and covered wings, fuselage and tail assemblies, pushrods,
pre-bent landing gear, two 2.5" (64mm) main wheels, one 2.25"
(57mm) nose wheel, aluminum engine mount, wing bolts,
10oz (300mm) fuel tank, spinner, wood servo trays and wing joiners,
hardware package and photo-illustrated instructions.
Engine: .40-.46 (6.5-7.5cc) 2-stroke or .48-.52 (4-stroke)
Muffler: Sports-Style, included with engine
Radio: Four channel
Servos: Four standard (1-Aileron, 1-Elevator, 1-Throttle, 1-Rudder)
(a high torque servo is suggested for the rudder, but not required)
Misc. Items: Glow plug, ¼" foam rubber padding, medium fuel tubing,
fuel filter, propeller, building and field equipment.
Wingspan: 55" (1398mm)
Wing Area: 566 sq in (36.5sq dm)
Weight: 5.5lb-6lb (2.5-2.7kg)
Wing Loading: 22-24oz/sq ft (67-73g/sq dm)
Length: 48.5" (1232mm)
Airfoil: Fully-symmetrical, mid-wing.
Center of Gravity: 3-1/8" (80mm) Back from the wing's leading
edge at the fuselage
Control Throws- Low Rate High Rate
Ailerons: Up & Down 3/16" (4.5mm) 5/16" (8mm)
Elevator: Up & Down 3/16" (4.5mm) 5/16" (8mm)
Rudder: Right & Left 7/8" (22mm) 1-3/8" (35mm)
The replacement canopy for the Kaos 40 kit will fit this model.
It is available through Great Planes Manufacturing. The part
number is CANPY001.
This kit does not include Great Planes brand hardware as stated in
the 2003 Tower Hobbies catalog. The hardware is a high quality
If a replacement fuel tank is needed, order the Sullivan 10oz
tank (SULQ1728), or the DuBro 10oz tank (DUBQ0210).
Some minor trimming and modifications may be required.
Following is a list of the Top Flite MonoKote colors used to cover
this model, and order numbers for 6' rolls;
Missile Red, TOPQ0201
Cub Yellow, TOPQ0220
updt jxs 3/04/05
updt JBM 4/10/06