RCM Trainer 40 52" 25 - 49 Size Trainer Laser Cut Short Kit $169.00 $119.00
RCM Trainer 40 52" 25 - 49 Size Trainer Laser Cut Short Kit
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A classic design by Joe Bridi, his 60 size trainer was adopted by RCM as the RCM Trainer 60 and later the Great Planes 60 Trainer. The RCM 60 Trainer proved to be such a great aircraft, so it was adapted to make the RCM Trainer 40 for those who like their Sunday flyers in a smaller and more convenient size.

The RCM Trainer 40 has everything you're looking for in a trainer. It's a simple build, going together a bit like a classic "Stik" design, a thick wing design which is stable and will slow down for landing, but being symmetrical it will still loop, roll and spin.

Designed for 4 channels rudder, elevator, ailerons and throttle, the RCM Trainer 40 will fly well on any engine size from a 25 to a 49 two stroke.

We have modified the wing joiner area in both of the kit sets to include a plywood dihedral brace, which is a more accurate method of joining the wings than the original design.

Our laser cut short kits are held in stock ready for prompt shipping, and we ship locally or worldwide, with worldwide delivery generally between 7 to 21 days. See the bottom of the page for the option to add in a wood completion pack to give you all the wood you need to complete the short kit. All prices are in NZ Dollars.


  • Wingspan: 52" / 1320mm
  • Number of channels: 4
  • Recommended engine size: 25 - 49 two stroke or electric equivalent
  • Includes full sized rolled plan and the original construction article
Click here to view the builders construction article.

Materials Required For Completion:
  • 2.5 x 75 x 915 Balsa Sheets x 5
  • 12.5 x 100 x 915 Balsa Sheets x 1
  • 5.0 x 6.5 x 915 Balsa Sticks x 2
  • 9.5 x 9.5 x 915 Balsa Sticks x 6
  • 6.5 x 6.5 x 915 Balsa Triangle x 2

Click the image for a preview of the
laser cut parts included in the kitset

Click the image for a preview of the plan

Available Options:
Laser Kit Wood Completion Pack:
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