RV-4 (1:8 Scale) Laser-cut Kit

The balsabuilder magazine 1:8 Scale RV-4 is a 35 in. span 4-channel electric sport scale aerobatic laser-cut model airplane kit.  This is a complete redesign of the Stevens AeroModel classic kit offering, refreshed especially for model enthusiasts who favor building from plans.  We think the updated RV-4 is a great improvement over the original, while more traditional in build the structure remains ridiculously easy to frame, is easier to handle, sturdier, and more refined.

Stevens AeroModel has teamed up with balsabuilder magazine to offer complete assembly kits of the RV-4.  This comprehensive RV-4 kit offering includes a full complement of laser-cut ribs, formers, and shape parts along with: balsa wood strip stock, plans, construction article, pre-formed landing gear, canopy, cowl, wheel pant kit, and thorough hardware package. Save time and money, order our RV-4 in a full kit!

Made in Colorado U.S.A.

Item Number: FK018
Wing span  35 in. | Wing area 250 sq. in. | Flying Weight 17 oz. | 4-Channel REAAT
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Additional Details

Kit Includes

  • Precision laser-cut parts from hand-selected AAA balsa wood
  • All required balsa strip stock to complete the model
  • Full-size CAD drawn printed plans
  • Construction article as published in Issue 7 of balsabuilder magazine detailing the build process
  • Pre-formed wire landing gear
  • Clear Canopy
  • Styrene Cowl (two piece)
  • 1 1/2 in. wheel pant kit
  • Hardware package including: DU-BRO control horns, push-rods, foam wheels, and fastener package.


  • Basic modeling tools (knife, sanding block, T-pins, etc..)
  • Your favorite adhesive for construction (CA, Aliphatic, or Nitrocellulose)
  • Covering film, trim tape (for your snazzy design), paints to match your scheme.
  • Power system and electronics (specifications below)

Model Specifications
Wingspan | 35 in.
Area | 250 sq. in.
Average Flying Weight | 17 oz.

Motor | BL400 motor 1400KV (SA Sport 2212-10)
Speed Control | 20A
Battery | 7.4V 1100 mAh LiPo
Propeller | APC 8×4.7 SF
Servos | Hitec HS-55 (4 required)
Radio | 4-6 channel transmitter and receiver (Servo Y Harness with 4-Ch TX)


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