Great Planes Venus 40

Brand: Great Planes

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
2
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4

READER REVIEWS
John Mc  |  Feb 13, 2012

Strengths:
I FITTED AN OS 55AX AND WOULD SAY IT IS ONE OF MY BEST FLYING PLANES. wILL DO THE BOOK AND IS STILL GOING STRONG AFTER 100 FLIGHTS IN TWO YEARS. . .
Weaknesses:
COVERING IS POOR AND CONSTANTLY NEED AN IRON. . . .
Overall:
GREAT AEROPLANE. i HAVE NOW BOUGHT ITS BIG BROTHER - THE VENUS 2 WHICH FLIES JUST AS WELL. . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
5
Andy Blackburn  |  Jul 23, 2008

Strengths:
Flight performance is very good, with just sufficient power from an O. S. 46 LA. Couldn't detect any bad habits at all with the c.
Weaknesses:
Construction is generally straightforward but there are some issues with the cowling and engine mount. The stated position of the drive washer from the firewall is 125 mm and for a short engine (e. g. OS 46 LA), some 6mm ply packing pieces are required which you have to make yourself.
Overall:
Very clean and progressive controls, does exactly what it's told and is very easy to fly. I wouldn't buy another one unless I had a good 70 four stroke; 2 oz of nose weight was required even with an 1100 mAh battery fitted under the tank. Mine required 10% aileron exponential to make them feel the same as the elevators. If you're thinking about one, consider mounting the engine sidewinder because the fuel tank *may* be a little high for an inverted installation.

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
2
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
3
cymaz  |  Jul 17, 2008

Strengths:
Great for a windy day, cuts well through turbulance. So smooth to fly. Great to land but tends to float on an on. .
Weaknesses:
Poor servo tray attatchment,needs more bracing. Wing bolt mount fell out, lack of glue-beware. . .
Overall:
This would do for a pilot who has passed the A test and has flown a trainer for a long time. . . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
4
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