Midwest Aerostar .40

by Dave Carroll
(Hampton, Iowa)

Midewest Aerostar .40

Midewest Aerostar .40

This may well be the best overall trainer plane I have ever taught students on. A well built kit built plane will be there for years vs. the disposable ARFS on todays market.

The Aerostar .40 will fly well under any weather conditions, builds easily, and looks good at the field. The plane will accept almost any reasonable engine and radio combination you can come up with.

It handles well on the ground and flies wonderful at all speeds. Anyone from beginner to expert can enjoy it. Mild or wild the Aerostar .40 is a winner.

Midwest makes some of the finest wood on today's market, and the Aerostar is no exception. Parts fit like a glove and a child could build it if he had the desire.

The Aerostar .40 has stood the test of time.
It may well be the best overall .40 size trainer available. I hope you try one and enjoy it as much as my many students pilots have.

Thanks and enjoy the hobby,
Dave

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Can you say... Bright!
by: Matt

Nice lookin bird Dave,

Did you build that yourself? You definitely had the beginner in mind when covering that plane! Should be no problem tracking that bird through the sky...unless you're blind :0)

What engine do you have pulling that bird?

I really appreciate you taking the time to submit your plane.


Matt




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Still going strong
by: Dave

Yes I built it several years ago for a students first plane.
It's covered in Neon orange, white and black Ultracote.
Engine is a Saito 65.

That student has moved on to warbirds, etc.

This Aerostar has been crashed several times, flown through a tree and has had 4 different engines. It now flies a camera around and still trains more new guys.

It may never die.


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midwest aerostar
by: cr80motocross

this is the best trainer i have ever flown. its cheap too.but mine is red and white guess they come in diff colors?? im in the middle of puting lights on it working very well

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Lights? Cool!
by: Matt

What kind of lights are you putting on it?

Do you have any pictures?

I just picked up a couple boxes of those battery operated Christmas lights (the ones made for your car) when they went on sale at Walmart after Christmas.

I was toying with the idea of putting them in a plane...


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The best ever
by: Dan

I built my Aerostar 40 in 1993 and it still is in great flying shape. I've flown it in winds where the plane hung still in flight and it was very syable. It just keeps on flying...I love it!

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Instruction Manual
by: Mr. Bill

Where can I get a copy of the instruction manual for the aerostar 40. I have the full size drawings and plan to scratch build with floats and a magnum 52 4-stroke

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Manual
by: Dee

My late husband had the Midwest Aerostar 40 kit, my son and grandson are going to build it , but the instruction manual is missing. can you give me any clue as to where we can get one. Thnx Dee

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Manual
by: Donna

OK I have the same problem as others . I have no instruction manual. Did anyone find where you can get one? My kit is also missing wheels and some parts. How do you get in touch with the manufacturer?
grtdane03@yahoo.com
Thanks

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I own a Midwest Aerostar 40
by: Aunt Betty

I love my Midwest Aerostar plane. Flew it many times and it's fun. I can do pattern flying and just land, take off, circle, approach, and repeat over and over.

I also can do loops, rolls, inverted flight, and as I get more experience will do other more tricky moves. Right now I'm working on trying to flatten out my turns by using rudder and countering with opposite aileron.

Been flying this same trainer on and off for ten years and eventually (maybe) I'll get another plane.

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My First RC
by: Ken

I bought my Aerostar 40 used in 1994. It came with an ASP .40 engine and it flew great. I have been through 3 engines and now it has an Evolution .46 pulling it. It flies great, still fly this one most of the time when I go to the field. I have a Hanger 9 150 P-51 but enjoy flying the Aerostar more. It is very forgiving and flyes great in any weather. I have actually flown it in 20 MPH winds.

I love mine and will never give it up.

Great trainer and fun for all skill levels.

Ken

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Midwest Aerostar
by: nate

I got a Midwest Aerostar that's not in perfect condition, but i really don't have the money to fix it I am wondering on how much I can get for the body by it's self.

The wing has a few holes in it, it is not broken. I was just wondering how much I could get for it because I have a more important thing that I have to do.

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Help with part for Aero-star .40
by: Anonymous

I have one with a broken body and tail fin. What do you want for the body? Where can I get replacement parts to replace body and tail fin?

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aero star
by: Anonymous

Hi Where can I get a set of building instructions? I see where this question has been asked, but I could not find the responce. Thanks Tim

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Aerostar Parts
by: Whitey

Ii bought this kit for my dad when he retired 30 years ago, we are building it now but the Aileron Torque Rods are missing. Does anyone know where I can find them or the dimensions of them so I can have them made. My dad is going to be 91 July 30th and this is important to me.

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Will get another if any are still around.
by: Paul

I have been out of the hobby for quite some time and recently have considered getting back into it. Although it will be next year when that happens, I'm hoping I can find one still available. There is one on ebay right now, just can't spare the funds to snag it right at the moment or I would.

I learned on this plane and would love to build another to use to shake all the rust off. I think I heard a saying once, with enough power you can fly a barn door. I remember putting a piped webra speed .40 (I still have the engine) on this for fun and no one at the field could believe it was a trainer, LOL.

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