Cherokee 40 (oz6534)


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Cherokee 40. Sport scale model for radio control. Discontinued kit from Great Planes.

Quote: "Having performed the final checkout and engine run-up, I taxied out on the runway and slowly advanced the throttle. By the time I had full throttle, the Cherokee was light on its wheels. A touch of right rudder was needed to counter the torque of the engine.

Gathering a few more knots, I eased back on the stick and the Cherokee majestically headed toward the heavens, hardly noticing the 5 knot crosswind. A little less rudder as we gathered more speed, and down elevator to bring the Cherokee to cruise speed and straight and level simultaneously. Take off complete.

It's not often that a model airplane is scale, easy to build and easier to fly, but your new Cherokee fits into this category. We know you'll be happy with it.

Building the Cherokee will be an easy task if you will familiarize yourself with the parts and construction sequence before getting started. Follow our instructions exactly, and your chances of producing a light, strong and true Cherokee are very good.

We offer you a variety of choices that you should consider before you start building. With your imagination and a little help from us, you choose how your model will look when it is finished.

One choice is the optional, scale-like Flaps. All parts needed for building the Flaps are included as well as building and flying instructions. Install and use the Flaps, install them but don't use them until later or use ailerons only with no Flaps. You decide.

Fairings can be added to the wing leading edge for a more scale-like appearance for another choice. Materials for this addition are not included but can be found in your scrap materials or at your hobby shop.

You can also choose to purchase an optional wheel pants set and instructions for assembly from your local dealer (Great Planes Part #WPSM2). Optional Strut Covers (Robart #SGST2) are available through your dealer also. It's up to you.

Choose to build your kit into a Cherokee, modeled after the 1975 'C' version. (The C model has 2 side windows as shown on the plan.) Or choose to build the Cherokee Archer version, a newer aircraft. Just add another window and use the Archer decal as shown on the plan.

Scale information can be found at any Piper aircraft dealer. Or use your imagination and make your model look like any of the various Cherokee versions found at most local airports. You may even want to combine parts of different airplane's trim schemes to create your own custom trim scheme. After all the Cherokee is designed to be fun - and scale-like!"

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Note this scan has some distortion through scanner creep - suggest extreme caution if using this plan to actually cut wood and build a model.

Supplementary file notes

Kit manual, complete 30 pages, text and pics, very detailed. Thanks to Spitfireflyby.


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Cherokee 40 (oz6534) by Don Anderson - model pic

  • (oz6534)
    Cherokee 40
    by Don Anderson
    from Great Planes
    60in span
    Scale IC R/C LowWing Civil Kit
    clean :)
    formers unchecked
  • Submitted: 03/04/2015
    Filesize: 1079KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: RaulOtero, Spitfireflyby
    Downloads: 5429

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Hi Steve hope you be fine, today i send you some photos to supplement the cherokee 40 from Great Planes. Hope you like this photos Thanks very much. greetings ...from San Luis Potosi Mexico. thanks very much for your OUTERZONE page I see it at less three times a day since 2012,
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