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Old Aug 28, 2010, 03:18 AM
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Looking for scale Piper Cherokee

Hi all,

Im new here, and Ive been flying RC for a few years now. Never really had an interest in scale aircraft or even civilian for that matter. But the scale bug has hit me, and so do general aviation models..

Im kicking myself cause Im late to the game.. Top Flite had a beautiful scale Arrow, which I see is discontinued. Great Planes has a cherokee, but its not scale at all.. Are there any makers of ARF *scale* Cherokee/warrior/archer/arrow out there? I recently saw a 46 sized Graupner which looks very nice, but very steep in price. ($360!!!) If anyone has a link to one.. I would like to thank you in advance...

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Old Aug 28, 2010, 12:14 PM
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Welcome to RC Groups. I would like to know myself as well. I have an old Hangar 9 Cherokee that kinda sorta has the outline but I know it's not scale and I'm o.k. with it because it flies great. You may have to find some plans and scratch build one. I'm not set up to build a large one. I did however blow up the plans for a Guillow's rubber band model and one day plan to build a small electric one. I don't know how "scale" it will look but should be o.k. You might also look on RCU and eBay.
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Old Aug 30, 2010, 11:24 AM
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Hi

There was a old UK kit for a Cherokee in a .40 - 46 range, very scale and easy construction at all, airfoiled stab and rudder, easy to build flaps por it as well, all balsa.
I can not remember the brand , sadly.
Hope you can find it.

Tato Lazo
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Old Aug 30, 2010, 11:32 AM
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The Great Plains version gets great reviews. The review in a recent issure of the AMA mag was extremely positive and seemed like an honest review by a an experienced writer and pilot.


http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=873257
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Old Sep 01, 2010, 04:38 AM
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Why not just scatch build one.Not hard just need a bit of time.then you can make it as scale as you like .And think of it as you will be the only one with that model. I have just finished a super cub and starting a PA 28 140 now.
All 1/6 scale. Drew my own scale out lines.
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Old Sep 01, 2010, 07:55 AM
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Hello Mintie,

Is that an Airsail Tomahawk ? I have the kit and am about to start building it. Does it fly well ? Any advice on building and flying ?

Thanks a lot,

David
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Old Sep 01, 2010, 11:06 AM
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Mintie,

Really beautiful planes you have there. I trained once in a fullsize Tomahawk.

I have nothing against building. I used to do it all the time during summer recess when I was young.. Now I work 50-60 hours a week and my non weekends I do alot of non RC things as well as try to fly a few times a month.

I guess if you want scale, you gotta put out the time, energy and money.

Otto
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Old Sep 01, 2010, 11:37 PM
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I know where there is a Top Flite Arrow kit for sale at a hobby shop if anyone is interested.

Jerry
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Old Sep 02, 2010, 12:50 AM
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I know where there is a Top Flite Arrow kit for sale at a hobby shop if anyone is interested.

Jerry
Hi Jerry, Im definitely interested. I'll pm you.
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Old Sep 02, 2010, 06:25 PM
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sent you a reply...hope you get it...I have one 50% done and it is an excellent kit.
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Old Sep 02, 2010, 11:26 PM
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Thanks Jerry, for that. ^^^
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Old Sep 02, 2010, 11:30 PM
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In case anyone wants to see what the Graupner Cherokee looks like.. Very scale.




Description

Almost-Ready-to-Fly model (ARTF)
Conventional all-wood built-up construction
Fuselage, wing and tail panels film-covered
Wheels, small items, linkage hardware pack



Info

ARTF ( Almost Ready to Fly)
GRP cowl and spats
GRP (Glass-fibre Reinforced Plastic)
Removable wing for ease of transport

RC functions

Rudder, coupled to
Steerable nosewheel
Elevator
Ailerons
Throttle

Specification

Wingspan approx. 1600 mm
Overall length approx. 1280 mm
Wing area approx. 42 dmē
Tailplane area approx. 8.2 dmē
Total surface area approx. 50.2 dmē

All-up weight, according to fittings min. approx. 3500 g
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