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Old Aug 17, 2012, 06:35 PM
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Cherokee Babe Project LPU


After seeing the free posts that have been put up lately, I decided it was time for me to pay it forward. This is a tough one to let go because I will probably never have one again, but I need the space. This was given to me in rough covered condition, so I stripped it down and ran out of money to recover it. I later moved on to other things, but never got to this. I want this to go to someone who wants a project now, preferably an experienced builder, as this needs some work. What you see is what's there. Would be a nice electric conversion with a .25- .40 sized motor. wingspan is about 4.5 feet. I don't really want to drive anywhere but if you pay for gas, then I'm game if you're in reasonable distance. pm me please if you're interested and we'll work something out.
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Old Aug 17, 2012, 07:37 PM
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That's a beautiful bird. I hope someone with some experience gets this back in the air. I think many of us have caught the giving bug. Very generous my friend.
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Old Aug 17, 2012, 08:08 PM
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Find a way to ship it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Old Aug 17, 2012, 08:25 PM
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at your cost
Old Aug 17, 2012, 08:27 PM
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thats fine! can you take the wings off from the fuselage?! i'd love to hang it up in my room then fly it!
Old Aug 17, 2012, 08:46 PM
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What experience do you have with balsa planes? I really want this to go to someone who will fix it up to look and fly like it should, this is an older plane and I want it to go to a good home. It would probably cost 30+ bucks to ship it properly and the cost of two rolls of covering, and some balsa sheeting. This is a time consuming project, at least 10 hours of finishing time to have it ready to be recovered. If I can't find someone good local, I'll probably finish myself.
Old Aug 18, 2012, 12:29 AM
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i've built 3 great planes all with balsa and i actually make hovercraft out of balsa sheeting believe it or not! i have several tubes of monocote so that is not a problem. what still needs to be constructed on it?
Old Aug 18, 2012, 12:37 AM
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I know if I were closer, I'd be looking into this. Being a kit / scratch builder with lots of balsa under the bench, along with my obsession for making scale like aircraft, this would be a great project and the guys in my club would absolutely love seeing this fly.

I do hope it goes to a great builder, one who would do it justice.
Old Aug 18, 2012, 07:26 AM
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Doh, nice one there, you are tempting me. I have the motor in for the Staudacher


I do have an electric combo that would work with this. Working on the Staudacher right now though, as you said it is a flier, but I want to work some of the rougher areas out before I put it in the air. Figure once I have a mid wing I will strip the Staudacher down and recover it completely, just looking at doing the fuse for now.
Old Aug 18, 2012, 07:53 PM
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hey just give it to skydvejam! he has more stuff it seems for the plane!
Old Aug 18, 2012, 08:12 PM
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No that is for the plane I bought off of him on Sunday :P I do have a few electric motors for this, and everything else for it too. Would be a quicker finish than my kit build, I am still working the wings on that one.
Oh and since you are north of FARCC, I could come to your house this time That is unless you want to fly sometime midweek, my work schedule is all weird.
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Old Aug 18, 2012, 10:36 PM
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i love the plane if still up for grabs i love building balsa planes i have yet to get a low wing lol
it will go good with my 150 i built
Old Aug 18, 2012, 11:23 PM
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Just wanted to post a thanks for your generosity. Good on you.
Old Aug 19, 2012, 12:58 AM
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i have built many planes and im looking to train my nephew on the buddy box and give him a plane like my uncle did with me to get me in it 15 years ago. i would love to do the same with this plane.pm me if its still available.
Old Aug 19, 2012, 01:34 PM
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Okay, I'm sorry, but this is going to be LPU ONLY. Thanks for your interest, but I don't have the time now to go out and figure out a good way to ship this.

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