Cherokee .40-.56 ARF

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Cherokee .40-.56 ARF

Great Planes GPMA1033 Airplane Electric ARF
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  • Cherokee .40-.56 ARF

    This is the radio controlled, glow or electric powered, almost-ready-to-fly,
    Great Planes Cherokee .40 - .56 Sport Airplane.
    For Intermediate Flyers looking to move up from a 4-ch trainer.


    Construction: Balsa and plywood
    Wings: Two-piece with aluminum joiner tube, wing halves mount to
    fuselage using two 1/4 - 20 nylon bolts
    Covering: Top Flite MonoKote
    Radio Compartment: Plywood reinforced, accessible under wing
    Cowl: Prepainted fiberglass
    Wheel Pants: Prepainted fiberglass
    Canopy: Clear, vacu-formed
    Landing Gear: Tricycle type with pre-bent wire 0.16" (4mm) diameter
    Wheels: Three foam 2.5" (64mm) diameter
    Aileron Control: Dual servo
    Fuel Tank: 14oz (420cc) approximate
    Spinner: 2" (51mm) diameter plastic construction, red in color
    Hardware: Full set included
    Building Time: 4 - 6 hours
    Motor Mount: Two-piece, composite construction
    Warranty: Great Planes Model Manufacturing Company guarantees this
    kit to be free from defects in both materials and workmanship
    at date of purchase.


    Pre-built and covered wings, fuselage and tail assemblies, pushrods,
    pre-bent main and nose gear, wheels, wheel pants, cowl, engine
    mount, fuel tank, wood servo trays, spinner, aluminum joiner tube
    pilot figure, decal sheet, hardware package and photo-illustrated


    Engine:.40-.46 (7 - 7.5cc) 2-stroke
    OR .52 - .56 (8.5 - 9.2cc) 4-stroke

    OR 42-50-800kV brushless outrunner electric motor
    For a brushless motor installation, one 3200mAh 11.1V
    LiPo battery pack and one 3200mAh 7.4V LiPo battery pack
    connected in series, cell balancer and LiPo compatible charger
    are required. Order numbers are provided below:
    Great Planes LiPo 7.4V 3200mAh 20C Discharge w/Balance
    Great Planes LiPo 3200mAh 11.1V 20C Discharge w/Balance
    Great Planes Series Deans U 2 to 1 adapter (GPMM3143)
    Great Planes ElectriFly Equinox Cell Balancer (GPMM3160)
    LiPo compatible charger such as the Great Planes PolyCharge4
    Medium brushless motor mount (GPMG1255)

    Muffler: Pitts style if installing two-stroke glow engine
    Radio: 4-Channel minimum with mixing capability prefered
    Servos: 4 minimum standard size and torque 44 oz.-in.(3.2 kg-cm)
    Operational flaps require two additional servos
    Throttle for glow engine requires additional servo
    Servo Extension: Two 9" (229mm) for aileron servos

    Y-Harness: 1 (For aileron servos)
    Misc. Items: Glow plug, 1/4" foam rubber padding, medium fuel tubing,
    fuel filter, propeller, based on engine selection.


    Wingspan: 60" (1520mm)
    Wing Area: 606 sq in (39 sq dm)
    Weight: 6.75 - 7.25 lb (3060 - 3290g)
    Length: 46" (1170mm)
    Airfoil: Semi symmetrical, low wing placement
    Center of Gravity: 3-1/16" (78mm) Back from the wing's leading edge
    Control Throws: Low Rate High Rate
    Elevator: Up & Down 3/8" (9.5mm) 16° 1/2" (13mm) 21°
    Rudder: Right to Left 5/8" (16mm) 17° 1-1/4" (32mm) 34°
    Ailerons: Up & Down 7/16" (11mm) 10° 1" (25mm) 24°
    Flaps: Full 9/16" (14mm) 24°
    Half 5/16" (8mm) 13°


    Following are the Top Flite MonoKote colors used to cover this
    model and order numbers for six foot rolls;
    White (TOPQ0204) Black (TOPQ0208)
    True Red (TOPQ0227)

    If a replacement fuel tank is needed, order the Sullivan 14oz
    Flextank (SULQ1742), or the DuBro 14oz tank (DUBQ0214).

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