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Old 11-08-2011, 03:52 PM
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Default RC Guys new Piper PA-28 Cherokee

Has anyone got the new RC Guys Piper PA-28 Cherokee yet ?

Got mine 2 weeks ago, been flying it, much satisfied with it.

Just want to know someone else opinions about this new model
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:49 AM
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any pics? I want one
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Old 06-03-2012, 07:56 PM
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I have a weakness for civilian scale, been wondering about this model, looks very sweet
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Old 06-06-2012, 02:48 PM
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i just saw their ad in the latest Fly RC mag....sure looks NICE...................
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Old 06-06-2012, 04:43 PM
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Its a good looking plane. The instructions are a little weak but they could buff that up pretty easy as they only offer them online.

Not a big fan of ZBends on a 50cc gasser and the elevator linkage should be changed before ever flying it IMO. If you're going to use the recommended DLE-55 then you need to relocate the blind nuts for the main landing gear before you build the firewall.

Internal flap linkages are a nice touch. Carbon wing and stab tubes. PLENTY of room to build a scale cabin. Flys like a big baby, with the flaps down the ailerons will quit working before it stalls. Nose oleo strut is very nicely done. Nose wheel linkage wasn't documented well but it was pretty easy to work out how to do it.
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Old 06-06-2012, 04:48 PM
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BarracudaHockey You sound like you HAVE ONE, BUILT ONE AND FLEW ONE!!!! Congrats, I'd like to put this plane in my hangar......
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Old 06-06-2012, 06:17 PM
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Yup, it will be in Fly RC next month afaik

I'll throw some pictures up in the AM when I can get to my other computer without disturbing the domestic tranquility
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Old 06-07-2012, 03:03 PM
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As promised....

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Very nicely done Sir!
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Does it really need a DLE55 ?
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:24 PM
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Gawd no. A strong 35 like one of the Mintor's would probably be perfect. I think it came out at 18.5, my SBach hovers at a little over half throttle at 17 3/4 with a 55.
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Old 06-08-2012, 06:33 AM
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Do you know if anyone offers the correct wheel pants ?
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Doesn't it have retracts?
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:50 AM
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No on the retracts!
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:54 AM
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Bummer, on a plane like that they SHOULD be installed....but that would make the Cherokee into an Arrow
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With the correct wheel pants that model would look better than an Arrow.
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:53 PM
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Default RE: RC Guys new Piper PA-28 Cherokee

Yea, fixed gear and simple, just like the full scale Cherokee.

I agree, wheelpants would be nice.
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This is a premier touch and go queen. 60 or 70 landings per day ! Fixed gear all the way. Beat on it and forget it.
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PROBLEMS
Loved the plane great flying plane... crashed due to tail stabilizer tube breaking in two pieces. Thought it was carbon fiber wood filled tube, but don't think so now... very clean break... right in the center of the shaft... structural break. The plane is a total loss.

We are wondering if anyone else has lost the plane due to the same issue. pictures of failure below.


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I hate to hear that-nice looking plane and I know one that is hanging in the LHS. Is there any ground clearance issues on nose gear vs prop size-thanks
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:35 AM
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Yes there is a problem with the nose gear... we had to custom machine a longer strut to make it work.. had to add about 2 inches to the length...
With standard strut, the plane sits very nose low and is hard to take off and has prop clearance issues... fixed with longer strut but don't drill central longitudinal hole... not needed and weakens.



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I hate to hear that-nice looking plane and I know one that is hanging in the LHS. Is there any ground clearance issues on nose gear vs prop size-thanks
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Default RE: RC Guys new Piper PA-28 Cherokee

The stab joiner is a carbon tube with about 2" of wood dowel inserted to prevent the carbon from collapsing when you install that bolt "control horn" for the elevator.

I'm surprised it failed, the crappy linkage I can see, or failing at the bolt hole I can see, but what you have there surprises me.

Yea, they said you have to move the nose wheel if you're using the recomended engine if thats the recommended engine it should be drilled for that and if you're using something different you can move it up

I haven't seen the review plane at the field since I sold it, I'm told he was converting it to electric.
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:30 AM
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The black tube did not appear to splinter like a carbon tube would be expected to. We do not know for sure what the material is... we are hanging on to the elevator... that is about all that is left.
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sorry about your loss, have you contacted RC Guys yet?
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Sorry about the loss. Any news for the replacement parts ?
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