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Old 01-30-2007, 10:13 AM
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Nice build! I had a 1981 Suzuki GS 650 EX but I was going to kill myself on it and sold it. Great bike, I'm just a little too addicted to adrenaline when I get moving.
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Old 02-01-2007, 11:28 AM
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You're really going to like this plane. I had one with an OS 46SF and it flew great. I still have the wing for it, and wish that I could find a fuse to go with it. It seems that pulling up on low inverted passes are not a good thing! Enjoy!
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Old 02-03-2007, 10:41 PM
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Well folks, I made some good progress lately. The first picture is with the large blocks on the tail ready to be carved to shape. I place the rudder and stab to check out the looks. The second picture is the plane all framed up. I only have a build the under wing fairings and begin the final sanding process and then it is onto covering. The final two pictures is the scheme I'm going to use. The plane will be white and teal. I'm going to order some plastic Robart struts to cover the landing gear wire. If all goes well I will start covering by the end of next week.
I will keep you posted.
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Old 02-04-2007, 12:14 PM
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Looks really nice - Keep it up....
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Old 02-04-2007, 10:51 PM
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All,

Thanks for the nice comments. Did notihing today, because of family and football.

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Old 04-17-2007, 09:30 PM
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Well folks the plane is done and ready for its first flight. Here she is in all of her glory.

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Old 04-18-2007, 12:58 PM
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Came out great..... Make sure we get the flight report as well....
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Old 05-31-2007, 03:10 AM
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Hey nice job on the build. I know someone posted that they were looking for a Midwest Cherokee. I do happen to have one still in the box. Sorry if it comes off the wrong way Im not posting everywhere to sell planes. Its the only one I have had and have had it since I was a kid. I never got around to building it and have no plans to. Well if any one is interested in it you can email me shawnhale04@yahoo.com..
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Old 05-31-2007, 05:12 PM
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Nice job on her good luck with the maiden and be sure to let us know how it went.
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Old 06-01-2007, 10:03 AM
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The maiden went well. But she pulled to the left on full throttle, so I added a couple of degress of right thrust into the engine. She nows flies straight at full throttle. The plane is a realy joy to fly. Planning to swap out the cowl with a fiberglass one later on this year.

Thanks for all the kind words.

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Old 07-09-2007, 10:24 AM
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I have already built this kit and it flies great. I have one problem however, I also had an accident and neet to rebuilt the wing. Do you know of anyone who has a kit?

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Old 07-09-2007, 08:15 PM
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Leakle,

Do you still have the plans? If so, the wing is a Hershey bar type wing with the same rib pattern. It should be easy to recreate.

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Old 02-19-2009, 02:14 AM
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Hello all!! I'm a bit of a newbie when it comes to building model airplanes my first kit i bought a few months ago was a midwest cherokee , who knows how long it was sitting on the store shelf it was real dusty and a bit of water damage inside. Anyways I started the build a few months ago and got stuck when the plane required other parts not included like the motor mounts engine and gas tank ive done a search for the motor mount but am not sure what to get anybody can help it would be greatly appreciated!

Also I mistakenly ordered a diesel powered kit online (hornet) as i thought they were radio controlled anybody know how to convert to rc?

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Old 02-19-2009, 02:37 PM
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Dave,

In my Cherokee, I used a Great Planes adjustable motor mount 25-40 size. As for fuel tank size, I believe on the plans they show a Dubro 8 oz. tank. I never used a diesel motor so I can help, but contact Davis Diesel they may be able to help. My OS 46 pulls it along nicely. I like Cherokees so much, that last year I bought the new Great Planes ARF and purchased an old Great Planes Cherokee kit off of Ebay. I do recommend upgrading to a fiberglass cowl. After one season, the plastic one started crack and break. Good luck and post some pictures of your build.
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Old 03-25-2009, 04:29 PM
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To all of you how had encoundered in the construction of Midwest Cherokee .40, greetings from Greece.

I recently bought this kit from a friends friend, but later I found out that there was no bulding instructions in it.

Does any one has the bulding instructions in pdf to email to me? please...

Already I have build the fuselage, and half left wing, by studying the plans (they were included) and find out most of the bits and stuff were they get in
but a lot of them I 'm not sure about and need the constructions manual to go on.
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Old 03-25-2009, 07:11 PM
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I have the manual, 89 pages long. I could email specific areas of construction that you would need, if you want.
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Old 02-11-2010, 10:46 AM
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Hey there !

is this thread still alive ?

I've got a Midwest Cherokee new in the box. It was one of the planes which came with a bunch of RC stuff i bought a while ago ...
Although the box is a bit dusty, it is complete and undamaged.

Here are a couple of pictures of the box i picked up:

The kit in the box:



Next to a Great Planes Slowpoke with a Saito FA-45, i love to fly with this slowflyer !



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I will build this kit in the coming months, still not sure if i wil motorize it with a glow engine or ... maybe i will electrify it

Can anyone tell me what the planes weighs without the glowengine ?

Happy flying from the Netherlands !

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Dave,

I built the same plane and it was a great kit by Midwest. I enjoyed every minute. I took my dear sweet time because I was making it a replica of my full scale Piper Cherokee PA-28 140 that I sold. Its not got the wing attached in this photo but when my wife gets time I'll put it on and post the picture together. You can't get them anymore because there discontinued so if when your done, if you would ever want to sell it I would love to buy it. I don't fly mine because it is dear to me. If I had another one I'd fly it.

Gibbs

I cant help but also notice that little tiny plane up in the top left corner of this picture. What plane is that, it looks pretty neat.
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Old 01-10-2011, 01:40 PM
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Way late to add to this but the little plane next the the cherokee fuse is another cherokee... A gulliows free flight...
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Quite a while since this thread has been active, so my apologies. I recently got a hold of this kit and was looking forward to the build, didn't come with a manual though :-( Contacted Midwest and they dont have any info on it. Anyone have a manual they'd be willing to part with? Thanks for any help.
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I'm in the same pickle. I have a complete kit except for the manual. If anyone knows where I can get one or has one that they would copy. I would be glad to pay for the copying and the shipping.
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In need of of a manual for the Midwest Cherokee 40 too
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Originally Posted by sservantk View Post
In need of of a manual for the Midwest Cherokee 40 too
I found mine! For any of you guys/gals still looking I will be happy to help you out! I thought I was in the same boat, but kept digging though old boxes and got really excited when I found my construction manual with the supplemental instructions! I will leave my contact info at the bottom of this post.

I know many of the posts here are over a decade old but wanted to say there are some really good looking builds here! My Cherokee was given to me as a gift from my grandfather about 20 years ago, still new in the box. Never felt like I had the skills to build it, however I started getting serious with woodworking a few years ago and remembered I had this plane stored away and thought it would be a fun to finally build it. That being said building fine furniture really seems to be a totally different skill set than building these planes and wow it really is unbelievable how light weight balsa is! I plan to take my time building it, hoping it will turn out as good as others posted here! Not sure I will have the guts to fly it but I will post pictures when I get it completed.

For those of you looking for a copy of the construction manual, the best way to contact me is by text message 574-8O6-6OO6. You can email me at shawnh08@yahoo.com, however I get a lot of spam email and may miss your message, so keep trying or just send me a text and I will be happy to help.
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