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Old 04-09-2014, 12:20 PM
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Has anyone built this kit? I wanted to know what engine was used or electric power system and how the plane flies?
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Tony
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This is a great flying model! I built one a dozen or so years ago and powered it with an OS40 four stroker. It had plenty of power with that engine but it could take more power. I like flying slow and smooth. Mine was covered in Supershrink Coverite and painted with their rattle can paint. It was a very neutral flying airplane and all of the flight controls were in harmony with each other. I still have two kits for those 'someday' projects. The next one will have a tail wheel and better looking LG struts so as to appear more scale.
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I was considering an OS 48 four stroke.Do you think that would work since you used a 40?
I just don't want to use a two stroke and have that muffler hanging out the side.
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I built that kit when it first came out. The store owner told me it was a PITA to build so I was hooked. The wing gave me fits. The leading edges of the wing ribs didn’t line up with the wing LE. I got a new job which entailed extensive travel so I never finished it and gave it to a friend. When I was able to settle down, I bought another one and used a wing jig. I had the same problem with the ribs and the wing LE. Using scarp balsa I built the wing and finished the rest of the plane. Mine was powered with and old O.S. 40 and it had plenty of power. I really like that plane. It flew great and no one else at the field had one. I got dumb thumbs one day and dumped it. I would like to build another one day. There’s a plan build going on in the Giant Scale Aircraft - General forum, really coming along nicely.
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Here's my other Jeep.
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Is that the Coverite kit? It looks kind of big.
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Scratch built from Hostetler plans.
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Nice! That's the same build going on in the Gaint Scale Aircraft - General Forum. If I had the $$$$, I would take on that build, maybe one day.
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An OS 48 four stroke will be just fine. The Coverite 'Jeep' is a builder's kit. You have to cut spars from enclosed stock in a taper and do some other in-filling and then finish sanding between ribs in order to sheet the LE but it isn't an impossible task. Just follow the instructions, take your time and everything will work out great!
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No need to build, I just picked this one up at a swap.It looked like it had a 40 size in it.It was an old style looking at the holes in the cowl.I may put a 40 2 stroke in it but that big muffler hanging out sure bothers me.
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Hello, I recently purchased this Coverite Art Chester Jeep .40 kit and the print was there but no instruction book... Does anybody know where I can get a copy of the step by step instructions? The plans are quite vague... It would be much appreciated

Thank you,
Adrian
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Originally Posted by ape1972 View Post
Hello, I recently purchased this Coverite Art Chester Jeep .40 kit and the print was there but no instruction book... Does anybody know where I can get a copy of the step by step instructions? The plans are quite vague... It would be much appreciated

Thank you,
Adrian
Give this a try: https://outerzone.co.uk/search/results.asp?keyword=Jeep

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