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Old 01-30-2002, 05:20 PM
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Default Piper Arrow

Anyone know where i can get plans for a Piper Arrow?
I'm looking for a late 70's to early 80's prefering a 79 T tail.

A kit would be evern better!

Thanks
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Old 06-20-2002, 07:52 PM
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Default Piper Arrow

Hi,

I am also interested in this plane. R/C modeler magazine had
a Cherokee 200 in the early 80's. Check their plans catalog.
It was .60 size and had retracts.
Old 06-21-2002, 04:10 AM
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Default Piper Arrow

Flying Models has had a plan dating from the early 70's. Nice looking model. (I never thought the 4-place Arrows had t-tails, just Cherokee 6 derivatives.).
Old 06-21-2002, 08:24 AM
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Default Piper Arrow

Mantua Models (Italy) do a a 75" Piper Arrow (very close to scale) Kit. Quite competitevly priced too. Not a "T" tail though.
Old 06-28-2002, 01:32 AM
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Default Piper Arrow

Arrow IV's were T-tails.

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Old 07-01-2002, 07:12 AM
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Default Piper "T" Tails

ATTENTION : PIPER FANS

If you want a "T" tail Piper ... and don't mind a kit, then ....

A really scale rendition is the "Airsail Piper PA 38 Tomahawk II". Check the kit out at:

www.airsailmodels.co.nz/rcscale.htm#piper

These kits are in my LHS. Superb value and quality. The Piper flies very nicely as well.


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Old 08-02-2002, 12:42 AM
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If your look in my Gallery, you will see i own and fly the Airsail Piper Tomahawk, i believe i was the first one in the USA to fly one

Anyways the kit was professionally built for me, between 3 guys it took 120hrs to build from the time they got the kit to RTF, it is powered by a Satio .56 the tomahawk weights over 10lbs, it states in the manual 5 to 6lbs, the tomahawk was very tail heavy after it was built.

Anyways i have about 40flights todate without any problems, it flies very scale like with the satio 56 (completely in cowl) , very pleased how it turned out, flies nice, and very scale.
Old 08-02-2002, 01:36 AM
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I have one of the Mantua Arrow models. The wing span is 82" two piece. Its a large plane. Laser cut parts. Wings and tail surfaces are pre made with a hard covering.


The dealer I purchased it from no longer carries the line.
Old 08-02-2002, 02:56 PM
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Does anyone know where someone can get one of these kits, or at least the plans for it?
Old 08-02-2002, 05:09 PM
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Default Piper Arrow

I don't think the plans by themselves would be helpful without the kit. The plans are not the correct size. They are exploded views for assembly of the parts.

The wings, rudder and horizontal stabilizer are complete other than control surface.

The fuselage is comprised of large laser cut formers that are planked. Similar to boat construction. The box states the fuselage could be completed in 6 hours. Will see.


I also have the Cessna Skymaster 336, fixed gear. Push pull plane.

As far as who sells them. There was a company that advertised in RCM last year carried them. There advertisement featured the German Stork.

Hope this helps.
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Default Re: A/S Tomahawk

Originally posted by F900
Airsail Piper Tomahawk
Anyways the kit was professionally built for me, between 3 guys it took 120hrs to build from the time they got the kit to RTF, it is powered by a Satio .56 the tomahawk weights over 10lbs, it states in the manual 5 to 6lbs,
Wow, did they cover it with lead? Mine carries 8 servos, a second battery for the full lighting kit that is installed, is covered in epoxy glass and has the full treatment of filler for raised panel edges, hundreds and hundreds of rivets yet weighs 8lbs.

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Old 08-02-2002, 08:16 PM
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Well, if you have read my posting in full, i had stated that when the tomahawk was fully built (with engine and servos installed etc...) but not painted, the tomahawk was still very tail heavy, i talked to brian at Airsail via e-mail regarding this and he was surprised too. I believe 2.0lbs of lead where need up front in the cowl and on firewall, the battery is behind the cockpit again everything possible to move as much forward to balance it as per instructions, if you lift the tomahawk on the CG, it is perfectly balanced.
The tomahawk was glassed and i believe PPG paint was used to paint it. that added about 1lbs in extra weight. but it gave it a nice finish.

8lbs, 10lbs who cares, that is what it weights, it still flies nice and it is very stable flying tomahawk.

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