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Old 03-07-2002, 07:22 PM
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Default Midwest Cherokee .40

Anybody had any experience with these? How do they compare to the Great Planes Cherokees of old?
Old 03-08-2002, 04:07 PM
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I'm building one now. I lost my last one when someone turned their radio on while I was flying . I have never flown the GP Cherokee but the Midwest is one of the nicest flying airplanes I have had. It's a floater and won't snap in a stall. I'm looking forward to getting this one in the air .
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I can't speak for the Midwest or GP Cherokee, but I do have a retired Hangar 9 .40 size Cherokee ARF. I had a Magnum .52 4 stroke on it and flew it over 100 times before the fuel tank leaked and flooded the inside of the plane. The plane was my first low wing and almost went in the first time I flew it. During my first takeoff, the plane entered a MASSIVE GRAVITY STORM and I just about lost it. It took another 10 to 15 flights before I got over the first takeoff. The plane would perform loops, rolls, power on stall turns, cubans, split S's, etc...basically all of the basic IMAC and most of the Sportsman figures. If the GP Cherokee flies anything like mine did you will be pleased. I don't know whether this is the case with the Midwest or GP Cherokee, but I had to take off the wheel pants, and replace the wheels with larger ones. The original wheels were just to small, and the wheel pants got hung up all the time. I plan to eventually buy another one of these planes because they are such great fliers.

Always be on the lookout for the dreaded MASSIVE GRAVITY STORM.
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Default Midwest Cherokee .40

I've got one of these kits

I've only flown it about 4 times - but so far I think it's pretty nice. I'll agree with bolar that it's a floater so I'm going to move the CG back a little and give that a go.

Mine is powered by a MAC .40 (Russian engine) seems to move it at a pretty good clip but it's no rocket ship.

On another note mine is missing a cowl so if anyone out there has an extra one lying around let me know and we can try and work something out.

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