Great Planes Cherokee GP/EP ARF 60"

Tower Stock# LXTXE1  •  Manufacturer Stock# GPMA1033
Great Planes Cherokee GP/EP ARF 60
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Notes from our tech department:
This is the radio controlled, glow or electric powered, almost-ready-to-fly,
Great Planes Cherokee .40 - .56 Sport Airplane.
For Intermediate Flyers looking to move up from a 4-ch trainer.


Construction: Balsa and plywood
Wings: Two-piece with aluminum joiner tube, wing halves mount to
fuselage using two 1/4 - 20 nylon bolts
Covering: Top Flite MonoKote
Radio Compartment: Plywood reinforced, accessible under wing
Cowl: Prepainted fiberglass
Wheel Pants: Prepainted fiberglass
Canopy: Clear, vacu-formed
Landing Gear: Tricycle type with pre-bent wire 0.16" (4mm) diameter
Wheels: Three foam 2.5" (64mm) diameter
Aileron Control: Dual servo
Fuel Tank: 14oz (420cc) approximate
Spinner: 2" (51mm) diameter plastic construction, red in color
Hardware: Full set included
Building Time: 4 - 6 hours
Motor Mount: Two-piece, composite construction
Warranty: Great Planes Model Manufacturing Company guarantees this
kit free from defects in both materials and workmanship at date
of purchase.


Pre-built and covered wings, fuselage and tail assemblies, pushrods,
pre-bent main and nose gear, wheels, wheel pants, cowl, engine
mount, fuel tank, wood servo trays, spinner, aluminum joiner tube
pilot figure, decal sheet, hardware package and photo-illustrated


Engine:.40-.46 (7 - 7.5cc) 2-stroke
OR .52 - .56 (8.5 - 9.2cc) 4-stroke

OR 42-50-800kV brushless outrunner electric motor
For a brushless motor installation, one 3200mAh 11.1V
LiPo battery pack and one 3200mAh 7.4V LiPo battery pack
connected in series, cell balancer and LiPo compatible charger
are required. Order numbers are provided below:
Great Planes LiPo 7.4V 3200mAh 20C Discharge w/Balance
Great Planes LiPo 3200mAh 11.1V 20C Discharge w/Balance
Great Planes Series Deans U 2 to 1 adapter (GPMM3143)
Great Planes ElectriFly Equinox Cell Balancer (GPMM3160)
LiPo compatible charger such as the Great Planes PolyCharge4
Medium brushless motor mount (GPMG1255)

Muffler: Pitts style if installing two-stroke glow engine
Radio: 4-Channel minimum with mixing capability prefered
Servos: 4 minimum standard size and torque 44 oz.-in.(3.2 kg-cm)
Operational flaps require two additional servos
Throttle for glow engine requires additional servo
Servo Extension: Two 9" (229mm) for aileron servos

Y-Harness: 1 (For aileron servos)
Misc. Items: Glow plug, 1/4" foam rubber padding, medium fuel tubing,
fuel filter, propeller, based on engine selection.


Wingspan: 60" (1520mm)
Wing Area: 606 sq in (39 sq dm)
Weight: 6.75 - 7.25 lb (3060 - 3290g)
Length: 46" (1170mm)
Airfoil: Semi symmetrical, low wing placement
Center of Gravity: 3-1/16" (78mm) Back from the wing's leading edge
Control Throws: Low Rate High Rate
Elevator: Up & Down 3/8" (9.5mm) 16 1/2" (13mm) 21
Rudder: Right to Left 5/8" (16mm) 17 1-1/4" (32mm) 34
Ailerons: Up & Down 7/16" (11mm) 10 1" (25mm) 24
Flaps: Full 9/16" (14mm) 24
Half 5/16" (8mm) 13


Following are the Top Flite MonoKote colors used to cover this
model and order numbers for six foot rolls;
White (TOPQ0204) Black (TOPQ0208)
True Red (TOPQ0227)

If a replacement fuel tank is needed, order the Sullivan 14oz
Flextank (SULQ1742), or the DuBro 14oz tank (DUBQ0214).

jxs 4/30/08

See Tower Catalog page 29.
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