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Great Planes Cherokee .40-.56 EP/GP ARF Sport-Scale Airplane

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This is the Great Planes Cherokee .40-.56 Electric Powered/Gas Powered ARF Sport-Scale Airplane. The Cherokee ARF is a great step up from your basic trainer — and one of the few realistic sport-scale alternatives for low-wing flight training. Its fast 4-6 hour assembly and steady performance provide the right foundation for success, complemented by quality wood and fiberglass construction plus the freedom to use glow or electric power.

In-Depth Features:

  • Assembly: The Cherokee ARF goes together in just a few hours. Its factory-built main structures are covered in MonoKote film, and the fiberglass cowl and wheel pants are painted to match. Pre-hinged control surfaces save you even more time!
  • Cockpit Area: The cockpit area – with installed pilot figure – doubles as a hatch that removes for easy access to batteries for an outrunner brushless motor system. The fuselage offers generous space for radio gear, allowing you to use standard-sized servos and receivers.
  • Flap Operation: Separate standard servos control the pre-hinged ailerons and flaps. Flap operation requires a 5-channel radio system; you can use your 4-channel radio to fly without working flaps. Hardware for both set-ups is provided.
  • Tail Assembly: No glue is used for tail assembly. The horizontal and vertical stabilizers install quickly with screws, which align them automatically – and allow you to remove the surfaces easily for transport if desired.
  • Adjustable Rails: The Cherokee excels with 2- or 4-stroke glow or brushless electric power. Its detailed, photo-illustrated assembly manual takes you step-by-step through installation of either power choice.
  • Fiberglass Wheels: The fiberglass wheel pants and cowl arrive painted to match the trim scheme. Each wheel pant attaches to the landing gear with two screws and a nylon strap.
  • Servos: The fuselage offers generous space for radio gear installation, allowing you to use standard sized servos and receivers.
  • Tricycle Landing Gear: You'll enjoy positive handling on grass or pavement from the Cherokee's tricycle landing gear — a configuration familiar to anyone who's mastered a typical 4-channel R/C trainer.
  • Fiberglass Wheels: The Cherokee ARF makes a fine choice for everyday sport flying and aerobatics. With a 5-channel radio, you can operate the included flaps – for even greater realism and flight control.


  • Ideal for everyday sport flying and aerobatics – perform loops, rolls, inverted flight, stall turns and more!
  • Bolt-on wing and tail simplify assembly and transport.
  • Operate the included flaps with a 5-channel radio for even greater realism and flight control.
  • Tricycle landing gear provides positive handling on grass or pavement.

Wingspan: 60 in (1520 mm)
Wing Area: 606 in² (39 dm²)
Weight: 6.75-7.25 lb (3.1-3.3 kg)
Wing Loading: 26-28 oz/ft² (79-85 g/dm²)
Length: 46 in (1170 mm)
Requires: 4+ channel radio system (5-channel required for operational flaps) w/4-7 standard servos

Needed To Complete:

  • 2.4GHz 4-Channel Radio System
  • (4) Servos (optional flaps require two additional servos & throttle control for glow engine requires one additional servo)
  • 42-50-800 Outrunner Brushless Motor
  • Brushless Electronic Speed Control
  • 5S 18.5V 3200mAh LiPo battery
  • Propeller (10x5E or 11x5E)
  • 2-Stroke .40-.46 cu OR 4-stroke .52-.56 cu in engine
  • Compatible Battery Charger

This product was added to our catalog on September 27, 2013