A near scale version of this nice little aircraft that was released from the Piper aircraft company in the early 1960s as a more affordable form of transport when compared to the Comanche.
The model now closely mimics the lines of the full size including the very deep wing dihedral and leading edge wing/fuselage fairings incorporated on the full size aircraft.
The kit comprises; all laser pre-cut balsa & ply parts (includes all of the sheeting), pre-bent U/C, wheels, comprehensive hardware fittings pack, Vac formed canopy, cowl & wingtips.
Flying; It's a nippy little aircraft, flies very scale like and allows for good stable flying for a low wing model.
Accessories Available (Scroll down for links to the accessories)
Spats, 3off + fitting kit
Although the spats are near scale, they are only practical for very smooth air strips or static display.
56" (1422mm) Span
C/G - 18mm - 20mm in front of exit from wing of rear legs
Channels - 4
Engines -.35-.45 or electric
Wing 'G' test = 6+
Weight - 4.5 to 5.5 lb (2 to 2.5kg)
Vac formed Cowl
Vac formed Canopy
Vac formed Spats & fittings set
Photo's shown are of Oscar Smith's very nice (Red) Cherokee in Cape Town
Latest (mostly white) DB Cherokee by Richard Lines, this uses the setup suggested by 4-max (See below)
Some Build Photos of our prototype
DB Piper Cherokee Instructions PDF
A possible electric set up from 4-Max