Thread: Help! help with Cessna 182
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 04:08 AM
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Originally Posted by fishmanpuffer View Post
Has anyone run these and are they any good any thing wrong with then do they need up and infor would help thing of buying one
http://www.ebay.com/itm/180989083552...84.m1423.l2649
This is the same Cessna available from Hobby King and many other outlets ...

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbycity/s...idProduct=6331

It is a Skyartec product and is a very good follow on model from a trainer ...

The Ebay listing is actually false as this is NOT the only Cessna with Flaps ... there are many out there from various factorys ...

On my Youtube channel "solentlifeuk" - you will find many videos of this Cessna flying ... I've been model flying for more than 40yrs and this is one of my favourite models ... but you do need a few hours under the belt of a trainer - OR a LOT of SIM practice ... I mean a LOT of sim time ...

There are three items that need checking on this if you proceed to buy :

a) Hinges are not very well done on main wing by tape ... I replaced with proper hinges and they were then more precise. Tail hingeing only needs working to get the foam nice and free.

b) The nice vinyl stripes cross the hinge lines without a break - meaning they hold the surfaces stiff .. so a sharp knife to slice through iin line with hinge so that surfaces move freely.

c) Nose wheel - the grub screw fixing is not very good and you need to check that EVERY flight so as not to lose that leg and wheel ... ask me how I know !!

All spares for this model can be obtained direct from factory :

http://www.skyartec.com/Product.asp?BigClassName=Spare parts

Manual :
http://www.skyartec.co.uk/manuals/Cessna182_manual.pdf

Last word ... I fly mine with 3S LiPo's ranging from 1300 up to 2280mAh ... without any problem. The battery holder sits dead on the CoG point (halfway point of battery holder is CoG point) ... that you are free to fit any battery if it goes in ... a 1800 3S gives me over 7mins flight ... a 2100 over 10.

Nigel
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