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Old Jan 16, 2011, 05:23 PM
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Killed my skywagon on the weekend. Hit a light tower and it just shattered. Oh well still have 8 other planes to fly.
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Old Jan 20, 2011, 03:31 AM
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my Cessna lives! paid a tree guy to go climbing, almost no damage, couldnt believe it, i'm a happy chappie
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Old Jan 23, 2011, 08:17 PM
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Your lucky AussieHoppy. Killed mine totally.
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Old Jan 26, 2011, 04:22 AM
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sorry to hear yours has passed away...

i'm so glad i got mine back... just flew this evening for 20 minutes on a 4S 3000mah... i love this bird, a real joy to fly
since strengthening the main undercarriage i've not had any issues whatsoever
oh, i did epoxy glue the main wings though, they were getting a bit loose from branches rubbing for the 3 weeks she was stuck in the tree tops...

i reckon if i ever total this cessna, i'd get another one
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Old Feb 01, 2011, 06:39 PM
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Well I used most of the electronics in my new PZ P-47 so all was not lost
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Old Feb 09, 2011, 06:46 PM
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I wanted another but not for $400.00
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Old Feb 09, 2011, 11:23 PM
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gotta be joking... for that kinda money i reckon i'd go for the 2000mm wing span version from elsewhere
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Old Feb 10, 2011, 03:50 PM
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Not to mention a decent motor, esc and battery.
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Old Feb 11, 2011, 12:01 AM
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Does anyone know of a US supplier of "Super Flying Model" airplanes? I want to order their EP-39 Cessna 185 made of Elapor foam. The only supplier I can find is Top RC Model out of New Zealand and shipping is more than the airplane.

I found a second supplier out of Singapore - http://www.jethobby.com.sg/cgi-bin/e...34&idx=1&gid=1 - and the manufacturer in China. Any suggestions on a U.S. supplier? Any help is appreciated - Thanks!
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Old Feb 15, 2011, 06:03 AM
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I wanted another but not for $400.00
this is the same plane i bought

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/CESSNA-185-AR...item1c1432268c

supposed to be a later version than mine, i replaced all electronics but has been the best olde faithful bird out of my fleet... i paid under $100AU for my version 1, the extra $85 over mine may be justified, you'd have to ask the question
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Old Feb 15, 2011, 07:00 AM
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or even this one at $109AU... not sure about his feedback rating tho...

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Cessna-185-Sk...item230cfeefc6
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Old Feb 15, 2011, 07:04 AM
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Try this vendor. Nice airplane, but not so nice customer service. After you buy it, you need to assume you are on your own.

http://www.toysonics.com/cessna-185-...loat-kits.html
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Old Feb 20, 2011, 03:17 PM
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I'm slapping in an eFlite25, 11 x 7, 50a Hawk esc, 4S 3000mah, since my G&C has died

Thinking i might be throwing my fpv back in
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Old Feb 27, 2011, 07:40 PM
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I'm just going to wait for the e-flite Hurricane that I ordered. Given up on the skywagon.
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Old Feb 28, 2011, 04:30 PM
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Even if I total this 182 I'd replace her
She's such a joy to fly
And the thing I love about it is being a tail dragger with the main wheels so far forward, now that I've strengthened the mains I can easily fly from almost any roughly mown lawn
I've setup my LR RC gear on her, almost finished mounting my camera gear, very soon to fpv :-D
She'll be great for fpv coz I can go to friend's properties and fly from lawns... Versatility 2nd only to hand launched birds
I have a durafly Spitty, 2 x P51's etc, the Cessna has well proven herself amongst my hanger!
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