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Old May 31, 2012, 07:17 PM
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Any good Cessna 172/182 or Piper Cherokee/Archer models?

Hi guys, I have started training for my private pilots license and as a result have a new interest in scale planes. All of my gear now is 2100-2400 3S packs, and I can't seem to find and good Cessna 172 or Piper Cherokee/Archer type of models in that 40-50" wingspan. I would go for a really nice foamy, but balsa is preferred. Any older discontinued models out there I should hunt for. I suppose these models are too boring for that average RC enthusiastic, but I'd sure like to have one! ANY SUGGESTIONS? Thanks!
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Old May 31, 2012, 07:45 PM
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Pat Tritle does a nice 172 Cessna, all built up construction, really light weight.
Pat's Custom Models
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Old Jun 01, 2012, 11:04 AM
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Sig Manufacturing has a pipper cherokee and a 180 skywagon kits. You can check them out. I have never built any of them but I know that they are quality kits.
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Old Jun 03, 2012, 12:01 PM
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You could check out the Flyzone Cessna 182 Select. Very authentic flyer with real fowler flaps. Funny thing, I just sold a clone, ST Models Skylark, with a better motor yesterday for $65. I have flown full size C172 and C182, and can vouch for authenticity.
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Old Jun 03, 2012, 10:33 PM
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Thanks, SIG is just 20 mintues from me and yet I don't own one of theirs yet, I might have to check out the Piper!
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Old Jun 04, 2012, 06:43 AM
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Seagull models. Piper
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Old Jun 04, 2012, 11:31 AM
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Pat Tritle does a nice 172 Cessna, all built up construction, really light weight.
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I'd go with this one....
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Old Jun 05, 2012, 02:24 AM
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Chin Model Aircraft
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Old Jun 05, 2012, 06:25 AM
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Get the foamy FMS cessna 182 SkyTrainer when it comes in stock. Version 2 only. You won't be sorry. Try to find it anywhere? It is the cheapy sought after model. 1410mm span. Nice flyer. But get version 2 model. If ad doesn't specifically say version 2. Just pass it up and keep looking. It is due to hit the US in june sometime. Get this and save the $ for flying lessons. Better to be up there for real wouldn't you say?
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Old Jun 07, 2012, 10:02 PM
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Thanks, those are a couple of options I was not aware of!
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Old Jun 08, 2012, 04:47 PM
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If you like to build the Tritle kit is in its own league, for a balsa arf in this size Im curious to hear what others have found thats avaliable now as I am a fan of civil aviation subjects myself

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Old Jun 16, 2012, 07:32 PM
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If you can get a hold of one get the FMS skytrainer cessna 182

Awesome trainer comes complete..or not

Get version 2 though
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Old Jun 18, 2012, 11:31 AM
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I ordered the Flyzone Cessna 182 Skylane Select Scale and should have it this week. I will post more info on her after I maiden her this weekend. There is a write up on the plane in The August 2012 issue of FlyRC magazine.
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Old Jun 18, 2012, 01:07 PM
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FYI, I was told by a rcgroup member to get the second edition Cessna 182 from FMS.
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