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May 09, 2011, 12:44 AM
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Red 182 new FMS with N# due at NitroPlanes

Dear Neil,
Nitro has order this plane, they are on the way to US, please wait patiently.
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Please send me more information on your Cessna 182,RC,foam

Dear Leo Hou,

I'm interested in your product(s)
1400MM Cessna 182
Upgraded Cessna 182 is coming to knock them out!

Is there someone in the USA that sells this plane.

I cannot find anyone who sells this new version with the Lights Flaps, and the USA N#.

Nitro planes has 2 but they are not exactly like your red model.

Please let me know!

This is urgent. Please reply within three days

Mr. Neil Dahl

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This is the message I just got from FMS... looks like Nitro is going to bring in the red one with the US N#

Looks like I will end up with 2 182's

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May 09, 2011, 12:46 AM
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I ordered mine from SN hobbies. With the free shipping it costs about the same as buying it from NP.
May 09, 2011, 07:14 PM
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Do they have the prop adapters in stock?
May 09, 2011, 08:26 PM
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actuallly they pretty much have everything in stock for the cessna
May 09, 2011, 10:00 PM
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Best news I've heard.
The model I see is the 6CH Red with different coloring.
Its the same as the Blue 6 CH version from Nitro then?


I am just looking for parts that are compatible..and to switch to a 2 prop. Been very tough to get any specs. Prop diameter on 3 blade vs 2 blade 5 CH version etc...stuff like that.
May 10, 2011, 04:12 PM
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Just got off the phone with Canada. they don't have ANY parts for the newer 6Ch version of the Cessna 182 55".

they are expecting parts in sometime this month...they say..

May 10, 2011, 04:31 PM
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Just got tracking for my order and I'm pleasantly surprised to find out it will get here on Thursday.

So they take 1 day more than NP to get planes to me, which is fantastic for being in Cananda and NP being in the same state as me.

But I'll wait to see if the plane actually get to me on Thursday before really celebrating.
May 11, 2011, 01:00 AM
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Originally Posted by vhuang168
Just got tracking for my order and I'm pleasantly surprised to find out it will get here on Thursday.

So they take 1 day more than NP to get planes to me, which is fantastic for being in Cananda and NP being in the same state as me.

But I'll wait to see if the plane actually get to me on Thursday before really celebrating.

Keep us posted and send some Pics!!!

May 12, 2011, 07:28 PM
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Well, the Fedex guy dropped off a big brown paper wrapped box today!! So the Cessna did arrive 4 days from when I ordered it. Ordered on Sunday, got here Thursday.

There was some damage to the box since it was not double boxed, only wrapped in brown packaging paper, the corner of the styrofoam box was cracked in 2 places but the only damage to the plane was a ding on the wing. No biggie.

Opening the box yielded some surprises. My box came with a battery and battery charger! Wasn't expecting those. The battery is a 3s 2200 (iirc) 25c lipo and is already wired for the ESC with the same connectors.

I then eagerly started putting the plane together but ran into some issues.

1. The front steerable wheel needed to be attached to the servo. But I found out that the shaft was not at 90deg to the axle of the wheel so it was listing to 1 side. I pulled it apart and bent it using some pliers.

2. This is the biggie. FMS did not drill the holes for the wing joiner properly. 1 is higher than the other so when the wings are put together, they are not flush to each other. 1 sits higher.

I've stopped assemblying at this point. I've also contacted SN hobbies and sent them pictures. We'll see how they resond to this. So far I've been happy with the whole process, ordering was painless and shipping was fast. If this is taken care of, I will definitely buy all my FMS planes from them instead of NP.
May 12, 2011, 09:08 PM
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I am very interested to see if their cusotmer service is better than Nitroplanes.

Please keep us updated.
May 13, 2011, 02:44 AM
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I am almost finished with a Skytrainer conversion to a T-41, which was actually a Cessna 172, but it's pretty close. I might switch to a two blade prop and some larger Dubro wheels, but this is it for now. I wanted to post pics while it's still fresh! I dressed up the beady-eyed pilot a bit also......
May 14, 2011, 12:38 PM
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Well, after waiting almost all of the next day after sending SN Hobby the pictures and not hearing back from them either with a phone call or email, I decided to call them right before closing.

It seems he did not get my email with the pictures so he checked the spam folder and found them there. He then hee hawed over them for a few minutes then told me I needed to email FMS. That got me a little hot under the collar.

After a few minutes of back and forth where I told him that I bought the plane from him and not FMS, while it is definitely a manufacturer's defect, my sale is through him. He finally agreed to send me new wings after I ship mine back to him. Which is a reasonable solution imho.

I've also emailed FMS, so we'll see what happens.
May 14, 2011, 01:53 PM
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Here is the reply from FMS.

Dear Vincent,

I'm very sorry for that, and our QC is dealing with this problem after i received you mail, i received mail from SN Hobby at the same time.
we would have a meeting today about this problem.
please belive us, we would continuously inprove product qualit, and make our planes more and more better.

i would give you reply ASAP. sorry for that again.

Best regards,
May 14, 2011, 07:41 PM
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possible floats?

Hey guys, does anyone know if this float kit will work for our planes? They're made for a 58.5" wingspan cessna and are stocked in Hobbyking's USA warehouse... Our stock 30a ESC and prop may have to be upgraded, but it looks like they might work with some minor mods to our fuselage... Price is $33 and dimensions are 33" x 4.5" x 4.5", 16oz including the hardware... Any thoughts?
May 17, 2011, 12:11 AM
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Problem wing UPDATE

So FMS stepped up and will be sending me a new wing. SN Hobby also went to bat for me with FMS, sending them emails and having them send me the wing instead of going through him so that I will get it sooner.

Overall, I am satisfied with the final outcome. SN hobby handled it reasonably well and FMS defnitely stepped up. I will definitely shop from SN again.

Now, to wait for the wing to arrive!

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