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Jul 26, 2012, 08:38 AM
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Wow - can't believe it ...

I was looking around for an upgrade to my mini-Super Cub. Thought about the Super Cub but didn't like the idea that I would have to add ailerons / flaperons. Then I found the SkyArtec Cessna 182. Of course I looked around for the best price for ARF or RTF. I found ARF for around $120 and RTF for $150. More research and I found an ARF at "A Main Hobby" for $99 for a 4 channel unit without radio. I decided I would go for it as I had a 7 channel radio I could plug in.

Today I got the airplane. Imagine my surprise when I opened the box and it had a 7 channel radio PLUS it had the flaps in addition to the ailerons! I don't know how they can do this but if you want a SkyArtec Cessna, this is the best price I found.
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Jul 26, 2012, 12:19 PM
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good find !
Jul 26, 2012, 12:51 PM
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It seems you're in luck they send you a RTF kit instead of the 99$ ARF kit!! Did you get a chance to test it?
Jul 26, 2012, 01:36 PM
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If it's the SKAt Cessna I'm thinking of, it's a winner. I dunno about the RTF version -- built mine from stripped airframe that someone gave me, so it was an "ARF." But a great flyer! Good find getting it with all the extras. Have fun!
Jul 26, 2012, 02:10 PM
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No I haven't got a chance to get it in the air yet. What I noticed is that the hinges on all the movable surfaces is made of string reinforced tape! The ailerons and flaps aren't even inline with the wing surface. So I've got some work to do before it goes in the air! I need to make the ailerons and the elevator less sensitive, so move the clevises. And glue some real hinges in. Yes it is the SkyArtec unit, looks like a real winner once I get the plane flyable.
Jul 26, 2012, 02:35 PM
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Yeah, I went through the same process with the airframe I had -- didn't care for the shoddy taped hinges at all, re-did them all with CA hinges. A buddy of mine also had a couple of copies of this plane, and used to fly the out of them.
Jul 26, 2012, 04:51 PM
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Wow, I can't believe you went through the trouble of registering to share your joy with us. You are too kind, really.
Jul 26, 2012, 10:44 PM
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mmmmmm tasty sarcasm...........
Jul 27, 2012, 12:09 AM
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Call them and tell them they sent u the wrong kit, otherwise its stealing.
Jul 27, 2012, 11:00 AM
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Yea, said they were out of the others so sent this one. NO EXTRA charge! Now to go fly it tomorrow. Ron, I'll send you all my stolid twitter updates if you want, then you can share all my joy.

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