Light Aircraft 182 w/ ESC, Motor and Servos Plug-and-Fly Deluxe Version (USA Warehouse)
182 18A Brushless Deluxe Version
This kit will take you around 10-15 minutes to complete. It comes with a 25A brushless speed controller, outrunner motor and 4 x 9g servos pre-installed.
The 182 is made from dense and extremely smooth foam. Unlike typical GWS type foamies, this kits foam is smooth enough to appear gloss-like.
With the addition of working flaps (Deluxe Version) the 182 makes a perfect introductory model to training on the extra control surface. The rudder servo is also already pre-linked to the nose wheel, making taxing fun!
This is a high quality plane with excellent flying characteristics. You will not be disappointed!
Spec. Length: 780mm / 30.7in WingSpan: 980mm / 38.6in Prop: 8x6 (Spare Included) Weight: 600g w/ battery Motor: Brushless Bell motor, similar to the towerpro 2908-21 (1530kv) ESC: 25A brushless Battery: 11.1v 1300mAh 3S1P (Not included) Battery Compartment: 110 x 34 x 32mm (MAX) Servos: 9g x 4 (Quality servos, with precise control.)
Required. 5ch Radio (Tx / RX) 11.1v 1300mAh 3S1P Lipo
Hi,Would you guys recommend this plane for a first timer at all? I have herd people that say its is pretty fast for what you get and some that say its a good slow flying plane for a beginner? but I have some experience with the phoenix flight sim and was just wondering if not what you guys recommend and also keeping in mind I am also on a budget! thanks guy and please respond back-jake
Just received this plane and am curious as to what numbers everyone else is getting out of their watt meter?... im getting 140watts at 13amp wot... but when i plug the numbers into a calculator there not adding up, calculator is saying 580 or so watts if thats the case i should be pushing around 50 amps right? Using 3s 2200mah with stock esc and motor with stock 8x6... just wondering if i should even attempt to put it in the air?... it would be nice to get about 15 mins of flight out of that 2200 though lol
Hi Joshua , don't worry about watt, you won't blow unless go for 4cell which won't fit in battery comprtment but stick to 20c - max 25c battery, I m using 2200 3s and can push upto 20min if I glide... Just easy fly but no acrobatic as elevator and rudder is thin depron so you will damage in the air,,,
Pemba trying to control/limit current in a system by using a lower C-rated battery is not a good way to go. The thing determining the current draw is the motor and prop, not the battery. For example using a 45-90C Nanotech is not going to overload your system, it will only provide what the motor/prop is asking it to. Higher C-rating is always better, as it translates to less voltage drop under load and less heat in the battery.
Hi Jason I understand what you mean, higher c rate means higher cost, this plane doesn't cost much and no point to go for higher c rated battery, I won't go over 25c unless flying power hungry jet sort of plane, have few edf and can see big diff in performance but this size of plane I will stick with 20-25c, so far no problem with over heating battery, but anyway I am simply giving my experience to the beginner, I won't be explaining all about watt, amp, ubec and charge or discharge rate, it's another level to discuss...
Its bit weired to get esc burned,, but when you get new one, get 30amp I guess and check the polarity with battery for sure as well as check all bullet connector with motor and esc, don't get in touch with each other... pretty much it will be safe ...
Just crashed mine after over 30 flights, and yes it can. Had a servo get caught on a wire. Totally my fault, plane fell straight down from 15 feet. Repairs were minimal: prop shaft, prop, wing repair(hot glue with carbon rod insert). Great plane for the money, I advise for intermediate pilots or beyond. Not a trainer!
No plain will withstand crash just can eliminate the crash damage, reinforce the all leading edge with clear tape, reinforce the main wing with 5mm carbon rod, you can see rod slot there, mainly please reinforce elevator with 3mm rod, also rudder... , pretty much thats much you can do as with some acrobatic you will break the elevator... so better reinforce and my suggestion... for spare prop get 8/6 gws prop in hardware section is super cheap, under 3dollar for packate of six...
The plane stock can take a crash! Obviously if you do all of that prior to the maiden, your plane is protected. I've been flying for over ten years, so crashes are rare for me. I have not reinforced a stock plane for crashing in a long time. With that being said, I do reinforce planes that are in my opinion weak. This 182 out of the box is sturdy, no need for any reinforcements. Two things I did to mine before maiden: added full nav lights, and trimmed front wheel pant to clear for landings. Plane was crashed due to a nav light wire getting stuck on rudder servo, went hard right. Like I said repairs were minimal considering the height and angle at which plane hit ground.
Cool Cookie, sounds like you are pro... I have been flying this plane for about 3 of them... I am actually more to war birds, so always love acrobat, but the elevator for the first one broke, the elevator and rudder section is not EPO, its like depron, so can't stand any gforce on acrobat... the way how it flies is fantastic and love it and the power it holds is really awesome, but for me, can't fly this plane without reinforcing the elevator, main wing and the rudder... I thought I would be just be helpful... for people who are new, but for us... we are just fling this for fun... in boring and lazy day near park...
Normally flaps are set up on one of the auxillary switches. They are normally only used to aid in slow speed landing. There are many tutorial videos on you tube. you can just google it for the tx you have and should be able to find a tutorial in no time.
Just got the airplane yesterday. Everything seems to be good. Only concern is the music. The ESC plays music when you plug in the battery. The volume is high making me embarrassed if doing that outside. Anybody has any idea of how to disable this music or at least turn down the volume? Thanks!
I found that my problem was not knowing, due to lack of information, that the various musical tones are for setting up the ESC with the TX throttle lever, so all of my other posts below are irrelevant. Now all I need is a programming guide / list of codes for this ESC, and I couldn't find them in the manual. Does anyone know where I can find them?
You're right. That WAS a stupid question. (Just kidding :). No, really, I did have the tx/rx bound. As I've explained later, it was my own ignorance (stupidity) of how to program the ESC. Works great now. Thanks for asking, just the same.
BuznCuzn why did you reprogram the ESC?? It all should have worked. The Esc are pre setup. So your problem was more than likely RC. Is the motor cut out on your transmitter in the correct place. Please can I help???
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I haven't read about this issue anywhere yet, so it must be rare... When I turn the plane on, it plays the little tune, then when I advance the throttle, the motor groans and the prop doesn't turn. I could just get another motor AND esc, unless someone can tell me which is likely to be the problem. I DID buy the programming card, but it didn't help.
BuznCuzn what RC system are you using??? Can I help. Did you check your RC system on another setup or it this you only plane?? Is you motor sotp run in the correct when you plug the battery in??? Do you have the motor control lever set correctly??
Does it still work in the other plane?? Rid removal is ok but were you gentle??? Lastly is this the plane you have ""FULLY""???? So you have a spare ESC. Try it in you other plan. This will then tell you is it is the ESC. Just a quick test not a a fly???
BTW, Kellyann, as for your CG question, it seems to come up a lot. A friend of mine once told me that the center of gravity on a non-swept high-wing airplane like the 182 is usually directly above where the wing struts mount to the fuselage. I haven't tested that out yet, but the guy has flown RCs for years, and it sounds logical to me.
Kellyann, sorry about the bad cg advice. I looked again, and the strut mount is only about 1/4 back from the leading wing edge on this plane. I still haven't flown it yet, but I would just keep moving or adding weight forward until it levels out.
So-fly, yes, the battery was fully charged, and I can turn the prop freely by hand. Will check connections when I get back to it.
It's been several months, and problem solved, but this still deserves an answer, and my answer is, I don't know. :)
Seriously, I'm guessing I accidentally messed up the ESC settings when I first turned things on and started moving levers. I wasn't that smart back then.
I received my Cessna 182 980mm wingspan with flaps this week. The first two ground takeoffs ended in a broken prop. The second hand launch ended in a broken wing and the prop shaft broken off. Rather than flying level, the plane dips to the left. I have been flying RC electric planes for over 3 yrs. Please suggest flying techniques, props, motors, CG, etc. so I can get this plane to fly. This is a nice plane for the price, but I would like to fly it.
I crashed my 3 times before getting it setup right. I always flew mine with flaps in full up a and pretty much all surfaces neutral. It takes much longer to takeoff on the run way than most planes. I dialed in about 50pcnt expo on both ail/elev and trimmed it level quickly once it was in the air.
Are you using your flaps on take- off? If so try setting the rate a little lower so you are not at full flaps. This plane needs a good run to get up. With full flaps as soon as you get up you lose air speed and she dives left. Happy flying.
Mine just arrived in the mail this week, picking it up this weekend (ordered it back in Jan so it was reserved - it only just shipped because I cancelled the ETERNAL backorder on the Turnigy 1300Mah lipos) Looking forward to my first foray into Planes from my current Heli Experience.
the servo gears are a bit on the soft side i had to replace all but the flaps servo on mine i did it one at a time thinking maybe just the one that stripped was weak but aside from that its a pretty good model mines crashed so many times now its wing is almost all C/F and epoxy will be ordering the ARF model for parts
Eps foam is used for this plane. It's only weak point is the front wheel. Cg is at control rod for ailerons. Set rates low. Plane very responsive but lots if fun. Flaps are great at low speeds with a little programmed down elevator.
Depending on your throttle any where from 5 to my longest 11 minutes. Again it's a style of flying to gain minutes in the air... Very litte rudder I find with the front wheel turning it adds drag thus taking more fight time away. Experiment. Happy flying
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how much is the things: Required. 5ch Radio (Tx / RX) 11.1v 1300mAh 3S1P Lipo ??? ca u send for brasil ??? thanksss!! and how much to ship for Brasil? thanks so much!!
Hello, I sent an email with the products they intend to buy, you guys received?
I purchased this plane about 2 years ago when it didn't have flaps. The second plane arrived in good shape with no damages except on the main wing. These small damages probably happened in the factory since they were glued when it arrived. The original plane was a rocket but the front landing gear ,on it, was weak and mounted backwards. The new one is much better and stronger. They added a collar to the upper front gear which makes it much more rigid. The flaps work well but will need to be adjusted before mounting the wing. Pay attention to the clevis on the rods!! Take them off to adjust them.!! They are really tight. The wing supprts on the front wing really tighten up the entire plane and are a great addition. I found out the old wings fit the new model too. So you can drop the flaps if you don't want them. Very nice HK.
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I received my Cessna from USA warehouse to Florida in just over a week. It was well packed (double box) and there was no damage. However, the ESC was bad as was the collet which attaches the nose wheel. The finish on the foam parts is great, but the attention to details in assembly and included parts left much to be desired. I would think all systems would have been tested.
A wizard might be able to complete the assembly in 10-15 minutes. It took me about 4 hours. Of cours I had to figure out an alternative method of mounting the nose wheel and dig up a new ESC and install it, but if you consider you have to glue the horizontal and vertical stabilizers on and adjust 4 control surfaces plus the nose wheel your glue will still be wet after 15 minutes....
Plane looks great and the price was right. Now all I have to do is see if she flys.
Nice little plane-came wel packed and no apparent damage. Seems the motor had a bent shaft-very slightly. I had some extra motors so I hopped it up with a turnigy.
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This is a great fun flyer for any level, the price is a bit high for what you get but it is very fun to fly and forgiving of most crashes, I fly mine with a 3S 1600mah Lipo and it is a power house for at least 10 minutes of flying...Enjoy.
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I purchased this plane and ran 4 battery packs through it at 15 min. flight times, packs still had 11.5volts in them when they hit the charger. Great plane for scale like flying however on my 5th pack i got cockey and started pulling high G manuvers just for the heck of it. Well i soon found out the wings folded up and i ate dirt lol. Im ordering another because i really liked the leasure flying and manuverabilty of this plane. Well worth the change to buy it, just dont go extreme with it.