This tough EPO Mini 182 PNP is packed with features that will appeal to both the new and experienced pilot. The powerful motor and large SF prop combo give the plenty of power when needed but also excellent slow fly capability and the pre-fitted flaps will ensure low landing speeds. Other features that make this neat scale model easy to live with include a linked steerable noseleg, which is sprung to help with less than perfect landings and a huge magnetic battery hatch.
The Model requires no glue to finish, simply bolt on the tail and main wing, connect the flaps, ailerons and wing nav lights (the nose-lights are pre-installed) and you are ready to go! Simply connect to a 6 channel reciever and install your choice of Lipoly battery.
In addition to all the scale detail, Oleo front landing gear, landing & nav lights and flaps, you can also install the optional float set for yet another dimension to your flying!
adrian. although i would suggest in many cases you are correct and this is what i presumed when i bought it even though read some ppls posts about the issues. the problem with the model i recieved was none of the below that you have mentioned. torque roll, cg etc etc. these are all pretty novice issues.
After a large number of attemps with experienced peopls and consulting one of our hobby shops that specialises in rc planes we condluded that with poor wing desing and a number of other factors inc the thrust line being out that the plane was not flyable. we did try and fix most of these but the issue was still present and flew terrible. the plane should not be sold the way it is ( or there some with this issues ie bad batch etc). i have had many planes and this has been by far the biggest waste of money i have ever spent.
99% of problems with not only this model but most others is the CofG. Basic balance of any straight wing model is around 30% of the chord. It amazes me that I read constantly a model is unflyable & it's all down to CoG. Obviously control surface position & direction plays a huge part in it also but sheez guys read some basic aerodynamics & the theory of flight first!!!!
I have the same problem with the rolling and crashing. Repaired it several times and broke two propellers, about 10 sec, airtime in total. Bro in law is an experienced RC pilot who tried to fly it and he said it's tail heavy. So will give it a go with some weight in the front, but I'm not convinced it will fix it.
Read y other post here, balance a model first, don't fly first then find out gee it's tail heavy!!
I have one of these C182's & it flies well balanced around 1/3 of the wings chord. It ain't rocket science!
i noticed a few posts ago someone had a plane the rolled on take off. mine is doing the same... doesnt seem to be the cg everyting is level and its almost like it is torque rolling. ive tried 5 times. this model doesnt seem to want to fly very easily. tried trimming etc. im pretty expriecd at flying and usually flye edf jets. 4 cell etc. has anyone got any ideas?? its beyond a joke..
Torque rolling....Newtons 3rd law, for every action there's an equal & opposite reaction. The prop spins one way the airframe which has the motor mounted to it wants to rotate the opposite way (IE: Heli). 2day's motors have huge torque 4 there size.The fix? Don't use full power 'till the wings equal out the tendency to roll in the opposite direction. If taking off from the ground let the speed build up b4 wrenching it into the air. if hand launching less power at first then increase the pwr once air-pseed has increased..
I had the same problem and worked out it it because the support rod from the wing to the fuselage drops off as soon as there is load on the wings on take-off. I replaced mine with framing wire and fishing (wire trace) connectors.
kanga I do know but it is all done for a price. A few years back we would have been told that you could do that (make a foam cowl). You can always make you own to replace. (BUT A LOT OF WORK). Ha wheels up.
I learned with the EPS version of this plane and YES it is one of the best two learner plane (bixler)
leave gear on when starting to keep speed down then remove gear and belly land when u can handle a little extra speed ?
then u can, put on a slightly smaller prop with more pitch and tear up the sky HTH
I get an aluminium ruler (cost $1 at $2 shop lol) bend it into the required square shape cut of extra with snips or bend back and fourth till it breaks then with litle spike i put holes through the motor mount bracket into ruler and use self taping screw to mount motor on then I hot glue it to the firewall i use 2200mah 3cel so bat moved back a bit for cog ps do not reinforce to strongly or the firewall may break instead HTH
I received my cessna last month. Since then I´m having trouble after trouble with him. Badly assembled, full of wrong glueing, servos out of line and a delignement almost impossible to fix. It´s flyght is horrendous and I will send it to a more experienced friend to disassembly it and try to fix. I do not recommend. May be if it is mounted by the same person who buys it will solve.
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I recieved my Cessna in the mail today. It took 2 business days to get to me in Adelaide.
The build was pretty simple, the quality is pretty good.
I notived the push rod for the elevator was way too long, so I cut it, luckily there was enough thread of it to make it work.
Also there isnt much room under the plane, max lipo would be a 1300mah 3s, I had to put my HK "orange" receiver up in the cockpit and had to take the "seats" out to make it fit nice.
The servos are also noisy but who cares as you cant hear them when the plane is in the air.
It looks good and made well but i have not been flying but a did a test with my turnigy what meter 15.84amp and 181 watts I have complaints the servos are crappy and the XT60female the ecs was the wrong. It should be a male XT60 but still 5 stars
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Well this is my sixth plane ive bought and so far no major problems
As freddy says in previous review
Wrong XT60 but an easy fix
All went together beautifully with no problems at all
My only beef is that when it says whats required as below
Your own 6 Channel TX/RX
1300mAh 3s Lipoly Battery
HK need to add NO RECEIVER
I know now after the first plane i bought but for beginners its and unknown
Cant wait to send up this little sucker
Keep up the good work guys!
Just finished putting mine together, took me about 20min and im a first time flyer of planes very easy. A nice finish all round can't wait to get it in the air. thanks HK still the cheapest around very pleased.