Great Planes Cessna 182 Skylane .40 ARF .40-.51,65.5"

Tower Stock# LXUW98  •  Manufacturer Stock# GPMA1228
Great Planes Cessna 182 Skylane .40 ARF .40-.51,65.5
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This is a .40 Size Sport Scale, Radio Controlled, Almost Ready-to-Fly
Great Planes Cessna Skylane 182 Airplane Kit.
For an Intermediate Modeler as a second or third airplane.
Recommended for modelers who have had trainer airplane experience
and want to build basic aerobatic skills.


All Wood Construction of balsa and plywood.
Covering is expertly applied Top Flite MonoKote in a Cessna Skylane.
Colors Include: TOPQ0204 - Jet White TOPQ0201 - Missile Red
TOPQ0208 - Black TOPQ0211 - Gray

Fuselage is formed by bulkheads and stringers for less flying weight
and improved scale appearance.
Wings have an interlocking wood framework for strength.
Wing struts are airfoil-shaped for less drag and include mounting
boots to provide a smooth fairing at the wing and fuselage.
Cowling, tail cone, and wheel pants are made of fiberglass, and are
factory painted/striped to match for scale appearance.
Wing tips are also pre-painted fiberglass w/Hoerner design to re-
create the full-size plane's looks & improve stall characteristics.
Canopy and side windows are clear
Landing gear is pre-formed aluminum and factory painted White
Dual aileron servos add precision to aileron response
Hardware included is from Great Planes
Building time is 15 to 20 hours
Warranty: Great Planes Model Mfg. Co. guarantees this kit free from
defects in both material and workmanship at date of purchase.


Clear canopy, hardware package, pushrods, CA hinges, control horns,
nose gear wire, 1/8" aluminum main gear, fiberglass cowling, wing
tips, tail cone and wheel pants, nylon adjustable engine mount,
left & right wing panels, fuselage, tail sections, 2" wheels,
2" nosewheel, wood servo trays and wing joiners, 8oz fuel tank,
2" spinner and photo-illustrated instructions.


Engine: .40-.51 (2-stroke) or .52 (4-stroke)
Muffler: Pitts-style for 2-strokes (engine mounts on its side) OR if
using a 4-stroke, the stock muffler will work fine.
Radio: 4-5 Channel
Servos: 5 Standard (2-Aileron, 1-Elevator, 1-Throttle, 1-Rudder)
Servo Extension 6": 2
Y-Harness: 1 (for aileron servos)
Misc. Items: Glow plug, " foam rubber padding, medium fuel tubing,
fuel filter, propeller, building and field equipment.


Wingspan: 65.5" (1664mm)
Wing Area: 578.69 sq in (37.32 dm2)
Weight: 6lb (2.7kg)
Length: 48" (1219mm)
Wing Loading: 23.5 oz/sq ft (72 g/dm2)
Airfoil: Semi-Symmetrical, High-Wing
Scale: 1:8 to 1:9 (approx.)
Center of Gravity: 3" (76mm) back from the wing's leading edge
Control Throws: Low Rate High Rate
Ailerons: Up & Down " (6.35mm) " (6.35mm)
Elevator: Up & Down 7/16" (11mm) 7/16" (11mm)
Rudder: Right & Left 1-7/8" (48mm) 1-7/8" (48mm)


Pilot figures shown are not included in the kit.
Wing is held with (2) 6-32 x 1" machine screws.

MonoKote colors used on this Cessna include: Jet White, Missle Red,
Black, and Aluminum.

If a replacement fuel tank is needed, an 8oz (240cc) tank like
SULQ1439 can be used. Some minor modification may be needed as this
is not the exact shape of the original tank

JAL 11/2/00
updt WM 11/09/04
MonoKote colors checked & matched updated tjt 032305

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