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    CMP Cessna 182 Building Thread-->the best scale Cessna 1.20 size ARF that is on the market!!!

    Hello RC Universe family and co-builders and Flyers:

    Today, I have the pleasure of introducing to you a beautiful new scale ARF airplane by CMP (China Model Products). I just recieved this plane on Monday, December 18th,2006 in the Northern New England state of Connecticut.

    I have always been an fan of Cessna 182's and I believe that I may have found the perfect model to start a building thread on. Hanger 9 came out with a beautiful Cessna 182 a few years ago. I still have my eye on that 1.50 sized ARF. Top Flite also has a 1/5 scale kit that many modelers have had the pleasure of building and successfully flying. After all, it is a Top Flite model, you cannot go wrong there. Great Planes also came out with a beautiful .40 sized Cessna 182 arf. I have almost hit the "order" button several times at Tower Hobbies for this beautiful airplane.

    I had to larger displacement glow engines, the Saito 1.80 and the Webra 1.20 pumped motors and I was looking for a nice civilian scale ARF to put one of these motors into. Along came the CMP Giant Scale Cessna 182 1.20 sized ARF! When I saw it, and considered all the positive write ups here in RCUniverse about this beautiful model, I thought, I will definitely buy this plane!

    Well, the plane has arrived, and it is time to dig into the box. I will begin my post of pictures and assembly. I WELCOME ALL QUESTIONS and INSIGHT THAT YOU HAVE. This is one plane that is on the top of my building list.

    Here are some of the goodies that will go into this beautiful bird:

    1. RAM lighting system-->rotating beacon, navigation lights, and landing lights
    2. Large displacement 2 or 4-stroke motor (nitro)
    3. Futaba 9C radio
    4. Hi-Tec Hi-torque servos throughout the plane on all surfaces, except the throttle.
    5. Scale detailing from pictures that I have found on the actual Cessna 182 Skylane aircraft (from a Cessna Aircraft Company brochure)

    Enjoy the building/assembly thread and post your comments, positive and negative. I love feedback!!!

    CMP has put out a good one this time.

    ***Just an insider secret-->if you want one of these aircraft, either go to Nitro Models.com, A-K Models.com or find a local hobby shop that has connections with CMP aircraft distributor/manufacturing.
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    RE: CMP Cessna 182 Building Thread-->the best scale Cessna 1.20 size ARF that is on the market!!!

    Looking forward to your build thread! [sm=thumbup.gif]
    ~Tom~

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    RE: CMP Cessna 182 Building Thread-->the best scale Cessna 1.20 size ARF that is on the market!!!

    Twm09,

    Congrat. to your beauty.

    I hardly can wait for your building infos.

    Georgee
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    RE: CMP Cessna 182 Building Thread-->the best scale Cessna 1.20 size ARF that is on the market!!!

    i can not find the 2mmX150mm push rods. anyone remember where they were in the kit. i guess i will have to drive 30 miles. thanks

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    RE: CMP Cessna 182 Building Thread-->the best scale Cessna 1.20 size ARF that is on the market!!!

    Thanks for your reply. Keep your eyes on this link and pass the word to the other guys. You will like the photos and build strategy. Thanks for visiting again!
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    RE: CMP Cessna 182 Building Thread-->the best scale Cessna 1.20 size ARF that is on the market!!!

    Thanks for your reply. Yes, it is a beauty. I am still shocked that it only cost $229 for this bird. What a steal!!!!!
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    RE: CMP Cessna 182 Building Thread-->the best scale Cessna 1.20 size ARF that is on the market!!!

    I will look for the screws for you. Maybe they are taped inside the box somewhere. My plane came with extremely good packaging!

    When I first received the box from UPS, I was hoping that there was no damage, because I went UPS ground instead of the 2nd day or 3rd air. No damage at all! In fact, the airplane was double boxed. TALK ABOUT QUALITY! I work in the aviation industry, and careful shipping of parts is one big thing that can make or break the reputation of a company. Well, UPS has my business for life. Even when they slightly damaged a package, I was promptly notified and was compensated for the damage. That is quality customer service.

    Well, back to the plane. I am looking forward to getting off from work today and taking some pictures of all the parts that are packaged in individual plastic bags. JUST WAIT FOR THE PHOTOS! YOU WILL LOVE THIS PLANE.

    ****If you haven't bought one already, get on the waiting list at A-K MODELS. THEY ARE EXPECTING A SHIPMENT IN JANUARY 2007. JUST A HEADS UP FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT FIND THIS PLANE ELSEWHERE.****

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    RE: CMP Cessna 182 Building Thread-->the best scale Cessna 1.20 size ARF that is on the market!!!

    The pushrods should be on the inside of the box near the landing gear in clear plastic bags (I think that they are carbon fiber). Look near or inside the wing tubes. I will check to see where they packaged mine.
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    RE: CMP Cessna 182 Building Thread-->the best scale Cessna 1.20 size ARF that is on the market!!!

    Subscribing to this thread since I know I will have to have one in the future.
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    RE: CMP Cessna 182 Building Thread-->the best scale Cessna 1.20 size ARF that is on the market!!!

    there are 5 200mm pushrods. they are for the rudder and elevator.

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    RE: CMP Cessna 182 Building Thread-->the best scale Cessna 1.20 size ARF that is on the market!!!

    This is going to be a useful thread. Thanks for sharing your building experience with this model. I have already come up with a question. What is the rationale for using "high tec-high torque" servos in this type of plane? For years I flew my Top Flite 182 with an O.S. .91 Surpass and all standard servos. It flies just great. Your CMP has 100 less sq. in. of wing, so perhaps the 1.20 FS would be recommended. But I wouldn't go overboard on the servos. However......no harm done using the best of everything....right?

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    RE: CMP Cessna 182 Building Thread-->the best scale Cessna 1.20 size ARF that is on the market!!!

    did you see the rubber dampened engine mount?, pretty cool.. I'm making mine electric so I will save about 1lb by not using that mount and gas tank. The wings struts are molded fiberglass, I wonder if they are load bearing and if they have any metal in them? Would not be hard to reinforce them where the screws go thru, perhaps with brass strips from the hobby shop. Also plan to use bigger wheels since I fly from a grass field.

    I estimate mine will be about 12lbs and 12oz RTF electric, using 10 cell dewalt A123 lipos..

    This plane is a bargain..

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    RE: CMP Cessna 182 Building Thread-->the best scale Cessna 1.20 size ARF that is on the market!!!

    It is a great question that you have. Primarily because I like the hi-torgue servos on anything above .90 sized aircraft. Also, because the servos were available.

    I know that I can use regular ball bearing servos, and set up the linkages for maximum mechanical advantage, however, I will just have the extra security of the additional "built in" torque of the hi-torque servo with the stronger gears and more sturdy control arms. After all, you cannot beat the price and reliability of the Hi-Tech product line. I primarily fly all Futaba gear, however, Hi-Tec has convinced me of its exceptional products that this company puts out.

    Simple anwser: The servos were on the table at the time of construction.
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    RE: CMP Cessna 182 Building Thread-->the best scale Cessna 1.20 size ARF that is on the market!!!

    tmw09 - Many thanks for starting this thread and Seasons Greetings from the UK.

    I am hoping to fit a Zenoah petrol engine in my CMP Cessna 182-140, when it arrives, and would be very grateful if you could let me know the dimensions of the firewall available for the engine mount - I am not too sure that there will be room for the engine I have in mind.

    I shall find your build log very helpful I am sure , so keep up the good wo

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    RE: CMP Cessna 182 Building Thread-->the best scale Cessna 1.20 size ARF that is on the market!!!

    has anyone started building yet? you will want to paint the servo holder. they have a purple tint. hitec servos fit the holders, futaba will have to enlarged. for ram lights i drilled a hole at 45 degrees thru the webbing at the wing tip which brings everything thru the same path. any ideas and help appreciated.

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    RE: CMP Cessna 182 Building Thread-->the best scale Cessna 1.20 size ARF that is on the market!!!

    I will look at it tonight and get back with you. I have been away for about 5 days and missing the opportunity to build this beauty!
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    RE: CMP Cessna 182 Building Thread-->the best scale Cessna 1.20 size ARF that is on the market!!!

    I will get back with you tonight. I have been out of the state for 5 days and missing this beauty!!!!
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    RE: CMP Cessna 182 Building Thread-->the best scale Cessna 1.20 size ARF that is on the market!!!

    Hurry,hurry tmw09,

    We are eager for new informations, as for the building is concerned.

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    RE: CMP Cessna 182 Building Thread-->the best scale Cessna 1.20 size ARF that is on the market!!!

    with regards to the center wing panel, ___consider_____ leave the 2 nylon rings off the lower surface. they hit the cross member of the fuse
    drill the holes for the pins a little large. put he nylon guides in the fuse and test fit. epoxy the guides in. then epoxy pins and insert the wing. tape the trailing edge in position. this should give you a perfect fit.

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    RE: CMP Cessna 182 Building Thread-->the best scale Cessna 1.20 size ARF that is on the market!!!

    georgee,

    Are you building the Cessna at the momoent and if so have you come across the hinge on the rudder yet?

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    RE: CMP Cessna 182 Building Thread-->the best scale Cessna 1.20 size ARF that is on the market!!!

    Hi tmw09,

    Great to hear that you have started building this plane have recently bought a cessna and im having troiuble with the hinge on the rudder it seems to be to flexible just wondering if you were up to that part yet?

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    RE: CMP Cessna 182 Building Thread-->the best scale Cessna 1.20 size ARF that is on the market!!!

    I wish that I could say that I am at that point. No. I will see if I am having problems with this area. I heard someone mention the same thing (only 1 person) in another thread that was started a few months ago.
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    RE: CMP Cessna 182 Building Thread-->the best scale Cessna 1.20 size ARF that is on the market!!!

    Hi Matto,

    Unfortunately, my Cessna"s still sitting in her box.The assembly will be started in the next month.Do you think that the hinges are crappy for this plane?As far I remember the hinges are the same as on my Cmpro Extra 330L/2m/ and there wasn"t any problems with them.I"m waiting for further infos.

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    RE: CMP Cessna 182 Building Thread-->the best scale Cessna 1.20 size ARF that is on the market!!!

    HELLO ALL....THE WAITING CONTINUES.....

    I will follow up on the build of the Cessna. It is still sitting brand new in the box. I had another plane on the building board, that I have to clear off to make room for this monster of a plane. It is nice. I would like to buy another one as a backup. It is just that nice. Buy two if you get your hands on some. They will not stay at that price for long when more people start ordering them.

    Happy new year to all!
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    RE: CMP Cessna 182 Building Thread-->the best scale Cessna 1.20 size ARF that is on the market!!!

    Hi tmw09,

    Well, it"s not that cheap here in Europe.Just look at this:
    http://www.der-schweighofer.at/web/p...5475&prodID=99
    As a matter of fact,its about 390 Usd.So we"re not that spoiled as you are in the states.

    Georgee
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