This is an Unboxing, Build, Review, and Maiden Flight video for the WLToys Cessna 182 RC Plane. I reviewed this because of its price point and that a few of my subscribers were wondering if it was a decent alternative to the legendary Hobbyzone Champ made by Horizon Hobby.
Here are my review notes:
- Long flight times
- Plenty of power
- The radio is very good for a ready to fly - RTF RC Plane
- Does nice loops
- This is not a hobby grade RC Trainer Plane
- The CG is a challenge to get dialed in since the battery bay limits adjustments
The longer I have this WLtoys F949 Cessna 182 3 Channel RC Aircraft, the more I enjoy flying it.
Here are some facts about the The Cessna 182 Skylane which this RC Plane is modeled after:
The Cessna 182 Skylane is an American four-seat, single-engined light airplane, built by Cessna of Wichita, Kansas. It has the option of adding two child seats, installed in the baggage area.
Introduced in 1956, the 182 has been produced in a number of variants, including a version with retractable landing gear, and is the second most popular Cessna model, after the 172.
The Cessna 182 was introduced in 1956 as a tricycle gear variant of the 180. In 1957, the 182A variant was introduced along with the name Skylane. As production continued, later models were improved regularly with features such as a wider fuselage, swept tailfin with rear "omni-vision" window, enlarged baggage compartment, higher gross weights, landing gear changes, etc. The "restart" aircraft built after 1996 were different in many other details including a different engine, new seating design, etc.
By mid-2013 Cessna planned to introduce the next model of the 182T, the JT-A, using the 227 hp (169 kW) SMA SR305-230 diesel engine running on Jet-A with a burn rate of 11 U.S. gallons (42 L; 9.2 imp gal) per hour and cruise at 155 kn (287 km/h). Cessna has no timeline for the JT-A and the diesel 172. The normally aspirated, avgas fueled 182 went out of production in 2012, but came back in 2015.
I still plane to make more videos with this WL Toys Cessna - 182, so stay tuned for those in the near future.