The Cessna 182 Skylane is an American four-seat, single-engined light airplane built by Cessna of Wichita, Kansas.
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 still in production after the 172.
Our 81" 1/5 Scale Laser Cut Short Kit is based on the TopFlite design. All manuals and plans can be used for the build. It will fly well with a 90 size four stroke and overpowered with a 120 four stroke, or electric equivalent. We have an extensive array of vacuum formed parts available though our partner AeroScale in Australia, including the cowling wheel pants, corrugated flying surface overlays, all clear window pieces, along with laser cut steel fixing parts for wing mounting, and a pre-bent laser cut undercarriage. Additionally avialable is the full cockpit interior kit. This is an extensive kit!
- Wingspan: 81" / 2062mm
- Number of channels: 5
- Recommended engine size: 90 to 120 size four stroke or electric equivalent
- Includes full sized rolled plan
Materials Required For Short Kit Airframe Completion:
(These materials are included in the Complete Airframe Kit)
- 1.0 x 100 x 915 Balsa Sheet x 6
- 1.5 x 100 x 915 Balsa Sheet x 4
- 2.0 x 100 x 915 Balsa Sheet x 14
- 2.5 x 100 x 915 Basa Sheet x 6
- 3.0 x 100 x 915 Balsa Sheet x 2
- 6.5 x 100 x 915 Balsa Sheet x 1
- 3.0 x 6.5 x 915 Balsa Stick x 12
- 5.0 x 5.0 x 915 Balsa Stick x 4
- 6.5 x 6.5 x 915 Balsa Stick x 2
- 5.0 x 5.0 x 915 Spruce Stick x 2
- 5.0 x 9.5 x 1220 Spruce Stick x 4
- 12.5 x 12.5 x 300 Hardwood Engine Bearer x 2
Vaccum formed Parts (to be purchased seperately):
- Wheel Pants
- Clear windscreens, side window and back
- Tail cone
- Cockpit Kit
Short Kit Or Complete Airframe Kit?
A Short Kit includes a full size printed plan and all of the laser cut parts that are required as part of the complete airframe build.
Items such as wing ribs, dihedral joiners, fuselage formers & fuselage parts, doublers, bulkheads and so on.
Every part which is a complex cut is precisely laser cut as per the plan and included in the short kit. Some kits may also include vacuum formed ABS parts like canopies or cowlings.
With a Short Kit, the only items you need to add to the laser cut parts to build a complete airframe are components which are simply cut to length. Parts such as wing spars, wing sheeting or fuselage sheeting for example.
A Complete Airframe Kit includes the Laser Cut Short Kit, plus the entire list of additional materials required to complete the airframe build.
Select this option when adding to your cart to purchase all of the materials required to complete the airframe build.
Every kit includes a full size printed plan, and where available the designers original construction notes. The kits do not include miscellaneous hardware such as pushrods, control horns, hinges, wheels etc.