Aviation Concepts 1/3 scale Cessna 185 full kit
It's Finally Here!
Though not 100% scale, it's built with a sport scale structure in mind. It has plug in wings with aluminum wing tube. Removable horizontal and vertical tail surfaces on carbon fiber tubes. Elevator servos in the stab. Rudder servo is in the tail cone which is also removable for easy access to the quick release linkage to the rudder. This model can be for scale Sunday flying, limited aerobatics or as a glider tow plane. This rugged Cessna is built tough and will deliver in all areas! That's why it's so popular as an Alaskan Bush Plane. Muddy runway... No problem!
It's all in the Details...
The Plans and Manual
We start out with a very detailed step by step full color laser printed manual wire bound. Pictures and text won't keep you guessing on this build. There is just over 1,000 pictures... more pictures than text. There are 7 sheets of rolled plans to build on; fin and rudder, stab and elevator, left and right wings. The fuselage is built flat over one sheet on your work surface while the side view sheet is 1/2 scale for your reference. Also provided is a Parts Sheet to help you find and locate the parts you need.
Whats in the kit
The kit is packaged and shipped in 3 boxes.
Box #1 is the laser cut wood pieces; lite ply, thin birch ply & balsa. Also laser cut clear plastic PETG windows and front windshield with all the screw mounting holes laser drilled for you too. Also there is thin G-10 windshield frames and cardboard templates along with the construction manual. Plus 3 bags of metal, wood and hardware.
Box #2 is the CNC router cut parts from 3/16" to 3/8" thick birch aircraft ply along with G-10 control horns and main door hinges. Also in this box is all the stock lumber sheets and sticks. Topping off this box is your aluminum wing tube and carbon fiber tail tubes with sockets. Servo wire conduit tubes, aluminum wing struts cut to length with both ends coped at the correct angles. 7/32" dia. music wire bent tail gear along with a TIG welded aluminum tail gear assembly. Tail wheel included too. Finally a beefy 5/16" thk. water jet cut T6 aluminum main gear. Plus the rolled set of plans.
Box #3 is the one piece fiberglass cowl with landing light pockets and air intake molded into it.
The tail structures are built as one assembly at first to keep the control surfaces in perfect alignment and thickness with the parent surface. Build tabs and interlocking parts speeds up the build process. The tail is fully sheeted in 3/32" thick balsa skins. They are all easy removable with birch ply mounting tabs instead of the commonly used lite ply tabs that break off easily.
Wing Tip Purchasing Options
Standard Wing Tip +$0.00
Choose a standard out of the factory look with conventional rounded wing tips.
Aftermarket drooped vortex wing tips.
These are not plastic nor fiberglass or even a block of balsa. They are contest balsa sections laser cut that gets glued and stacked together then carved and sanded to shape.
Tow Release Package +$39.95
Stall Fence Kit +$42.00
10" Utilitarian Wheels +$179.95