Cessna 180 (oz2242)
About this Plan
Cessna 180. Jumbo scale rubber model.
Quote: "The Cessna 180-185 series of aircraft dates back to the early 1950s, and since then it has continued as a successful design. It's the kind of airplane you can take off and land almost anywhere. It's very appreciated in Alaska; remote Mexico, Central or South America. In ranch, bush, mountain, or lake flying, this rugged taildragger can almost carry its own weight.
In the air it is an easy, honest flying machine, with very docile handling characteristics. It's capable of undertaking a wide variety of roles, even performing as an ag plane. Ask the factory and one would be delivered to your door, complete with a 151 gallon tank and a spray system.
From a design point of view, the plane offers an eye-pleasing juncture of well-bal-anced forms and lines, the kind of machine that gives its pilot a macho look and makes him feel proud of being at the controls of such a fine airplane.
The model. Well, being hooked on the full size aircraft, it's kind of obvious that I shoulfd try and duplicate it in model form. Instead of jumping into a full bown scale project, I just took the features which would give a good likeness of the plane. Underneth the looks however, lies a true free-flight model.
It could make a good free flight electric due to its size, proportions and flight characteristics. If you should choose that route, make a stronger attach point for the wing struts because they are functional and can carry a bigger load..."
Direct submission to Outerzone.
Supplementary file notes
Article pages, text and pics, thanks to theshadow.
Did we get something wrong with these details about this plan (especially the datafile)?
That happens sometimes. You can help us fix it.
Add a correction
Cessna_180 | help
see Wikipedia | search Outerzone
ScaleType: This (oz2242) is a scale plan. Where possible we link scale plans to Wikipedia, using a text string called ScaleType.
If we got this right, you now have a couple of direct links (above) to 1. see the Wikipedia page, and 2. search Oz for more plans of this type. If we didn't, then see below.
ScaleType is formed from the last part of the Wikipedia page address, which here is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cessna_180
Wikipedia page addresses may well change over time.
For more obscure types, there currently will be no Wiki page found. We tag these cases as ScaleType = NotFound. These will change over time.
Corrections? Use the correction form to tell us the new/better ScaleType link we should be using. Thanks.
Do you have a photo you'd like to submit for this page? Then email email@example.com
User commentsTail ribs reversed
anon - 28/06/2015
stabilizer rib s1 is s4
anon - 07/07/2015
Add a comment
* Credit field
The Credit field in the Outerzone database is designed to recognise and credit the hard work done in scanning and digitally cleaning these vintage and old timer model aircraft plans to get them into a usable format. Currently, it is also used to credit people simply for uploading the plan to a forum on the internet. Which is not quite the same thing. This will change soon. Probably.
This model plan (like all plans on Outerzone) is supposedly scaled correctly and supposedly will print out nicely at the right size. But that doesn't always happen. If you are about to start building a model plane using this free plan, you are strongly advised to check the scaling very, very carefully before cutting any balsa wood.
© Outerzone, 2011-2021.
All content is free to download for personal use.
For non-personal use and/or publication: plans, photos, excerpts, links etc may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Outerzone with appropriate and specific direction to the original content i.e. a direct hyperlink back to the Outerzone source page.
Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site's owner is strictly prohibited. If we discover that content is being stolen, we will consider filing a formal DMCA notice.