Cessna 182 Skylane (oz5660)


Cessna 182 Skylane (oz5660) by Y Matsumoto 1975 - plan thumbnail

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Cessna 182 Skylane. Radio control scale model for .40 power and 3 - 4 channels.

Quote: "Hi Steve, Attached are scanned copies of the plans of a Pilot C182 RC Scale kit that I bought in Melbourne (Australia) in 1978 or 79. It was designed by Y Matsumoto. I haven’t seen this particular design on any plans sites and thought you might be interested. Regards,"

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Update 29/09/2019: Added parts sheet, thanks to Gene.

Quote: "Hi Steve and Mary, I noticed several people have inquired about the parts for the Cessna 182 Skylane oz5660. Took the time this morning to see if I could help out. The attached PDF file comes from scaling up around 4.434 times and then selecting the contour function in ScanRaster then some cleaning. Rearranged the parts so that it can be printed on a 36 inch wide printer.

It could have been printed the way it was by rotating 90° and or split into two pages. Although the lines are somewhat jagged from the scaling, hopefully the file will help those looking for full size parts. Gene [see suppl. file & more pics 003]"

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Parts sheet.


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Cessna 182 Skylane (oz5660) by Y Matsumoto 1975 - model pic

  • (oz5660)
    Cessna 182 Skylane
    by Y Matsumoto
    from OK Model Pilot
    60in span
    Scale IC R/C Cabin Civil Kit
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 14/06/2014
    Filesize: 872KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: RobertMelis, rchopper56
    Downloads: 16816

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Scaled parts sheet is missed . try to include it, otherwise this plan would not work.
alsamman - 25/09/2019
I'm guessing you're new around here :)
SteveWMD - 25/09/2019
Tsh! What happened to "Satisfaction guaranteed, or your money back no questions asked!"?
Miguel - 25/09/2019
Alsamman, yes the parts sheet is missing. But if you think that makes the plan useless, then you are in the wrong state of mind, and using the wrong website. The parts of this incomplete plan that do exist here are beautiful, and fascinating. It may help if you try thinking of them as precious reclaimed fragments of our shared modelling history. If you only want to look at (if you can only use) complete plans, then you need to engage with the tagging system, and look for plans that are tagged as 'formers complete'.
SteveWMD - 25/09/2019
Satisfaction guaranteed, I like it. We should get T-shirts made up.
SteveWMD - 25/09/2019
All parts are in the corner, just smaller, too hard ? Yes engage an experienced modeler to do the job 4U ? Or do it your self, but what is that?
some might only need a memory of an aircraft to draw up a plan,
others might only need a photo,
yet again their could be those that really need a 3 view,
and yet others need that to be 1/1 scale to start with,
then come large groups that need full size plans,
and even larger groups that need full size plans with all parts on it,
many can't do without instructions or others to tell them how to build it,
most can't even do it with out others telling them what to build, how and why, why most of all...
lots buy ready-to-fly kits, even.
So many have stopped building model airplanes all together ever since the creative heydays of the hobby. It was killed by a rat race that made intelligent people stupid and loose their capacity to think, create and make it happen with just a pencil, some paper a ruler, wood, glue and a few tools lol sure its not as bad as all that?
joost - 25/09/2019
T-shirts are a good idea but if you are going to use *my* motto, some compensation would be welcome. Would a 20% discount on my Outerzone annual subscription be ok with you?
Miguel - 25/09/2019
Have a 40% discount. It makes no difference to me (or to the accounts here).
SteveWMD - 26/09/2019
Hi guys. This is a great, all you need is in the plan. now I can build this myself! Love it. Great job. Thanks for letting me have this. Regards,
Ed Vink - 26/09/2019
But my quest to know is perhaps not solved or is it ?
How can it be that in the late 30s early 40s when there was an model airplane meeting almost all contenders showing up had own design model airplanes and saw it as normal to draw plans up and create them, many having very complex structures, it was like this not only in the US, but Britain and continental Europe alike. These were young boys building them even! And now many order pre-fab laser cut parts if they can, so they wont need to cut wing ribs, even if there are perhaps only 20 of them . I conclude the fact that its fun to build and make ribs, from ply even, is also fun and not much work to do at all. It's amazing to do it all your self and to like doing that, but that 'to like' is also a knowledge you need to have, not only the 'to know how' and the same goes for all other stages in the making of model airplanes. Have a good time spending many hours on the creation you like to build what ever it is, its all fun.
joost - 26/09/2019
<< The parts of this incomplete plan that do exist here are beautiful, and fascinating. It may help if you try thinking of them as precious reclaimed fragments of our shared modelling history. >>
Steve, What a beautiful thought, and what a beautiful way to express it! What you say is something we all know in our hearts to be true—but few of us could have said it so well. If your way with balsa is anything like your way with words, you must be one awesome builder!
Mark Montague - 27/09/2019
Aw, shucks. My problem with building is I mostly never get around to finishing things. Typing words is much easier though.
SteveWMD - 28/09/2019
Thank you .... thanks for sharing, I was looking for it and I found it ... Thank you!
Pablo - 24/04/2021
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