FMS Sky Trainer 182 V2 5ch Blue 1410mm (55.5") Wingspan - PNP
FMS 1400mm (55.5") Sky Trainer 182 V2 Blue - Receiver Ready (PNP) - FMS007-ATBLUE
This is a slightly upgraded version of the FMS Sky Trainer V2. The primary change from the previous model is a new shock absorbing nose gear which is more resilient after hard or off-balance landings. This plane is a favorite of Motion RC because of the awesome scale flaps, bright LED navigation lights, and overall level of detail. In addition, we absolutely love flying this plane when relaxing, scale flight is needed.
While the plane offers excellent scale characteristics, it is still capable of non-scale maneuvers such as rolls, loops, and inverted flight. Scale landings and takeoffs look fantastic and are equally enjoyable for the pilot and onlookers. We think everyone should have a Sky Trainer in their hangar. We return to this plane again and again even though we have a huge selection of planes to fly.
Visit the Official FMS Sky Trainer V2 Discussion Thread on HobbySquawk.com for additional photos, videos, reviews, and customer Q&A.
- New shock absorbing nose landing gear with heavy duty strut
- Upgraded version of the best-selling FMS Sky Trainer. Upgrades include new LED lights, flaps, carbon wing tub, and higher power motor.
- Scale details including smoked glass canopy, ribbed control surfaces, steerable nose gear, reinforced wing struts and chrome spinner
- Working flaps add to the realism and help with takeoffs and landings
- 5 bright LED navigation lights: wing tips, landing light, and flashing red on vertical stabilizer
- Removable EPO cowl
- Large battery compartment with locking hatch
- Durable EPO Foam
- 5 Channel Radio - Select a minimum 5 channel radio from our Radio Collection
- 5 Channel Receiver - Select a minimum 5 channel receiver from our Receiver Collection
- 3 Cell 11.1V 2200 mAh Lipo Battery with XT60 Connector - we recommend the Admiral 2200mAh 3S 11.1V 35C LiPo Battery with XT60 Connector
- 3 Cell Compatible Battery Charger - Select a minimum 3 cell (3S) charger from our Charger Collection
1410mm / 55.5in
1100mm / 43.3in
3536-KV850 Brushless Motor
40A ESC, XT60 Connector
Propeller / EDF
11x6 Three Blade Propeller
9g x 6
Fixed main gear with steerable nose
3 Cell 11.1V 2200 mAh Lipo Battery with XT60 Connector
Product Spare Parts
Product Questions & AnswersNOTE: Questions submitted on this page are answered by customers who have previously purchased this item. If you have a support related question that requires immediate assistance, please visit our Help Center.
- October 12, 2018 - The leads in the wings of the 182 labeled GEAR are actually the leads for the FLAPS. The three leads in the wings labeled as FLAP are actually just the LED leads. These three leads are all 2-wire leads that go into a 3-wired connector on the corresponding Y-harness that has an additional connector for the tail LED.
- November 9, 2013 - Note to beginners: The FMS Sky Trainer is a fabulous flying plane, but we do not recommend it for hobbyists new to RC airplanes. If you are a beginner and already have success on a high wing trainer, this plane is fine for you. If you are brand new to the hobby and have never flown, there are much better options. Beginners will NOT have success with this plane.
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Great plane, easy assembly!
Cessna 182 sky trainer
Great airplane . Motion rc service is 2nd. To none. Great people to work with. Very helpful in all aspects.
Fly's great. Cabane wing struts do not bond well with foam wing, and I'm using muti-purpose "Gorilla -glue.
The lights are a cool touch! Have not got a chance to fly it yet.
The Sky Trainer was well packaged, nothing was broken and all the pieces were there. It's fairly easy to put together except for the vertical stabilizer assembly. The nose steering/rudder servo is kinda fragile, the gears stripped on the first ground impact. I do have to agree that is is not a "beginner aircraft", but after one nose plant and one tree impact, it still flies. A very good plane for the money.
I love this plane, it flys great right out of the box. First time up only needed very little trim. After about 6 or 7 touch and gos and one kinda harsh landing, the steering servo stripped out. After replacing it with a metal gear she can handle landings with no problems. I'm running the 2600 mah Admiral batteries and with normal flying I can get 8 to 9 minutes of flight time on a fairly calm day. I also went from the original 11-6 prop to a 10-7 for a little more ground clearance off the grass.
182 Sky Trainer
Great plane, got here very fast, and the build was fun and easy. I'm new to the hobby and I had no issues with the build. Plane looks beautiful and is looks very similar to an actual plane I have flown. Unfortunately due to work schedule, I haven't been able to fly it. I can't wait to take it to the field and fly this beauty.
still stable even in light bluster
Can't beat this little trainer for 160. A couple of little bubbles under the water transfer decals. I had to put the RX in the battery compartment, but there is room. there is a velcro strip to hold the battery. I put 1300 mah 30c 3s pack sideways to keep it from moving. The time comes when I put a 2200 mah pack, I will superglue straps in. The build was easy, but a lot of control horns to install, but everything fits very well. I had to screw the clevis' all the way on several of the hookups. I used foam safe super glue on the strut hardpoint attachments. Spinner and prop are proprietary. If you try an off the shelf spinner you'll have to add about 5/8" of spacer...the plastic spinner back on the stock spinner provides this spacing. I would advise those new to r/c flight to buy an extra spinner and prop. My maiden was very easy, with all the flight control surfaces at centers, no trim change at all. Just lifted right off the pavement pretty as pie. I dialed in the down elevator on the 45 degrees of flap, of about 20 percent on the DX8. 25 percent would work. Keep a drop of power on and set the glide slope early and you'll have picture perfect landings in no time. The Fit of some things was a bit off. The through holes in the landing gear need to be perfectly over the blind nuts underneath. You could possibly ream the through-hole in the l/g to make it slip in better. The hole is 4mm so a 9/32" drill would work. On the light 1300 mah pack it flies for 5 minutes easy. Probably 8 minutes or so on the 2200. I liked the new version 2 nose gear. Sturdy, and solid tracking. The Landing gear is a bit forgiving, springy and works great. The light system is a green starboard, red port wingtips and red blinking tail, and two white in the left wing leading edge. I did bundle the wires before threading them down into the lower bay. The lead from the tail LED comes up short, so I used a servo lead extension. The LEDs all plug into a y harness (4 female to 1 male) and plug into a free channel. I had the AR600 RX, and used no 6 for flaps, and no 5 for the LED's. When you first get started building, hook up and center all the servos. 1st thing you do. It's a way of troubleshooting if you have any bad servos. The motor gives the correct amount of power for this aircraft, and 3 cell is fine. If you change to a 4 cell you really need to limit the full throttle range because it's just a 40 amp ESC, and it WILL FRY. I found no real excuse for using a 4 cell, and anything from 1300 30c up to a 2650 20 c should work fine. Be aware the bay is forward of the CG and the bigger pack should be toward the back of the battery bay. The book states 60mm from the L.E. for the CG mark, and this is perfect.