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 T Connector - EPR22003 or 2600mAh Lipo Battery with T Connector - EPR26003
- 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, T Connector
Propeller / EDF
11x6 Three Blade Propeller
9g x 6
Fixed main gear with steerable nose
11.1V 2200 to 2600mAh 25C 3 cell LiPo
Product Spare Parts
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- 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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- Reviews (55)
- Questions (5)
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.
Sky Trainet 182
Great plane, easy to build, smooth great flyer and looks terrific. Would highly recommend.
FMS 182 Skytrainer
What a great plane! This is my go to plane when I go to the field. It never gets left home. I would recommend it to anyone.
Aircraft was exceptionally well packaged. All small parts were individually bagged, including landing gear. Wheel pants factory mounted.Decals professionally applied. I am VERY PLEASED with pnp kit so far. Have not completed assembly and flown yet. Will give another review when this is done! A very nice aircraft kit for the sale price of $159.98. Thank you Motion R/C. Mike
Easy to assemble, looks great, should fly like a bird.
VERY GOOD QUAILTY
VERY GOOD QUAILTY
Sky trainer 182
This is a great flying plane and the build was pretty straight forward. The only issue I had was the tail of the plane fuselage had a slight twist in it. When you set the vertical stabilizer in place it would not set level with the wing I had to build up on the right side so the vertical stabilizer would sit level with the wing. All in all it looks amazing and it flies great and I would recommend it.