Cessna 182 on floats
Joe Hass ( firstname.lastname@example.org) sent this photo of a Cessna 182 built by Jim Held of Troy, Michigan, and taken at Addison Oaks County Park in Oakland County, Michigan.
Joe wrote that the Cessna is a Top Flite Gold Edition
1/5-scale kit with Balsa USA EDO 44-inch floats that are
painted with Silver Stits. Power is from an O.S. 91FX two-stroke engine.
Jim’s aircraft features an 81-inch wingspan and weighs
131/4 pounds. Landing lights come on when the flaps are
down. The Cessna is covered in White Supreme UltraCote
with maroon and silver MonoKote for trim. Flown every
year since 1999, Jim uses a JR 2. 4 GHz radio system with
Joe used a Nikon D70s with a 200mm focal length to
take the image. It was shot with an f-stop of f/5.6 at 1/1600
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163 Model Aviation MARCH 2014