Doyle just picked this up and it's maiden flight was 19 December. Walt flew the first trim flight while I videoed. Then we buddy boxed with Doyle for the next two flights. The plane is a great, gentle flyer on 5S power. Not an acrobatic aircraft, it makes sense as a trainer, though at $399, it's not cheap.
It has a 2.1 (83.7 in) meter wingspan, weighs 4.5 kg (just under 10 lb). Power was sufficient for a decent loop, though rolls might be a little slow. The size of the aircraft is what makes it easier to fly. Easy to see, not effected as much with the wind, and it has a pretty glide to the runway on landing.
"The Cessna 150 is the fifth most produced civilian plane ever, with 23,839 aircraft produced."
Developed in the 1950's as a successor to the Cessna 140, the 150 and later the 152 became the mainstay for civilian flight training.
As part of the Army Flight Training Program for Army ROTC Cadets in the 70's, I was selected to take flying lessons in Broomfield, Colorado. The plane I learned to solo and later take my flight exam with was the 150.
It was a gentle flyer, easy to land, and even had room to sleep behind the seats. I flew into Colorado Springs as part of my solo cross-country. Weather held me up until the next day. I had just enough money to buy a Sunday Denver Post to use as a blanket. Recovered and made it home the next morning.
Cessna's successor to the 150 was the 152 in 1977, a year after my pilot's license was earned.
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2021 Southeastern Model Show, The USA's largest remote control aviation swap meet. Over 1040 tables in three separate buildings. February 26-27, 2021 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter in Perry, GA.
Come out and fly with us. We have a 600 x 100 ft Bermuda grass runway and power for e-flyers. Gates open @ 8am, lunch from Noon until the food runs out. $15 Pilots, $5 Spectators. For more info or call Tom @ 864-804-0035 or Darrel @ 864-423-3065.
Found this site through DuckDuckGo, looking for something a little different.
They have a line of smaller, almost Park Flyers, from a company marketing their planes under the name Airborne. Got me curious. They're out of Florida and have a retail store, with hours of operation and everything. Looks like they have a complete line of everything related to the hobby.
Multi-rotors, cars, boats, planes, and almost everything related to our hobby. Looks interesting and I think I'll be placing an order in the near future.
Only complaint I had was the website seemed a little sluggish, but that could have been my connection .
As noted above, this is a great flying plane, easy on the eyes and is a large aircraft that handles very well.
Looks like a great tricycle gear training type, just might not fit in everyone's budget.
Join us on the second weekend of March 2021 for a Fun Fly and Swap meet. Charge $10 per table/trunk. (BYO Table). Food (BBQ) will be offered for a $7.00 donation. Be prepared! Dave has something special planned for lunch. Believe me, it will be worth the 7 bucks. More details to follow. Save your pennies....