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Old 06-22-2014, 08:58 PM
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Normally I use full flaps on the Fw. Unless there is a strong head-wind. Which it was on those pictures.

If the head-wind is strong and very stable, flaps could be used, but if it is varying, you may find it suddenly standing still in the air, and then just falling through.

Here is from the same day, but calmer wheather;



The wheels are working fine for me, at least.
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Old 06-23-2014, 07:31 AM
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Flew mine twice this weekend at Warbirds over Pikes Peak............great event guys. Did the slight toe out thing and YES YES..........much better. easier to handle after touch down. That's I love these forums.

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It sure was great flying with all of you Pueblo guys this past weekend. That was a great event. Really looking forward to yours in Sept. Your FW looked great as well Ron!
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Old 06-23-2014, 12:00 PM
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Well, I guess I will try some toe-out. I have a slight toe-in and maybe that is the reason for some squarely ground handling? Very gusty day at our field yesterday.

I have the TF P-47, P-51, FW190. I like the flight envelope and the ground handling of the P-51 better than the other two. All three are fun to fly!

My right gear cover must have cracked - it was hanging out during the flight. I need to fix that.

Love the autostart! Very cool!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UITt...ature=youtu.be

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Old 06-30-2014, 06:04 AM
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I'm getting ready to put one of these together with the Saito 84x3cyl....what is the predominant opinions on retracts....heard the Robart isn't that good in this model variety....but that the Century Jet is better/higher quality, but may require some wing mount mods? Any advice appreciated.
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Old 06-30-2014, 06:23 AM
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The problem with the FW190 Robart retracts is that the cam lock retract assembly is plastic and will fail under side load. Eric, Robart Customer Service, explains that you'd want the gear to fail instead of the wing-retract saddle.

I've had this plane since it first started shipping. I've had to replace that plastic retract assembly 6 times do to ground-loop tendencies. I've had the last set I bought for over 30 flights as I've recently learned that this plane needs a smidge of toe-out with tail high... Since the gear is canted seriously inboard in the down position there is an amazing amount of torque on the saddle area. The only modification I've made was to add epoxy and some 1/4 inch rails under the saddle area. and that seems to have been the fix.

I've seen a thread to modify the wing to allow Sierra Giant FW190 retracts which include the scissor arm. I didn't try it but Danny at Sierra does make the best retracts in the business. If I ever buy a replacement TF GS FW190, I'm going to go ahead and try those... they look more scale!

also, I'd like to recommend swapping the stock foam wheels for the 5 inch wheels from Williams Brothers. The look awesome and work great!
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Old 06-30-2014, 06:28 AM
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Great Thanks....has anyone looked at the Century Jet retracts for this airframe? They are quite nice as well. I looked at Sierra, and their website was weak...I know they make great stuff, but didn't see anything for the TF 190, only a Ziroli Plans 190 I believe....unless that size scale is interchangeable.?
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Old 06-30-2014, 07:18 AM
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[QUOTE=..I know they make great stuff, but didn't see anything for the TF 190, only a Ziroli Plans 190 I believe....unless that size scale is interchangeable.?[/QUOTE]

You're not going too..Sierra designs a basic footprint and when they see someone modify an air frame to fit, they won't make a specific set as they know with some work, their existing will fit!

They make three sizes for the FW190 not to include the smaller ESM.
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Old 06-30-2014, 11:02 AM
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Hey Rich.........We (all da guys) always enjoy you to. Your a good guy and you like to do the same thing we do........FLY WARBIRDS..............It was fun spotting for ya also. See ya in sept.
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Old 06-30-2014, 12:02 PM
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Hey Rich.........We (all da guys) always enjoy you to. Your a good guy and you like to do the same thing we do........FLY WARBIRDS..............It was fun spotting for ya also. See ya in sept.
Guess what Ron? I just bought a giant Corsair kit! Say it aint so!!!!! Kinda far down the list, but I officially own an allied plane now!
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Old 06-30-2014, 12:11 PM
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OMG..........THE WORLD IS COMING TO AN END......................My first thoughts were, Holy crap batman, Am I reading this or dreaming? LOL.........Can't wait to fly our Corsairs together...GET SOME GLUE AND BUILD.......



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Old 06-30-2014, 02:44 PM
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Somebody needs to tell Top Flite. They could add a supplement to the instructions.
It's in the instructions.... I followed them exactly and my plane has never been a problem on take off or landing😃. Are you sure it's the plane?? Hmmmmmmm
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Old 06-30-2014, 02:48 PM
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The only thing I have found this plane to lack in is stability in a cross wind..... Better to fly a P47 cause the 190 is not happy with crosswind
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Old 07-02-2014, 10:13 AM
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Well, I tried some toe-out but I can't say it made much difference.

What did make a big difference was putting the tail wheel on a separate channel and reducing its throw independently of the rudder. My takeoffs were much better after that change.

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Old 07-05-2014, 05:48 PM
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For those building this airframe....is anyone using Savox servos? I' ve been a loyal HiTec fan....but I"ve had it with all the twitching and searching for center....the only servos that don't are the new $190 Brushless....I did buy a set and they are awesome, in a 3DHS 92" Edge with DA70. I think their mod# is 9370 and 9380...they are great, but way overpriced....I'm wondering if the Savox are quiet, non-jittery and perform....I've heard a lot of good but now am ready to actually buy some, so doing more due diligence...am ordering a Satio 84cc 3cyl Radial for this, as many of you have....best place to get one? I see Horizon if out of stock again.???THANKS
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Old 07-05-2014, 08:09 PM
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Chief Aircraft has the Saito 3 cylinder radial - you also get $50 off with discount code on homepage.
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Old 07-06-2014, 02:43 AM
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I have an FG-33 and a FG-84 , and I bought both here;

https://rcjapan.net/saito-engines-ra...lv36evvq596po6
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Old 07-06-2014, 03:32 PM
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had me one of the best flying days ever today... 4 flights, lots of fun, some formation, some chasing... 4 greased landings... wow... if they could all be that awesome! woot! pics soon!
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Old 07-06-2014, 03:55 PM
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YO Sparky..........your a hoot.....
You going out to the OEAF scale fly in, in October? I'm bringin my FW 190 and we'll do some formation of our own.

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Hell yeah! I'll see if I can convince Tim Cardin to come as well... you guys put on a great event... I didn't see any details on the OEAF site but I keep my eyes & ears open for news/details. OEAF is a pretty fantastic group of guys!
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Great weekend over the 4th
http://youtu.be/chTH9x7q9jk

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Great weekend over the 4th
http://youtu.be/chTH9x7q9jk
Awesome! great sound coming from that twin... way to grease the landing on grass!
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Thanks Sparky,
I'm one of those idiots that drive all the way from Colorado. And your right, It's a great event and the boys do a great job. I'm watching for the dates also.

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Thanks Sparky,
I'm one of those idiots that drive all the way from Colorado. And your right, It's a great event and the boys do a great job. I'm watching for the dates also.

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OEAF Fall fly in October 18-19
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COOL ............THANKS Paul, Got it on the calendar.

OOPs, already had it no the calendar......

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Thanks Sparky.... She lands and takes off just as easily on asphalt
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