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Old 02-02-2018, 05:57 AM
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Hopefully you won't see that crack cylinder problem happen.
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Old 02-11-2018, 01:19 PM
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Got my 190 just about finished. I used the Sierra gear and made the dihedral modification. Using a EME 70 and made a plate to put the three batteries forward of the firewall. When check the CG with everything added and I was a little nose heavy. I took off one of the plates and it balanced right at 5 1/2" as measured from the inboard gun on the wing. Does this seem right? I've read lots of guys adding additional weight. I believe my engine is about a pound heavier than a DLE55. Maybe thats about right, that extra pound of engine weight plus the batteries all the way up front makes up the difference. Advise appreciated.
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Old 02-11-2018, 02:10 PM
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hi JV, i have the eme 70cc twin with electric start in my model. all i had to do to make CG was to remove the 2 metal plates . i have my batteries right under the factory cover.i am very pleased with how this model flys. here is a video of the maiden.

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Old 02-12-2018, 05:50 PM
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Thanks jagdpanther, I was thinking about ordering the electric start for my EME also, but wanted to check the CG first. Your maiden flight looked good. I think I'll be ok the way it is now, and if I get the electric start I'll go head and remove the other steel plate. Thanks again.
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Old 02-13-2018, 09:29 AM
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Does the EME 70 fit completely in the cowl without any major butchering of the cowl? what about the Exhaust and Sparkplug boots?

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Old 02-13-2018, 11:23 AM
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yes the eme 70cc twin fits even with the stock spark plugs and boots. there is still 3/16 clearance to the plug boots if i remember correctly. i did cut a hole in the bottom for the carb intake. i had several 1/4" holes but decided to cut one larger hole looking for more performance. i also made the scale hoods or access panels open and close on the bottom of the cowl just so i could get at things easier. i also added louvered panels for a little more air flow. i just cut 2 round holes for the exhaust pipes. the cans are nowhere near the cowl.really it was en easy swap for the dle 50cc as it uses the same bolt pattern to the fire wall and prop hub pattern
but yes the eme 70cc twin fits .
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Old 02-17-2018, 12:56 PM
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Here is how I made the exhaust for the FW. I bought the large louvers from Tail Dragger RC. Cut the cowl for the exhaust, cut the louvers to fit then painted them. The paint matched much better until I sprayed a coat of flat clear on them. Now I can take off the louvers for maintance and to put the cowl on easier. This is especially true since I baffled the engine. Click image for larger version

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Old 04-14-2018, 02:59 AM
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Hi,
how can I post photos to the FW forum? Would like to show a few photos from my work in progress.

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Old 04-14-2018, 03:09 AM
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Click manage attachment button when replying. Then browse your devices fine location and choose a pic to upload
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Old 04-18-2018, 05:25 AM
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I have the same problem,but now you have made it clear
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Old 04-23-2018, 09:17 AM
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Thanks Katniss. . . Been offline . . . Now my story.
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Old 06-17-2018, 05:24 PM
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Getting closer to maiden time...gee its been over 5 years since I started this,time flys..The retracts kept setting me back,3 cooked control boxes for the electric Robarts,the Century Jet air retracts(very poor).I finally sent my electric Robarts back to be converted to air and they work fine.They also came good for the coversion since I had so much trouble with those electric boxes.One thing about the Robart servo operated tail wheel retract, it doesn't seem to lock in the down position and when I switch my receiver off the weight of the tail will retract it. Am I doing something wrong here? Is there an adjustment that will allow it to lock down?
At this time my C/G is 1/2" aft of the recommended 5 1/2".I added 18 oz of lead up front and my overall weight is about 23 lbs.I'm hoping to fly it this week ...

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Old 06-17-2018, 05:37 PM
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Nice paint job.
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Old 06-22-2018, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Katniss View Post
Nice paint job.
Thanks,did the maiden yesterday,what a hoot...

taking off...needed some down trim
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Old 06-22-2018, 08:15 PM
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Remind me what cg you used?
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Old 06-23-2018, 03:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Katniss View Post
Remind me what cg you used?
IAbout 1/2" aft of the recommended 5.5",however it did seem a tad tail heavy so I'm gong to add a bit more of front. I did have 1 lb 2 ozs of lead..Going to try another 8 oz ..
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Old 07-25-2018, 07:07 PM
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Got to maiden the FW190 today. What a nice flying plane. I was a little worried because my plane was quite a bit heavier that my Top Flite P-51. I would guess at least 5-9 pounds. But the plane flew beautifully. 3 flights and all the landing were greased in. The Sierra gear are really nice, despite the additional weight. Well worth the effort making the dihedral and the gear modification. Anyone thinking about this plane with the EME 70 and Sierra gear I can say confidently that it's a great combination.
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Old 08-08-2018, 03:24 AM
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How do you like the eme70cc. I'm very interested inthis engine.
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Old 08-08-2018, 01:28 PM
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The EME-70 has been great. I'm running a 23x12 prop on the FW190. I buddy of mine has the T/F Zero with a DA-60 and his is quite a bit faster than mine. I've only got a few tanks of gas though it so far and once it's broken in I might experiment with different props.
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Old 08-13-2018, 06:43 AM
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Try a 23x10. I had an EME-70 on a TopRC Zero, and it was quite fast with that prop. The 23x12 may be a bit much for it, not letting it wind out. The Zero seems to be a bit faster than the 190 with equal engines.
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Old 08-13-2018, 11:25 AM
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I've got a 24x10 that I bought at the same time as the 23x12. I was going to try it this weekend, but on my 3rd and 4th flight the plane nosed over. The field was saturated from the last few days of days of rain, and even though no standing water there were a few spots the field that acted like a wet sponge. And would you know I managed to run over those spots on landing. On the 4th it pulled out the gear and damaged the canopy. An easy fix, but it seems that the canopies are out of stock. So when the plane is fixed up, I try different props and see if I can get more performance.
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Old 09-19-2018, 01:07 PM
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Looks like Tower Hobbies has the FW-190 on the discontinued list. What a shame, it's such a nice flying airplane.
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Old 09-19-2018, 01:14 PM
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I saw it on the Horizon website the other day. They may be moving things around.
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