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Old 11-14-2018, 06:07 PM
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Not positive on the fit but the gear for the SisT FW has been mentioned before. I have this gear also but have not committed to cutting into the wing to find out. I'm planning on using them and changing the dihedral to the scale angle too.

I have decided to transfer the FG 85 RE-MOD engine from the Corsair to the TF FW. I'll cover that installation later on if anyone is interested.
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Hey Guys,
I am looking for a Sierra Gear for this plane. Anyone have one they want to get rid of before I get a new one?
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Originally Posted by tmaucher View Post
which sierra gear do you need for this plane? there are two versions I have the set that goes to the Vailly with the five and one half inch wheels.
tmaucher, the Sierra LG you have is for the FW-190 Vally which is 1/4.5 scale which is larger than the 1/5 scale TF FW-190 model. You should have bought the 1/5 scale LG that fits the Sist, Holman, and Platt FW-190 models. You may have a fitment problem trying to install the 1/4.5 scale LG into the TF FW-190. The 1/5 scale LG is a fairly tight fit as is in the TF FW-190. For those that have purchased Sierra LG gear, I have added a PDF of the templates for the installation kit that was once offered by SS RC, they no longer stock or sell the kit.
If one spends the money on Sierra LG you may want to consider changing the wing dihedral to the correct 5 degrees too. It looks much better than the stock 2 degrees and it eliminates the side loads on the Sierra LG generated by the incorrect stock wing dihedral.
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Old 11-20-2018, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by ForcesR View Post





tmaucher, the Sierra LG you have is for the FW-190 Vally which is 1/4.5 scale which is larger than the 1/5 scale TF FW-190 model. You should have bought the 1/5 scale LG that fits the Sist, Holman, and Platt FW-190 models. You may have a fitment problem trying to install the 1/4.5 scale LG into the TF FW-190. The 1/5 scale LG is a fairly tight fit as is in the TF FW-190. For those that have purchased Sierra LG gear, I have added a PDF of the templates for the installation kit that was once offered by SS RC, they no longer stock or sell the kit.
If one spends the money on Sierra LG you may want to consider changing the wing dihedral to the correct 5 degrees too. It looks much better than the stock 2 degrees and it eliminates the side loads on the Sierra LG generated by the incorrect stock wing dihedral.
The plane I want to know about is the TOPRC not the TF 190 , but thanks
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Old 12-18-2018, 10:49 AM
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Hi All,
A new batch of 1/5 scale surfaces/weight redux kits for the Fw190 A or D model
are now available from fliteskin.com

Elevators

Flaps:


Ailerons


Rudder



Cockpit parts




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Old 12-18-2018, 11:53 AM
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Jose are these parts a direct replacement for the TF model?
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Originally Posted by Chris Nicastro View Post
Jose are these parts a direct replacement for the TF model?
Chris,
These were for the SisT originally but they are super close. DO you still have the 190 TF?

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Originally Posted by JGrc View Post
Chris,
These were for the SisT originally but they are super close. DO you still have the 190 TF?

JG
JG,
I am currently working on my SiSt 190. Can you please send me a PM with a quote for the parts wit P&P to Austria?
Thanks and rgds,
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Originally Posted by Reverend View Post
JG,
I am currently working on my SiSt 190. Can you please send me a PM with a quote for the parts wit P&P to Austria?
Thanks and rgds,
Philipp
will do!

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Originally Posted by JGrc View Post
Chris,
These were for the SisT originally but they are super close. DO you still have the 190 TF?

JG
Yes I have the TF arf and the original set of laser cut parts for the SisT kit too.
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Old 12-19-2018, 10:58 AM
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Default 3D printed cooling fans








Made to order custom to your dimensions! Printed in high temperature ABS. $50 shipped.
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Hi Nitroandgas,

Neat Fan! I have been printing those for TF Pilots for just over two years now. Quite impressed, that you can print them in ABS without warping. I use BDP which is a bit more temperature stable than ABS and a lot less toxic when printing.

Two small details to maybe improve your Design:

1. mine has a small lip to align the fan properly. The spinner backplate fits tightly onto the fan and its perfectly centered. Its also an indicator that the fan is perfectly round which is sometimes an issue with FDM printers.



2. I would definitly add some bridges to the bottom. You have a lot of mass on your fan (its a lot thicker and longer than my design) and I would be quite worried about centrifugal forces. You will have temperatures around 60-80 up front there and using ABS this could become an Issue...



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Old 12-19-2018, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by JGrc View Post
will do!

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PM sent

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Where do you find the cool painted spinners? I believe the kit only comes in black? I guess I can paint it myself any suggestions?

My backorder kit from Tower says "LATE JAN" I am starting to collect all the parts for the project....anyone have tips on the build? I am understanding that Robert has improved the pneumatic gear from this plane and that is the gear I am going to use along with a DLE-55RA I have NIB.

Thanks to all in advance !
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Old 01-01-2019, 04:23 PM
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How to paint a spiral spinner;
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Originally Posted by wwiip38 View Post
how to paint a spiral spinner;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itotyohlf0y
thank you!!
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Any suggestions on Pneumatic gear? I read about "Sierra gear" but how much modification is required? I send Robert an email to see if the gear they offer is an improved version -vs- what they sold a few years back and all the issues....

I like the cooling fan idea....just wondering if it my fail and fall apart at high RPM's? Balance issues to boot?
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Originally Posted by CaptRKO View Post
I like the cooling fan idea....just wondering if it my fail and fall apart at high RPM's? Balance issues to boot?
Hi,
I use a special material called BDP to print the fans. They are printed solid so there is no "air" inside them. They are just as tough as an injection molded model.
The fan itself is usually balanced quite well but obviously it always makes sense to balance the complete spinner/Prop/Fan assembly once before running. Some of my fans have been running for two seasons now without issues.

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So a quick question... I have been fooling around with an Idea and it seems to work very well.

Just curious, is there any requirement for some FW-190 wheels? They are ball raced (for a 1/4in axle), 5,3in in diameter and weigh 6,9oz. Theres still some detail cleaning to do to remove some printing flush (like with plastic model kits).

I have an idea on how to get the rear to look a bit nicer but apart from that they are ready to go...

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Rev, I don't know on the need or demand for such wheels, but I do know that to smooth out 3D printed parts there is a modeler named Damon (DAG) who sells engines via Atwood Aviation. He gives his engine crankcases an acetone bath. Not sure if it is acetone sprayed on or dipped, but it smooths out the rough 3D printer paths well. You may want to experiment. Or contact DAG as he generously shares the knowledge he has. Leo
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Originally Posted by Spychalla Aircraft View Post
Rev, I don't know on the need or demand for such wheels, but I do know that to smooth out 3D printed parts there is a modeler named Damon (DAG) who sells engines via Atwood Aviation. He gives his engine crankcases an acetone bath. Not sure if it is acetone sprayed on or dipped, but it smooths out the rough 3D printer paths well. You may want to experiment. Or contact DAG as he generously shares the knowledge he has. Leo
Thanks for your answer. I have been in the 3D printing hobby for over six years ;-). Acetone mist is used to smooth out ABS prints. It only works with this type of plastic. Problem with ABS is that its highly toxic when printing, has a nasty tendancy to warp and the Acetone smoothing process is not only highly flammable but toxic too. Something you do not want to do very often as a hobbyist. Apart from that, it is an enviromental desaster in production and recycling.

I print with a material called DBP. Its 100% eco friendly, tough as nails and has a very high "glass-temperature*" of 100C. (PLA is somewhere around 55-60C, ABS 90-100). The only two downsides are 1. its expensive and 2. it cant be smoothed with ABS mist.

*The temperature the material becomes soft

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Anyone mount a DLE-55RA on this model? It looks like the stock standoffs would require NONE of the wood parts like the DLE-55 standard in which the annual states "5" on the included wood plates would be necessary for the 184MM firewall to thrust washer.....looks like the 55RA is spot on????

Hoping I am right?
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Many have mounted the DLE-55RA. The dimensions are almost the same as the regular 55. 55RA is 171mm mount to prop hub, 55 is 170mm. You need the same number of spacer plates to get to 184mm.
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Originally Posted by Hot Rod Todd View Post
Many have mounted the DLE-55RA. The dimensions are almost the same as the regular 55. 55RA is 171mm mount to prop hub, 55 is 170mm. You need the same number of spacer plates to get to 184mm.

Yup I checked online and your measurements are correct ,thank you!

However my standoffs are 75mm long (came with engine NIB) so for some reason I have longer standoffs than stock. Weird?
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I haven't bought one in a while. I've had 4 and they all had the 68mm standoffs.

I recently removed the DLE-55RA from one of my 190's and installed an EME-70. This is a heavy one, weighing 33 lbs dry. By switching to the twin I was able to loose about .6 lbs because the mass of the twin is farther forward so I could get rid of some lead. Normally the 55RA pulls them around fine, but my heavy version (We call Tank's Tank) could use the extra power, especially on warm days. It was a tight fit, but should be a great match.

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