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Old 11-18-2012, 07:34 AM
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You are better off looking at a few pictures of the real FW190 and then sizing the graphic to fit your plane. You just want them to look the same, model and real plane.

Tfarmer, don't forget the white surrounding the swastika.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:01 AM
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Hello Eugene,

I have not heard anything more about this, but there are a few here that are just stripping the Monocote from their ARF and doing their own thing. If I am ever able to get one, I will probably just do the same thing. From what I've read, the Monocote is not all that hard to remove.

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Old 11-18-2012, 11:30 AM
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You are better off looking at a few pictures of the real FW190 and then sizing the graphic to fit your plane. You just want them to look the same, model and real plane.

Tfarmer, don't forget the white surrounding the swastika.
Yeah Farmer dont forget the white....
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:38 PM
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Been working on the 190 installing servos in the wing. Easily the BEST ARF kit I have ever worked on. It is so prefab and many, many details already done or prepared for you!

First time using the Futaba Sbus system and really like it. I plan on going with the electric set up as well which should skip a lot of the engine mounting instructions! My question to all you experienced FW pilots.....do you use take off flaps ? The instructions call for no flap / full 2" flap only.

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Old 11-18-2012, 07:56 PM
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Default RE: TF FW190 GIANT ARF

i have been thinking about makeing a a8 gun hood for this arf, but im not sure if anyone would be interested in them Here is an example of one i made for my current project.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:00 PM
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Definitely put me down for one Terry A8 is what I want
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:01 PM
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Really..I don't think you'll have a problem with interest. If you make it, they will buy..lol. It opens the door for so many different variants.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:06 PM
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I needs me n A-8 hoodie please
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:05 PM
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heck Terry, it would make for a great hatch as you know already
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:07 AM
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Hi Dean,

I have about 80 flights on my FW and I use about half flaps for take off and full for landing. I have my travel on the flaps as much as I can get and I have no bad habbits at all.

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Old 11-19-2012, 10:48 AM
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I changed my gun hood to a A8 when I got the kit. Sorry N8.. I'm back on her as the Dora is ready for paint but the weather's too cold. [] Some simple modifications to the original. It opens scale now and the magnets are a great help. I still need to work on it a little.
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:20 AM
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Fantastic Dan! Thanks for the info. I hope you don't mind but I am going to copy the exact set up you have!

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Old 11-19-2012, 11:23 AM
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Sounds like the hoods are available. I don't need to make them if some one else has them already.
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:21 PM
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I would be interested in one (haven't decided which version yet..maybe an A-7 or A-8 if a hood was available)
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:38 PM
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Dean,

Not a problem at all. I the set up works great!! I was out flying it this past weekend. Its a graet flying plane!!

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Thank you David, Until, or unless, something breaks, that will be the way to go.
thank you for the comment.. Eugene
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:31 PM
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My variant of choice had a blown canopy so this mod is done.
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Sounds like the hoods are available. I don't need to make them if some one else has them already.
Who makes them?
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The big brown box was happily waiting for me when I got home. I will wait till the Tday holiday to take a peek.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:18 PM
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Sounds like the hoods are available. I don't need to make them if some one else has them already.
Who makes them?
My guess would be ESM 190D based on the color
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:37 PM
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Hey vik, what is the general opinion of ROTO four stroke engines in your country ?
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:56 PM
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Default RE: TF FW190 GIANT ARF

For those interested in doing the work.. The gun hood is a modification from a Bob Holman/Lien FW190A 80in kit I had sitting.. BHplans.com. The blown canopy is also from there. I think the canopy would've been better if from IMPscale (their 1/5th D9) as they're canopy is blown much larger (not accurate) but would show better details for a kit of this size.

I'm still working the details of the gun hood as it won't work (open) the same as the designers of the TF 190 intended. You'll most likely need to make it function per the real FW190 (I've done this). You may also need to modify the cowl. You could overlap the gun hood but that wouldn't be accurate and may cause some aerodynamic issues.
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Hey vik, what is the general opinion of ROTO four stroke engines in your country ?
They shall be generally ok. I have no personal experience with them as I fly electrics only for few years now.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:49 PM
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Hi All,

I have had a quick look through this forum and can not find any mention of using a radial Moki or the like ?

Has anyone considered fitting one of these motors ? Do any of them fit or are theysuitable. I just love the sound of those Mokis !!

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Ramstein, why dont you change your name to D9 or something like thatlol
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