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    RE: TF FW190 GIANT ARF

    ORIGINAL: Hellcat716

    Flew the maiden flight today. Absolutley great flying plane. The DLE 55 pulled the plane well even with the 27 1/2 lbs. The only negative was on the roll out the plane started to ground loop and could not keep it straight, so dragged a wingtip and clipped the prop. Very minor damage. Hope to get that straightened out next time. The landing was perfect, wheel landing. Beautiful sight in the air. Hope to get some pictures next flight.
    Well done sir. I had that issue with my SisT what i finally found was the pull pull wires were not tight enough. I here ya on the nose weight i got 2lbs and 15 oz. I wonder what servos they used. i use hs 5645 hitecs and i noticed it calls for 50 oz servos...could get by with resin gear servos.
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    RE: TF FW190 GIANT ARF

    Well, I think I have most of the lines on this in prep for the rivets. I still need to do some outline detailing and the cowl. I’m still considering engine accessibility options before I do the cowl. I want to do a hatch so I don’t have to remove the prop, spinner and so on.
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    RE: TF FW190 GIANT ARF

    ORIGINAL: Ramstein44
    I’m still considering engine accessibility options before I do the cowl. I want to do a hatch so I don’t have to remove the prop, spinner and so on.
    Perhaps SOMETHING LIKE THIS is what you have in mind?
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    RE: TF FW190 GIANT ARF

    No, that is nice but I'm considering something more scale like Invertmast did on his holman Anton. Just engineering it.[&:]
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    RE: TF FW190 GIANT ARF


    ORIGINAL: Ramstein44

    No, that is nice but I'm considering something more scale like Invertmast did on his holman Anton. Just engineering it.[&:]
    i see how that would be very nice. I would make the cuts and install the hinges then just put the mounting ring in the cowling and use carbon fiber tow to make sure the ring holds the cowling. I wish i had done that on the monster wulf.
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    RE: TF FW190 GIANT ARF


    ORIGINAL: Ramstein44

    No, that is nice but I'm considering something more scale like Invertmast did on his holman Anton. Just engineering it.[&:]

    I'm thinking a "hybrid" of the 2 set-ups.

    Utilize the bottom section from the 2 piece system mounted as shown W/the top half of the oil cooler ring & center sectioon left attached to the bottom.

    I like the hinge mounting @ the bottom of the side panels. Magnets could them be utilized to secure the top of the side panels W/dummy scale clamps.

    All of the panel lines are already cast into the cowl, including the scale clamp locations.

    The top & bottom cowl ring screws could be accessed from the gun compartment & wing saddle.
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    RE: TF FW190 GIANT ARF

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    ORIGINAL: Ramstein44

    No, that is nice but I'm considering something more scale like Invertmast did on his holman Anton. Just engineering it.[&:]
    i see how that would be very nice. I would make the cuts and install the hinges then just put the mounting ring in the cowling and use carbon fiber tow to make sure the ring holds the cowling. I wish i had done that on the monster wulf.
    I'm kind of thinking the same thing. I came up with a great method just before falling asleep, dreamt about it then forgot about most of it when I awoke. I’ll spend the next few days working this out.

    SrTelemaster150, I'm avoiding using magnets anywhere around the cowl with all the vibration. But I may utilize the fake latches.
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    RE: TF FW190 GIANT ARF


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    ORIGINAL: Ramstein44

    No, that is nice but I'm considering something more scale like Invertmast did on his holman Anton. Just engineering it.[&:]
    i see how that would be very nice. I would make the cuts and install the hinges then just put the mounting ring in the cowling and use carbon fiber tow to make sure the ring holds the cowling. I wish i had done that on the monster wulf.
    I'm kind of thinking the same thing. I came up with a great method just before falling asleep, dreamt about it then forgot about most of it when I awoke. I’ll spend the next few days working this out.

    SrTelemaster150, I'm avoiding using magnets anywhere around the cowl with all the vibration. But I may utilize the fake latches.
    I'm planning on a Saito 450R3 radial for power. Not that much vibration to contend with. Rubber well nuts backed up by nylock nuts for firwall anchors will further reduce airframe vibration. I've been using them on big single Saitos & my Saito FA300 twin for years W/good service.

    Come to think about it, well nuts to anchor the cowl ring will also reduce the affects @ the cowl panel ancors.
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    RE: TF FW190 GIANT ARF

    I'm enjoying this thread. I've been out of the hobby for 10 years but this model has rekindled my interest. It is very tempting to buy even if it just sits in my closet for a couple years while I pick up the remaining parts over time. You never know how long these things will be available. Kudos to Top Flite for doing a nice job with this 190.


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    RE: TF FW190 GIANT ARF

    I wouldn't worry about Top Flite dropping this model from their line any time in the near future. Look how long the TF P-51 has been around.
    Now if this was a Hanger Nine model it would be different...or maybe a Sig model.

    To break-up the underside color of the wing I painted the inside of the strut covers a zinc chromate green color. I didn't do the wheel wells.
    Now, all you scale guys can tell me the Germans didn't use that color.
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    RE: TF FW190 GIANT ARF

    If you insist - o.k. the Luftwaffe did not use chromate green. Try RLM 02.

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    RE: TF FW190 GIANT ARF

    tFARMER96, what muffler are you using?
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    RE: TF FW190 GIANT ARF

    Pardon my ignorance but what is CDI?

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    RE: TF FW190 GIANT ARF

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    Pardon my ignorance but what is CDI?
    CDI: Capacitor Discharge Ignition, gives the Spark Plug the Spark!
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    RE: TF FW190 GIANT ARF

    ORIGINAL: okie52

    Pardon my ignorance but what is CDI?
    Capacitor Discharge Ignition

    Oops, missed the first reply to the question


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    tFARMER96, what muffler are you using?
    That is a slimline inverted pitts muffler. i cut the stingers off.
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    RE: TF FW190 GIANT ARF

    Ok, some painful progress through the engineering of the cowl hatches. I've yet to open the bottom but the hinges are there. Still figuring some areas and I copied Tfarmers installation partially but since the cowl opens; a few factory screws had to be left but are much easier to get to now! I'll Hysol the hinges, the re-screw them together and cut those shark teeth...Got bit several times. The easy part (thanks to Invertmast) was the securing portion.
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    RE: TF FW190 GIANT ARF

    How did you attach your gun hood?
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    RE: TF FW190 GIANT ARF

    It's still stock. I made it open up scale previously but ran into too many conflicts with the cowl.
    "IF" I'd stop staring at them, I'd get more done to them.
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    RE: TF FW190 GIANT ARF

    ORIGINAL: Ramstein44

    Ok, some painful progress through the engineering of the cowl hatches. I've yet to open the bottom but the hinges are there. Still figuring some areas and I copied Tfarmers installation partially but since the cowl opens; a few factory screws had to be left but are much easier to get to now! I'll Hysol the hinges, the re-screw them together and cut those shark teeth...Got bit several times. The easy part (thanks to Invertmast) was the securing portion.
    Now that's what I have in mind W/the fastening to the fuselage done from the gun hood/wing saddle side.

    I'm interested in seing how you accomplish latching them down @ the top.

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    RE: TF FW190 GIANT ARF

    Ram,
    what fan are you using, the sits??
    thanks

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    RE: TF FW190 GIANT ARF

    The new pilot figure (Gunther Rall) from Best Pilots has arrived and he's so life-like, I thought I saw him blink! The photos show all the excellent details and as you can see in the last pictures, he fits in the TF 190 cockpit perfectly.

    You do have to remove the rudder pedals from the floor boards but he'a a perfect fit.

    Contact Lyle at Best Pilots for all the details.


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    RE: TF FW190 GIANT ARF

    He looks great. I will order one too. How are you planing to latch him in the cockpit seat? When you are done with the cockpit I'd like to see the pictures.
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    RE: TF FW190 GIANT ARF

    Hi Ram.
    I have done the same with my Platt Fw190, but I uses magneto and a dowel to lock it. Easy access and works fine
    See you have converted it to a A7-8.
    How did you move the cowling forward like it was from the A5-A9 ?
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    RE: TF FW190 GIANT ARF

    Yes, I have one of these "Best Pilots" also that came in the mail yesterday.
    Only I didn't pay to have mine painted.
    I see a couple hours of work that would go into painting this pilot....plus a thirty mile trip to the Hobbytown store. Plus the $$ for those little jars.
    I do have a friend (?) that works with this stuff and maybe?
    May I suggest to get the painted one.


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