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Old 06-25-2013, 08:56 AM
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Tommy_Gun, great post and info. Thank you!
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:03 PM
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Finally got the video of the first flight loaded.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrgIfDEgnyE[/youtube]
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:03 AM
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Wow......are you saying that you are flying the plane at a CG of 7 inches???? That's amazing.....is the recommended CG that much nose heavy. Perhaps that IS the reason guys claim to be running out of elevator on landing??

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Old 06-28-2013, 11:47 AM
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I have been following this thread for a while and thought I would add my FW190 to the fold. I plan on a maiden in the next week or so ,waiting for the right time. here are a couple photos. Mostly stock with the exception of a mod to the DLE55 and a couple of small changes to airframe to allow for my choice of electronics and electric retract gear.
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:47 PM
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Lookin good motor12..good luck on the maiden...I've been away for awhile and am getting back at my FW..finally...working on the wings still..
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Old 07-03-2013, 04:44 AM
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Wings are ready for glassing,I left the flap hinges stock as well as the flap trailing edges..I may change the edges if I get the time later....My DR-1 was at our fun-fly recently,I know,I know its not an FW-190,just thought I'd throw that in..
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:06 AM
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Anyone flying this Plane with the DLE 55-RA Engine, the one with the Rear Carb & Exhaust?
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:14 AM
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Anyone flying this Plane with the DLE 55-RA Engine, the one with the Rear Carb & Exhaust?
Ya Ram has one..check post 701 page 29
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Thanks, much appreciated!
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:11 AM
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Default RE: TF FW190 GIANT ARF

Dick Petit also put one in his..His review is in the High Flight IMAA mag that just came out..
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:29 PM
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Wings are ready for glassing,I left the flap hinges stock as well as the flap trailing edges..I...
Looking awesome there, Steve

Is that a kit or a plan build?

Looks like I'll have to go down that road if I want a big FW-190 (without paying an arm and a leg rolleyes: )

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Old 07-03-2013, 06:35 PM
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Got the ailerons from http://www.fliteskin.com/FwAcces.htm. Its a bit of work,but I wanted to do a different colour scheme and add a few goodies...
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:23 PM
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Looks good! Glad to see someone else went down that road..
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:49 AM
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Thanks Ram;Had to go for away for some minor surgery but am back and am progressing on the glassing..got a coat of West System on the wings.Thinking about doing a sliding canopy also...
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:45 PM
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Looks great, Steve

What kit/plans are you building off?

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Old 07-19-2013, 04:48 PM
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Default RE: TF FW190 GIANT ARF

Got some paint on the pilot,still have some work to do on him..
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:51 PM
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Hi BJ;Its the T/F FW190 arf without Monocote..
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Old 07-19-2013, 05:24 PM
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Has anyone considered making the wing two piece and the horizontal stab removable? I wonder how hard it would be[8D]
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:41 PM
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Has anyone considered making the wing two piece and the horizontal stab removable? I wonder how hard it would be[8D]

I'm going to glue the tubes into 1 side of the stab & use screws in the other. I figure that repairs would be easier that way.

I thought about doing a 2-piece wing but decided against it. I could be done though. I once modified my 95" WS Sr Telemaster ARF to a 2-'piece wing. I had a precisely fitted dihedrel brace made out of maple in the pattern shop at work & made scew anchor points near the ends.
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Old 07-19-2013, 07:07 PM
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Awesome Srtelemaster. If it weren't for the fact of buying two Meister FW190's and getting the 109 this week, I'd be interested in getting another ARF and keep it simple but make it like mentioned. I still favor this scheme and this model makes it easy to do.
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Old 07-20-2013, 03:19 AM
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The removable stab idea was learned the hard way.

I screwed up a landing W/my PT-19 & broke off the right stabilizer. That will make repairs much harder since the vert stab is glued into the horizontal stab & faired in.

Since the full scale Wurger has an adjustable stab & is not faired in, making the stab removable seemed like a good idea.
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:53 PM
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I'm having issues trying to get a retractable tail wheel for my TF FW 190 I purchased a Robart air tail wheel but it's to big and dosent fit. Which one are you guys using please I need all the help I can get.
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:56 AM
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Sierra...
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:31 AM
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Do you know witch Sierra tail wheel retract will fit?
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:42 AM
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Had the dreaded full gear compression landing this weekend and the gear door came in contact with the runway. Not a lot of damage but scraped the doors and knocked them all out of alignment. I am now going to do the two piece door mod, thinking of going with a thin gauge aluminum if it's not to heavy. If all my landings were spot on I would not have to do this mod, but that's never gona happen.
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