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Old 06-15-2014, 05:48 AM
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Default FW 190a with fixed tailgear

I read somewhere? that SOME 190a's had a fixed tailwheel
is this true
do you have a link to one
I am researched out

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Old 06-15-2014, 06:38 AM
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The Germans had problems with retractable tail gear through out the war. If you choose to leave yours fixed down, it will most certainly be scale. The TA 152 never had a retractable wheel. The mechanism was in there, but they just did not work well.
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Even the "retractable" 190 tailwheel only went up halfway and the tire was clearly visible in the tailwheel cutout

I built my Meister 190 with a fixed tail gear to save weight and was rewarded with a 32 lb final weight that glides like a trainer and still flies 10 years later

Just depends on how scale ya wanna be
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