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Old 03-04-2013, 06:59 AM
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Im interested in building a fw 190 that is about 36 inches and true to scale. I do not wish to have the plane over powered and would like to have it so the engine does not protrude from the cowling.

I would like to know the community's thoughts on tackling such a project. I'm thinking of using theseplansif I cannot find anything better. Although I read somewhere these planes are not actually scale and just a guesstimate of the planes demensions I forgot where I read that but does anyone know if that is true?

I was going to blow up a 406 guillows plan and make a semi symetrical wing. But these plans seem to already solved that problem.

Edit: can this be moved to the r/c scale builds.... sorry i hit the wrong category.
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I would think this would be a good candidate for electric. My thinking is at this size it would be hard to hide a glow engine. Do you have an idea of the weight of the finished model?
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:31 AM
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I have no idea. Right now I am finishing up my sig Kadet 40 at home. I'm actually gonna start doing some covering and finishing the control surfaces now.

I'm really enjoying building these planes and even if my flying skills arent up to the task yet I would like to build this plane just for the fun of it. It must be functional and a good flier. Im begining to learn that for the most part im just gonna have to do it and learn from there.

I know i can order the balsa from places likehttp://www.nationalbalsa.com/ but the formers call for 1/8th pine. I didnt see them anywhere on balsa selling sites... where can i get it or whats a suitable subsitute?

And I dont want any ARF or RTF its just not my style and not why I am getting into this hobby. Especially now that I have an almost completed plane if I wanna fly I'll fly its more about crafting the planes and making them fly to me.

Also I am not interested in electric worse case scenario i'd rather invert the engine and have it come out th bottom or something.

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You would have to cut the pine yourself, but why not go with plywood instead? It would be more stable less likely to warp and easily available from your local hobby shop or mail order from National Balsa and others.
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Oh, and if you want to copy the picture on the LT-40 box the 1/2" red strip on the wing is matched perfectly by a Hanger 9 trim sheet. Guess how my old LT40 is covered?
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yeah i will go with the plywood instead..... im planning on covering my lt 40 like this my monocote and iron will arrive tomorrow
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The color scheme looks good! I balanced my on the CG right and then latteral balance the airplane and checked the CG again and she flew like a dream. One of the local guys here is a pattern champion and he took it on a check out flight and couldn't believe how easy the LT-40 is to fly. The plane held a knife edge great! I should have taken pictures!

I think you will be happier with the plywood.

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