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Old 12-03-2014, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by flypilot View Post
I have seen this kit live and must say it is a very nice kit, looks to be very high quality and really a good value for te price...I hope they come out with more models in the future I would like to see a full composite fw190 in th same size with an acurate outline

Yes, this would be very intersting to see some pictures of.
Some of the few things I really liked with this kit was the acces hatch they built into the fuselage, the way they did the hinges on the control surfaces, the all finished cockpit interior and how light the wings and overall kit was...will make for a really nice flyer I am sure. Just make sure you have most of the equipmnt as far forward as possible to avoid extra lead in the nose.

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Old 12-04-2014, 11:05 AM
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Looks like the Hanger 9 Spitfire
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Hi,

Got this beauty before christmas but too many projects and also a US vacation in between.

I really like the solutions and finish. I will build this as standard but probably som hidden linkages after a season or two flying it


But here are some unboxing pictures!

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Old 04-06-2015, 11:00 PM
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Did some more work.

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Old 04-06-2015, 11:32 PM
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What next P 38
Old 04-06-2015, 11:44 PM
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Next is 93" Zero and a 89" Mustang, all composite!


But a large composite P38 would be appreciated :-)

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Old 04-07-2015, 03:41 PM
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When will the 89" Mustang be available?

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Old 06-04-2015, 01:06 PM
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Already have some flights on this model. really fly very nice even here in windy conditions. Hopefully some more next week on a warbirdmeeting!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z768_dQCkyY
Old 06-05-2015, 04:46 AM
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Affas,

Thank you for sharing. What motor is in your plane and how much weight did you add to balance? Finally, are the retracts robust and operating well?

Thank you,

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Old 06-05-2015, 06:04 AM
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I had an old Saito FG 36 that is always stopped but it's now modified by Adrian at www.ch-ignitions.com and runs so nice now. For servoes I did use Savox 0251MG. 2s Lipo for ignition and retract and A123 unregulated for rx and servoes. More video, but first I need to install scoops and door hatches. I will make my own setup as I think these white plastic fasteners are useless. To big for the wheel well bay. I really like the kit but it could be even greater with small improvements. It's quite easy to make hidden links. Small detail but great to see on a scale warbird.
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Saito fg 36 mounted. Had to remove the old firewall and pull it back almost a centimeter. Nice overall plane, some minor thing I think should be changed but will reply direct to Top RC model. I have not checked the weight yet but I had 500g lead in the nose. Batteries, ignition etc are in the front
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Hi,

Nice flying. How are the gear? Good quality? Reliable?
Old 06-05-2015, 10:19 AM
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So far so good, not extremely tight but works good. No rough landings yet.
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I don't understand how you guys can make these fully composite models for just 599? In the jet land, this could easily list for $5000 if it were an 81" jet... What is the deal? Don't get me wrong its great you are doing this, it also looks like you are using AIREX but this just confirms my belive that RC jets way over priced.

Anyway, back to the model I have a SAITO 36 FG I wonder if it would be a good match. Who is the U.S. distributor?
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Originally Posted by affas View Post
Already have some flights on this model. really fly very nice even here in windy conditions. Hopefully some more next week on a warbirdmeeting!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z768_dQCkyY

perfect I have a saito FG36 that has been sitting for 2 years and that looked great, how do we buy this model in the u.s.?
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DiscoWings, the planes are in California and will start shipping to customers in one week.

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Gator-RC.com 800 380 9373
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This composite frame is good but I have also some few carfs and SisT composite and they are a league above. I am not sure if they are stronger but more detailed with rivets, plates etc.

The Saito fg 36 is a good choice but you do need to shorten the firewall and engine box. I've seen a lot of people having problems with the trash Saito original carbs and ignition and strongly recommend Adrian at www.ch-ignitions.com

You can always make them run quite good but not very good without hiccups
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Hrm... modifying firewalls is not my fav thing to do, I have the original saito also it may have the problematic carb too :/ can you post pictures of your firewall modification?

May have to go electric then.
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Originally Posted by ForcesR View Post
DiscoWings, the planes are in California and will start shipping to customers in one week.

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SNIP, nevermind I saw its in Califorina...
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Electric? This is a warbird and deserves a nice sound and a engine.... ��

On my mobile at the moment but will post pictures as soon as I can when back home. A couple of hours with drying time included and you are good to go ��
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Double post from my mobile....

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Next is a warbird weekend and then it will be some days with weathering and might also be some work with hidden links all the way. The outline is and flight characteristics is very good so she deserves to be a little more dirty and "real"
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Alf,
I'll be watching with interest how you'll tackle the ailerons with hidden links

Will you go all the way to modify the aileron airfoil?

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/rc-w...l#post12030090

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Originally Posted by w1nd6urfa View Post
Alf,
I'll be watching with interest how you'll tackle the ailerons with hidden links

Will you go all the way to modify the aileron airfoil?
I'm quite noe sure myself but it is always a solution ��
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