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Old 01-18-2019, 02:01 AM
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Thank you JFandL
Old 02-07-2019, 09:53 AM
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Here’s what I did to make the doors two piece. Did this on my TopFlite FW also and has worked great. Its a bummer that the lower door has to be a little higher, but its quick and easy. I filled in the voids with evercoat which is an almost exact color match.
Old 02-18-2019, 08:25 AM
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Default FW190 paint

I just took one of my stabs into Home Depot and they matched my colors perfectly, $3.20 per 8oz jar. Add 15ml Floetrol and you are good to go. The Floetrol allows the paint to flow better with almost a self leveling property. I get the Behr paint in flat finish. Any type of clear can be used over it just provide at least a week to dry. I typically use an automotive flat clear, it’s expensive and smelly however the finish is of course auto quality and completely fuel proof.
Old 02-18-2019, 08:30 AM
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Default I change my look slightly to match a full scale subject.

Old 02-18-2019, 08:31 AM
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I used the Behr paint as described above
Old 02-18-2019, 07:11 PM
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Ready for the field, just a little weathering and a coat of satin clear when it warms up.
Old 02-18-2019, 08:51 PM
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Originally Posted by tevans55 View Post
I used wet sanding to remove the decals. They are clear coated so be patient. Once you get through the clear coat you will know it because the decal comes off very quickly.


What tail wheel did you use? thanks David
Old 02-19-2019, 05:10 AM
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Hey guys I got a request for those of you with finished planes.
Could you post some pictures please of how you placed your servos and retract air tank,etc.
Would like to get some ideas of what worked good and what didn't before I dive into mine.
Thanks
Old 02-20-2019, 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by LtMash1A View Post
What tail wheel did you use? thanks David
I used a Robart tail wheel with the solid wheel covers on both sides drilled to fit the Sierra Precision tail strut axle.
Old 02-20-2019, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by maddog-RCU View Post
Hey guys I got a request for those of you with finished planes.
Could you post some pictures please of how you placed your servos and retract air tank,etc.
Would like to get some ideas of what worked good and what didn't before I dive into mine.
Thanks
Hi Maddog - I took this photo before I had run all my hoses and wires but you can see how I placed everything. The switches for the batteries and air fill valve work nice right up on top. My A123 batteries fit on either side of the fuel tank and in front of the fuel tank.

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Old 03-04-2019, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Reverend View Post
So a quick question... I have been fooling around with an Idea and it seems to work very well.

Just curious, is there any requirement for some FW-190 wheels? They are ball raced (for a 1/4in axle), 5,3in in diameter and weigh 6,9oz. Theres still some detail cleaning to do to remove some printing flush (like with plastic model kits).

I can enlarge them to some extent if needed.

I also have an idea on how to get the rear to look a bit nicer but apart from that they are ready to go...

Rev

Hey Reverend I send you couple of pm regarding the 2 fans and 2 set of guns i order
Old 03-05-2019, 12:03 AM
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Hi all,

the next batch of fans is ready for shipment. @Victor: No worries, your guns are in the proper scale too. The ones on the picture are 1/2 scale for a french Modeller, just grabbed the wrong ones for the picture.
Just one word: I do these fans in my spare time next to a 60h daytime job so please bear with me if it takes a week or two to make them. I know that can be a long time when you add the shipping time from Austria (5-10 days) but I assure you, you will always receive your fan

Rgds,
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Old 03-05-2019, 05:49 PM
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Hi all,

the next batch of fans is ready for shipment. @Victor: No worries, your guns are in the proper scale too. The ones on the picture are 1/2 scale for a french Modeller, just grabbed the wrong ones for the picture.
Just one word: I do these fans in my spare time next to a 60h daytime job so please bear with me if it takes a week or two to make them. I know that can be a long time when you add the shipping time from Austria (5-10 days) but I assure you, you will always receive your fan

Rgds,
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Payment sent thanks for those
Old 03-05-2019, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by aatjame View Post
Dave N,
thanks for the solution to my tail wheel retract issue. I was able to raise the exit holes 1/2” above the forward mounting bracket as you suggested and it works perfect.

Thanks again,
John​​​​​​.
I don't understand. There are two "tabs" that stick out from the former where the "L" brackets on the gear screw onto. (talking about the Toprc gear). Where do you place the holes in relation to these? there is no place above the tabs to put holes and anything below the tabs would not work as the gear articulates in an arc, up back and up. Please clarify because I have had no luck in figuring this out. I have used springs but is seems to make the tail wheel awfully flimsy. Thanks, Dave
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Hi Guys. For the horizontal stabs, do you guys make it removable with screws screwing to the rods or glue them in.
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Hi Guys. For the horizontal stabs, do you guys make it removable with screws screwing to the rods or glue them in.
I made mine removable. Two screws on the right are painted red and the ones on the left are not painted. Reminds me to only remove one set and slide the stabs out. One side will have the tubes attached. I can put two planes in my suv no problem.
Old 03-07-2019, 07:41 PM
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why don't you just glue the tubes to one side so you don't have to use the screws.
Old 03-07-2019, 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted by HiCurrent View Post
why don't you just glue the tubes to one side so you don't have to use the screws.
That would work just as well, somewhere in the back of my mind i always think of easily replaceable parts. Once the tubes are glued, there is no getting them out.
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Thanks. I'll make mine removable too.
Old 03-08-2019, 12:22 PM
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I don't have to glue in the stabs in afterall. The screws broke off one on each side of the stab. There is no way to get them out now and there is no way to remove the stabs too.
The chinese don't know how to make steel. Their screws break off so easily.
Old 03-08-2019, 05:48 PM
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Seen this video filmed at the 2018 Scale master's
Old 03-08-2019, 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by JFandL View Post
Seen this video filmed at the 2018 Scale master's
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hu4a11PUURs
Great job on the video and flight!! I really like the repaint as well. Dave
Old 03-09-2019, 07:00 AM
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Thank You for posting the video!
The 190 won her class at the 2018 masters event and was a joy to fly in competition.
Engine: DA70, Sierra Retracts, Futaba Radio.
The original paint scheme was sanded off and repainted by Jack and Dennis Haynes and they did a great job.

There was a crashed plane in the middle of the runway during the round filmed which is why the plane is circling in the beginning as the debris was cleared from the runway.

Sonny Coleman
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Originally Posted by Sonny.C View Post
Thank You for posting the video!
The 190 won her class at the 2018 masters event and was a joy to fly in competition.
Engine: DA70, Sierra Retracts, Futaba Radio.
The original paint scheme was sanded off and repainted by Jack and Dennis Haynes and they did a great job.

There was a crashed plane in the middle of the runway during the round filmed which is why the plane is circling in the beginning as the debris was cleared from the runway.

Sonny Coleman
Love the aircraft outstanding job!!

John
Old 03-10-2019, 06:44 AM
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Looks like Morris James at Morris mini motors has finally released the pre-order for the 5 cylinder 125cc radial. It should be a perfect fit for my 190

https://www.morrisminimotors.com/ums...-ums5-125.html

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