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Old 02-02-2018, 07:16 PM
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Poor video quality of this plane in flight.....

Old 02-02-2018, 10:19 PM
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Looks good but sounds.. awful!
Old 02-03-2018, 06:29 AM
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wingspar,

The directions noted you had to cut your own opening in the fuse for the rudder wires.
Have you gotten the grear for yours yet?
What type of glue are you using to attach the hinges?
Will you be adding the swastika to the rudder?
I 'm contemplating on the amount of work required to change mine out to look like Prillers ride with the black 13 on it and the ace of hearts card on the side.

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Old 02-03-2018, 10:32 AM
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Directions? I can't be bothered reading directions

No gear yet

I'm using JB weld two part clear epoxy. This stuff set up clear and hard. Not gummy like so many other five minute epoxies.

Yes, I'm adding a swastika

Black 13 should be great. My favorite is Willi's black 8
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Old 02-03-2018, 05:35 PM
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My swastika is to small. Need to order out a proper sized one.
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Old 02-03-2018, 05:55 PM
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Yes way to small.
Old 02-04-2018, 05:46 AM
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The other thing missing from this plane are the guns; known as the "butcher bird" it would be a crime not to get those 6 machine gun on this plane.
I'm already looking at getting them for mine and at callies graphics for the Priller liverey.
Already have what I need to make the cockpit canopy open and close.
Old 02-04-2018, 11:24 AM
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I received mine last week as well. I run the Evo7-77 motors a lot but was considering a Saito FG90 for this one. Then a friend noted that a Moki 150-180 might fit so when I got home I checked and it could be shoehorned in. I have a Moki 180 that I guess I will be putting in mine. As long as structurally it can handle the extra couple of pounds.
The TopRC gear look pretty good "Beefy" the air piston a bit small though.

A good source for a scale FW prop.
BLACP3SS2212FW 75-85cc Biela 121 : 3 B Belia C Semi Scale : Aircraft International
Old 02-04-2018, 12:24 PM
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Wow, a Moki 180. Please keep us advised as to your progress. Power won't be an issue.

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Old 02-05-2018, 04:12 AM
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Still waiting for mine
Old 02-05-2018, 05:29 PM
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Gear, spinner and prop scheduled to be delivered tomorrow.

All hinging and control horns installed and control horns painted. Note that I reverse the horns on the flap. I think it gives much better geometry in the down position.
EME 70 with starter installed. Need the spinner and prop to determine its final forward location or how many washers to add for the prop to clear the cowl.
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Old 02-05-2018, 07:41 PM
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Mounting elevator servos. Nice secure method provided by Toprcmodels
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Old 02-06-2018, 04:38 AM
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What paint did you use on the control horns; looks like a perfect match.
Old 02-06-2018, 05:08 AM
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Originally Posted by maddog-RCU View Post
What paint did you use on the control horns; looks like a perfect match.
Just went down to home depo with the stab and they scanned it and made up up a small sample jar of latex flat paint.

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Old 02-06-2018, 03:11 PM
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The remaining items have arrived. Retracts look good. Spinner is very substantial. Have to wait and see how the prop works out.
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Gear looks semi OK.

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Old 02-07-2018, 08:22 AM
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Not if you really know what you are looking at.
The Lower Oleo is way too small for this Size and Weight Plane.
The Down Locks are a Joke. Way to Thin and Made from Soft Aluminum.
The Trunion is again Way too Small for this Size Plane.
The Cylinder hits the Strut when it in the Up Position and makes the Cylinder Leak.
I could go on, but what do I know.

Poor Copy of Actual Quality Retracts.
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My comment was only comparing the picture to what Robart offered for the TF 190.
According to caimindist. com...Robart has made a set for this Toprc 190.
That set is the "Original Air gear for toprc fw190" correct?
I agree the gear shown above doesn't have a strong looking downlock.
Old 02-07-2018, 09:00 AM
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I am only trying to inform the average modeler that goes by what the Distributor tells them is good.
These are just as bad as what Robart offered for the Top Flite.
They can put the blame on the Pilot, but it's just Laziness and lack of knowledge.
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Too bad you ended up being the ginea pig.
But at least everyone here has warning now about those retracts.
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As Darrell at Sierra will be making retracts for this plane, I've ordered out a set. All of the gear that I've gotten from Sierra has been truly outstanding. The ruggedness of Darrell's gear is needed at our less that perfect runway.
I was kind of hoping to be the first to post a flight video of this aircraft but that doesn't look like that will happen now.

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Originally Posted by BigRetracts-RCU View Post
Not if you really know what you are looking at.
The Lower Oleo is way too small for this Size and Weight Plane.
The Down Locks are a Joke. Way to Thin and Made from Soft Aluminum.
The Trunion is again Way too Small for this Size Plane.
The Cylinder hits the Strut when it in the Up Position and makes the Cylinder Leak.
I could go on, but what do I know.

Poor Copy of Actual Quality Retracts.
How soon will Sierra have a set available; Darrell?
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Mike,

It may be a few weeks. I have to see what changes I have to do make them easier to install without mods.
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Originally Posted by BigRetracts-RCU View Post
Mike,

It may be a few weeks. I have to see what changes I have to do make them easier to install without mods.
Maybe I missed it, but I sure wish you made retracts for the Hangar 9 Corsair 60cc! I haven't seen anything other than the F6F modded to fit. The FW190 retracts will be awesome I'm sure!

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Old 02-07-2018, 08:49 PM
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Are you sure the Sierra retracts will not fit?

Also, just make a new swastika mask from low tac shelf paper, then airbrush it. Piece O cake!

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