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Old 12-28-2019, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Reverend View Post
Hi Guys,

just to let you know, I have designed a specific fan for the toprcmodel FW-190 that fits the cowl and the backplate of the original Toprcmodel Spinner. Its 3D printed in BDP, a very sturdy and temperature resisting material (110°C)
Hi,
could be possible to have the file of this fan?
THanks
Francesco
Old 12-29-2019, 10:50 AM
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It turns out I have a fan from Reverend, it is fine. Because of a package I got from another gent who crashed his FW-190 I got a new metal spinner and fan along with the Sierra gear. I have this unit it's fine and Ill send it to you for $25 plus shipping.
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Old 12-31-2019, 08:31 AM
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Happy new year to all of you!!!!
Old 12-31-2019, 03:43 PM
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Hi Sparky,
thanks for answer. At the end the engin will be Moki 180 with Topflite Spinner.
Happy new year!!!
Old 01-01-2020, 03:20 PM
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Tried some chemicals on the graphics but still had to wet sand
Old 01-01-2020, 08:33 PM
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I have sanded some on my plane to prep it for my US Navy paint scheme. I think its 320 paper dry and just scuffing the surface to give the Klass Kote paint something to cling too. I'm kind of surprised how many imperfections show up in the painted surface when its is sanded.
Test painting of the bottom with their satin Insignia White shows one coat coverage is satisfactory over the green German RLM color.
I have been able to remove the cockpit tub from the fuse and all the clear plastic from the canopy without much effort. I plan to replace the flat Plastic from the windscreen. I'm toying with the idea of using really thick Plastic for the front center to simulate the bullet proof glass.
I would like to see if I can get a replacement canopy plastic mine has several marks (like stretch marks) from the molding process. I also determined the armor plate for the back of the pilot is attached to the canopy and slides back and forth unlike the way it was provided in the kit attached to the seat.
I have the I Fly Tallies cockpit kit prefinished (wow is it nice!!!) in 1/4 scale and it is too big for the tub. If I had to do it again I would get the unfinished kit (cheaper) and then I could more easily fit to the existing space. It isn't a competition plane so if a valve or switch isn't in the right place no one will care or know.
I have my sierra gear installed I had to shim the gear up 1/8" so the the gear didn't hit the inside of the upper wing surface during the retraction process. I have fitted my GT-80 twin cly engine as well. Un-modified the engine places the prop too far out from the cowl. I had a machinist friend machine a shorter prop drive adapter. Other options would be to move the firewall back a bit but I would rather not disturbed what is there. Also since I'm using the spring starter (6 OZ were you need it) I had to drill a 2" hole in the firewall to clear the sping assembly on the back side, and then cut the upper side of the firewall for the carb to clear everything.
Lots of things coming together all at once!
Sparky
Old 01-05-2020, 07:12 PM
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Pretty much finished with my rebuild from a bad crash this past fall.
Old 01-05-2020, 07:56 PM
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Looks awesome Tim!! I’m still down with the crud so it’s gonna be another week before I get back to work on mine. Can’t wait to fly with ya....nice work
Old 01-06-2020, 05:53 AM
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Sorry to hear you’re still feeling crappy. Get some rest...you’ve earned it! I’ve been rushing to get mine finished cause my wife is having surgery next week and the recovery for her will be about six weeks. I’m waiting for some decent weather to reset the engine. Put a 28x10 on this time. Can’t wait to fly together!
Old 01-06-2020, 06:39 AM
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Tim,
Version 2 looks great! No surprises on this build, you did all the hard thinking on the first one.
I think we are suppose to have some warm weather. I think I am about to the painting part, one of my least favorite parts of modeling , mostly because of the mess and the potential for a major screw up in a mater of seconds.
Did you do the tailwheel hookup the same as the last one?
Sparky
Old 01-06-2020, 10:22 AM
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Hi Sparky! I did the tail wheel the same. Ran the pull-pull from the stock rudder horns to the steering arm of the tail wheel. Gives a lot (too much) of steering but with the DLE 111 the tail wheel doesn’t spend a lot of time on the ground.
Old 01-06-2020, 10:27 AM
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Just curious Sparky...does your plane have a piece of 3/16” plywood mounted between the stab tubes mounted in the plane? Mine does and Jimmy’s does not. My first plane also did not have this.
Old 01-06-2020, 10:36 AM
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Only additions were the ladder and a homing antenna.
Old 01-06-2020, 11:45 AM
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No I don't recall any reinforcement. Can you post a picture of it?
On my RCSB post you can see what I did for the fuse reinforcement. What serial number do you have on yours?
There is a number written on all the parts with a red sharpie apparently by the factory. I guess to keep the parts matched to one airframe, mine is #23.
The step ladder was manually activated on the FS. Are you hooking it to the gear or separate channel?
I never could get the cannon tips to print maybe we can try again.
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Old 01-06-2020, 12:03 PM
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Ladder is manually inserted. The plane is just shy of 38 pounds and I didn’t want to add any more weight. When I pull the ladder out after static display it plugs into a holder under the gun hood so I don’t lose it.
Old 01-06-2020, 12:08 PM
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Almost forgot...my first plane was #40 and this plane is #2.


This is the piece of ply between the stab tubes. Not sure they used enough glue!

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Old 01-06-2020, 12:57 PM
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Has anyone had problems with VQ Warbirds? I purchased their SBD Dauntless 60 size. When it arrived. The tail section was all cracked, the pilots were tossed around and broken. Spoke with the TX Distributor and were kind enough to send me out electric re-tracks to make up. Problem is when they arrived they were in "bad" shape. parts didn't fit, different lengths and dented posts. Tried to contact Taiwan VQ. No reply or customer service. I know you for me, I'll "Never" buy another VQ Air Frame. Just wanted to ask if I was the only one who had this much trouble before?
Old 01-06-2020, 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Cylon02 View Post
Has anyone had problems with VQ Warbirds? I purchased their SBD Dauntless 60 size. When it arrived. The tail section was all cracked, the pilots were tossed around and broken. Spoke with the TX Distributor and were kind enough to send me out electric re-tracks to make up. Problem is when they arrived they were in "bad" shape. parts didn't fit, different lengths and dented posts. Tried to contact Taiwan VQ. No reply or customer service. I know you for me, I'll "Never" buy another VQ Air Frame. Just wanted to ask if I was the only one who had this much trouble before?
Email Tomas at VQ Warbirds. I have bought many planes and parts from him over the last 10 years. Tomas is always very helpful. I see that you are a first time user so welcome to RC Universe!
Old 01-06-2020, 03:07 PM
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Just to bring the lurkers up to speed, tevans and I have been texting back channel. y
Yes i have that piece of wood in my plane as well. I originally thought it had something to do with a tailmounted servo but it doesnt appear to be that intention.
Sparky
Old 01-15-2020, 01:45 PM
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Default Zero or Focke Wulf for Saito FG90R3

Hello guys.
I just ordered a Saito FG90R3.
I just read the whole thread of the Zero and Focke Wulf. Specs seems to be the same in terms of weight, size, wingloading etc.
Conclusion “seems” to be the Saito is a little to small in terms of power in the FW and perfect for the Zero?
my question is why? Does the FW have so much drag or do I miss something?
thanks guys!
Old 01-16-2020, 12:18 AM
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xx
Old 01-16-2020, 12:20 AM
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Originally Posted by totto View Post
Conclusion “seems” to be the Saito is a little to small in terms of power in the FW and perfect for the Zero?

my question is why? Does the FW have so much drag or do I miss something?

My Zero has the FG90 and total weight dry is 15 kg (Without drop tank).
I am very happy with the Zero with the 90. Its a perfect match for this model, and this weight. Good power in all directions. All over a great combo.

My FW had the FG90, and the total weight dry was 17 kg. (Extra paint and without the drop tank)
I have now changed to Moki 180 engine. Total 18 kg dry. (Also without the drop tank). Perfect combo. Just super ! Highly recommended !
I felt that the FW was underpowered with the 90. I would say that the 90 has a limit when the weight is coming up to 16,5-17 kg.
Old 01-16-2020, 05:14 AM
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Back at it with tough sanding


Old 01-16-2020, 05:17 AM
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I got the wings sanded and rivets added last week


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Left side of fuse is rough sanded on graphics area

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