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Old 01-16-2020, 05:21 AM
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Guns are built now to drill wing placement




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Old 01-17-2020, 06:09 AM
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Originally Posted by totto View Post
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.
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Old 01-17-2020, 08:43 AM
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Didier, do you like the retracts that come with the zero? Love to put Sierra gear in it.


anyone know if darrel's gear fit?
Old 01-17-2020, 08:50 AM
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Darrells gear fit with some simple shims added


Old 01-17-2020, 08:53 AM
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thanks! are those his FW190 gear? I know those fit, I meant the zero.... I have his gear in my top rc FW
Old 01-17-2020, 09:35 AM
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Yes they are Darrells FW190 gear....I donít know about his zero gear but surely they are a good fit on that model
Old 01-17-2020, 12:10 PM
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Hello Didier...PM done
Old 01-21-2020, 11:07 AM
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Tried some chemicals on the graphics but still had to wet sand
The graphics are coated with a thin clear plastic. Tough to sand or remove with chemicals. I took a razor blade and scraped off the plastic...then wet sanded with 180 & 220. Very easy once I figured out how to remove plastic shield. It will come off is huge hunks once you get the blade underneath a bit. Hope that helps.
Old 01-21-2020, 11:19 AM
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Thanks Jimkron...thatís exactly how I did it
Old 01-21-2020, 09:41 PM
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I ordered mine without decals and if I had to do it again I'd have ordered the plane in primer. You have to wait for the next shipment and pay up front.
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Old 02-06-2020, 09:09 PM
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Paint is on and graphics are started


Old 02-07-2020, 10:39 AM
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That is looking really good Jimmy!
Old 02-07-2020, 02:17 PM
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Thanks...I didnít get to work on it today as I had planned but maybe I can get something done tomorrow
Old 02-07-2020, 02:20 PM
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I wasnít happy with this one vinyl but Callie is doing it over for me
Old 02-08-2020, 09:49 AM
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Originally Posted by n8622t View Post
I wasnít happy with this one vinyl but Callie is doing it over for me
what system did you use for the rivets? they look awesome. Will you have a sliding canopy?
Old 02-08-2020, 03:19 PM
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Rivets are from Chad Viech. Very easy to apply and stick really well. Iím not doing a sliding canopy outside of the original setup
Old 02-09-2020, 12:48 AM
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Hi hi
What are the measurers on your wood shims, for the retracts???
Old 02-09-2020, 05:27 AM
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I installed sierra gear and added 1/8 plywood shims so the gear cleared the wing skin in the retraction cycle.
There is some lateral play in the gear as the slot is wider than the gear. Tow-in isn't adjustable with my particular sierra gear so to verify everything I plugged both wings together (with out the fues) and placed them in position than ran a axel size rod between them and set them at 0 degrees tow. It turns out that the blocks were perfect so no adjustment was required and the gear was installed centered in each slot.
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Old 02-09-2020, 08:21 AM
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I put the wings on first then adjusted the shims as needed...what I found is the shims changed the camber and the gear needed to be shifted to adjust the toe in. All this changed the location of the wheels on the wheel well, so your best bet would be to start with the wings on and find that sweet spot with the toe in
Old 02-09-2020, 11:30 AM
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Right side done...started on wings

Old 02-09-2020, 01:48 PM
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Getting a little closer...had to think about how I had these together
Old 02-10-2020, 12:48 PM
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My FW-190 has a white belly so I am busy painting things white. landing gear included and all the ancillary hardware as well.
Today I put the wings on the plane and ran into a problem the wing wouldn't go in completely like it was hanging up on something.....
I think my rear wing tubes are too long. The front wing tube is 21 1/4" long and the rear wing tube is 12 3/8"
Someone measure yours. I can see the rear tube hitting the other tube on the centerline of the fuse. as I tride to slide the wing on the fuse.
Before I cut about 1/2" I just want to double check things.
They slide into the wing a little less than 6" and are symmetrical from the right and left side.
All the normal checks have been done.
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Old 02-11-2020, 11:34 AM
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One wing down and one to go

Old 02-11-2020, 11:38 AM
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Left side...right side next
Old 02-11-2020, 06:31 PM
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Callie redid these graphics...theyíll go on tomorrow

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