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Old 02-21-2018, 12:52 PM
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They will be there tomorrow Dave !!
Old 02-22-2018, 10:02 AM
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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.
There are issues with the TopRC retracts, as mentioned by BigRetracts-RCU. Im stuck right now, since the retract part is whats left to do. I have contact to another TopRC Butcher-bird owner, and its the same story.

Currently waiting for BIGPLANES.NL to take action on what to do about these issues....!! Quick replies when ordering, so I guess it wont take long. Will get back when I hear more.
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Let me know if you would like a set of the Sierra Giant Version. I know people.

The TOP RC FW-190 Retracts are complete Junk. They are never going to admit it though.
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Well writing [email protected]��
We paid 650 euro for the retracts, hoping they where good!!!! But lot of errors on them, so what is the price. For the Sierra retracts?????
Old 02-22-2018, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by ptdan View Post
Well writing [email protected]��
We paid 650 euro for the retracts, hoping they where good!!!! But lot of errors on them, so what is the price. For the Sierra retracts?????
I should have bought Sierra, but thought that TopRC, with their new line of products, and reletively fine postproducts as the Zero was OK.

IŽll let you guys know what BIGPLANES.NL (and TopRC) are saying about this.....

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Old 02-22-2018, 03:21 PM
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I have been looking at the Iflytailies.com FW 190 cockpit kit. They have one where the instrument panel is 7 1/2" wide and one where the instrument panel is 9 3/8" wide. Any opinions on which kit would best fit this plane? Thanks.
Old 02-22-2018, 06:02 PM
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Mailman delivered my new retracts. Only word to describe them is....outstanding!
Mains should drop right in with just a little trimming needed.
The tail gear will need some modification to fit. More to come soon.
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Old 02-22-2018, 07:50 PM
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Congrats. Now you have some very Good Retracts.
The best you can get.
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Very nice, have the sierra tail retract installed in mine Easy fix..
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Dan, Can you post a photo of the Tail Wheel Install ?

Thanks
Old 02-23-2018, 03:59 AM
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Beautiful landing gear. I wish Darrell made a drop in set for the TF 190. The Robarts are junk.
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There is no real way to put good scale looking gear into the Top Flite FW-190 wing without the Modifications.
Robart really screwed the pooch with a crappy design. To lazy to do it the right way.

Just my opinion of course. ( And maybe a few others. )
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The TopRC tail retract is way off scale. It does not retract near far enough up the fuselage. On top of that, it needs mods (yet pretty easy fix) to retract it, due to poor geometri on the wires, as someone else have writen about.

My concern is still the mains though. Still no answer from BIGPLANES.NL😤. Aftersales seems to be a problem.

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Originally Posted by tevans55 View Post
I have been looking at the Iflytailies.com FW 190 cockpit kit. They have one where the instrument panel is 7 1/2" wide and one where the instrument panel is 9 3/8" wide. Any opinions on which kit would best fit this plane? Thanks.
Getting access to the cockpit may be a bit tough; taking out the old one may be easy but putting a new one will have to be done through the gun access hatch area.
The one that comes with the plane is nice but not scale like and not the correct interior colors.
Would be interested in seeing how you do it if you decide to change yours out.
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This is getting good.
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Has any one tried the Robart Retracts? I ordered my FW190 with the TopRCModels retracts and was very disappointed. Last year I got the Zero with the factory electric retracts and could not be happier with their performance. After checking out the FW 190 retracts I found a bad air leak in both of the retract air cylinders. The machine work was the problem. Mike at Caiman (Gator) has said he will replace them with a set of Roberts. I would like to support him as I want him to be successful and keep more TopRC Models coming. I am sure the Roberts won’t be as scale as Sierra retracts but will they work?
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Getting started on the Sierra tail gear. Don't know if this is the best way but it's what I'm doing.
Have to move the fuselage bulkhead about 3/4 of an inch forward. The rib in the fin that the air cylinder mounts to needs to
be move further down by about 3/4 of an inch. Should be able to make further progress on Sunday.
I've cut out a hatch to allow easy access.
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Originally Posted by maddog-RCU View Post
Getting access to the cockpit may be a bit tough; taking out the old one may be easy but putting a new one will have to be done through the gun access hatch area.
The one that comes with the plane is nice but not scale like and not the correct interior colors.
Would be interested in seeing how you do it if you decide to change yours out.
Looks like it may be a little like building a ship in a bottle! Is there any way to get a measurement of the widest part of the instrument panel? It looks like it may be the width of the entire cockpit at the base of the instrument panel. Thanks for the photo Maddog.

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Old 02-25-2018, 08:36 AM
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Removed the old bulkhead and made a new one to mount the rear gear.

Found a small issue for the mounting of the retract air cylinder. Would be better if it came off the side. easy fix to cut a slot in the mounting bracket.
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Finished the install of the Sierra rear gear. Working great!
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Great job wingspar; getting closer to that maiden flight.
Be sure and get a video when it happens.
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Originally Posted by maddog-RCU View Post
Great job wingspar; getting closer to that maiden flight.
Be sure and get a video when it happens.
I should be done by this week-end but won't be able to fly it until Darrell at Sierra get me the new 6" FW-190 wheels

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I still need to get the gear for my FW; I sure wish there was an electric retract option for this plane.
What did it set you back for the gear and tires from Sierra?
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$800 And worth every penny

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