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Old 07-08-2004, 10:49 AM
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Default Holman or Reines FW190A kit?

I am looking to get a FW190A kit in the 80” wingspan range. Two of the kits I’m considering are the ones offered by Bob Holman and Scott Reines. I believe that both of those kits are based on the old Don Lein plans, as such I was wondering whether anyone could point out any differences between the two kits and comment on the quality of the glass fuse found in each of these kits. Likewise, it is my understanding that both of these kits come with foam core wings and I’m curious whether any laser cutters offer laser cut ribs for these kits?
Thanks in advance for all and any input!
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Old 07-08-2004, 11:56 AM
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Hi

I have seen Scott R's glass work. It is very good quality work. I think you can see his stuff by going to www.vicrc.com.

I also have many of Bob Holmans models. All my epoxy glass fuses were layed up by Mark H. of DCU fame. It is top notch. The cowl might be mat glass polyester, not much on impact resistance. No details or panel lines on the fuses. Holman may offer a laser rib set. See which fuse has the vert stab molded in??

I would also see who offers the most accessories as a kit. Spinner, canopy, drop tank, gun deck blisters,ect.
Holman takes months to get a fuse. My 75" corsair took almost 6 months to get, but I was in no rush.

Holman (909) 885-3959
Old 07-08-2004, 12:34 PM
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I just ordered my A8 kit from Bob last week.
will get it next week as he is waiting on fuses.

Scott's stuff is just as good. But with Bob's stuff, you get the plans
and more items/accesories than what Scott offers
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I'm confused now......does the Holman 190 have molded in panel lines and rivets or not?
Thanks...
Old 07-08-2004, 06:38 PM
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On the Holman no details.

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Todd

You must have some inventory of warbirds. Lucky dog.

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LOL Steve! yes, I am working on more all the time

I am finishing the PCM 109, and than onto the finish the BT
spitty, and than maybe the Holman FW? or the Z 92" P47?
or whatever else comes along

the Holman kit does not have the vertical fin molded in, Scott's does.
I believe, Scott's has panel lines? that didnt matter to me, as I will do
mine based on the 3-views I have
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Am I correct in assuming that the Holman components are compatible with Raines’ glass fuse? What about Platt components like the gun kit, Rack kit or the scale prop, are these components compatible with Holman/Raines fuse?
Thanks,
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Holman stuff and scott's are the same.

Platt's stuff, I dont know
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Waldmar,
Both kits are excellent quality, Scott's fuse come with the fin and panel lines molded in. I built 2 of these and I recommend it.
JG
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Old 07-09-2004, 09:54 AM
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Default RE: Holman or Reines FW190A kit?

JG that is one great looking FW. What engine do you have installed in it and how much did your plane end up weighing? Did you have to put any extra weight in the nose? Likewise, what retracts did you go with and are you happy with the way they have performed thus far?
Thanks and sorry for a deluge of questions.
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Waldemar
Go to http://mywebpage.netscape.com/warbirdscale/ for the bird information. Yes I had to put a bit over 1 pound of lead in the nose
More info on the first flights: http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_42.../tm.htm#427155
JG

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