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Old 01-09-2003, 01:44 AM
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loucel, thanks for the info. Iplan on buying Platts semi kit (need the gun hood, spinner and canapy) along with cockpit and gun kit. Just thought I'd check all options before final purchase.
Will the gun hood from Holmans fit the platt kit?

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Old 01-09-2003, 01:54 AM
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Default 190 stuff

Loucel,
I'm also building the foam wing this time. Once you learn how to cut it with a hot wire, life is easier. The only dilema is how to install the split flaps. I'm in Portland right now, any werbird guys around here?
Jose
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Old 01-09-2003, 01:57 AM
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Rex,
Again the gun hood on the Platt kit is a bit larger, and longer, the profile is the same,

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Old 01-09-2003, 02:01 AM
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Default found a site with nice color schemes

I can't vouch for the historical accuracy of these images, but check out this site: http://www.aviation-history.com/focke-wulf/fw190.html

Some very nice colors pics here, I particularly like the first one, think there may be a fw-190 in my future
Old 01-09-2003, 02:04 AM
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Jose,
I will have a friend show me how to cut and work with the foam wings, (I have a Vailly kit waiting with a set of foam wings!!) want to learn on the Holman kit!!, Do not know to many guys down in Portland!!? Do you have any pictures on the wing work?

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Old 01-10-2003, 12:23 AM
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Hey All you FW-190 fans check this site. www.flugwerk.de/history.htm
Old 01-10-2003, 04:11 PM
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Have you checked out Meister-Scale. They have a great flying 190 in 1/4 scale. Both the short and long nose versions. Check out their website and see the pic's. I have built all 3 versions, A8, D9, and TA-152

Meister-Scale.com

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Old 09-21-2003, 12:41 AM
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Default RE: FW-190 maiden

Well, perfect weather today, 70 degrees and clear.
The flight went "almost" great, take off with a x-wind seems not to be problem, it tracks pretty good.
The Shindin gear had trouble getting up and locking, took a few minutes. I had no chance to put it down yet.
The ailerons at 50% are Super sensitive. Not enought up elevator.
4 minutes into the flight the engine started to sag, so I prepared for the engine out. It happened 30 seconds later.
Brought her around and came screaming out of the sky, seemed like was gonna run out of grass,
Not enough elevator to flare, she panckaged and shot up another 10 feet. Finally touch down again, this time for good, about ten feet from the fence.
A little scraping, she'll be good to go as soon as I figure out if the engine is cooked or not.
Here is a shot getting ready,
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Old 10-13-2003, 01:45 AM
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Default RE: Fw190A8 test flights

Four more flights today with a total of 10. The gear has been working great but the lower doors had to be removed until I find a way to install them. The deflection of the doors creates a too much drag for the gear to up lock properly, leaving the wheels hanging down..
DOes anybody owns a set of Sierra 190 retracts?? How do the doors hang relative to the wheels?
A couple of shots of Blue 4 before the flight and during taxi.
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Old 10-13-2003, 01:58 AM
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The last flight of the day brought surprises. After landing, strange noises could be heard. After inspection, it was noticed that the engine mounting bolts had come loose and it was leaning forward. This caused the fan to rub inside the cowling and break off all the fan blades but 2, still visible behind the prop in the pic.
Could have been worse!
Last 2 shots before going home
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Old 10-13-2003, 09:50 AM
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Outstanding Jose,
Keep it in one piece so that we can see it at Castle as you work out your bugs.
Ray
Old 10-13-2003, 10:41 AM
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This is the color chem from a airfix 1-24 plastic kit,again from a orginal fw 190.
This model is from Airworld, 260 cm wingspan,moki 215 radial engine.
built of a friend of mine.

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Old 10-13-2003, 07:27 PM
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Yes Ray and you better get your squadron (butt) ready for the Jagdgeschwader (Vic, Scott, Sung and me) of 190's coming down screaming out of the sky!

hehehe


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Old 10-13-2003, 08:27 PM
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Imagine that 4 FW190 in the air at once, not to mention from four minority pilots... LOL
Old 10-23-2003, 06:35 PM
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here's my Holman fw190a5 flies nice not yet complete took to Dayton OH warbird rally
flies on aerrow 42 gas engine
Old 10-28-2003, 02:14 AM
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Here is a shot of blue 4 on the landing roll. ...
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Old 11-02-2003, 02:45 AM
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Old 11-02-2003, 10:59 PM
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JG, earlier you mentioned that you had problems with the Shindin retracts and had to remove part of the gear doors in order for them to lock. What did you do to resolve the problem and have you been satisfied with the performance of those retracts since then? I will be building the Homan FW190D and was also considering getting those retracts so I would love to hear any opinions you might have in regards to those retracts.
Thanks,
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Old 11-09-2003, 05:45 PM
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I love this thread! Not much nicer than a big FW! I have to agree with Ty, the Meister birds are super. They are probably the easiest to build and they all fly great. In fact, I've had several 109's, 190's long and short nose, the Zero, Corsair, P-47 and still the pride of my staffel the big 140" ws Ta-152H that Ty built from converted Meister D9 plans...you can see it on my website at www.warbirdbuilder.com along with lot's of other great giant scale warbirds. I also have in the wings, the AirWorld/Stuart Mackay FW-190 with the 215 cc Radial...I really like hearing about this particular combination, as I have yet to put mine together, but I do love the sound of that big radial!!! This winter I hope to finish up a Meister 109, and build a 190 A8, and then get to my Airworld 190. By the way, Thanks Ketil for the very helpful reply to my email about the AirWorld wurger. Does anyone know if there is a scale fan for this airplane out there anywhere...Stuart says to use the Vailly Aviation fan, but I spoke to Roy and he says that it is too small? Anyway, keep posting stuff about these FW's...I can't get enough of it!
Horrido!!!
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Old 11-10-2003, 01:06 AM
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Val:
The problem was really in the gear doors being so large that they create lots of drag on the gear, coupled with the long strut and big wheel. I finally solved it by bending (made of litho plate) the front end inward /towards the wheel. You would also have to trim them so the can seat inside the wheel well when retracted. Be aware that this problem is also encountered with other retract system as I tried in the past. The built in forward rake really makes a big difference since it allows the wheels to lay flat when up and locked, but with a rake of about 10º there should be no problem. This combined with the angle at which it seats in relationship with the spar (Pintle angle) makes it work perfect.
Shindin retracts and struts are pretty sturdy and reliable as I already had a couple of rough arrivals with the airplane bouncing off the ground. I use a Robart variable speed valve with a #191 tank.
Now I need to find a good cockpit kit that doesn't cost a fortune! This 190 is really an awesome flyer!

JG
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JG, Thanks for the update! I have shindin retracts on order for FW190D as well as the Spitfire, as such, I was a little concerned when I read that you had a problem with the retracts. Anyway, it was a relief to read that the retracts were not the real culprit with the problems you were encountering and your suggestions on how to make these retracts work flawlessly on this bird, will come in very handy.
Thanks,
Val
Old 08-30-2004, 10:59 PM
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Hi guys, i'm not ready to go into kits yet, less giant scale kits, but I do want to buy a FW and I'm looking in getting a GSP FW190, what can you tell me about this plane?

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