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Old 10-29-2003, 07:04 AM
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Default RE: Dave Platt FW-190 Project

DougT i will private message my fax number to you and you could fax it to me if it is ok with you. thanks

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Old 10-29-2003, 09:31 AM
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Default RE: Dave Platt FW-190 Project

This might save some long distance charges.
Go here:
[link=http://www.picturecd.com/system/view.cgi?user=drifter&session=1067437488.89936&album=46787&m=a]Platt190[/link]

I think the Platt model that got the perfect score was an earlier Dauntless.
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Default RE: Dave Platt FW-190 Project

Drifter,
Thanks for that post! I just picked up a set of Platt competition retracts for the FW190 at a really low price and now of course I need to get me an FW190 to go along with these retracts. As such, a copy of this article might come in very handy!
Speaking of the Platt FW190, does anyone know of any laser cutters that sell precut ribs for the Platt short kit of FW190?
Thanks again,
Val
Old 10-29-2003, 12:28 PM
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Default RE: Dave Platt FW-190 Project

Thanks for that link,

val, i don't know, so i am busy cutting at the moment, have the stab and half of the fuselage ribs done so far, it looks like quite a big plane when looking at the full sized bulkheads.

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Old 11-13-2003, 07:44 AM
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Default RE: Price of FW-190 Project

Hi All,

This is the total price paid for the project, i will need to get the paint/ fibreglass etc.

the total is at the moment R14000, this includes the engine, short kit, pilot, retracts(all main and tail), pushrods, fuel tank, you name it.

the first construction photos will appear soon because the fuselage is taking shape as we speak.

werner
Old 11-17-2003, 01:30 PM
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the pic follows below on the nest post !!
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hi guys,

can someone please let me know how to post a photo on this forum so that it appears in the page.

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Old 11-17-2003, 01:46 PM
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Default RE: Price of FW-190 Project

Hi again,

I am trying one method of attaching the photo, so if it does not work you know what this is.

The progress has been made on the fuselage only. the following shows the constructed parts with the cowl, gun hood, canopy and half the stab balancing on the fuselage, the stab is not complete because i am waiting for delivery of some G-10 to make the hinges.

here goes (please click the link to view the picture)

http://www.hydrofoildesign.com/FW-190/1st.jpg
Old 11-29-2003, 11:14 AM
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Progress:

Wing Bare framework is up, picture is coming soon !!

still waiting on the supply of G-10 to construction is postponed a bit in some areas.

werner
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Default RE: Price of Onboard Glow for the FW-190

We made a dicision to use Robart hinge points on the elevator and rudder, but will still make G-10 hinges for the ailerons.

The tailwheel has been manufactured and looks very good at the moment.

We are looking for a good onboard glow system for the Super Tigre G20. 23 engine, if anyone knows of one please let me know.

thats all for now

werner
Old 01-14-2004, 12:51 PM
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For single cyl glow driver I use C-tronics. I use one on all my planes. There is a web page that cover all products pricing and purchase. Nelson hobby would be my second choice. I have tried several. I am using a McDaniels on a 3 cyl Saito.
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Hi carlbecker ,

thanks for the reply, do you perhaps have a website to go to and check out all the things?

thanks

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http://www.c-tronicsinc.com/
Its a small chip with leads and includes battery 1900mah. I have six with a couple used for 2 years, faultless performance.
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great photo! post some more! i love the 190.
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Default RE: Price of FW-190 Project

Some more is coming very soon, today i will start the hinges on the elevator and maybe make some more photos on the progress.

thanks for your interest.

werner
Old 01-15-2004, 04:14 PM
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Default RE: Dave Platt FW-190 Project

ORIGINAL: drifter

This might save some long distance charges.
Go here:
[link=http://www.picturecd.com/system/view.cgi?user=drifter&session=1067437488.89936&album=46787&m=a]Platt190[/link]

I think the Platt model that got the perfect score was an earlier Dauntless.
Several months back had the pleasure to chat with Dave and he said I should put the RCM plans on the wall and get the up to date plan what do you think.[8D]
Old 01-16-2004, 12:44 AM
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Default RE: Dave Platt FW-190 Project

Hi,

If i know correctly the RCM plans were published quite a while ago, the up to date design may be a good idea because i have Dave''s videos and he does ask the clients to let him know if there is a error on the plans and so on. So it might be worth while to get the up to date plans as you dont want to have errors on such a project and the possibility is more on the older design.

I also altered my plan slightly, this was not because of errors but of lack a availability and a very high cost in G-10 in South Africa, so i used Robart hinge points on the elevator and rudder and flaps.

Just keep in mind to modify the engine bearers because they are designed for the older SuperTigre G20 (something like that) there is the new G20-23 that is smaller and has more power.

If you have any questions please ask me!

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Hi Again,

here is the next photo, please click the following link and it will open

http://www.hydrofoildesign.com/fw-190/2.jpg

Radio equipment has been ordered and the plane will fly with a JR 9 channel PCM Reciever and a PCM9X Transmitter.

more will come soon.

Werner
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WerHop and Wulfman,

Someone told me around here that you Mr. Wulfman is the expert in Focke Wulfs. I have just finished building and covering a Top FliteĀ“s Focke Wulf 190D9. I consider myself an intermediate flyer with no trouble flying a 60 Supersportser, but this will be my first attempt at flying a warbird. I installed flaps, Century Jet retracts and a Saito 120 inverted (with an on board glow driver) Please give me any take off and landing tips. I donĀ“t want to ruin my 14 months project in a matter of seconds. I fly in Mexico City which is at a very high altitude (7500 feet) and I am using Byron 15% nitro 20% synthetic/castor blend. Which propeller do any of you recomend?
Thank you very much,

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Hi WerHop!

I'm happy to see someone in a similar process. I'm building a Zero from Dave Platt and now I'll start the fuselage. I've already finished the stabilizer.

I don't know if you can answer my question: Did you bought the Competition Special Retracts? How did you attach the struts to the retracts.

I only knew the Robart style like the picture above.

What did you do??

Thanks, and congratulations for the FW190.

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Hi Bruno,

Hope you enjoyed visiting my thread, You should post some pictures on it or make your own about your plane, i would love to see how it looks like.

To answer your question, Yes, i got the Competition Retracts from Dave Platt, the strut is connected by drilling a hole into the retract and strut and strewing it in, this is as far as i understand it, i did not do it so far but will shortly.

i think i might even glue the strut in to make sure that it does not come out.

I started with the rudder control cable yesterday and this is quite a complicated setup on the fw-190, as there is a retractable tailwheel that must steer and a rudder that must move. I got all sorted out but need to do the final things still. will post a picture of the setup once it is completed.

If you have any more questions please ask and if i can answer them i will and remember to post a picture.

Werner
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Hi Werner,

Thank you for the help. Here's a picture of something that I think that will become my Zero. Really the retractable tailwheel is a hard job.

On my model, I decided to make a fixed one after ordering a Robart that didn't fit but I think that a retractable tailwheel is very good.

I'll send more pictures soon.

Thanks

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Hi Bruno,

Looks really good so far, please post some more later on.
Do you use the original G-10 hinges on all the moving surfaces? i had a difficult time getting G-10 in South Africa.

I got the tailwheel working as well as the rudder, now it is for the elevator which i need to get a carbon fibre arrow shaft to make the pushrod, this will be bought on the weekend.

I will post a picture on the mechanisms on the tail, looks quite interesting when it works.

werner
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Hi Werner,

Thank you, now I'm starting the planking job.

It was really difficult to find the G-10 so I decided to use a similar material that was on the plans, the 1/16" phenolic (pc board) that I ordered from a electronic supplier.

Bruno
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Hi Bruno,

Good to here your progress, i was looking to see where i can get cheapish G-10 to maybe get a bulk load and resell in SA.

Please post some photos again i really enjoy them


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