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#1 Orion Pax Mar 20, 2012 07:42 PM

FMS 1400mm FW-190 Owners Thread
So here it is. The purpose of this thread is for owners to share and exchange experiences in a polite and constructive manner.
This is also to serve the purpose for new or aspiring owners of this plane to not have to wade through 40+ pages of bickering and what not to find any relevant information.

For those of you who would be interested, StudioRS was kind enough to work up some FMS Owners Club gear for us.
If you would like a T-Shirt, Hoodie, Coffee Mug or any other item of the nature, please check out the link. Lots of good stuff there.



There is lots of other stuff there so make sure you check it out.

So please, come in, enjoy, share, have fun and be nice to each other please.


-Wingspan: 1400mm (55.1 inch)
-Length: 1230mm (48.4 inch)
-Drive System: 4250 KV580 Brushless OutRunner Motor
-Propeller: 3-Paddle
-Speed Controller: 65A Brushless ESC w/ 5A SBEC
-Servo: 5X 9g metal gear and 1X 17g metal gear
-Retract System: Servoless Retracts
-Battery: 14.8V 2600mah 20C Li-Polymer

Adding pics courtesy of Banana Hobbies. Best pictures around and these are just some of my favorites.









#2 Orion Pax Mar 20, 2012 07:43 PM

The Unboxing
1 Attachment(s)
FW-190 Unboxing HD (12 min 29 sec)

#3 Orion Pax Mar 20, 2012 07:43 PM

The Build
Part 1
FW-190 The Build Part 1 HD (12 min 43 sec)

Part 2
FW-190 The Build Part 2 HD (10 min 14 sec)

Part 3
FW-190 The Build Part 3 HD (16 min 29 sec)

FW-190 Gear Teardown & Rebuild HD (14 min 24 sec)

#4 Orion Pax Mar 20, 2012 07:44 PM

Maiden & Final Thoughts
Here is the maiden flight of mine.
FMS 1400mm FW-190 maiden 1 (5 min 32 sec)

FMS FW-190 maiden video 2 (4 min 58 sec)

FW-190 Flights 6 an 7 HD (13 min 59 sec)

I am going to split this section into Final Thoughts and an area for Things to Note.
My final thoughts are simple, I love it. Its still pretty new to me so I have to let a little more of the new wear off before being completely biased in my assessment.

Things To Note.

1) Check the tow on the landing gear. Be sure to tighten the grub screw just above the wheel and maybe use some loctite to ensure it doesn't back out over time. Refer to my video on the Tear Down and Rebuild of the landing gear.
2) So far any 6 channel DSM2 RX from Spektrum has been unable to actuate the retractable landing gear. If you plan to or have purchased this plane, please use a 7 channel DSM2 or a DSMX RX for this plane. FMS is aware of the issue and hope to hear of a resolution on thier end soon.
3) Check the collar on the back of the motor. Dambit had his come off in flight which really messed up his plane. Caught it on fire. So please check that collar and loctite the grub screw on that.

#5 TripleW Mar 20, 2012 08:15 PM

Did you get one from RC Castle? That first batch didn't last very long.

#6 Strongbow Mar 20, 2012 08:19 PM


Originally Posted by TripleW (Post 21093623)
Did you get one from RC Castle? That first batch didn't last very long.

Im glad I got my order in this morning. Whew!:eek:

#7 Orion Pax Mar 20, 2012 08:23 PM

I sure did. I had one ordered about 5 min after they came up. I messed up my order some how though but Raymond got it all worked out and said my FW-190 will ship tomorrow. I will be on vacation next week so I will be sweating it all friggin weak. LOL!

#8 Smoothcruizer3 Mar 20, 2012 08:24 PM

They will make more....got one too

#9 dambit Mar 20, 2012 08:27 PM

Orion, good idea starting this owners thread. :)

The motor was listed as 580KV on Raymonds site. Is that a typo or can Beltpilot confirm this?



#10 Orion Pax Mar 20, 2012 08:39 PM

Hey Steve, I just emailed Raymond. We will see what he says.


#11 dambit Mar 20, 2012 08:44 PM

Cool. Just checking because I'm not sure how my props will fair on a higher KV motor. I've tested them on the 500KV motor running on a 5s and they are fine. I guess they will be fine on 4s with a 580KV motor, but will have to test on 5s.

#12 Prowler901 Mar 20, 2012 10:16 PM

I've got to save my pennies for this one. She really looks great!


#13 BadClams Mar 20, 2012 10:25 PM

Well Orion.... you KNOW I'm gonna have to come and get a first-person looksy!!!!!

#14 kahloq Mar 20, 2012 10:57 PM

Crap...didnt get my order in fast enough....but will be getting one on next batch from rc-castle

#15 Strongbow Mar 21, 2012 05:38 AM

Recieved an e-mail from Raymond this morning. Package is in route to the good ole USA. Wow, thats fast. By the way, since it is airmail does this qualify as a flight review?:D

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