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Old Yesterday, 08:52 AM
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Decided to do some weathering on my Walter Nowotny 109 tonight. I'm pretty happy with the results.
Looking good...

I'm hoping to have pics of my 109 up later tonight.
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Old Yesterday, 11:02 AM
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A while back, someone did a lot of testing with toe - in vs. toe - out for the gear. I remember that he found out that one position resulted in the bad ground behavior to almost disappear. I can not now find the post. Anyone know what I am speaking of?
toe in on a me109 is a misnomer. the wheels axile at 90 degrees to the strut and the strut at that angle the toe in/out changes as the attitude of the plane changes. so I set my toe-in with the stab at a zero incidence. that means as the tail comes down the toe moves to toe out. part of the reason for the me109 dance.

and easy way to stop this is to make the wheel axle parallel to the ground. then it looks funny but handles better (still a me109, but better). I'm glad FMS chose the scale position!

this plane is foam. to much toe one way or the other and the wheel will bite and track true to the wheel till the elasticity in the plastic/foam can overcome the track and snap them back. that's a lot of stress for an airplane held together by a glue that will stay pliable and relax with heat.

best off leaving it at factory settings.

Joe
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Almost done... I have to clean up the canopy and I'm still waiting on my cruel magician decals from Callie. All in all I'm pretty happy with it and looking forward to getting her up in the air.
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Almost done... I have to clean up the canopy and I'm still waiting on my cruel magician decals from Callie. All in all I'm pretty happy with it and looking forward to getting her up in the air.
Looks killer man! Nice job
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A while back, someone did a lot of testing with toe - in vs. toe - out for the gear. I remember that he found out that one position resulted in the bad ground behavior to almost disappear. I can not now find the post. Anyone know what I am speaking of?
Mine looked to have some toe in so I tried it with some toe out and all it did was the splits (the wheels were being forced apart) so I think its best to try and have a negative toe i.e straight aligned.
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A smidge of toe in is good. Toe out is a no no.

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Another happy owner of this beautiful ship! Wanted to share my experience so it can help someone. Maidened her uneventfuly and made 3 flights; on the 3rd landing, which was a greaser, my right wheel came out almost at the end and found that the circlip fell apart. So I´m changing for wheel collars both of them, I fly off grass btw. Other than that I think this Bf-109 flies without bad habits, not very fast (stock) but enjoyable, compared to others that I have, like the hangar 9, kyosho, esm and cmp.
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G'day AKA,
It is a good idea to replace the e clips with some better units from a bearing shop. (not from a hardware store) The ones fitted to FMS units seem to be soft and very prone to spreading when fitted or, when we pull them of with a screw driver in the e part.
I replace all e clips as a matter of course and have found the FMS units (or should I say the e clip supplied to FMS) can be brittle and snap in two or so soft that they all but go straight when you remove them.
You are so right about the model in the air...it is a gem and looks so good.
The sand camo stands out so good against our clear blue skies (normally clear blue) and the blue belly stands out nicely as well. No orientation problems here.
Regards and respect
Daryl
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