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Old Feb 06, 2016, 06:13 PM
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Let's just say that some treaties were being violated at that time.. by some parties... thus the war was underway....
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Old Feb 06, 2016, 08:19 PM
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......okay then how about pre-war then?

I can't be bothered with modifying it to look wartime, too many other toys planes to play with Some in here are crazy the way they detail their flying machines & once airborne nobody can see the detail, oh well an easy way to escape the wife I guess for some
As a builder of detailed models...I'll spend hours putting all the extra wiring and plumbing in an car's engine compartment and then close the hood and put it on a shelf....doesn't make sense but fun doing it. That super detailed airplane looks great in the "hangar" just waiting to be flown. I have detailed and weathered many planes and had fun doing it....just another aspect of the sickness.....errrr....hobby.
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Old Feb 06, 2016, 11:54 PM
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Fw 190 a-8

Here is my FW190A-8.
This is an article I wrote for my Model Flying Club Newsletter.
The Exeter & District Radio Control Club " www.edrcc.com "
I have been flying this super model for over a year.
Enjoy the read.................
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Old Feb 07, 2016, 12:36 AM
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Last year one of our less experienced club members cartwheeled his Durafly, Corsair F4U model.
The prang broke the wing in half and ripped out the rudder and a flap as well a wrecking both retract units ........and loosening the motor !!.
So I didn't pay much for it !!
It has taken me 9 months of occasional work, in between other model projects, to re-build the model to flying condition.
As it needed a full re-paint anyway, it is now in the colours of the Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm Corsair F4G aircraft flown by the "Fighter Collection" at Duxford, England.
I am using all 7 channels of my Multiplex Royal Pro to operate everything, with channel 7 to switch the landing / navigation lights on and off.
I am also mixing elevator trim with undercarriage operation, and also flaps to elevator trim to avoid pitch changes in flight.
The wheels fitted are " Robart " scale wheels which are much softer and slightly larger in diameter for flying off grass............But you have to open out the wheel wells for clearance when the wheels are being retracted or deployed.
I am using the standard 750Kv motor and standard 10" x 8" 4 blade prop until I receive a scale 11" x 7", 3 blade prop......(currently on order).
To ensure the voltage and current holds up throughout the flights, I always use Overlander, 2200Mah, 3S, 60C Lipos..........
It is a waste of money using 20c or 25C Lipos due to the voltage sag which causes a loss of performance soon after take-off............
Using 60C Lipos are worth a 10% to 20% power boost without changing anything else on the model............
Happy Landings..............
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Old Feb 07, 2016, 12:38 AM
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Nice work
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Old Feb 07, 2016, 02:57 AM
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Awesome. Love the 190.
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Old Feb 07, 2016, 07:48 PM
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Dr nice F4U. Those Durafly F4U's handle grass incredibly well even in stock form. I put larger wheels on mine as well.

Where are you sourcing the scale 3 blade prop?
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Old Feb 10, 2016, 11:35 PM
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Dr nice F4U. Those Durafly F4U's handle grass incredibly well even in stock form. I put larger wheels on mine as well.

Where are you sourcing the scale 3 blade prop?
From a Hobbbyking, discontinued Corsair model (1200mm span?)
I spotted an11" x 7" three blade prop from another version of the Corsair in their Global Spares list.
They were sold in pairs...............but I think I bought the last pair.......as they are no longer listed ??
They should now be "winging" their way to me.

As an alternative three blade prop, I am using the FMS 11" x 9" prop on my ST FW190........which, I think it is really nearer to an 11" x 7" pitch.

But it doesn't have a moulded "scale" variable pitch three blade propeller hub ...........So I'll have to paint the propeller hub silver, and secure it with the Durafly, yellow dome nut to look something like the Corsair F4G in the Fighter Collection...........as in the picture.

I am hoping to try these propellers when the weather improves in Devon, England.

Happy Landings........................
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Old Feb 11, 2016, 11:27 AM
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Nice job!!!
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Old Feb 11, 2016, 04:34 PM
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I thought for a second there that photo was a model.
Great looking bird the Corsair, often modeled & they actually fly really well, almost trainer like.
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Old Feb 13, 2016, 05:32 PM
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P-51, ISIS Destroyer, with Clint Eastwood

P-51 ISIS Destroyer with Clint Eastwood. (3 min 36 sec)


Scratchbuilt 60" flying ISIS Destroyer.
"If obama won't do it, we will!"
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Old Feb 14, 2016, 01:25 PM
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Here's my durafly spitfire
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Old Feb 14, 2016, 01:42 PM
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another of my durafly spitfire
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Old Feb 14, 2016, 02:02 PM
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My big fw190 ..lookin for durafly spitfires to shoot down!

Nice spit rob weathering looks great
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Old Feb 14, 2016, 02:09 PM
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another of my durafly spitfire
That might be the best weathering I've ever seen, including anything I've done! How is that foam?!?! what paint did you use?

here's some of my weathering attempts....One to cover crash damage (P47) and the BF110 weathered to tone down the bright colors.
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