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Old Jul 17, 2011, 12:11 PM
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Tian Sheng FW-190 kit from Hobby King (1 meter, EPO)

This is the best deal I've ever had on an air frame and I have to share. I've only seen it mentioned in the GWS 190 and Guanli 190 threads, and since it's not actually any of these, I thought this little plane deserves it's own thread. I'm sure there lots more people out there loving this plane, so please pipe up!

Hobby King sells these for $27 and it was LESS THAN $50 DELIVERED to Canada. http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=12914

This plane has been for sale at HK for quite some time, but there is a couple problems with the way they are listed in the catalog:

1) Listed as 890mm wing span when it's actually 1 meter (they got length and span mixed up)

2) It's made of EPO. The foam type isn't mentioned in the catalog listing, leading most to believe it's made of EPS like the Guanli model.

Had I known about these things, I would have ordered this plane long ago, since it's almost impossible to find a 190 of this size these days!

So I ordered it, and it's unbelievable. Good foam, strudy construction, lots of battery space, REALLY NICE FITS everywhere, nice control horns etc, and of course, FLIES GREAT.

Very few issues putting it together, but I'll leave my mods for a follow up post. A few key pics down below...
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Old Jul 17, 2011, 12:40 PM
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So, here's some nice little changes that made me like this little beauty even more.

1) It's set up for a stick mount gear box or brushless. No good. I made a balsa plate and gorilla glued it to the fire wall. Screw my Turnigy down. Done.

2) Re-enforced the torque rod that joins the 2 elevator halves with a thin carbon rod. Cut a channel through the appropriate spots to avoid interference when using the elevator... more gorilla glue. Done.

3) Re-enforced both push rods for the rudder/elevator. They are flimsy, All it took was some thin carbon tube taped along most of the length of each push rod. Super easy. Done.

4) Shaved down the rear part of the gun blisters on the battery hatch. In my opinion, this is the worst looking part of the airframe. By tapering down the back part of the 'lump', it looks way more appropriate. Thank you Dremel Tool.

5) Paint job. The stock paint is way less than fantastic... enough said. It comes with some lame decals as well. I used the 2 iron crosses that were included for the fuselage and chucked the rest. I made the other decals myself.

I think that's about it for now. I'm not finished so I'll keep updating as I go... if anyone's interested that is.


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Old Jul 17, 2011, 03:06 PM
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...and some video. Not only the cheapest plane I own, it's the best behaved as well!


Sky Donkeys FW-190 Dub Mix (3 min 32 sec)




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Old Jul 17, 2011, 03:09 PM
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only $18 kit
http://www.leaderhobby.com/product.asp?ID=9394001220089
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Old Jul 17, 2011, 03:34 PM
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Good price. At $36.59 for shipping, that would have worked out just a tad more expensive than mine.

Just a fantastic plane if anyone is looking for a sturdy, reliable park flyer (who isn't?).
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really? $36.59???
I did not know that

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Old Jul 17, 2011, 03:48 PM
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Wing pegs for detachable wing (single screw, very parkzone-ish)
True but, I believe the actual company that had this wing attachment setup, at least one of them, who in fact sold tons of ARF (More like Kits from comparing it to today's ARF's) was GRAND WING SERVO (GWS).
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Old Jul 17, 2011, 05:54 PM
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Very nice , Neil !

Looks like she's on rails.... every fw190 model I've ever flown has been rock-solid in flight. For the $$ looks like a great little addition to the squadron...

congrats and continued good luck !
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Old Jul 17, 2011, 06:43 PM
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True but, I believe the actual company that had this wing attachment setup was GRAND WING SERVO (GWS).
Oh I know. I think this plane was modeled from the Guanli, which was modeled from the GWS. This thing fits snugly together like no gws I've seen though... the robustness and nice fit are certainly "parkzone-ish".

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Old Jul 19, 2011, 03:34 PM
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Is this the same model? http://www.nitroplanes.com/focke.html
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Old Jul 19, 2011, 07:26 PM
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I thought the "Tian Sheng" 190 was identical to the Guanli 190 only made of EPO (I believe the Guanli 190 are EPS). Only after reading your post and having one more look, it's not the same plane. It appears the same in almost every way, but there are a few differences in the mold they used.

The Tian Sheng model has gun blisters on the battery hatch that are way more pronounced than on the Guanli. The Guanli ailerons are a bit more scale than the Tian Sheng, at the edges of the wing, while the Tian Sheng has more aerobatic type ailerons (and they sure work that way).

So, after much deliberation, they are different. The Guanli is modeled after the GWS, and the Tian Sheng is neither. Good to know!

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Old Jul 20, 2011, 12:17 AM
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I may have to give one of these a try. The price is definitely right.
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Old Jul 20, 2011, 07:41 PM
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She's done.

I had a bit of spare time to paint, now the 190's lookin a bit better. Yay for $50 airframes and cheap acrylic paint!

A little artistic interpretation here and there, but I'm pleased with the result.

Anyone with suggestions for a FW-190ish triple-prop spinner??


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Old Jul 20, 2011, 09:11 PM
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Neil,

Very nice job!

Matching that BF-190 would be expensive as the only Spinner come to mind are Thru True Aluminum and they are quite expensive.

I found this thread over at RCU and perhaps you might find some clues?
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_14...tm.htm#1485163
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Old Jul 20, 2011, 09:37 PM
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Thanks Pitts,

I think I just solved my problem though. I'll just look for a parkzone 109 spinner and add a bit of an extension behind the back plate to make more of a bullet shape. Plug the cannon hole as well, I suppose.

http://parkzone.com/Products/Default...ProdID=PKZ4907

I hope the hobby shop has one, cause I can't wait.
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