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Old Oct 20, 2011, 01:25 AM
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Building Pica Focke Wulf 190 D-9 as Elecrtic conversion

Finally decided to pull that 10 year old kit out of the garage attic and build it. But first I need to figure out which electric motor would work best and which retracts to buy. As far as power goes, most of the people who built this kit used a 90 size gas/nitro motor. After poking around teh internet it seems the E-Flite Power 90 would fit the bill. Anyone disagree? As far as retracts go, I'd love some electric ones like the 74 degree Lado's but if I can't get them then the spring air ones would work. I'll post some pictures later but would love some advice if you think I should choose some other motor or retracts.

I may have to wait for the AMA Expo in January to find this stuff cheaper
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 12:08 AM
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Its a great plane , build the original Platt version that was the kit desing for Pica .
90 is a good choice , while I am sure a 60 would work , Picas build heavy and I suggest you get some good bits and make some very good lightening holes .
Some fun after market options are --Williams brother wheels , imp scale use to make an interior kit that was sold for $24 , really nice starting point , its more 1/6 scale but you can make it fit .
I have one in my blog , that started as an IMP scale but I made many mods for my FW190 .(not the D9)
If you tune into Tom Pierce website he build a Fw190 , however many of the tips can be used on the D9 for great details
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Old Nov 26, 2011, 01:57 PM
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First I built the ailerons according to the plans book. Then I built a building board with a metal skin so that magnets stick to it. I bought some strong magnets that are large enough to aid in holding everything true. What was really nice is that I could dry assemble everything in place, check for proper alignment everywhere and when I was happy, hit it with CA.
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Old Nov 26, 2011, 02:04 PM
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Nice to see a traditional kit back on the forum, look forward to seeing it progress. Whats the spec of the model?

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Old Nov 26, 2011, 02:08 PM
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Once I got all the ribs glued with CA I added wing webbing at the spar. After that I put some gorilla glue along the ribs to add some insurance for any gaps. That stabilized the wing enough against twisting that I could remove it from the building board. I'm choosing to put four servos in the wing instead of running rods to bellcranks as the plans show. I'm also doing retracts which I don't own yet so I can't finish the construction of the retract area. But I can put the top wing sheeting on so I did.

That allows me to add the servos and start installing the flaps and ailerons
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Old Nov 26, 2011, 02:15 PM
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Here's the kit
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Old Nov 26, 2011, 02:19 PM
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Nice to see a traditional kit back on the forum, look forward to seeing it progress. Whats the spec of the model?

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box says wingspan is 63.5", 730 square inches are of wing area and weight they say will be 9-10 lbs with retracts.
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Old Nov 26, 2011, 05:08 PM
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Looking great, I really want to try building with magnets my self one day, give the pins and cork tiles the flick once and for all!

Cheers
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Old Dec 08, 2011, 01:28 PM
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Nice work. Keep up the progress photos. I just picked up the 65" version of the Pica D9 and this is the only build log I have found. Can't wait to see more. Sure wish I had picked up a cockpit kit also.

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Old Dec 23, 2011, 01:18 PM
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Brain , thanks for linking me to the thread , if you want to see this oen finished I can post some pics for motavation. As you know I did not build the one I will post , I just bought it new and built for $130 lol (lucky me) haha .
Will be watching your thread with total attention as i want to convert this to eletric , may add flaps and retracts.
This version was an early Platt and the builder assembled it 100% to plans , no retracts and no flaps
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Old Jan 11, 2012, 01:54 PM
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Hi Brian, can you do me a favor and tell me what the plan/instructions say the C.G. should be set at? Thanks, Aaron D.
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Old Jan 12, 2012, 02:11 AM
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10 5/8" back from the front of F-1 (the front of the plane) or right below F-6 or about 4 1/2" back from the leading edge of the center rib.
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Old Jan 14, 2012, 06:11 PM
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Thanks man.
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Old Feb 11, 2012, 10:17 AM
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Trying to tie the few Platt/Pica fw 190 threads together for future builders, and conversions !

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=65647

getting close on mine.. will be ready before the weather is !
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Old Feb 12, 2012, 03:38 PM
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Friend of mine has this Pica 190 d9. He's got a dle 30 in it.
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