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Old May 06, 2006, 10:38 AM
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Parkzone P-51 Mustang or Focke Wulf 190?

Hi guys, I've been having loads of fun with my Aerobird challenger and now I think its time for me to upgrade to a more challenging/realistic model. I'm thinking maybe Parkzone's P-51 Mustang or the Focke Wulf 190, but I just cant decide on which one I like the looks of the P-51 but I also like the fact that the FW190 is the latest in the Parkzone range and has the more secure battery hatch. I can get them both at the same price off Ebay. I know that the two models basically do the same thing but just wondered if any of you guys recommend one over the other or even something not from Parkzone in the same price range prehaps.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated

Thanks. Mark.
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Old May 06, 2006, 01:24 PM
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It all depends what side you want to be on. From what I've heard and seen they are 2 peas in a pod. Take your pick. I just wish they would sell the airframe alone. I don't need any more radios.

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Old May 06, 2006, 02:00 PM
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Get the 190.
Mustangs are as common as hondas.
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Old May 06, 2006, 02:06 PM
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Hi bill, thanks for the reply. After some more research I think I'll go with the FW190, from what i've read its slightly easier to fly and launches better. As for the airframe its available to buy here:
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=PKZ1670
Just hope I dont have to buy one
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Old May 06, 2006, 02:10 PM
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Get the 190.
Mustangs are as common as hondas.
The 190 it is then....cheers guys
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Old May 06, 2006, 09:03 PM
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The 190 seems to fly a little better... not much though
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Old May 06, 2006, 09:10 PM
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Not to mention the fact that Mustangs shot up quite a few British spitfires back in the day, forcing an emergency improvement on Spitfires.

Mustangs, on the other hand, were always a good fight with the FW-190.

Mustangs are a bit too common though, I'll give you that.

The PZ Focke Wulf doesn't have the swastika on the tail like the real ones did. I think it's a little lame to punk out on that one little detail to be politically-correct.

I like that the FW doesn't have that silly scoop hanging down. That completely ruins the clean lines of the Mustang, IMO. It was much better integrated in the Spitfire.

My real opinion is that if you have already learned on an RTF, why would you keep buying them? It's time to get into some real radio gear now. Get going and "build" and ARF. Don't be lazy.
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Old May 06, 2006, 10:28 PM
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Thanks for the info. I just assumed the FW-190 would be similar to the P-51. Glad to see they got wise. Looks like there will be a FW190 in my future.
I'm looking into converting an old Pilot FW190 from glow to electric but it might be a tad heavy.
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Old May 06, 2006, 10:43 PM
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Here you go Bill http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=PKZ1570 Complete parkzone P51 airframe with no radio gear.
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Old May 06, 2006, 10:58 PM
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Thats 2 in a row. I'm still leaning toward the FW190. If my conversion works I'll have 2.

Thanks for the info. I'm going to raise with my LHS owner who told me the airframes were not available without the other stuff.

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Old May 06, 2006, 11:25 PM
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I also like the fact that the FW190 is the latest in the Parkzone range and has the more secure battery hatch.
Thanks. Mark.
Watch that hatch. The cheezy folded plastic hinge failed on mine before I flew it for the 1st time. Trust me, you dont want to loose the hatch in flight.

Having flown both <brushless> the FW-190 is marginally better IMO.

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Old May 06, 2006, 11:27 PM
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I'm looking into converting an old Pilot FW190 from glow to electric but it might be a tad heavy.
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Glad I'm not the only one holding onto one of these great flyers!!

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Old May 07, 2006, 05:10 AM
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My real opinion is that if you have already learned on an RTF, why would you keep buying them? It's time to get into some real radio gear now. Get going and "build" and ARF. Don't be lazy.
Thanks for all the advice fella's, Jeremy I would love to have the time to build my own planes but with having 3 kids all under 5, time and money is a bit scarce at the moment so i'll let someone else take care of that for the time being....

Thanks again guys, i'll let you know how i get on when my 190 arrives.
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Old May 07, 2006, 10:27 AM
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I'm having lots of fun with the FW at the moment. Needed some nose weight but it's nice and positive and pretty nippy for a brushed motor model. Still left me wishing I could buy the airframe only mind.
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Old May 07, 2006, 12:58 PM
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I'm having lots of fun with the FW at the moment. Needed some nose weight but it's nice and positive and pretty nippy for a brushed motor model. Still left me wishing I could buy the airframe only mind.
Hi David, I take it your talking about the Parkzone FW? if so you can get hold of the airframe only from here:
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=PKZ1670

Or here for us in the UK:
http://www.wonderlandmodels.com/inde...on=Prod_detail

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