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Old Feb 01, 2013, 11:35 AM
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Yeah, she's nice as long as speed is up.
I let someone who had never flown rc planes b4 toss a pilon racer with a nitro engine years ago, I told him to run a bit and then throw it hard and level, we were in a small ish field with trees all around, he ran all the way across the field and threw it right at the trees with the wings almost vertical, how I managed to fly out of it I still dont know to this day lol.
WHen I asked him why he said he was waiting for it to lift out of his hand or me to tell him to let it go but he could not here me shouting due to the nitro engine.
Was very funny but I always make it very clear what I want from people if I ask them to throw my planes now lol.
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Old Apr 29, 2013, 09:23 PM
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what control throws are most folks using?
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Old Apr 30, 2013, 01:15 AM
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what control throws are most folks using?
lots on the ailerons and rudder . very little on the elev.
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Old Apr 30, 2013, 10:34 AM
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As per the manual, but only 50% on the elevator.
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Old May 08, 2013, 02:27 PM
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As manual to start but after trimming and moving cog back some, lots on ailerons and rudder but hardly anything on the elev, I would suggest using lots of expo on elev till you get the right amount of movement to suit your flying style.
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Old Dec 12, 2013, 12:01 AM
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well i flew mine the other day with just a 3s 2200, havnt done that in a long time. i bet anything that the planes that are tip stalling are way to tail heavy with to much elevator control. my elevator berly moves up and down i would have to double check when i get home but i am pretty sure no more then a 1/16. i set my throws and cg so it flyes like a big plane not a foamy so the turns and loops and what not are smooth and take sky to do. i did move the battery back to far and it got to flying like foamy and acted funny so i had to be real light on the sticks. once landed i moved battery foward and she calmed down. hope this helps

it still the best flying electric i own.

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Old Feb 27, 2014, 11:15 PM
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um,

realy havnt seen a problem with landing this thing without flaps, when i load this thing up for long flight times i use a 4s 5000mah pack and the plane weighs in at 56 oz. its hard on the heavier gear i use as it bends it on taxi but still lands well, need to put even heavier gear in.

when i land with all this weight i am realy pulling back on the stick and cloping the plane it realy holds in the air nicely.

later andrew k
57sailplane, where in gods name did you fit a 5000mah 4s battery in the FW190? I am starting to build one in EPO and plan on using a 4s 1800mah if it fits that is. I was wondering what motor you are running? I am to assume the FW190 will fly very much like the GWS P-40.
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Old Mar 01, 2014, 11:08 PM
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well its hoged out to the max in the battery compartment. its been a long wile since i have flown this bird.. with that big battery you realy have to touch here in. the extra heavy gear installed still is way flimsy with that battery. if you look back through this blog at the pics i think its in here. the motor is a red and blue tunigy 850kv that i run a 9x9 on. there are a lot better choices these days though.. for power and speed. found it here you go..

later andrew k
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Old Mar 02, 2014, 09:07 AM
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My FW190 is the EPO version and surprisingly light for how chunky the fuse is. I have yet to decide what motor to run in it, I was leaning towards a 480. I will have to see how the plane balances out with various motors and batteries. Here is the plane so far.
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Old Mar 02, 2014, 09:53 PM
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Very nice, don't forget the top of a Dove deo for a fairly scale spinner. It mounts on an HK 30 mm collet spinner. My FW-190 is a Tian Sheng (now discontinued), but about the same size.
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Old Mar 02, 2014, 10:29 PM
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The Butcher Bird is coming along nicely for me. I am far from done but here it is so far. I ended up taking a motor out of a 1200mm Dynam P51 for the GWS bird. The motor looks to be a 15 size motor. I will be running a 11x7x3 blade prop on it. To start I will run 3s, just may end up on 4s. The motor took the bigger P51 vertical, wonder what it will do for the little FW190
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Old Mar 03, 2014, 05:34 AM
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Very nice, don't forget the top of a Dove deo for a fairly scale spinner. It mounts on an HK 30 mm collet spinner. My FW-190 is a Tian Sheng (now discontinued), but about the same size.
Brilliant!!
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Old Mar 03, 2014, 07:36 AM
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It wasn't my original idea - some guy whose wife used Dove , but you can buy the Dove Deo in Oz. I have a lathe, so drilling the holes in the cap and shaft of the collet spinner holder was quite easy, but there may be other ways of attaching the Dove cap if you don't. For painting the white spirals, spray the cap all white, apply auto pin striping tape, spray black and remove the tape. The Hobbyking masking tape, cut down thin, might be even better.
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Old Apr 06, 2014, 06:38 PM
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well it's been a while since i've been in this part of rcg, in fact i started my re-addiction to rc with gws (beaver and then spitfire) back in 2003, anyway to the point lol. when i was in the garage earlier today looking for some fence paint i had stuck past i came across three boxes that i had totally forgotten about since the house move, as you can see the area where the other boxes weren't covering it is a little dusty lol



iirc i got this bird round about christmas 2007, and since then it was in my 'to build' pile then lost in the garage loft lol, so with the new season on it's way and as i have just about everything needed equipment wiseit's time to do this bird some justice i'm pretty much decided to do her up as 'red 23'



i've still to get a motor so i've some reading to do to see what has been working well

phil
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Old Apr 06, 2014, 09:22 PM
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All I would say, as a great lover of the FW-190, is that a paint scheme where the underside is notably different to the upperside might be better. Especially if you fly in grey skies, it is easy to loose orientation with the camo, and these things fly fast.
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