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Old Dec 12, 2007, 09:22 PM
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Come on Jeff, we would like to see your FW-190. Show us some pics . Mine should be finished soon.......I hope .
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Old Dec 12, 2007, 09:58 PM
Fly it like you stole it..
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She is nothing to look at yet..

I like to fly'em before I paint'em..
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Old Dec 12, 2007, 10:37 PM
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Thanks Jeff, I didn't realise it wasn't finished yet . How do you like the 3 bladed prop? If you keep it what are you going to do about a spinner? I ask because this is something I would like on mine but I don't know how to go about it
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Old Dec 12, 2007, 11:41 PM
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Is the CG location in the manual on this bird correct?

If not, what location is everyone finding to be correct?

Flew mine today, balanced right where the manual says it should.. Flew as if it was verrrrry tail heavy...

Jeff
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I fly my GWS-190 with the CG at the position shown in the manual and I do not think that the model is tail heavy.

Where to put the CG is a personal preference thing. Some people want a sensitive and very aerobatic model so they fly with a more rearward CG. Others prefer the insensitivity that accompanies a more forward CG. This means that there is no such thing as a single correct CG position, only a range of CG positions that allow the model to fly with stability.

Try moving the CG forward until you are satisfied with the way your the model flies.

Ken
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Old Dec 12, 2007, 11:47 PM
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Try moving the CG forward until you are satisfied with the way your the model flies.
Yeh, I will do that.. For some reason, balancing the plane at the CG in the manual (on the spar essentially) gave me a plane that seemed to be tail heavy..

She flew well, she was just very sensitive to elevator inputs..

I only had time to get 1 flight out of it tonight, but that is the way it felt..

I just thought I'd see if that might have been an error, as there are a few here and there in the GWS literature..
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Old Dec 13, 2007, 09:56 AM
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Tram,

Did your cowl come looking that nice or did you have to do some work to get it that way? Mine was dented and warped. It looks good now ... but that's after hours of work getting it that way.

I'm with you, fly first and then paint. I still haven't painted mine, but it will happen when I find the time.
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Old Dec 13, 2007, 10:48 AM
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Hawk-

The whole plane was painted light gray.. I have painted it a lil' bit... Trying a "weathering" technique I found on the net.. We'll see..

The cowl was prepainted..
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Old Dec 13, 2007, 11:04 AM
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Nice! Mine was clear and in bad shape. With what I've learned from J Morgan via PM, I should never have cowl troubles again. I'll probably replace any I get in a kit with a home made FG version.
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Old Dec 13, 2007, 11:35 AM
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Yeh, I need to learn some cowl work.. J is the man, isn't he?

My cowl is not 100% perfect, but it's not too terrible..

Well, as far as the CG goes, I figured out why it "felt" like it was flying tail heavy..

It was flying tail heavy..

I guess I didn't set the CG as well as I thought.. Reset it today and voila.. Flies much better.. Doesn't want to snap out of elevator inputs, etc..
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Old Dec 14, 2007, 02:39 PM
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Well, I got another coupla' flights out of her today..

This thing is a really sweet flying lil' airplane..

I swapped the 10x5 3 blade out for a 10x6 2 blade.. I would like to try and 11x7.. I need to dig one out of the box..

Here are a few pics from today's flying..

I have my Callie's graphics in hand, wife said she'd pick up some paint on the way home..

Now all I need is a spinner and a member of the Luftwaffe to stick in the pilots slot..

Jeff
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Old Dec 14, 2007, 02:46 PM
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Nice flying shots Jeff.

Cheers--Stacker
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Old Dec 14, 2007, 08:58 PM
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Jeff,

Get the ParkZone Fw-190 pilot and spinner. Both are good fits for this bird.

Pat
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Old Dec 15, 2007, 07:04 AM
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Jeff,

Get the ParkZone Fw-190 pilot and spinner. Both are good fits for this bird.

Pat
Hello!
Where could I buy them with shipping to FRANCE (and not too expensive )???
Thank you very much,
Bye
sebsoupe

Edit : sorry, I've just find them in a french e-shop : www.miniplanes.fr
Thanks!
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Old Dec 27, 2007, 11:06 AM
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think I will order mine today!
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Old Dec 28, 2007, 07:13 PM
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Mount for Scorpion motor.

My FW-190 is all glassed and ready for paint. I saved the motor mount design until the end....just completed it today.

It took awhile to figure out how to mount a Scorpion motor using a star plate. Believe this will be very robust mount so I thought I would share the design.

The standoffs on the right side (marked with blue) are .005 shorter than the left side. This provides for 2deg of right thrust...just like the stick mount.

Enjoy
Wayne
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