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Sep 21, 2012, 10:12 AM
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Top Flite Giant Scale FW-190 Electrified!!


Ok guys, here we go. I just did an electric conversion to the Top Flite Giant Scale FW-190 which some of you might have seen at NEAT. After seeing the first prototype of the Top Flite FW-190, I knew it would be a great choice to convert to electric power. By having the hatch up on top it was the natural candidate for the E conversion.

If you guys would like I will also go into how we detailed and weathered the FW-190.

By the way this is a true electric conversion in that I also used the new Robart Electric Retracts.

Here are a few pics!
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Sep 21, 2012, 10:35 AM
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That's a great looking FW-190A; I somehow completely missed that Top Flite was doing a giant scale Anton.

Definitely looks better than the KMP 190 ARF. How much bashing was required for the e-conversion?

I'm a long way away from being able to deal with an 85" span plane, but I'd still be interested in seeing more about this guy.

Edit: found elsewhere on the 'net: It's based off an FW-190 A3 3-view. Can be converted to an A4+ variant by moving the cowl ~30mm forward, and changing the radio mast on the tail to the "spike" design.
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Sep 21, 2012, 10:50 AM
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looks like it has a hatch, in my opinion that makes it a e-ready. Hatches are like 75% of the issue.
Sep 21, 2012, 11:25 AM
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Hi Guys,

There was no real bashing at all required. Just a dremal to remove a little bit of wood from the top former to get the packs in. I am using 2x 6s 5300mah packs to make the 12s so I mad up a plate that they go onto then the plate keys into the front and holds them vertically with a Velcro strap around them.

More Pics.....
Sep 21, 2012, 11:38 AM
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This is spectacular! Thank you for sharing this wonderful conversion with us. If you have video please put some up. If not, please make some.

Orion
Sep 21, 2012, 11:40 AM
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I will work on getting some video. Not sure if anyone at NEAT might have gotten any of the flights.

Happy to share, it flies great!!
Sep 21, 2012, 11:47 AM
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I know this is electric now but seeing how big it is, I wonder if there is a radial engine that will fit in it.
Sep 21, 2012, 12:03 PM
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I saw this at NEAT the other day, very, very cool. The scale nuts will find this or that "wrong " with the model, but I am very impressed. If you can, guys, vote with your wallet. From what I understood, the folks at Great Planes faught tooth and nail to have Luftwaffe fighter made.
Sep 21, 2012, 12:06 PM
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Well I am a scale nut and while I do see certain things, I don't care. This is magnificent to see this size. I only wish my wallet was big enough to vote with.
Sep 21, 2012, 12:47 PM
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Believe me when I say, that I understand. I'm adding this one up as I speak and I'm hoping for a good end of the year bonus from work to be able to afford it.

Dan: is there a chance we could get a servo list. The gentleman I spoke with said you guys had high voltage servos installed, but the TF website lists standard servos.
Sep 21, 2012, 01:11 PM
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Hi Dora Nine,

The wing is 4x S.Bus Futaba BLS272HV's servos and the tail is 3x BLS156HV Servos. They are all being run on a straight 2s LiPo with no problem along with the Robart Electric Retracts.
Sep 21, 2012, 02:26 PM
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Dan... I have been looking at this model and would really enjoy seeing as much info as you want to share. I am just starting to get into the bigger built up birds and this would help greatly.
Sep 21, 2012, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by DanLandis
Hi Dora Nine,

The wing is 4x S.Bus Futaba BLS272HV's servos and the tail is 3x BLS156HV Servos. They are all being run on a straight 2s LiPo with no problem along with the Robart Electric Retracts.
Thank you. Added to the shopping list.
Sep 21, 2012, 02:52 PM
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Sounds good my friend! If you have any other questions please let me know. I can get pics or anything else you guys want.


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