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Aug 15, 2016, 08:59 AM
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FlightLineRC 1300mm Focke-Wulf Ta 152 H-1


Well Gang,

It appears yet another fantastic model is coming from the innovative folks over at MotionRC....a plane that's sure to more than satisfy the connoisseurs of unique and rarely modeled types....the Focke-Wulf Ta 152 H-1 !!!

This news comes to us by way of Benjamin Presten, whose keen eye spotted this in the background of the FlightLineRC Bearcat build video:


Although looking blurry and grainy (like all good "spy" photos should!), it's pretty clear what's lurking inside the box.....!

Since there's no more out there available on this model, I'll post up the Wiki link to info on this late war variant of the venerable FW 190:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Focke-Wulf_Ta_152

I'm sure Alpha will be along soon enough to explain things...possibly, probably even a few others as I could only imagine that folks have seen this thing flying around Apollo field in SoCal for weeks. I find it hard to believe word hasn't gotten out yet.....but here it is !!!

So start posting up your favorite paint schemes, videos, and even WILD speculation about this thing and let's get this party started !!!
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Aug 15, 2016, 09:08 AM
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Aug 15, 2016, 09:12 AM
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Based on the fact that the box says 1/11 scale, I'm guessing wingspan at 1300-1350mm. Decent size (would prefer a little bigger, maybe 1/10 scale like the other offerings), and I'll definitely consider adding this one to the fleet.

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Aug 15, 2016, 09:22 AM
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There will be atleast one flying on our field next summer. 😁
Aug 15, 2016, 11:05 AM
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That was either a planned "leak" or they are pissed. This would be an off their normal path way of getting the word out on a model...they usually simply make an announcement. I tend to believe since none of the usual "Cali" suspects that are "in the know" have commented yet...it was a mistake...which would be unfortunate since there is an obvious strategy behind when they announced things. I really like all the MRC guys...they do great work. I hope this doesn't make things harder for them.
Aug 15, 2016, 11:10 AM
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It is the information age..

Lets hope it is true.
Aug 15, 2016, 11:27 AM
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My concern is for Captains Ryan and Mike - Hope they aren't in any trouble over this information leak. Keep 'em flying, guys!
Aug 15, 2016, 12:05 PM
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I'm sure Pilot Ryan and CPT Mike are just fine.....this stuff happens.....

Ben Presten's watchful eye first spotted this on the Bearcat build video and posted the pic....an explosive revelation !!!

Don't any of you remember the 1970's and 1980's when folks scoured the pages of "Car and Driver" for factory leak photos of upcoming cars??? Or how about the fact that the B-52 cockpit used in "Dr. Strangelove" was built on an English soundstage based on photos leaked to an British aerospace publication?

This is breaking news....the deafening silence from the usual suspects associated with MRC says it all....

I think it would be much better for them to just come out with it and get ahead of all the speculation....
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Aug 15, 2016, 12:07 PM
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Plus one on that. A slip like this can cause all sorts of issues. But I would be surprised if it was an accident. That video would have been viewed by more than one person before it was released.
The guys do such a good job with their videos it would be a great in justice if they had trouble over it.
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Aug 15, 2016, 12:22 PM
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This was definitely planned. You don't think they review and edit these videos? Also, in the Bearcat build video as they pan slowly across the Bearcat canopy and the focus moves in and out so you can get a good look at the background? Too bad it isn't a 1200 or larger Dora......
Aug 15, 2016, 02:19 PM
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My thought is that it was not planned. The people at Motion are smart enough to realize that showing this Ta-152 could, and probably will, impact their sales of the new Fw-190.
Just my opinion.

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Aug 15, 2016, 02:40 PM
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If this new bird is 1/11th scale, it appears that it should be in the 1300mm class, right?

Ta 152 H-1 specifications, from Wikipedia :

Length: 10.82 m (35 ft 5 63/64 in)
Wingspan: 14.44 m (47 ft 4 1/2 in)
Height: 3,36 m (13 ft 1in)
Wing area: 23.5 m (253 ft)
Empty weight: 4,031 kg (8,640 lb)
Loaded weight: 4,727 kg (10,470 lb)
Max. takeoff weight: 5,217 kg (11,501 lbs)
Powerplant: 1 Jumo 213E liquid-cooled inverted V-12, 1,287 kW (1,750 PS; 2,050 PS with MW-50)
Maximum speed: 759 km/h at 12,500 m using GM-1 boost (472 mph at 41,000 ft using GM-1 boost)
Range: 2,000 km (1,240 mi)
Service ceiling: 15,100 m using GM-1 boost (49,540 ft using GM-1 boost)
Rate of climb: 20 m/s to 25.4 m/s (3,937 ft/min at maximum weight of 5,217 kg to ~5,000+ ft/min at 4,727 kg)
Wing loading: 196.8 kg/m (41.38 lb/ft)
Power/mass: 0.276 kW/kg (0.167 hp/lb)
1 30 mm MK 108 cannon 85 rds
2 20 mm MG 151/20 cannons 350 rds
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Aug 15, 2016, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by 55TBird
My concern is for Captains Ryan and Mike - Hope they aren't in any trouble over this information leak. Keep 'em flying, guys!
Nah, Ryan des too good a job doing what he does to have to worry about that!
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Aug 15, 2016, 02:45 PM
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Sure, that's an interesting speculation ! But I don't know if it would have such a terrible impact on the FW190. After all, it's just a freewing one without hefty changes.

It sure has a better power plant and flaps, but the scale aficionado's will more probably see that the landing gear has been totally screwed up on this one. Not a very great seller I would assume, especially when considering that the average customers for those highly detailed axis planes are often very interested in scale aspects.

Anyway, now that the (possible) damage is done, how about just showing us more pics of the TA152
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Aug 15, 2016, 02:51 PM
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