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Feb 03, 2018, 10:14 PM
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Guillows Kit #502 - Focke Wulf FW-190 “UMX” conversion


Since it would appear Horizon will never release a micro FW-190, I’ll build one using their UMX electronics.

Guillows kit #502, 16.5” wingspan. Haven’t figured out yet what I’ll cover it with.
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Feb 04, 2018, 01:56 PM
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Bhoov, it should be a non-tricksey build and conversion. Lots of them have been done and posted here... and mostly successful. Given your UMX proclivities and experience, you'll have no problems so long as you keep it light. Your biggest decision is to go 1S and RET (tame on the whole) or full aileron setup with a 2S ( as wild as your beloved P-47s). Some folks also have split the difference, using a 5 gram outrunner with the UMX BL bricks ! Probably a good idea.. and it woud let you use a lighter battery. Lighter setups call for microlite, solite,tissue etc, whilst you may wanna fully plank a 2S-180-Babbelbatt REAT version.

If I can do it, anybody can do it... and I have four flying Guillows/AS3X/UMX planes now. GOOD LUCK.

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Feb 15, 2018, 11:37 AM
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Ben, are you making any progress? I'm really curious to see how this works out for you. I haven't built a Guillows in eons, but if you're successful putting some electronics in Wurger A model, I might try to do it in a Dora.
Feb 15, 2018, 12:32 PM
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Got the fuse, h-stab, and v-stab done, then cluttered up my desk with a (paid) work project. I just got it cleaned off 2 nights ago, last night was my night with my little little at dance, so tonight looks like the wing will get started

Feb 15, 2018, 01:07 PM
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Excellent. Dont' forget the periodic photos along the way. :-)
Feb 15, 2018, 01:36 PM
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I'll add some tonight
Feb 17, 2018, 08:12 PM
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I started laying down the parts for the wings but I'm bothered by the junk quality of this thing, not that I'd expect any type of perfection.... but still

There are two "Sheet C" parts.... but the density of the wood is amazing in how different it is. 8.3g for one sheet; 5.2g for the other. One is 60% heavier than the other!
Feb 17, 2018, 11:04 PM
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bhoov, we Guillows fools routinely discard and recut the very heavy wood .. or find ways to intermix parts so that the weight differences are offset. Good luck.

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Feb 17, 2018, 11:21 PM
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Yes... I'll be splitting it half and half to try not to have a 60% heavier wing

Thanks Jack
Mar 16, 2018, 08:52 AM
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Just popped in to say cool project! Curious to see your progress! Best of luck to you.
Mar 20, 2018, 02:05 PM
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I too am watching, and hope to see more photos soon..

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Mar 22, 2018, 11:50 PM
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Hows this one coming? I just picked up this Kit as well since I am almost finished with the Spitfire they make a good pair
Mar 23, 2018, 12:21 AM
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No pressure! lol

It's on hold until I can clean my build table off. I had a RC truck project happen... then painted some static models and those are taking up some space... and put up a bunch of eBay listings so there's just stuff, everywhere. Tomorrow & thru the weekend I'll be cleaning up and getting back to work on the little 190.
Mar 23, 2018, 08:57 AM
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That's okay, Ben, but I hope that you do know that you're making it extremely difficult to live vicariously through your exploits...
Jan 06, 2019, 04:05 PM
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Long hiatus on this but it’s back on the table...


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