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Mar 09, 2007, 06:34 PM
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Hi Pat,
I've been told Jim was the first Early Bird of FW-190.
He would be the first pilot of this fighter in USA.

Chen
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Mar 09, 2007, 10:52 PM
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Originally Posted by GWS CHEN
Hi Pat,
I've been told Jim was the first Early Bird of FW-190.
He would be the first pilot of this fighter in USA.

Chen
You lucky dog Jim.

Pat
Mar 10, 2007, 03:28 AM
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I think you should have kept quiet Jim because it looks like you could just have volunteered for the build thread - what say the rest of you guys??
Mar 10, 2007, 07:04 PM
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I'm all over that one like a hobo on a ham sandwich! I'll be using a GWS BL 2215\12, GWS servos, and a Spektrum AR6100 receiver. I was considering glassing it with silkspan and WBPU but since it may be the first build from a hobbiest point of view, think I should do it or just go "stock"?

Jim
Mar 10, 2007, 11:01 PM
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Originally Posted by jamesdr
I'm all over that one like a hobo on a ham sandwich! I'll be using a GWS BL 2215\12, GWS servos, and a Spektrum AR6100 receiver. I was considering glassing it with silkspan and WBPU but since it may be the first build from a hobbiest point of view, think I should do it or just go "stock"?

Jim

Go stock! At least for the first round... Then we can all see what if any pitfalls there are (or aren't).

I plan to put the fuse against some scale drawings. It looks like it might be to cartoon scale, with an oversize canopy, and the canopy too far back on the fuse. The wierd stuff on the ailerons is wacky too.. I made a mold to pull vac form wheel wells to pretty that up.
Mar 10, 2007, 11:49 PM
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Hi Spinnetti,

Its canopy is nither oversize nor too far back on the fuselage. It's almost a scale one. I'm sure you could pretty it up if you put retractable L/G on it.

Chen
Mar 11, 2007, 09:41 AM
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One vote for stock - anyone else in the peanut gallery want to place a vote?

Jim
Mar 11, 2007, 09:47 AM
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Hi Spinnetti,

Its canopy is nither oversize nor too far back on the fuselage. It's almost a scale one. I'm sure you could pretty it up if you put retractable L/G on it.

Chen
Sorry, I'm sure its fine - just looks a bit strange in the pictures. Unfortunately you can clearly see how the aileron detail on your model in no way models the real thing, but this is a small detail that can be corrected by making my own ailerons or filling the ones provided and redoing the detail.

I have construction drawings and many scale drawings, so when I get it, I'll check. I also used to have a 60% scale replica. I am making working aluminum oleos with scale angles and retracts too. By the time I get it, I should have this gear made for it.

Here's a couple of my favorite paint schemes (a historical one and the #77 which is my personal one for the IL2 game) and example drawings I was talking about.


Thanks.
Mar 12, 2007, 04:42 PM
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The build begins!

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=655932

Jim
Mar 13, 2007, 10:31 PM
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One of the Taiwan's flyer tapee by using films.
Mar 14, 2007, 01:23 AM
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That covering looks great on the plane, but the pilot looks cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeesy. It's like hanging fuzzy dice off the rear-view mirror of a Ferrari or something.
Mar 14, 2007, 01:31 AM
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Another 2 pics.
Mar 15, 2007, 01:51 PM
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Arrgh, that spinner! Blah! ....lol.
Mar 15, 2007, 03:23 PM
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The scale is the same as the PZ-190. I'm installing one on my FW-190.

Jim
Mar 15, 2007, 04:12 PM
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As far as the spinner is concerned I have no problems, because I can make an exact scale one using foam that will weigh only 4-6 grams. This light weight means that this style spinner is good for 10,000 RPM.

Ken


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