Focke Wulf 190A

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This is my latest Focke Wulf 190A from TopHobby with a 3d printed spinner, flies very nice.  I’m on my third now really do like the FW190 both version will need to add a FW190D at some point.  This one has light, flaps and retracts.

 

This was my first

My ill fated FW190. Was too heavy and dropped like a stone when power was off.
This is the ill fated FW190.  It was too heavy and dropped like a stone when power was off.

This was first Focke-Wulf 190A from an Aerotech kit who are no longer in business. Wingspan  was 50″ and I fitted a SC 52 four stroke engine.

Maiden flight was good.  I was worried about the weight as I had to put a lot of lead up front to get the C of G correct.

I couldn’t find any suitable decals so I made my own using waterslide printed on my inkjet printer.

Model was covered in brown paper and PVA painted in B & Q match emulsion, then sprayed with acrylic varnish to seal.

Update – I was correct in worrying about the weight.  The model was very twitching on take off but once flying reasonably fast it was OK.  The engine cut on me and it dropped like a stone. Although it was repairable I decided it was never going to be good flyer weighing in at nearly 7lbs. So I scrapped her.

My second FW190 was a Kyosho ARTF kit. Notice the word was 😢.  Flew very well but gravity finally won the day.

Now on my third one. From “Top RC Hobby FW190 Focke Wulf”  I believe this is the same one as HobbyKing sell

I do like the FW190, but this time it’s an all electric. Maiden flight was very good. Only issues is wheels are a bit small for grass, so had to get a helper to hold the tail until I had almost full power applied and then she took off.  Did’t need any trim at all flew like it was on rails.

 

fw190-1 fw190-2 fw190-3

 

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