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Old 02-08-2018, 05:12 AM
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As the cowl is rather large, I'm going to install a DLE111 instead of the EME 70. Looks like it should fit without any holes needed to be cut into the cowl.

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Old 02-08-2018, 05:18 AM
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I received mine last week as well. I run the Evo7-77 motors a lot but was considering a Saito FG90 for this one. Then a friend noted that a Moki 150-180 might fit so when I got home I checked and it could be shoehorned in. I have a Moki 180 that I guess I will be putting in mine. As long as structurally it can handle the extra couple of pounds.
The TopRC gear look pretty good "Beefy" the air piston a bit small though.

A good source for a scale FW prop.
BLACP3SS2212FW 75-85cc Biela 121 : 3 B Belia C Semi Scale : Aircraft International
Tim;
Thanks for the link for the prop; I ordered one and 2 days later it was at my door; VERY NICE; it should work great with my Zenoah Gt-80 and it looks very scale.
Does anyone know if there was any type of printing on the full size prop for the Luftwaffe aircraft props?
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Originally Posted by maddog-RCU View Post
Tim;
Thanks for the link for the prop; I ordered one and 2 days later it was at my door; VERY NICE; it should work great with my Zenoah Gt-80 and it looks very scale.
Does anyone know if there was any type of printing on the full size prop for the Luftwaffe aircraft props?
I have never seen any on the FW 190. I have a lot of books!
Old 02-08-2018, 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by wingspar View Post
As the cowl is rather large, I'm going to install a DLE111 instead of the EME 70. Looks like it should fit without any holes needed to be cut into the cowl.

Dave N
Good move,the 70 is a little small.
Old 02-08-2018, 07:10 PM
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You will all have a great retract option for this aircraft soon.
Old 02-08-2018, 07:41 PM
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If you want Scale , For dry-transfers go to

AEROLOFT DESIGNS PRECISION SCALE DRY TRANSFERS Aeroloft Designs has the markings you are looking for

Scroll down to FW190 . Cindy can make anything and she has been doing it for 25yrs or so

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Old 02-09-2018, 01:11 PM
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yep they fit
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Old 02-09-2018, 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by tfarmer96 View Post
yep they fit
Are these the Sierra gear? if so which plane Meister? ?
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Looks like it might be challenging to get gear doors to fit.

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Originally Posted by wingspar View Post
Looks like it might be challenging to get gear doors to fit.

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your right that's why I'm making new ones.
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Old 02-11-2018, 12:41 PM
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Test fitted the DLE 111 before cleanup. Perfect fit but needed to be spaced out about 1/2 an inch. Sparkplugs fit inside the cowl with no need for any holes. I did a quick test balance and found it's still tail heavy even with this heavier engine. So it's either lead or something useful so I'm going to install an autostarter to the DLE 111.

Received a better size swastika.



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Old 02-14-2018, 03:57 PM
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I received my FW 190 last week and have a question. I ordered mine with the TopRC retracts. After getting the tail wheel installed and hooking up t
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Donít know what happened to my last post, will try again. I received my FW190 with TopRC retracts last week and have a question. After installing the tail wheel retract assembly and getting the pull-pull done, I have an issue. The cables are tight and the steering works great when the gear is down. As you try to retract the tail wheel, instead of the cables relaxing, the geomitry of the assembly tryís to tighten the cables and will not let it retract. Has any one else seen this and do you have a solution? Thanks.
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Springs?
Old 02-14-2018, 04:22 PM
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Drill two holes just below the retract about an inch apart. Install yellow nyrod as a guide. Adjust the tension of the wires so it is taunt when the retract is full down. It should then be slightly loose when retracted.

Or use springs.

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Old 02-14-2018, 05:16 PM
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Just another word of warning about the TopRC tail wheel. If you install the retract as shown in the on line ďmanualĒ the part that the pull pull lines connect to (canít remember what itís called) will hit the air line and restrict how far it will retract. My solution was to face the air line aft after doing some relief work with my trusty Drumel to create space for the air line. I donít want to sound like a complainer because the airplane is truly assume. Have been flying to TopRC Zero with a FG84 for over a year and hope this flys as good as my Zero. So far the quality has been first class. I canít believe how great all the hinge points have lined up. Sure wish electric retracts had been an option as I have not done air in years. Got my Saito FG90R3 installed with Keleo exhaust. Very slight mod to the corners of the firewall and a cut out for the carb was all that was needed.
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Dave N,
thanks for the solution to my tail wheel retract issue. I was able to raise the exit holes 1/2” above the forward mounting bracket as you suggested and it works perfect.

Thanks again,
John​​​​​​.
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Originally Posted by tfarmer96 View Post
yep they fit
Are these the 1:4.5 Sierra retracts or are these made specifically for this plane?
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We are actually using our 1/4 Scale FW-190 Retracts for this plane.
They used really long struts just like the Full Scale.
We made a slight Modification to the side plates to make them fit the plane better.
We are starting to ship them this afternoon
Better get your orders in now while we still have a few in stock.

Darrell Tenny
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Old 02-16-2018, 11:37 AM
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Thanks Darrell. Just ordered the plane, and your retracts!
Are you making a unique set of wheels and tires for this plane? I have your retracts and wheels on my ESM Bf 109.Just wondering if you recommend the same wheel.
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Yes, We are making a Scale 6" FW-190 Wheel just like our 5-1/4" Version.
Should be able to ship the New Wheels out late next month.
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Originally Posted by maddog-RCU View Post
The other thing missing from this plane are the guns; known as the "butcher bird" it would be a crime not to get those 6 machine gun on this plane.
I'm already looking at getting them for mine and at callies graphics for the Priller liverey.
Already have what I need to make the cockpit canopy open and close.
I will be interested to see how to make the canopy slide. How detailed is the cockpit kit?
Old 02-21-2018, 02:00 AM
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hi hi
Anyone finish yet???? Im still building
Old 02-21-2018, 09:54 AM
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I'm waiting on the Sierra retracts and wheels.

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