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Old 06-13-2016, 10:09 AM   #1
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I recently picked up this 59" FW-190 from a friend, originally obtained in an estate sale.

It had an unused OS 45FSR bolted to the front and was missing the fuel tank. The one in the pic is closest to the bay, but would still require a bit of rework to make fit.

Intend to stuff in a Saito 65, the smallest I have in spares. Also in search of a radial cover, (my larger 7" too big to fit that 5" cowl opening).

Already found some shortcomings, the first in process getting rid of the slop in the full-span aileron linkages and replacing the CA hinges with pin type. Along the way may mod for flaps and work in separate aileron servos. At this point undecided on replacing the mechanical retracts. May just fly it as is to get it airborne soonest.

Was hoping for some information, pics or instructions on a few items. Unfortunately nothing found online comes close, ie. smaller ailerons and/or separate flaps as part of the setup.

Along with the listed wingspan, both fuselage and wing seems to be foam sheeting over the underlying structure, covered with film and a heavier plastic sheet over the fuse and wing joints.

Anyone seen this one before?
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Old 06-14-2016, 09:28 AM   #2
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Re: Help Identifying Aircraft Make

To be quite frank, I would sell it to someone that is into electric. Most FW190's require a lot of nose weight to balance. Because of the position of the MLG and the steep angle on the ground they are a real dog on takeoff. Upright landings are nearly impossible. I would not spend a lot of time or money on it. The .46 should be plenty of power.
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It looks a lot like my ARF FW190. made by Lion Model Products. But the skin pattern looks different than mine



LMP was popular in the late 80's and early 90's.
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Re: Help Identifying Aircraft Make

Except for the lack of stab bracing that looks to be a better match to anything else I found. That age would also likely explain why nothing still available online.

How did yours fly?

Does not hurt to ask, but would you still have any documentation?
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The print reminds me of the old EZ Models. An early brand of ARFs from the 1980s
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The print reminds me of the old EZ Models. An early brand of ARFs from the 1980s
EZ and Lion were made by the same company.

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Except for the lack of stab bracing that looks to be a better match to anything else I found. That age would also likely explain why nothing still available online.

How did yours fly?

Does not hurt to ask, but would you still have any documentation?
Actually, it flies pretty good. I still have it and still fly it from time to time, but electrics are what I fly more often these days. Supertigre G60 in the nose. A couple of ounces of lead up there too for balance.

The stab bracing was something I had to do. In fast maneuvers I had a terrible flutter in the horizontal stab. Also the whole stab would flex resulting in a soft feel on the elevator, something you dont want in a dive!!!
The entire stab was really flimsy. the bracing helps a lot. Elevator response is solid now.

I honestly don't know if I have documentation on hand. I do keep all my docs in a file cabinet. I f I have them they would be in there. I can have a look later when I get home
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yeah I am sure that is a easy kit . my buddy Dale had one with a saito 80 and it flew great until it went dead stick and did a nose dip. I had the easy Diablo , flew it for 20 years then gave it away .I would fly it for sure
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Re: Help Identifying Aircraft Make

Well, have a half dozen flights on it or more now. Left the OS bolted on as it was a lot less work to get to the field for the maiden.

Pretty stable in flight with no surprises and the ailerons are tight and responsive. Slight trim change with gear position but not unusual. Slows down nicely without flaps so doubt it would need the work to rig them in.

Most obnoxious is not isolated to this airframe and that is the small tires do not lend well to grass. Due to the wheel well no way to go with larger unless lock down the gear.

So, enjoyable, predictable and stable and it wets my 190 appetite a bit, but will need to look at a larger machine or work in bigger tires when I get round to building the Royal/Marutaka A8 sitting in storage.

Have it and the Bobcat that also does not like grass up for sale:

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