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« on: January 02, 2015, 05:44:23 AM »

Hi

its too cold to get in the workshop to finish off the Deltaceptor so have pursuaded the wife to let me build in doors ... as long as its small stuff.  So I have been building a Bluebottle Squadron FW190D I bought a few years ago.  Kit quality is fantastic.  I'm going to use a Voodoo25 and Zombie flight controller.  This is all new to me so I'm way out of my comfort zone with this type of thing so need a bit of help.

Current weight of airframe is 22.8g.  I can shave some of that off hollowing out the balsa cowls but will probably put it back on with paper fairings, exhaust stack, engine mount, etc. So I figure around 25g max bare airframe ready to cover.
Electrics etc around 10g ... so up to 35g.  Then I'll have to cover.

Plan to use 5u mylar with jap tissue and airbrushed acrylics.  So lets say 45-50g total.  Too heavy Huh

Also, any tips on mounting the motor, cowl and how to fit the prop/spinner to the shaft of the voodoo 25???

General observations welcome!!

Cheers

Mike
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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2015, 09:40:16 AM »

No it will not be too heavy. Rule of thumb is 2.5 times thrust.
I suggest building a slide in tray.
Go to the Atomic Workshop site and pull up the discussions of various installations. Most of your questions will be answered.
Peter's design delivers a very realistic representation.
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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2015, 05:40:59 PM »

Mike Stuart's Vought SBU flew on a Voodoo 25 at 56 grams, and being a biplane it is draggier than your FW190.
Details part way down this page --
http://www.ffscale.co.uk/page2k.htm
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2015, 07:59:27 PM »

Regarding motor and prop mounting take note of the often extreme right thrust angle electrics require. 8 PLUS degrees is possible so give your mounting this consideration and with it prop clearance to the cowling. Regarding the spinner  and prop, the prop is a press fit so you can make the spinner solid and bond it to the prop. 
Make note to hold the prop shaft with a pair of needle nosed pliers when you install or remove the prop.
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« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2015, 02:33:35 AM »

Hi

too cold in workshop so picked up on the FW190 in the kitchen.  Covered and ready to trim.

Will finish off detail like fillets and paint job once its flying right.

Dilly tissue over 10u mylar.  Should have used 5u mylar but didnt have any.

Weight 48g ... so i reckon 55g total.

Cheers

Mike
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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2016, 04:44:44 PM »

Hi

just finishing off my Fw190D.

Weight is just is just under 50g.  Not quite finished camolflague and markings but wont be over 50g.

its only put on 3.5g from Tamiya Acrylics airbrushed on quite heavy.

Flies ... just ... big wide circles gaining virtually only a few feet height from launch.  Glides OK ... ish!
Can only fly in zero wind otherwise comes in on inside wing.

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Mike
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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2016, 05:08:35 PM »

Looking good Mick ... good to see some Bluebottle stuff still coming through too  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2018, 02:55:18 AM »

Hello

Time on much hands over Christmas so thought I'd get round to finishing FW190D.  Still spilling up on airbrush technique.  Marking s all sprayed.  Wrong size but not really bothered about that.  Tamiya tape and newspaper masks.  Tamiya acrylics don't add much weight.  Beetroot red underside a bit o f a blooper.

Mike
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« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2019, 08:28:27 PM »

Yup not quite right colour.. Not a biggie imo tho.
Spinner is.. Spin it up on your drill motor to shape it into the general appearance of a spinner ?
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« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2019, 07:05:14 PM »

Reich defense JV44 Scheme!!!! wow!
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« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2020, 05:16:40 AM »

Well finally finished my paint scheme ... even if it isn't entirely rivet countingly accurate. 

Weight with battery 56g.

New Year resolution is to get out and fly more instead of building hangar queens none stop!

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« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2020, 11:39:00 AM »

Mike that looks fantastic - love it !

Pat

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