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Foamboard Focke Wulf 190

#23
Niez, I've been working on your focke wulf, and its going to be amazing, I'm working on 3 other things right now, so slower progress than it hoped, the wife said I gotta finish a mini master series corsair so she can fly the bigger slow one. Anything to get her out flying with me! Lol. she's flown a few planes before and loves the ft spitfire. Anyways, your fw190 will be done as soon as I get a table cleared off to finish it lol.
 

Niez13

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#25
How did you draw up the skin on the fuselage? Did you use a certain program?
I actually just take printer paper and just spread it around the fuselage and cut it along the formers. Then I take the same piece of paper, cut it out of foamboard, and see if it fits. It takes a little time but the end result looks amazing.
 
#26
I actually just take printer paper and just spread it around the fuselage and cut it along the formers. Then I take the same piece of paper, cut it out of foamboard, and see if it fits. It takes a little time but the end result looks amazing.
Ok that's what I do. I was hoping there might be a quicker way.
 

Niez13

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#31
Niez, I've been working on your focke wulf, and its going to be amazing, I'm working on 3 other things right now, so slower progress than it hoped, the wife said I gotta finish a mini master series corsair so she can fly the bigger slow one. Anything to get her out flying with me! Lol. she's flown a few planes before and loves the ft spitfire. Anyways, your fw190 will be done as soon as I get a table cleared off to finish it lol.
Sounds good! No rush and a mini masters series Corsair sounds pretty cool. I’m working on 3 projects as well :LOL:.
 
#33
Wow! That looks awesome! We have do to some formation flying at Flitefest because mine will be painted by then. Maybe we could take down some Flitetest p-47s and p-40s...
Too bad I'm not going that sound like fun!

I maidened it today and it was still pretty tail heavy. After I trimmed it out it flew pretty good with a little down elevator. It feels really floaty. I used a prop adapter that looked a little bent should have swapped it out. I also didn't secure the powerpod well enough so it started hanging out after a while:LOL:. Fortunately I was able to bring it down safely. I think its going to be a good flyer once I get it dialed in.
 

Niez13

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#34
Too bad I'm not going that sound like fun!

I maidened it today and it was still pretty tail heavy. After I trimmed it out it flew pretty good with a little down elevator. It feels really floaty. I used a prop adapter that looked a little bent should have swapped it out. I also didn't secure the powerpod well enough so it started hanging out after a while:LOL:. Fortunately I was able to bring it down safely. I think its going to be a good flyer once I get it dialed in.
Hahaha! Yeah that’s basically the same maiden story as mine but the Focke Wulf is actually my heaviest plane. I’m not sure if your up for building my p-47 or hellcat but both of those are half the weight of the Focke Wulf. I just need to release the plans.
 
#36
Hahaha! Yeah that’s basically the same maiden story as mine but the Focke Wulf is actually my heaviest plane. I’m not sure if your up for building my p-47 or hellcat but both of those are half the weight of the Focke Wulf. I just need to release the plans.
Ya I am definitely interested in both. They look really good.
 
#39
Flew the plane again today. I think the battery slid back last time so I added a BBQ skewer to hold it in place. Also secured the powerpod. The plane just needed a little down trim and it flew great. It flew very well at slow speeds so I was able to do some nice passes. Thanks for the great design!
 

Niez13

Active member
#40
Flew the plane again today. I think the battery slid back last time so I added a BBQ skewer to hold it in place. Also secured the powerpod. The plane just needed a little down trim and it flew great. It flew very well at slow speeds so I was able to do some nice passes. Thanks for the great design!
Awesome! Almost done shooting the build video for the P-47.