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Scale(ish) FW-190 D9
« on: September 26, 2018, 06:41:27 AM »
I've gone and done it....

I took my best stab at creating a BOM for the David McClellan FW-190 scratch build from the May 1980 MAN issue....  My wallet is currently crying at the wood bill, but hopefully I bought wwwaaaaayyyy too much rather than too little!

we'll see how this turns out.  first stab at scratch building, and first stab at a molded fuse.  dun dun duuuuuuuuuunnnn.......

https://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=5011

if anyone has built this model, any and all tips appreciated!


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Re: Scale(ish) FW-190 D9
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2018, 07:41:57 AM »
I've gone and done it....

I took my best stab at creating a BOM for the David McClellan FW-190 scratch build from the May 1980 MAN issue....  My wallet is currently crying at the wood bill, but hopefully I bought wwwaaaaayyyy too much rather than too little!

we'll see how this turns out.  first stab at scratch building, and first stab at a molded fuse.  dun dun duuuuuuuuuunnnn.......

https://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=5011

if anyone has built this model, any and all tips appreciated!

T.J.

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Re: Scale(ish) FW-190 D9
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2018, 08:00:06 AM »
Thanks!

It'll be an IC build.  I just love the sound and smell...  The mess, not so much.  But, everything is a compromise!  It'll likely have an OS46AXII in the nose (as I already have one in my stash).

We'll see what happens....!  my flying skills are no where near being able to wring this thing out, but hopefully by the time it's done my skills will be ready!

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Re: Scale(ish) FW-190 D9
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2018, 10:30:40 AM »
T J, I will be watching this build. H^^
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Re: Scale(ish) FW-190 D9
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2018, 09:32:53 AM »
John, should I be scared?   LL~

waiting on shipping notification on my wood...

I might start tracing patterns for everything tonight while enjoying a brew and some 'Flix.  That's only if my "Project Manager/Quality Control Engineer" Lucy will let me!  hahahaha.  She still has all of the puppy energy even at 2.5 years old and can be quite demanding for attention in the way of either getting in the middle of what you're trying to do or by causing mayhem.

Much like a toddler, if she's silent and you can't see her, she's causing trouble.....

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Re: Scale(ish) FW-190 D9
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2018, 10:21:04 AM »
That sounds familiar.   D>K
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Re: Scale(ish) FW-190 D9
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2018, 11:16:01 AM »
Al Rabe has an excellent video on making molded fuselages (and other things), as well as a video on making shock absorbing landing gear.  I believe these videos are now available on YouTube. H^^  Good luck with you project, it looks to be a real corker!
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Re: Scale(ish) FW-190 D9
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2018, 06:26:14 AM »
Hi Glenn!

I've been studying his videos on the 'Tube for the last week while waiting for my wood to ship :) we'll see how this one turns out!  I do kinda like is jig setup for the fuse formers, I may hack something together for that!  Still waiting for National Balsa to ship my wood...  they said hopefully today it'll ship.   We'll see...!

I spent the weekend wrapping up the wing on my FliteStreak kit from Stan.  I figured a profile fuse and tail can be banged out pretty easy, but leaving a half completed wing off to the side just wasn't too smart!  It might be time to start tracing out parts, and head over to my dad's house to abscond with his small bandsaw ;)

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Re: Scale(ish) FW-190 D9
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2018, 07:23:29 PM »
Joe Hildreth has a couple of threads on his build of the McClellan FW 190. Very interesting, and he does excellent work.

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Re: Scale(ish) FW-190 D9
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2018, 05:37:25 AM »
Hi Bill!

I had stumbled across his build where he was attempting to design a kit for it, however, after a PM, it appears he never finished it.  But, it was a good read!  do you have any more links to those threads I may have missed, or didn't search with the correct terms?

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Re: Scale(ish) FW-190 D9
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2018, 05:38:35 AM »
Oh yeah!

my wood shipped yesterday :)  GAME TIME!

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Re: Scale(ish) FW-190 D9
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2018, 06:05:42 AM »
My wood pile came last night!

time to get to work!

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Re: Scale(ish) FW-190 D9
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2018, 07:26:04 PM »
Hi Bill!

I had stumbled across his build where he was attempting to design a kit for it, however, after a PM, it appears he never finished it.  But, it was a good read!  do you have any more links to those threads I may have missed, or didn't search with the correct terms?


We had our club meeting tonight. Joe's had a bit of a crashing spell lately, and the Focke Wulf's been bumped to the back of the line while he tries to keep his current fleet in the air. I promise it will be worth the wait!

BB

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Re: Scale(ish) FW-190 D9
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2018, 06:11:09 AM »

We had our club meeting tonight. Joe's had a bit of a crashing spell lately, and the Focke Wulf's been bumped to the back of the line while he tries to keep his current fleet in the air. I promise it will be worth the wait!

BB

we all run in to those  ;)

he did answer, and promised updates when get gets back around to it.  in the meantime, I need to get my butt in gear and start tracing and cutting!

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Re: Scale(ish) FW-190 D9
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2018, 06:35:08 AM »
Sorry guys, been trying to get this off my building board before I go to town on the 190.  First time playing with polyspan from Tom.  cool stuff!  I was out in the garage laying down the tissue and doping for about 5 hours with the garage door closed.  I still smell like dope  n~  i'll sand the excess tissue off tonight maybe (depends how long a rehearsal dinner takes...)

I have a wedding this weekend and a funfly on sunday.  Hopefully i'll get going on the 190 early next week!

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Re: Scale(ish) FW-190 D9
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2018, 06:46:01 AM »
my abomination of a flite streak is done....

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Re: Scale(ish) FW-190 D9
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2018, 06:49:10 AM »
....which means cleaned up work bench!  and the prints rolled out!  these are ones from outerzone I plotted at work.  I have a "real" set I purchased from AirAge/MAN to compare with to make sure the scaling was correct.  If everything is good, they'll be posted to the wall, so the "freebie" is the one that risks getting beat up during this endeavor.

in the back left are actually telescope mirror making parts.  another project that has been lost to time.  we'll see if that ever gets finish ground!  for now, they make super handy weights!

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Re: Scale(ish) FW-190 D9
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2018, 06:55:39 AM »
let's hope this pile of wood turns in to something beautiful!  I'm not the best carpenter...

the bundles right on top are what I got from National Balsa.  the rest of that pile I got in a recent trade for a couple of Great Planes kits.  There's a bunch of everything in there from sheets to sticks to aileron stock to ply to....

enough I probably won't need to buy any kits for a while!  maybe I should rebuild the SkyRay and Galaxy I stuffed in to the circle earlier this year.

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Re: Scale(ish) FW-190 D9
« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2018, 09:00:20 AM »
Well by the time you get that pile sorted out you may have enough to start the plane part cutting. LL~ LL~

Keep us posted. D>K
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Re: Scale(ish) FW-190 D9
« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2018, 09:10:14 AM »
cutting should be starting within the next day or two!  tonight is field night, so nothing is going to happen other than figuring out every little flaw in the 'streak ;)

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Re: Scale(ish) FW-190 D9
« Reply #20 on: October 17, 2018, 09:56:31 PM »
David Rolands FW. I remember the first and only time I got to visit his shop and seen this plane barebones. He was one heck of a builder and I miss him. Sorry I have no further info in this plane.

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Re: Scale(ish) FW-190 D9
« Reply #21 on: October 18, 2018, 06:01:22 AM »
That certainly is a beautiful ship!

We'll see if I can pump out something respectable, I am by no means a master builder, and this project is a huge stretch for my skill set ;)  BUT, the only way to get better is to push yourself out of your comfort zone, right?  Hm...  maybe I should listen to that advice when flying...

I spent last night starting to weigh out and sort some wood.  Tonight, I'll be picking up a small bandsaw from my father's house and tracing some patterns.  Article has you starting with the fuse, but I may actually start with the tail feathers for some "semi-immediate" gratification.  My girlfriend leaves for a work trip Sunday morning and won't be back until Thursday.  We'll see how much balsa dust I can make in a week!


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