The Focke-Wulf FW190 was a German Second World War single-seat, single-engine fighter aircraft designed in the late 1930s. Powered by a radial engine, the 190 had ample power and was able to lift larger loads than its well-known counterpart, the Messerschmitt BF 109. The 190 was used by the Luftwaffe in a wide variety of roles, including day fighter, fighter-bomber, ground-attack aircraft and, to a lesser degree, night fighter.
This EPO FW190 is an impressive model both in terms of looks and scale detail. With its 3 bladed prop, drop tank and pre-applied waterslide decals, this model really looks the part! Being Plug and fly, there is little to do in terms of building with the powerful motor, ESC & servos pre-fitted. This model features simple to install fixed landing gear yet is retract-ready if you choose to add your own retractable gear. Just add your own radio, receiver, 4S 2200mah lipo and your ready to fly!
Flight performance from this Second World War fighter is excellent. It has a wide flight envelope, capable of realistic scale aerobatics yet also manageable for the less experienced pilot. Due to its larger size, it will also tolerate a little wind making it a very practical model to own. The 1400mm FW190 is a must for the collection of any scale or warbird enthusiast!
I have been waiting for some time now for this model to be available in the Oz warehouse. It's a bit disappointing to find it is a full $40 dearer here than overseas. Even with our cheap postage you only save about $6. Still good value at that so I guess I'll take a punt.
3 weeks and $60 for this to get here from HK so Oz Wharehouse gotta be better than that? It's good value anyway so you dont mind fixing the dodgey bits of the pre-asemble. look for binding pushrods which are caused by tight servo/rod connections and S-shaped pushrod runs.
oops sorry i clicked the wrong button and accidentally reported your post to the admin, im sure he will understand. Anyway you are lucky with those delivery times, I guess its 'cos im in a regional area i ordered a mini 500 it was In Stock 3 weeks ago...not here yet..
i think we shouldnt really complain about any of the priced im happy to pay whatever when i can get the stock even from the store fronts. its still cheap.if we all complain about a few dollars here and there we will even be out of a job haha
I'd be interested in reading a few reviews from those who have purchased this bird. The few overseas reviews on the Hobbyking site have pointed out some quality isses with servos etc. If you add on the cost of replacing the 4 servos, adding a spinner & fitting retracts then you may be better advised to go for the FMS version. Dearer, yes but far better quality & all the bells & whistles as standard. You can get one of these from overseas for about $290 including postage. That's $130 more than the Hobbyking one but it's probably worth it.
Greg there are plenty of positive reviews if you read them all, not just on the Aust Site read the International ones. The plane comes in a fairly soft box so there will always be a risk of transport damage, not just with HK, I had a new camera arrive squashed once. If you really want a Spinner and Retracts then maybe you should buy a plane with those features already equipped because you prolly wont enjoy modding this one. That said it flies well just look at Destructor's video at the top of this frame.
My apologies Skymax. You can't get one for that. It is $255 at PW-RC plus $70 EMS postage. (total $325) I was thinking of the cheaper FMS P51. This Flyfly version is great value if you don't want flaps or retracts.
Gotcha. It's great to have a quality bird like the FMS, but if its your first big Warbird then you might not mind starting by trashing something that cost you a lot less. I dont have a smooth runway so wheels are no use to me, BTW it would be fairly easy to install Flaps on this FW. On the Con side you cant get special parts like Prop Hubs when u bend them on this FW.
Yeah, that's right. I,ve alredy got 4 of the big FMS birds now. P51, P47, Corsair & Trojan & all have needed replacement parts from time to time. Like you say you could probably just fly this one without the undercarriage & belly land it but I think you'd need an assistant to hand launch it. Looks to be too thick in the fuselage to wrap your fingers around while holding your TX in the other hand.
I see u hav more Warbird experience than me. yep the U/C on this is just no good, I tried to make it work but the wingposts are just too tiny to hold low-spec turning/wobbling leg tubes in place. I was not comfy launching by grasping the body either even though I have large hands like Destructor. i cut off the silly drop tank (to install HK Bomb) and found that you can then easily grasp the wheel wells twixt thumb and fingers, much better grip on the CG. Bellies well 'cos of ridge along underside. Plenty power wiv stock motor if u use 4s, rolls, loops, stall turns feels BIG and can Float hanging off prop quite well.
PS: It's quite easy to hand launch even though its big, it just flies out of your hand at 75% power and I am a Rookie having only one hour previous RC flying and maybe a dozen hand launches with a Floater Jet before buying this FW.
After Paypal cleared it was three days from NSW warehouse and happened to arrive on the same day as my order from HK's international warehouse that was ordered 2 weeks prior. Still pretty quick considering and both arrived in good condition.
landing gear rubbish motors tend to burn out but very nice plane when running well
Very unhappy, turned up after 8 days to the nsw central coast, decals are garbage, crooked and have not been applied correctly, damage to paintwork where the idiots have stuck packaging tape to the paint, damage to fuselage and there are several items that will need to be cut apart so they can be assembled correctly... Last hobby king kit for me, very disappointed. my advice is to buy the FMS version for a few extra dollars, i WISH i HAD.. 2 STARS ONLY.
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After a fair bit of adjusting I have mine almost sorted. As you say the rudder has a twist and the tail wheel is extremely loose. I added retracts but they need to be modified as the standard position makes it very hard to take off without a nose in (they are too far back), I replaced all the servos and control attachments which makes it more acceptable. Will check the rudder to make sure it doesn't fall off. Other than that i'm happier now than when I received the kit from HK after a lot of work.
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Very dissapointed, I've had to order a new motor as the one in it doesn't even work out of the box, my 6yr old could put decals on better!! instructions are a waste of paper! glue supplied with kit still hasnt dried after 1 month!! RUBBISH PLANE!!! avoid!!