The H-King range of Glue-N-Go foamboard kits makes for flying fun with a huge range of different planes (and other flying objects). They are easy to assemble, easy to fly and exceptional value!
The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 has a classic German World War Two fighter which was highly maneuverable. Try those classy dog fighting maneuverers in this beautifully painted plane.
The Fw 190 is made from 5mm PP foamboard and it has been laser cut for precision assembly and is supplied with carbon fiber reinforcing, metal push rods and a metal motor mount. All it requires is a 2208 to 2216 (1400KV) brushless motor, 20-40A ESC, 8” propeller, 9g servos and 1300 to 2200mAh 3S lipo battery. This is a great scale looking plane.
This fast, maneuverable plane will provide hours of entertainment.
• Kit version - Assembly and install your choice of electronics
• All hardware accessories included in kit
• Requires all electronics (motor, esc, servos, propeller, battery, radio gear)
• Laser cut 5mm PP foamboard with realistic printing
• Stable flyer
• Simple to build, full-color instructions included
• Carbon fiber reinforced
• Scale look with wheels
1 x 2208 – 2212 - 2216 1400KV brushless motor
1 x 20-40A ESC
1 x 1300 - 2200mAh 3S LiPoly battery
1 x 8inch propeller
4 x 9g servos
1 x 4CH or more Radio TX and RX
For the low cost it's a very good and enjoyable model. Needs a bit of thought in the build (eg the rudder push-rod is much too short so I had to substitute one from my stock) I also reinforced the tail joint with short lengths of triangular balsa - perhaps unnecessary but good for my peace of mind. The foam hinges weren't all sound so I added Blenderm tape to them all, again for peace of mind. Really nothing beyond the scope of any moderately experienced builder.
It flies amazingly well for such a crude model with no proper aerofoil. Spins are really good and it recovers immediately. I didn't think the apparently flimsy 'oleos' would survive many landings but I usually do a couple of touch and goes each flight on out hard surfaced runway with no trouble. They may not be so good on grass. To improve low speed handling, particularly on landing approach when it tends to lose height a bit quicker than expected, I added some half round balsa to the wing L/E which seems to have helped a bit.
Really, for what it costs there's little to complain about. I'd probably buy another if I total this one.Pretty good for the price. Came across a few minor issues with the build, and needed to make some minor modifications.
- Control rods for rudder/elevator were short, so had to cut away some foam and slide the servos back about an inch.
- Rudder hinge was not cut correctly, elevator hinges cut through. Tape required.
- Had to enlarge the cut outs for the wing servos, even though I used the HXT 900's recommended in the video.
- Had to cut away some foam to get the motor wires to fit.
- Colour comes off pretty easy, so scrape it off where you are going to glue.
So minor issues. If it holds up to use, would buy another one. So more G and G Hobbyking, maybe something that looks like an old timer, a Playboy/Lanzo/Valkyrie etc.