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Hasegawa Fw 190S Conversion

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Wow!.. that's looking really nice Kev!

I have always had a desire for a 2-seater FW-190. (you think my horde is big enough?)

Pip

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Well folks, I'm happy to report that the Dremel has solved my wing fit issue as expected. I'll post some photographic evidence later. I seem to have introduced a slight bend in the forward fuselage somewhere along the line, however, as the front and rear mating sections of the wing no longer line up 100% with the fuselage. Again, photos later, but I think it should be easy enough to compensate for this oddity.

 

Kev

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Just catching up with this build since you restarted it Kev.

 

I have vd a couple stalled builds from the '90s still kicking around so I know how it feels. I'm hoping to finish at least one of them this year. Surprisingly they still make AM for it which will help me out.

 

Carl

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OK, here are the promised photos of the wing fit solution. Firstly, here's the Dremel damage:

 

IfRiqx.jpg

 

And the resultant fit:

 

kLUe6i.jpg

 

Much better!

 

Here's a slightly blurry photo to show how the wing fit is not square on any more for some reason:

 

KNg6ui.jpg

 

In the photo, the rear end of the wing assembly is nestled against its corresponding fuselage mating surface as it should be; it's a bit gappy, but otherwise fitting normally. The forward end, however, shows a mismatch, with the fuselage appearing to skew to the right. Oddly, when I line the front sections up correctly, and just let the rear section fit where it touches, the entire wing then looks crooked in relation to the fuselage. It's a bit of a head-scratcher, but I'll let the problem percolate for a while and see if a solution presents itself.

 

Kev

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Kev,

It looks like you've introduced a kick in the forward fuselage when you put the cockpit in.
The engine appears closer to the cowl skin on the starboard side, yet the engine crank seems to line up to the centreline of the aft fuselage.
Can you relieve the glue joint at the engine firewall and perhaps bend the engine cowl into submission?

Goodluck.

Kais.


 

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Kev,

It looks like you've introduced a kick in the forward fuselage when you put the cockpit in.

The engine appears closer to the cowl skin on the starboard side, yet the engine crank seems to line up to the centreline of the aft fuselage.

Can you relieve the glue joint at the engine firewall and perhaps bend the engine cowl into submission?

 

Goodluck.

 

Kais.

 

 

You could be right, but I can't see any obvious problems, to be honest. I even laid a ruler along the centre line of the fuselage, and it seemed to line up correct along the full length! I didn't expect that. One possible solution is to cut through the join between the two halves at the lower front of the fuselage, and then glue the lower wing into place and align the front sections independently - if that makes sense. We shall see!

 

Kev

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Thanks, Rick. I've just had a play around with mating the two assemblies together and manipulating the front of the fuselage into the correct position, and I think there's enough play there to make it work. I also think it would still be better to cut the fuselage back into halves at that point, so there's less global stress on the area, and mating the parts will be easier. Not sure if I'll try it at this stage, or wait until after I've finished dealing with the fuselage.

 

Kev

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Found the thread Kevin, looks great so far... only gone back two pages as I'm currently away for a week, but once I'm back Friday I shall have a good read through.... I wish I could get a conversion! I love these twin seat Fw-190's!

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 Kevin,

Outstanding project my old friend.I had forgotten about this thread and just re-found it tonight. Still first class work from the very beginning to present.

It's hard to believe that you've been at this one longer than my Vac Macchi project took me. Keep up the excellence my old friend.

Highest Regards,

Gregory Jouette

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Radders and Greg: thanks fellas. I'll get back to this one when I can, but right now I'm tied up with book projects. And we're certainly overdue for a decent conversion set, which I'd snap up in a heartbeat! The UMI conversion is nearly impossible to find, and to be honest, not that great. Let's hope someone comes to our rescue soon! Perhaps they're just waiting for me to finish this one...

Kev

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This one just popped up in my Facebook feed as a memory from a year ago. Sadly, it hasn't progressed at all since then, but it's a timely reminder for me to try to get it moving again. After all, I've only been tinkering with it for nearly 10 years!

 

Kev

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Maybe you should just put in on the bench along with a photograph of a finished plane. Maybe then the moyo will come back.

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2 minutes ago, Fvdm said:

Maybe you should just put in on the bench along with a photograph of a finished plane. Maybe then the moyo will come back.

 

It's not really a mojo problem, unfortunately. It's more related to time and opportunity.

 

Kev

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