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Revell Focke Wulf Fw 190 S-8


Chris Wimmer
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When I wasn't familiar with the kit, I often was wondering how these thin stems should ever carry the massive engine!

 

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For those who don't know the kit, here's the answer: The engine bearer is to be glued between the quite thick molded rear side panels, where it will be securely held in place.

 

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Unfortunately this seems to be not the best solution when you are planning to cut these panels out.  :frantic:

 

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Whatsoever, that's the way it is and slowly my model begins to look like I want it to...

 

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Thanks for stopping by  :)

Chris

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On 3/2/2021 at 12:27 PM, Kais said:

Chris,
Do you have any idea how thick those engine mount tubes actually are in real life?
I am enjoying your build very much.
Onwards!!

Thank you for the kind words, Kais! I don't know how thick they actually are, but I guess they should be about 50 mm.

cheers

Chris

 

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  • 2 months later...

 

Hello Everybody, time for an update! :)

 

At least I managed to (almost) finish the engine:

 

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Still some wiring and plumbing needs to be done:

 

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The pic below shows the wheel well of the Hendon aircraft. I think it's remarkable that the central cover ist missing and I'm wondering whether the bird was actually flown in this condition. In any case this circumstance provides a much better look into the engine bay, so I did the same to my build. I also think about removing the inner covers as well. Still not sure... 

 

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Thanks for looking in!  :)

 

Chris 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Progress report!

 

Hello Everybody and sorry for proceeding so slow. As this bird is bare of any armament I will try to make it look more interesting by giving it a detailed engine instead. But I always have to wait for a "good day" to get all those fiddly pieces sorted.

 

I have wired and plumbed the devices by using copper wire for the electrics and lead wire for the hoses and pipes. Rather than ordinary lead wire I prefer electronic solder wire, 0,5mm and 1mm stretched to 0,8, because it's hollow and can easily be drilled out. 

 

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I connected the wires by following the drawings and now the engine section looks like this. Painting and weathering not finished yet. I don't pay much attention to the area in front of the cockpit, which will disappear under the gun coverage. Some trainers had a small "injection tank" installed. Mine is the oxygene tank from the Trumpeter Me262 kit. Unfortunately I couldn't find out what was injected here:

 

C3 Injection? - As far as I know C3 was the fuel used for this bird. No extra tank needed...    :huh:

 

GM1? - Improving performance at high altitude- unlikely on an unpressurized training aircraft...   :wacko:

 

MW50? - Improving performance at low level- small tank sufficient for training purposes- hmm...     :blink:

 

Alcohol for the instructor???  :beer4:

 

No idea! I will connect the wire to the air intake when the engine is glued in place. Feels good...   :whistle:

 

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Test fit...

 

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Also the wheelbay is almost done. Will make the central engine support strut next...

 

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Tailwheel retraction made from a guitar string (no gigs in sight anyway)

 

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More to come soon, I hope so.

 

Thanks for looking in!   :)

Chris

 

 

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