Jazzman3121: Yes it is... For a foamie, it has some decent mass to it. It has some decent speed as well. I have a Dynam F4U that I got from Killerplanes with the carbon fiber reinforcement that is supposed to be heavier and with more power so I'm looking forward to flying that. I see you have a vid posted of the Durafly Spitfire, I'll check it out, that looks like a fun plane!
Brian's R/C Corner: Heavy, fast warbirds can be tough. Sounds like yours has a nice weight.
Jazzman3121: Yes, so far the F4U is a lot of fun to fly! The landing gear seems a bit tender but as a flyer it's a great warbird! Everyone says how difficult warbirds are to fly and so forth but the F4U Corsair seems nice, the big wing area on it helps a lot I think!
Brian's R/C Corner: Thanks! The Flyzone stuff is pretty good.
Jazzman3121: Beautiful FW-190 and nice flyin'!... I just got my first successful warbird flights out of my Flyzone F4U and I'm very happy with the brand! Although for an FW-190 my first choice would be the Top R/C choice, i think that one looks amazing! I'll watch your vid on it soon! Happy Flyin'!
Brian's R/C Corner: Glad you enjoyed the video! It's a great flying model for sure.
WillSr70: I just flew my and they fly very nice.Nice flying by the way
Brian's R/C Corner: Glad you enjoyed it!
Brian's R/C Corner: Thanks!
Mark Cugini: Nice flying skills. Nice video.
Richard Crowe: Love the air to air video. V cool.
Brian's R/C Corner: Glad you enjoyed it!
ydnasean: Very nice thanks for sharing
Brian's R/C Corner: You're right of course. And this is a slow-ish model! Although it is more rewarding from a scale standpoint to fly it a bit slower, this model flies very well at full throttle.
Ken C: A pity these pilots' want to fly it wide open, sorta spoils the illusion, it's not an F-16 guys, please scale speed for a scale aircraft.
I fly mine at half that speed, about 60 Kph. Only try that for just one flight with some open scale manouvers and I assure you the illusion of the fullscale will make it come alive, you'll appreciate Tank's design a lot more with a slow pass.
Ken C: First time in 50 years of modelling I've ever seen model to model video and no one even commented on it. Am I out of touch?
WillSr70: I just got mine and I can't wait to fly it
Brian's R/C Corner: Probably a 3S 3000, but you'll still have to mod the battery compartment.
AHM RO: What is the battery for long flying time do u suggest ?
Brian's R/C Corner: It's good for aerobatics, not snap rolls so much. You may be able to modify it for a larger battery, but 5000mAh would be a stretch.
AHM RO: is it good for aerobatic and snap rolls ??
can we put big batt on it ie> 5000mah for long flight ?
Brian's R/C Corner: It was a PZ Me-109!
mreid08: What was the camera plane? I am finding the need to get one of these FW- 190's
Brian's R/C Corner: There is a fix on RCG that replaces some of the plastic parts with metal - my gear are still holding up however after hundreds of movements!
enohr: This is a very nice flying plane for the money. The retracts did break a small piece of plastic by the wheels. I ordered a new set and for $13 you get a complete set of retracts. I didn't need
to remove the old gear. I just left them in and replaced the broken part. Good as new.
Brian's R/C Corner: I would say that this model would be a nice step from the T-28!
Koumoru Domoru: I Have the parkzone Full size T-28 trojan. do you think i could handle the Fw-190?
Skymax: Your video is exceptional in quality and presentation, if i lived in your zone I would be down at SNHobbies every Saturday morning. My HK model doesnt have the overall quality of the Flyzone but it is cheap and according to the reviews most ppl are happy with it. I am fairly new to RC so I didnt wnt to spend a lot on my first big foamy, when my skills increase I can risk getting a more expensive one like the $300 types :P
Brian's R/C Corner: Thanks for your comments, I'll try smaller logos.
I've seen the HobbyKing one, it doesn't appear to be the same model. Hope yours flies as well as this one does!
Skymax: Well made & informative video, slightly spoiled by having the giant SNHOBBIES logo stuck over it for the whole 13 minutes, if it was a quarter that size we still could not miss seeing it.
I just bought what appears to be an identical model from Hobbyking that does not have Flaps or Cooling fins but was only $100. Liked the way you didnt talk all over the video or have annoying music like some do.
Brian's R/C Corner: I think you'll be happy with the route you've chosen. This model isn't difficult to fly, but it won't self-correct like your Super Cub. That means that if a gust blows the model into a wing-low attitude, you'll have to pick the wing up yourself with aileron or rudder. Enjoy, and be sure to post a video of your new model flying!
veteran7821: I dropped a Hacker SB-55 amp Pro esc in place of the stock unit. I kept the stock motor, it has plenty of power for the air frame. A word of advice, when you come in for a landing the first few times come in a bit fast this plane has a tendency to tip stall at low speed other than that it flies great. If you don't want to spend the money on a Hacker E-Flite has a 60 amp that is cheaper and will do the job fine. You could try a cheapo from Hobby King, but i don't know how long it would last.
pzl1nz: I just bought one of these planes. Can you please tell me the specifics of the ESC you got to replace stock one (make, model)?
Also, did you keep the factory motor in it or did you replace that too? I have noticed that the motor specs are unavailable so I have had a hard time seeing what else might work...
pzl1nz: Well I took your advise and got myself a RTF Super Cub. I have been flying it for a couple of weeks and I must say it was pretty easy for me to pick up. I haven't crashed it and every time I am out I do multiple take-offs and landings.
So I just pulled the trigger on buying this plane for my next bird. I will get some more time in the air on the super cub before I take the FW-190 out. I hope it goes as well as it has gone with the super cub....
Thanks for the advice.
Brian's R/C Corner: I've sent you a message, I can't link here in the comments.
alexzracer2008: yeah. but even foams are expensive! They are like 220 for a rtf super cub select. Thats pretty expensive to me for a plane made out of foam. Do you know of a good cheap 4 channel trainer?
Brian's R/C Corner: Get an inexpensive foamy to learn - crashing is almost inevitable in most cases. You'll be glad you did after your first crash (which will likely happen on your first day out) :-)
alexzracer2008: Its wood...
Brian's R/C Corner: That's how they did it in the old days! If you can, find an experienced flyer to set it up for you and test fly it. Don't get discouraged if you crash, foam repairs easily!
alexzracer2008: Do you recommend to start with a high wing trainer like the nexstar ep mini and fly it right out of the box.I rather avoid spending money on a flight simulator
Brian's R/C Corner: It's very common to want to skip the trainer - but that generally results in frustration. I would strongly recommend that you try a high wing trainer first. This model flies well but it doesn't have positive stability - meaning it won't help you fly straight and level. Also it is more complex with the gear and flaps.
pzl1nz: I am good at flying on Real Flight. Could this be a viable first plane for me? ...or should I get a trainer? I love the scale planes and would prefer to skip buying a trainer if possible.
Brian's R/C Corner: Thanks! Enjoy your little DR1, I'd like to get one of those too.
GadgetMart: My God that looks well! I am awaiting the little FlyZone DR1
veteran7821: Yeah it survived. I had just touched down on the runway when I noticed a little orange glow just behind the cooling vanes on the spinner. My first thought was the battery. I ran up to the model and yanked the battery and smoke poured out of the cowling and the speed control was melted into the foam...I replaced it with a 55 amp Hacker...flies great now!
Brian's R/C Corner: That's too bad! Sounds like the model survived!
veteran7821: The Flyzone FW-190 is a great plane to fly, but I had to swap out the stock speed control for a heavier duty unit. I guess it's ironic that in all my years of flying rc this little electric is the only airplane I ever managed to catch on fire...
Brian's R/C Corner: Yeah, I know - most models come without them now.
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