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    (Do they work in this mode?)
    Yep sure do thanks for the sharing

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    Both sets worked for me. We've got a JU-52 and an FW-190 living down the road these days.

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    The FW-190 would be a good one to see, in WWII little known fact the FW 190 utilized fly by wire technology bit like the FA-18's etc a little known fact it only came to light when a chap building a 2/3rd scale flyable version the item he wanted fabricated was a scaled version of the power divider for the control surfaces which the maker said could not be done well he said the Germans did it in WWII so I am sure you guys can. The system also had redundancy built in as they used 2 sets of control wiring to the servos in case one set got taken out by shell fire or aircraft fire. Kurt Tank certainly built a great aircraft and for a while had the allies on the back foot until answers could be had to combat them the clipped wing Spitfire was a stop gap at best and a bit of a fopar really as they cropped the supercharger as well the pilots who flew them called them The "Clipped, Cropped and Clapped" Spitfire......!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Womack View Post
    Both sets worked for me. We've got a JU-52 and an FW-190 living down the road these days.

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    An FW-190???!!! Can you find a photo of it or any other knowledge?

    There's supposed to a real FW-190 at a small field in South Texas. I've only seen one old photo of it and it looked like it was in bad shape but they were supped to be restoring it.

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    I spoke of the co-founder of the CAF, Lefty Gardner and finally found this older photo of him and my son at an air show. Lefty became a crop duster after flying bombers in WWII and flying was his way of life throughout his life. Lefty and the 'White Lightnin' were famous for flying at the Reno air races and such. He was very down to earth and a nice grandfather type... He used to throw Tony up in the cockpit of his "White Lightnin' and let him play around. (Heck, I wanted to get inside but he never offered)


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    References made on the FW 190 control surfaces and power control box apparently they utilized electric/hydraulically controlled push rods rather than cables so whilst not quite fly by wire it did show technical advantages and that the elevator pressure was kept at 8lb as a persons wrist could only exert this amount of pressure. One thing I did find was operation AIRTHIEF where a commando raid was going to steal a FW-190 from Franceicon and fly it back to Englandicon but then one landed by mistake in England and it was cancelled.
    Electrical controls referenced at 28.04 and again at 42.51 https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&r...paY6NGwmH46IMw
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    Harlan, this is their second. The first was sold a couple of years ago. This one is a Fleugwerk replica that has had the four bladed prop, hub, and cowling of a Tupelov Tu-2 substituted and is a much more dependable aircraft than most of the others. It also has a shorter nose and proper CG so it "looks" right compared to the inline versions.



    This joins a static display original radial FW190A and an inline Fleugwerk 190D replica.


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    Oh, and by the way, the Museum's Bf-109e has just arrived and is being reassembled. Thought you guys would like a peek.

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    Spares! (Parts is parts) Inverted V Daimler Benz on its side.


    Attaching the wings




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    Gearing up for retraction tests


    More photos and video of the planes HERE.

    They've also recently acquired a kettenkrad.

    I'm like a kid in a candy shop.

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    Okay, new information after I did a little digging. The aircraft is a hybrid. From the firewall to the tail the air frame is an Hispano HA-1112 C.4-K64 Buchon, license-built BF-109G-2, built in Spain. The Hispanos were originally equipped with Daimler-Benz inverted V engines but after the war design was modified to use Britishicon Rolls Royce Merlin engines, greatly modifying the looks of the plane. This example has been retrofitted back to the original configuration to accept the Daimler-Benz DB 605 engine and cowlings again and will be a 109G-4 Gustav. My eye was fooled by the lack of cannon bulges (Die Beule) found on the fairings of most familiar G-6, so I assumed it was an E but it is, in fact, a G.

    And yes, it is already completely flyable. It was restored in Germanyicon by Meier Motors, knocked down and crated, and shipped to the U.S., where it is being re-assembled.



    So I've got another plane to watch for in the sky.

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    Outstanding great pics that is a very big intake on the spool very nice aircraft good to see it in original guise as I thought the Merlin engined ones never looked quite right. Thanks for sharing Bob

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