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    Arrow Reproduction Focke-Wulf 190 A9

    Built in SoCal from factory plans and specifications and owned by Rudy Frascas.
    The BMW801-14 cylinder radial was not available and a P&W R2800 was used. The cowling is custom and cooling proved to be an issue.
    This was resolved by adding cooling air scoops into the wing. She now flies without hick-ups, and what a sight to see!

    February 4th, 2012 @ Planes of Fame Museum in Chino, CA:

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    Reference: http://www.flugwerk.de/html/page.php?GID=19&SID=4

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    That is just absolutely beautiful, and astounding craftsmanship to be able to recreate that plane. I am sure it took a few dumptruck loads of money as well, but it sure will please a lot people who get a chance to see it in person someday.

    The Me-163 Komet in the background looks pretty interesting too!!

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    Wow, thanks for the photos. WWII German aircraft, and machines in general are generally great looking and rare..thus the need for repros. Bet it cost a load of money.

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    When I win the lottery.....

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    FW-190 A9 startup:




    Quote Originally Posted by denneym1 View Post
    The Me-163 Komet in the background looks pretty interesting too!!
    Negative, that's an authentic He162 'Volksjäger' (CAG Bird of Staffelkapitän Gerhard Hanf)
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    I met two WWII Luftwaffe Jet Pilots on Saturday. One, Harald Bauer (JG 1/7 Parchim), [in photo above] piloted a He162 and was shot down by red-tailed (Tuskegee) P-51s. Only 5 of 65 in his unit survived, none killed by enemy action but by test and acceptance flights.
    He survived after crash landing, was captured and later flew for the US Navy in Korea.

    The other pilot I spoke with was Jorg Czypionka (10./NJG-11 'Kommando Welter') downed a dH 98 Mosquito in his Me262 one night over Berlin.
    I asked him about the intercept and he didn't have radar in his single seat jet. He saw the Mosquito's silhouette from search lights and used the moonlight to make his attack.

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    Both pilots live here in SoCal.
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    That thing is the heat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-AWZT View Post
    When I win the lottery.....

    2X,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, really something special. Thanks.

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    performance running with that R2800 must be awesome

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    Wonderful pics He219! Planes of Fame is without a doubt one of the BEST air museums in the world, not just because of the rarity of some of the types displayed, but also because quite a few of them still fly. The people there are great too, and it's a must see if you're ever in the area.

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    When I win the powerball I'll get the same people to build me a DO335!

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    Great bird. FW-190 is one of my favorite aircraft of all time. I'd love to see that fly.
    Why did they used that muzzle device on the wing root cannons? MG151 didn't have any kind of flash hider or muzzle device. Just that big barrel sticking out.

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    always love the Fw-190 and to see those engine roar, made my day, thanks he219 for the post.

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    He219,
    In the link you posted, it mentions the use of the Russian ASh 82 engine, likely the Dongan HS7 variant, but that refers to German-buit reproductions.
    The fitting of the R-2800 to the 190 airframe is certainly possible, but wouldn't it have to be derated to avoid stability problems, especially torque roll? The R-2600 would be just as good and possibly better choice, IMHO.

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    Nose canopy and the gun placement looks lot like Hunter..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jawzzy View Post
    Why did they used that muzzle device on the wing root cannons? MG151 didn't have any kind of flash hider or muzzle device. Just that big barrel sticking out.
    Right, it wasn't there last year ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Avenger View Post
    The fitting of the R-2800 to the 190 airframe is certainly possible, but wouldn't it have to be derated to avoid stability problems, especially torque roll? The R-2600 would be just as good and possibly better choice, IMHO.
    The R2600 is a 14 cylinder like the original BMW801, but the R2800 was very close in physical size the the BMW engine and they still had to make a custom bulged cowling.

    Keeping the proportionality of the cowling as close to the original meant that they still had cooling airflow issues until resolved with the added air ducts from the wings.

    And yeah, it has a lot of juice ;]

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    Last edited by He219; 02-07-2012 at 11:16 AM.

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