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:
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!!
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.
When I win the lottery.....
Last edited by He219; 02-06-2012 at 09:49 PM.
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Originally Posted by G-AWZT
2X,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, really something special. Thanks.
performance running with that R2800 must be awesome
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.
When I win the powerball I'll get the same people to build me a DO335!
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.
Tom of Mumbai
always love the Fw-190 and to see those engine roar, made my day, thanks he219 for the post.
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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.
Nose canopy and the gun placement looks lot like Hunter..
Right, it wasn't there last year ..
Originally Posted by Jawzzy
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.
Originally Posted by Dark Avenger
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 ;]
Last edited by He219; 02-07-2012 at 12:16 PM.
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