Focke-Wulf 189 (oz2837)


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Focke-Wulf Fw189. Scale rubber twin-engined model of the German WWII reconnaissance plane. Scale is 1/12.5.

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  • (oz2837)
    Focke-Wulf 189
    from MRA
    60in span
    Scale Rubber F/F LowWing Multi Military
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 27/04/2012
    Filesize: 577KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: anon
    Downloads: 5015

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Currently under construction here at Focke-Wulf Utah...out of deference to an Outerzone friend Olivier, oz2837 (MRA plan), and inspired by the tale of V7+1H as flown by Lothar Mothes 4 May 1943...a 25" wingspan Fw189 A-2 [pic 003]. I've admired this plan now for many years and although I've subjected it to considerable modification (for my ease-of-construction), it is simple and straight-forward...very workable. I constructed my first Fw189 back in late 1969 as a control-line model. We are old friends. :) In my old age, I've also found myself consumed by research of an actual example...the only Fw189 in existence and currently under restoration...V7+1H. The model is constructed largely of 3/32" balsa...ribs are 1/16" and 1/32". Nose canopy is a balsa block buck for plunge-molding with plastic. Things are moving along, albeit slowly. Thank you for a beautiful plan, Steve and Mary!
Neal Green - 10/10/2022
Neal, you're cheating ;-) I thought it was 3d rendering ;-)
By the way, I saw a Bugatti by chance, on an American site? made from a reduced Bugatti rc plan ;-)
Olivier - 10/10/2022
Finally found time to complete my Fw189A...scheme of NAGr 16 [main pic, 004-007]. That strange propeller hub was actually an automatic pitch control mechanism. Companion is my Dornier Do 17P [pic 008].
Neal Green - 04/01/2023
Nice construction and neat decor. All you have to do is create your own plane. I've always wondered what it would be like to create planes of the past with today's technology. At least in the drawing. What would that give?
Olivier - 04/01/2023
Another beautiful addition to the Green Aerodrome. Please expound on the auto-pitch prop.
Jan Novick - 05/01/2023
How well does it fly?
tom - 05/01/2023
Thank you, Olivier and Jan. The auto-pitch-control mechanism for me at least, is not an easy thing to explain...utilized the slip-stream to power a pitch-control mechanism. Suffice it to say that an Fw189 with those Argus engines would not be very authentic-looking without those strange prop hubs. They look a bit like chariot wheel hubs from Ben Hur. The actuator hub spins independent of the prop...when activated...or not at all while prop is turning etc., or so I've seen in film (video). I chose to replicate the appearance using's the build-thread, will give one an idea of how my model "evolved." Again, thank you well as Steve and Mary at OuterZone.
Neal Green - 05/01/2023
something here:
pit - 05/01/2023
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