Focke Wulf 190-D9 (oz2971)


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Focke Wulf 190-D9. Rubber scale free flight model by R. Preston Bruning.

Quote: "The FW190D9-known as 'Dora 9' in Luftwaffe service was designed by Kurt Tank for high altitude operation and as a stepping stone to the long-winged super extended fuselage TA-152 series of aircraft. The D-9 ended up instead as the most successful of the Focke-Wulf fighters.

Originally planned to provide protective cover for the twin-jet ME-262 jets on take-off and landings when they were most vulnerable. The pilots soon found they could outclimb and outdive the BMW 801 powered Focke-Wulfs and were convinced it could outperform the P-51D Mustang. The role of the D-9 soon changed. Compared to the 'A' series, the tail assembly was moved aft and nose was extended to accommodate the jumbo 213 in-line engine and annular radiator. Noticeable bumps appeared ahead of the canopy on the fuselage and on the wings near the root fillet, to make room for two 7.9mm MG 17 machine guns and two 20mm MG 151 cannons.

The proportions of the real aircraft when scaled down are close to ideal for rubber power. First, with the tail assembly set far back, the vertical stab area hardly had to be enlarged and the horizontal stab area was only slightly increased. The long nose requires little or no ballast for flying. You can pack a lot of rubber in that long fuse lage for a longer motor run. The full scale prototype had generous dihedral and the tall landing gear would be ideal for prop clearance.

Let's start with the fuselage. Every effort was made to locate the stringers and bulkheads along the lines of the real aircraft. The fuselage was built by cutting out the entire fuselage profile through..."

Update 28/11/2016: added article, thanks to RFJ.

Update 14/09/2018: Replaced this plan with a clearer copy at 600 dpi, thanks to GuyColeman

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Dear Admin, Just a small photo of my interpretation the great man's 190D [pic 006]. I think as in all the old timer designs the motor hook is too far back resulting in pitch instability from Cruise to glide. Yours Sincerely,
DLL Reid - 12/10/2023
Mr. Reid, two things can prevent a large cg change when the rubber winds down. 1. braid the motor and 2. provide a stop for the prop hook so there is some tension in the motor preventing it from flopping around loosely.
Douglas Babb - 12/10/2023
Thanks for your suggestions. My motor length is only 2 times the hook. To peg length so was not sure I assume braiding puts more tension in the motor keeping it taut. D Reid
D L L Reid - 13/10/2023
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