FOCKE-WULF FW 190
The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 was a German single-seat, single-engine fighter aircraft that, along with the Messerschmitt Bf-109, formed the backbone of the Luftwaffe's Jagdwaffe during the Second World War.
Introduced in 1941, the FW 190 maintained superiority over Allied fighters until the Spitfire Mk IX came into production.
Well liked by its german pilots, the FW 190 continure din use throughout the war until Germany's defeat in 1945.
This kit is a laser-cut replica of the original Keil Kraft Small Flying Scale Series model of a Focke-Wulf FW 190.
Construction of the model from this kit uses the traditional method of "stick and tissue", that consists of a built up balsa wood skeleton (framework), covered with a tissue skin.
The balsa frameworks are built over a plan that is printed at the exact scale of the model, which is in essence a real engineering drawing.
Power is provided by rubber strip motor that is wound up before flight. Free flight means just that - once the model is launched, it is on its own. It must follow a predetermined flight path established when the model is initially adjusted for flight or "trimmed".
This type of traditional building technique and flying requires a degree of patience and skill, but is extremely rewarding.
Balsa wood sheets with precise laser cut parts and strip wood.
One 150mm diameter plastic propeller.
One pre-bent motor hook and shaft.
One low friction plastic nose bushing for the propeller
Pair of 25mm plastic wheels and one 10mm tail wheel.
Acetate sheet for canopy.
Piano wire for the main undercarriage and tail wheel.
One motor peg.
F.A.I. 3/16" rubber motor strip.
Tissue to cover the model.
Full size printed plan with instructions.
Please Note: The model pictured above is a KK FW 190 converted to electric-powered, radio-control and covered with tissue/ markings by John Watters. These are not included in the kit!