VQ Models Focke Wulf Fw-190 [VIDEO]

Dec 12, 2012 8 Comments by

With a 59-inch wingspan, this great-looking plane is both quick to assemble and offers the builder a choice
of either nitro or electric power. It has flight times of six minutes with a Hobby People 4120-05 outrunner motor and 4S-3600 pack! All panels are covered in a pre-printed iron on material over a full built-up structure of balsa and ply. The cowling and accessory panels are made of both fiberglass and ABS plastic painted to match the covering in a smooth, flat-painted finish. Check out the in-flight video here, and don’t miss the full exclusive review in the March issue of MAN!

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8 Responses to “VQ Models Focke Wulf Fw-190 [VIDEO]”

  1. Keith Benicek says:

    Nice video, this new model appears to fly fairly stable. Where is that RC airfield, it looks familiar?

    I have not seen this this VQ model assembled and flying locally as yet right here in the importers backyard (Global Distributors, Fountain Valley, CA), but I’ve had a lot of experience with other recent VQ ARF’s and it hasn’t been very satisfying. In their .61+ size models, being SCALE in any way is not remotely on their list of desired design results.As an example, I have the fairly recent VQ P-51B “Red Tail” in which the fuse is so out of proportion from the canopy forward, it’s looks more like a Greyhound dog (WAY too long cowl and fuse) than a P-51 Mustang! (All the other versions of the same model (Swiss, Dago Red, Shangri la) all look ridiculously long in the snout. I tried to cut it down and it’s still way out of scale!

    Fit of ARF parts is horrible on many VQ models and I’ve seen many in our area of So CAL where the per-decorated covering splits and peals off all too quickly after you begin flying. Now not all VQ’s are terrible, I have both the Navy and Army versions of the A6M5 Zero and it “look’s” closer to scale proportions (still noticeably “off”) and the parts at least fit better than others I’ve assembled. The gray Navy version already has splits in the covering after just a year of exposure to the out doors environment. And no, I don’t leave them in the sun.

    Do VQ models fly well? Yes and most cases, some are evil though. I’ve had 5 VQ models, the P-51B is the worst flyer.

    It’s too bad that MAN reviews in print and online read like rewrites of the manufacturers supplied PR piece or product flier; so flowery and over the top favorable, they are completely unconvincing to me and wreak of no credibility. Please knock this off MAN Exec Editors, make the reviewers PAY FOR THE MODEL and maybe they won’t feel beholding to the manufacturers to write puff pieces, so they keep getting Freebee’s. [I write tech article's, I know how it works in publishing]

    And BTW, get some better editors to fix the articles written by the reviewers. They are horribly written with typos, misspellings and poor grammar.

  2. DR PETER NAZAROFF says:

    I’VE BUILT THE #13 FW 190 AND REMOVED THE SKIN REPLACING IT WITH BIN AND WOW 2-PART WITH HOME DEPOT INTER. LATEX. A TURNIGY 60 ELECTRIC WITH 80AMP ESC-BEC. HOBBY PEOPLE LRG. RETRACTS. RAM LITES AND SOUND. PLUS A FEW EXTRAS I FORGOT ABOUT.THE ARF FROM HOBBY PEOPLE WAS ONLY 119.99 ON SALE. I GUESS THATS THE FUN OF THE HOBBY, YOU DO’NT LIKE IT- CHANGE AND IMPROVE IT INSTEAD OF COMPLAINING. WE SPENT A LOT OF TIME DESTROYING OVER THERE, LETS HELP NOW.

  3. Gord Seifert says:

    What in the world is BIN AND WOW 2-PART? Google didn’t help on that one.

    Regarding the video, Great flight video. Horrible sound track. I like the sound of props, motors and the real time opinions of the pilots, not banging guitars and drums. I use mute a lot when watching your videos.

  4. DR PETER NAZAROFF says:

    BIN IS A TRADE MARKED SEALER PRODUCT BY ZENZLER PAINT PRODUCTS AND 2 PART WOW IS ALSO A TWO PART SEALER BY WOWPLANES. RAM SELLS MACHINE GUN SOUNDS AND ENGINE SOUNDS FOR THE PEOPLE WHO NEED SOUNDS. THERE ARE SOME AREAS IN FL WHERE WE ARE’NT ALLOWED ALCOHOL FUELS AND NO NOISE, THANK GOD FOR ELECTRIC PRODUCTS.

  5. DR PETER NAZAROFF says:

    SORRY FOR THE MISSPELLED NAME IT’S ZINSSER

  6. Thierry says:

    Great video, good flight, good model and good pilot.
    I just don’t like the music in background. I would prefer earing the sound of the engine and the general sounds around, like on the real airfield.

  7. Chas. E. Rudy says:

    Keith B. (above) has it dead on. Nearly all of the modeling press seems to be in a sweetheart realtion with the suppliers. I have been dropping modeling magazines one by one as I recognize that the reviews are essentilally the product promotion produced by the manufacturers. You all know what I am talking about. Magazine subscriptions are not cheap but should not be simply “advertising dress up” for the manufacturers… Ahmen to shame on them…. We tend to buy what is recommended but if the recommendations are a ruse why read the reviews????

  8. Nathan says:

    I am flying one of theses with a GForce G32 Brushless Outrunner Motor (4250-800KV) using a 14×7 APC e prop 5000 4s 40c lipo 80 amp Hobby Wing ESC over 1000 watts. Will fly with this set up at half throttle for for 9 minutes and still have some battery left for landing. Battery did not even get hot during the flights and takes off in less then six feet.

    I installed Dave Brown Southern Pro retracts in the model using the old set up with a mechanical servo linkage. Covering gets a little loose with temperature change, but tightens up at the field when in the sun. I like the battery compartment had to modify the inner tray to make the battery fit well, not much trouble. Only problem I had was that the wing mounting bolts did not line up with the factory mounting nuts, just had to move them.

    The plane is really well built and very lite with all wood fuselage and is round just like the original. Plane has a glass cowing and factory installed period correct pilot. One of the nicest arf’s that I ever purchased and the price was right when on sale at Hobby People.

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