|Many stunt flyers have built a FOCKE WULF. Most of them have chosen the “Long Nose” version since this long nose comes closer to stunt dimensions. But I don’t like the shape of this airplane. The FW 190 is a critical project because of its very short fuselage nose. However its the 190 which is better known and has that typical Focke Wulf look.|
is not a scale model at all; I wouldn’t even call it Semi Scale. Actually
I’m not a friend of the Scale idea. But I can be influenced by beautiful
lines and shapes. And the FW has a characteristic shape. I’ve tried
to do a compromise and get as close to the 190 as possible. So, without
any concern about scale proportions my FOCKE WULF was designed in 1974.
Span 135 cm, engine OS 40 P.
The whole construction is really quite straight forward, except for the fuselage nose. The round cowl shape is formed by using trapezoid balsa blocks, glued around multi edged formers( I have described this method on another page ). The front fuselage is simply widened by adding light balsa blocks on either side, which are then sanded to shape.
|Judging by today’s standard all my airplanes of these years had too short a rear fuselage ( maybe partly because my models were built too heavy and I had to care for the correct CG position ). A 50 engine might be the correct size now, and with the heavier engine the rear fuselage can be lengthened easily. Also one of those four stroke engines should be a good choice and provide a suitable sound.|