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Bremspropeller
10-16-2010, 08:48 AM
Actually, no!

This is what an R-2800-powered 190 looks (and sounds) like:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yb1DxAjqlqQ
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Metatron_123
10-16-2010, 10:47 AM
Finally, a German plane at..! some perverse, nostalgic American air race. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

I need to see some closeups now!

RegRag1977
10-16-2010, 11:43 AM
Wow http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif , TY for posting this Bremspropeller!

Any further info on the beast? The Fw190 looks so nice once in the air and at high speed http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Bremspropeller
10-16-2010, 12:06 PM
The high-speed-pass was one of the P-51 racers.

The 190's just flying trial-ounds at medium powersettings http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

RegRag1977
10-16-2010, 12:55 PM
Ha http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif ! Yes i got that, but now i'm not sure, is the first aircaft we can see a 190, right? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Quote by Bremspropeller:
"The 190's just flying trial-ounds at medium powersettings Wink"

Oh, silly me! this is of course the reason why we had the time to admire it!

Seriously, i wasn't even trying to mock or to do a joke about the 190 relative slowness in the video: in fact this bird ( the 190A) is such a fantastic and beautiful AC in the air, that i did not even notice it was not flying at full speed...Well, if this is not love http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Thanks again for posting this video!

M_Gunz
10-16-2010, 01:06 PM
190A-9 is big enough to pack an R2800 even without the turbo? I had thought it was smaller.

Bremspropeller
10-16-2010, 01:34 PM
All Antons/ Friedrichs/ Gustavs have the same cowling-size http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

BillSwagger
10-16-2010, 02:18 PM
neat.
makes me think if any similar conversions were flown with any success in ww2.

Doesn't seem like that far of a leap for converting considering the dimensions of the Pw are only an inch or so more in diameter and length. Im sure the extra 300 cu/i helps. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I had it in my head that the PW was much bigger but i think that comes from visualizing the P-47 with the oval shape cowling to include the intake for the turbo, but actually the F4U is probably a better comparison for size. Now that i think about it the F8F pops out at me.

Bill

PanzerAce
10-16-2010, 07:28 PM
I think there was a spit that got a DB engine during the second world war...



personally, I'm not a fan of the conversion. the ASh I can accept for the new 190s, but a R2800? no thanks :/

Bremspropeller
10-17-2010, 05:47 AM
You're free to handbuild 50 BMW 801s for use in 190-replicas (and originals) and spares http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

The R-2800 enables a much more realistic cowling.
The coolers in the wings do look funny, though. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

WTE_Galway
10-17-2010, 08:10 PM
Its a Flug Werk of course.

R2800 with a DC3 prop I believe ??? Annular oil cooler fitted but no 190 style fan behind the prop.

Depending on variants you are looking at 500 - 1000 more hp than the ASH engined Flug Werks.

http://i641.photobucket.com/albums/uu133/warbird1_WIX/Chino%202010/100_2506.jpg

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z74/jschillereff/FW-190A-8N.jpg

DrHerb
10-17-2010, 08:52 PM
I love the name they gave it, "What The Focke"