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GWS FW-190

Manufacturer: GWS

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Average Rating
No. of Reviews5
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JC wrote on 23/09/2010:
FANTASTIC
Strengths: Inexspensive, easy to build, will fly on a cheap brushless set up. great fun to fly ect ect
Weaknesses: As mentioned flimsy cowl other than that nothing at all
Overall: You cannot go wrong for the money. Get the slope version and fit your own power train. Half an hour with the air brush and you have it looking really nice. I put a Tornado thumper 480w motor with a 40 amp esc and it can be lauched under arm and climbs away hands off. I did not bother with the rudder and it still rolls in a straight line. It even pulls off a fairly decent cuban 8. Kill the power and it glides home. When it goes to the great hanger in the sky I shall get another. I'm a very average pilot and this models makes me look good.
Ease of assembly
80%
Build quality
80%
Flight performance
100%
Value for money
100%
Overall
80%

Eck wrote on 22/03/2009:
FUN FIGHTER!
Strengths: Easy to build, low cost, bags of fun to fly.
Weaknesses: Poorly translated instructions, fragile cowling, shiny decals.
Overall: Unless you have a flying site with a tarmac runway, buy the slope glider version and hand launch/belly land. The white foam gives you full scope to use one of the many colour schemes used on the full size, or even a bit of imagination! Not a first model, but with a 2408/21 "bell" outrunner would be a nice first low-winger, or stick in a 2215/20 and 10x6 prop and beat up the field!
Ease of assembly
100%
Build quality
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Flight performance
100%
Value for money
100%
Overall
80%

Icarus wrote on 22/12/2008:
ONE OF THE BEST VALUE FOR MONEY KITS GOING I RECKON
Strengths: Low cost. Looks Performance Very quick build
Weaknesses: Decals - plentiful, but too shiny GWS glue takes some getting used to (use it as contact adhesive) Dings and scratches easily
Overall: Now I love traditional building, but this is a fantastic value kit for 25 - very complete (who else give you 'Y' leads in the kit for example?). Whilst the std expanded polystyrene version does scratch easily, it is a tough model and takes knocks well (who notices scratches when it is flying anyway. Looks the part in the air and truly flies well. I used an e-max 2215/25 motor and a 3s 2200 lipo - Not over powered, but no weakling either, just right. Liked it so much that am thinking of getting another and glassing it for a bit more durability...
Ease of assembly
80%
Build quality
80%
Flight performance
80%
Value for money
100%
Overall
80%

Kelly wrote on 22/12/2008:
LOOKS THE PART,FLIES GREAT
Strengths: Easier to build than an airfix kit,low price
Weaknesses: none that I can think of
Overall: Very good foamy rendition of the FW 190. Lots of fun painting and to fly. Real value for the money.
Ease of assembly
80%
Build quality
80%
Flight performance
80%
Value for money
100%
Overall
80%

David Ashby - Moderator wrote on 11/03/2008:
NOT A PERFECT KIT BUT SHE'S GOOD VALUE AND FLIES VERY WELL
Strengths: Flies very well, has a presence in the sky, relatively easy to build.
Weaknesses: Not true scale, it's a foamie?
Overall: A lot of plane for 25
Ease of assembly
60%
Build quality
60%
Flight performance
80%
Value for money
100%
Overall
60%

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