The Ta 152H, Kurt Tank’s high-altitude fighter-interceptor!
The Ta 152H as a design is an extremely unique looking aircraft and is one that I have always been fascinated with. So, when I saw the FlightLineRC Ta152H 1300mm, I was excited to see it! So, I finally picked one up late last year for a rainy day and the model really captures the unique lines of the airplane well with accurate colors and paint in a really nice flying airframe.
Of the German Focke-Wulf designs from WWII, I have always liked the looks of the long nose 190s, especially the D9. There were so many evolutions of the design including the very capable high altitude Ta 152H, which featured a lengthened fuselage and rudder, high aspect ratio wing and pressurized cockpit. Being one of the fastest propeller driven aircraft of the war and capable of intercepting the high altitude B-29 bomber, it ultimately came too late to make an appreciable impact as only about 25 or so were built.
AIRCRAFT ASSEMBLY NOTES
The FlightLineRC Ta 152H was well packed and assembled quite simply only requiring just a few steps and a few fasteners. The long wing comes in two pieces, which is glued together first over the wing spar. Once joined, the plastic mounting joiners were glued as well and the wing was then mounted to the fuselage. From there the tails were installed and fastened into place and those were the primary assembly steps. The kit does include a number of detail parts which are a nice touch and include the wing pitot tube and guns along with the lower wing antenna and fuselage foot step.
With the airplane assembled, it really looks fantastic and characterizes the shape of the Ta 152H beautifully. The finish is quite smooth and the stock paint work isContinue reading →
2020 GIVEAWAY! (See “How to Enter” Section to enter!)
I have to say, since the start of this blog and YouTube channel, it has been an incredible journey. The people I’ve met and helped, the friends I’ve made and the opportunities it’s brought have been absolutely amazing. It is all because of you guys and I want to say thank you to all of you who follow along across all my social channels. My whole goal in starting this site was and always will be to help folks in the hobby with quality information on building, finishing, setting up models, etc. and I will continue to do so for as long as I can.
So, as a thank you, in conjunction with Legend Hobby, we are giving away a new in box Seagull Models P-47D ‘Little Bunny’ ARF with Himark electric retracts! This is a model that I’ve recently completed that I’ve thoroughly been enjoying. It is a nice looking and well-built ARF that lends itself great to any type of power system (I opted for electric). Here are a few pics along with my first flights video. My assembly review will be posting soon, so be on the lookout for that on my YouTube channel! (entry info below video)
HOW TO ENTER
Please use the form below to enter. The contest starts today and ends at 7:00 PM Oct 29. The winner will be announced on my YouTube channel on 9:45am Friday Oct 30. It is completely free to enter and there are multiple ways to enter as well…More entries means more chances to win! Also, a customized link is provided to send to your friends that provides even more entries if they enter using that link. So, good luck to all of you and thank you for entering! A huge thank you to Legend Hobby for this amazing donation. Be sure to check out their website and Facebook page for more info on the kit and to see the great assortment of models that they offer.
I’m really excited to let you in on the most recent arrival into the shop, the all new Legend Hobby 86″ A-1 Skyraider. This is a model I’ve known about from its inception that I’ve been extremely excited for! The Skyraider (also known as the “Spad”) is a massive propeller aircraft design that could carry an incredible amount of ordnance and is an airplane that I’ve always had a fascination with ever since seeing Diego Lopez and Gene Barton compete with theirs at the US Scale Masters when I was a kid. This Legend Hobby offering is such a badass model and captures the lines of the Spad perfectly! So, we will be starting this one very soon and I hope you will enjoy following along on the process! Here are a few mockup pics. I can’t wait to start! 🙂