Luftwaffe Mistel Project by Kamal Parvez Butt
Kamal Parvez Butt a renowned Aeromodellor known for highly detailed and precise scale model aircraft building skills, has come up with a Luftwaffe Mistel Project by building and combining following:
Following is the build story in his own words:
I’m pretty bad at soldering so to make the Fw 190 mount on top of the glider, I made a jig and pinned all the wires
Turned out ok
No need to make bracing wires to prevent fore and aft movement
With the Fw 190 on top there should be plenty of prop clearance
Attachment points are already built into the glider and the Fw 190
I’m thinking the high thrust line will have the opposite effect. It will push the nose down under power
So maybe start off with a couple of degrees higher than the gliders wing incidence
In a biplane the wings are more often staggered than not. Not vertically centered, but there aren’t any pitching moments by manipulation of incidences
Also my Fw wing is tiny compared to the gliders wing.
Don’t really know will have to try it out
I’ll start off with zero zero relative to each other then, and see what happens
That’s why I think the pitching issue will be because of high thrust line causing downwards pitching
Managed to mount the Fw on the glider. But not entirely happy with the result. There’s too much play so the entire set up is not rigid enough.
Looks cool though
Need to re think
The wood plank under the tail is just a loose plank. Haven’t made the tail bracket yet
Already have crosswires
Probably need 2 more bracing points on the Fw and the glider.
I think I’ve managed to solve the problem of the Fw flexing on the mounts
I made a new mount from ply. It is fixed to the Fw through the wing mount bolt.
Was able to fix a ply plate to the top fuselage from the wing root holes to secure the base plate screws
With a 3 point attachment the contraption is quite rigid
I’ll take inexpensive over looks, especially since it’s already made. Don’t want to reinvent something that’s already made. The ply is laminated on the inside with one ounce fiberglass cloth. So it’s pretty rigid
Fw 190 secured on new 3 point mounts. Front wire mounts in landing gear blocks and new rear ply/ glass mount.
Wing incidence check
Top wing a tad over 3
Bottom wing at 3
So both wings are parallel
Just need to install radio and motor
But will it fly??
I’m calling the build of the ‘Mistel’ project complete. It’s a bit tail heavy so will need to add some nose weight.
There is only one control system. Elevator is on both.
Flaps/Spoilers on Fw
Ailerons and rudder on glider
Battery is in the nose of the glider
Probably won’t even need flaps and spoilers
Can always convert them to ailerons if they prove unnecessary
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