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Focke-Wulf 190A
Instruction Manual / Bedienungsanleitung
Manuel d’utilisation / Manuale di Istruzioni
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NOTICE: Procedures, which if not properly followed, create a possibility of physical property damage AND little or no possibility of injury.
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WARNING: Procedures, which if not properly followed, create the probability of property damage, collateral damage, and serious injury OR create a high
probability of superficial injury.
WARNING: Read the ENTIRE instruction manual to become familiar with the features of the product before operating. Failure to operate the product
correctly can result in damage to the product, personal property and cause serious injury.
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children without direct adult supervision. Do not use with incompatible components or alter this product in any way outside of the instructions provided by
Horizon Hobby, Inc. This manual contains instructions for safety, operation and maintenance. It is essential to read and follow all the instructions and warnings in the manual, prior to assembly, setup or use, in order to operate correctly and avoid damage or serious injury.
Age Recommendation: Not for children under 14 years. This is not a toy.
Safety Precautions and Warnings
As the user of this product, you are solely responsible for operating in a manner
that does not endanger yourself and others or result in damage to the product
or the property of others.
• Always keep a safe distance in all directions around your model to avoid
collisions or injury. This model is controlled by a radio signal subject to
interference from many sources outside your control. Interference can cause
momentary loss of control
• Always operate your model in open spaces away from full-size vehicles,
traffic and people.
• Always carefully follow the directions and warnings for this and any optional
support equipment (chargers, rechargeable battery packs, etc.).
• Always keep all chemicals, small parts and anything electrical out of the
reach of children.
• Always avoid water exposure to all equipment not specifically designed and
protected for this purpose. Moisture causes damage to electronics.
• Never place any portion of the model in your mouth as it could cause serious
injury or even death.
• Never operate your model with low transmitter batteries.
• Always keep aircraft in sight and under control.
• Always use fully charged batteries.
• Always keep transmitter powered on while aircraft is powered.
• Always remove batteries before disassembly.
• Always keep moving parts clean.
• Always keep parts dry.
• Always let parts cool after use before touching.
• Always remove batteries after use.
• Always ensure failsafe is properly set before flying.
• Never operate aircraft with damaged wiring.
• Never touch moving parts.
The Focke-Wulf 190A
You are just a few simple steps away from taking flight with this impressive replica of one of WW2’s most feared fighters of the Luftwaffe. The Focke-Wulf 190A
was arguably the most capable fighter in the European theatre until the Spitfire Mk IX took to the skies in 1942. Now you can re-create your own epic air battles
between axis and allied powers with this ParkZone® Focke-Wulf 190A. Its accurate scale outline, great handling characteristics and brushless motor provide a
pleasurable flying experience. Adding the optional retractable landing gear (EFLG115) will clean up the flight performance and make it look better in the air. You
can even add an optional servoless payload release (EFLA405) that will enable you to drop the included dummy drop tank.
Before you begin assembly and head out to fly, please take some time with this manual to confirm your understanding of the aircraft. Inside you’ll find helpful tips,
a handy trouble shooting guide, and a preflight checklist along with the assembly instructions. Going through this manual as you assemble the model will help
ensure your first flying experience with the Focke-Wulf 190A, and every one after, will be a success.
Box Contents
Table of Contents
Transmitter and Receiver Binding........................................................ 4
Receiver Selection and Installation ...................................................... 4
Battery Installation .............................................................................. 5
ESC and Receiver Arming.................................................................... 5
E-flite Retractable Landing Gear ......................................................... 6
Wing Installation ................................................................................. 7
Control Horn and Servo Arm Settings .................................................. 7
Drop Tank Installation ......................................................................... 8
Servoless Payload Release Installation ................................................ 8
Horizontal Tail Installation ................................................................... 9
Clevis Installation ......................................................................................... 9
Fixed Landing Gear Installation ........................................................... 9
Cannon Installation ........................................................................... 10
Decal installation .............................................................................. 10
First Flight Preparation ...................................................................... 10
Center of Gravity (CG) ....................................................................... 10
Control Direction Test ........................................................................ 11
Dual Rates ........................................................................................ 12
Flying Tips and Repairs ..................................................................... 12
Maintenance After Flying .................................................................. 12
Drop Tank Fairing Service ................................................................. 13
Service of Power Components .......................................................... 13
AMA National Model Aircraft Safety Code .......................................... 14
Troubleshooting Guide ...................................................................... 15
Limited Warranty .............................................................................. 16
Warranty and Service Contact Information ........................................ 17
Compliance Information for the European Union ................................ 17
Parts Contact Information ................................................................. 66
Replacement Parts............................................................................ 66
Optional Parts ................................................................................... 67
37.0 inches (940mm)
43.3 inches (1100mm)
Motor: 15-size Brushless Outrunner Motor,
950Kv (PKZ5116)
ESC: EFL 30A Pro Brushless ESC (EFLA1030)
Installed Needed
Needed to Needed to
Complete Complete
Needed to Needed to
Complete Complete
44.4 oz (1260 g)
46.6 oz (1320 g) with retracts and release installed
Needed to Needed to
Complete Complete
(2) Aileron Servos (PKZ1081)
(1) Rudder Servo (1) Elevator Servo (PKZ1090)
Receiver: Spektrum™ AR610 4-Channel DSM2®/DSMX®
Full range or park flyer sport receiver
Battery: 11.1V 3S 2200mAh 25C Li-Po (PKZ1029)
Battery Charger: 300mA–2.0A 2–to 3–cell Li-Po battery
charger (PKZ1040)
Recommended Transmitter:
Full-Range 4-Channel (or more) 2.4GHz with Spektrum™
DSM2®/DSMX® technology.
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Transmitter and Receiver Binding
“Binding” is the process of programming the receiver to recognize the GUID
(Globally Unique Identifier) code of a single specific transmitter. You need to
bind your chosen Spektrum™ DSM2®/DSMX® technology equipped aircraft
transmitter to the receiver for proper operation (please visit
for a complete list of compatible transmitters).
CAUTION: When using a Futaba® transmitter with a Spektrum DSM®
module, you must reverse the throttle channel and rebind. Refer to your
Spektrum module manual for binding and failsafe instructions. Refer to your
Futaba transmitter manual for instructions on reversing the throttle channel.
9 Binding Procedure Reference Table
Read the transmitter instructions for binding to a receiver (location of transmitter’s Bind control).
Make sure the transmitter is powered OFF.
Move the transmitter controls to neutral (flight controls: rudder,
elevators and ailerons) or to low positions (throttle, throttle trim).*
Install a bind plug in the receiver bind port.
Connect the flight battery to the ESC. The ESC will produce a
series of sounds. One long tone, then two short tones confirm that
the LVC is set for the ESC.
The receiver LED will begin to flash rapidly.
Power ON the transmitter while holding the transmitter bind
button or switch. Refer to your transmitter’s manual for binding
button or switch instructions.
When the receiver binds to the transmitter, the light on the
receiver will turn solid and the ESC will produce a series of three
ascending tones. The tones indicate the ESC is armed, provided
the throttle stick and throttle trim are low enough to
trigger arming.
Remove the bind plug from the bind port.
Bind Plug Installation
10. Safely store the bind plug (some owners attach the bind plug to
their transmitter using two-part loops and clips).
11. The receiver should retain the binding instructions received from
the transmitter until another binding is done.
* The throttle will not arm if the transmitter’s throttle control is not put at the
lowest position. If you encounter problems, follow the binding instructions
and refer to the transmitter troubleshooting guide for other instructions. If
needed, contact the appropriate Horizon Product Support office.
Receiver Selection and Installation
1. Before installing the wing, install your park flyer or full range receiver in the
fuselage using hook and loop tape or double-sided servo tape.
2. Attach the elevator and rudder servo connectors to the appropriate channels of the receiver.
3. Attach the aileron Y-harness to the aileron channel of the receiver.
4. Attach the ESC connector to the throttle channel of the receiver.
Battery Installation
1. Push the button (A) into the fuselage, releasing the battery latch.
2. Lift the back of the battery hatch and pull backwards to remove the
battery hatch.
3. Install the fully charged battery (B) in the battery compartment with the end
of the battery aligned with the rear edge of the foam battery shelf. See the
Adjusting the Center of Gravity instructions for more information.
4. Make sure the flight battery is secured using the hook and loop strap (C).
5. Reinstall the battery hatch. Push the rear of the battery hatch securely to
ensure the latch is fully engaged.
Battery Selection
• We recommend the ParkZone 2200mAh 11.1V 3S Li-Po battery (PKZ1029).
• If using another battery, the battery must be at least a 2200mAh battery.
• Your battery should be approximately the same capacity, dimensions and
weight as the ParkZone Li-Po battery to fit in the fuselage without changing
the center of gravity a large amount.
ESC and Receiver Arming
Arming the ESC also occurs after binding as previously described, but
subsequent connection of a flight battery requires the steps below.
CAUTION: Always keep hands away from the propeller. When armed,
the motor will turn the propeller in response to any throttle movement.
CAUTION: Always disconnect the Li-Po battery from the aircraft receiver
when not flying to avoid over-discharging the battery. Batteries discharged to a
voltage lower than the lowest approved voltage may become damaged,
resulting in loss of performance and potential fire when batteries are charged.
1. Power ON the transmitter and lower the throttle and throttle trim to their
lowest settings.
DO NOT connect the battery while the throttle stick is at full or the ESC will go
into programming mode. If a musical tone sounds after 5 seconds,
immediately disconnect the battery, then lower the throttle.
2. Remove the battery hatch and install the fully charged battery in the
battery compartment using the hook and loop strip, then connect the
battery to the ESC.
3. When power is applied to the ESC:
A) The ESC will sound 3 tones to indicate the Low Voltage Cutoff
(LVC) is set for the connected 3-cell battery pack..
Refer to the LVC portion of the Flying Tips and Repairs section
for more information.
B) An LED will light on the receiver.
We recommend installing the E-flite electric retracts (optional) in the wing
before installing the wing on the fuselage.
E-flite Retractable Landing Gear
(EFLG115, sold separately)
NOTICE: Always ensure the retracts and wheels are installed so that there
are no obstructions when extending and retracting the struts. Failure to do so
could result in damage to the aircraft or gear.
1. Remove the wheels (A) and wheel collars (B) from the fixed left and
right struts.
Fixed Landing Gear
2. Remove the landing gear doors (C) and strut covers (D) from the fixed landing gear by removing 10 screws (E) (5 per side).
3. Install the landing gear doors and strut covers onto the respective struts
included with the retract kit.
4. Install the left and right struts (F) (included with the retract kit) in the
retracts (G) using the set screws (H).
5. Install the wheels on the new struts using the wheel collars and set
screws (I).
6. Remove the 10 screws (J) (5 per side) and the fixed landing gear mounting
plates (K) from the wing.
7. Install the retracts in the wing using 8 screws (4 per side) removed from
the fixed gear mounting plates.
8. Connect the retracts to the pre-installed gear harness extensions (L) in
the wheel wells. Push the connectors under the tape on the wing so the
retracts are not blocked.
Retractable Landing Gear
Tip: Ensure the extended landing gear wheels have no toe-in or toe-out for
proper ground handling.
9. When installing the wing, connect the gear Y-harness to the GEAR port of
the receiver.
10. Ensure the wheels move freely in and out of the wheel wells when extending and retracting, then tighten the retract wheel collar set screws on the
struts, using threadlock when needed.
Tip: Where needed, use a metal file to make a flat spot on a strut for the set
screw of the wheel collar. Tighten the set screw in each collar on the flat spot
on the strut.
When needed, disassemble in reverse order.
Wing Installation
1. Remove the battery hatch from the fuselage using the latch button.
2. Turn over the fuselage so the bottom faces up and install the wires and
connectors through the hole in the fuselage (A) to the receiver.
CAUTION: DO NOT crush or otherwise damage the wiring when
attaching the wing to the fuselage.
3. Insert the guide pins (B) on the front of the wing in the fuselage plate holes
(C), then connect the wing to the fuselage using 2 screws (D).
4. Turn the aircraft over to connect the servos and optional connectors to
the receiver or Y-harnesses. The left and right servos can be connected to
either side of a Y-harness.
TIP: Carefully coil and store the servo wires in the hole in the fuselage for
easier battery installation.
When needed, disassemble in reverse order.
Control Horn and Servo Arm Settings
The table to the right shows the factory settings for the control horns and servo
arms. Fly the aircraft at factory settings before making changes.
Factory Settings
After flying, you may choose to adjust the linkage positions for the
desired control response. See the table below.
More control throw
Less control throw
Drop Tank Installation
IMPORTANT: The included scale drop tank will slow your aircraft much like the
auxiliary tank on a full-scale aircraft.
NOTICE: NEVER attempt to belly land your aircraft with the drop tank or drop
tank support frame installed or damage to the aircraft may result.
1. Install the drop tank support frame (A) on the wing using 4 screws (B)
as shown.
2. Pull back the lever (C) on the side of the payload mount to retract
the pin (D).
3. Load the drop tank (E)
4. Release the lever when the drop tank is fully seated in the payload mount.
5. Ensure the drop tank is secure and the pin is fully engaged and does not
move. A loose payload can affect flight performance.
Servoless Payload Release Installation
1. Remove the factory-installed payload mount (A) and 2 screws (B) from the
drop tank fairing located on the bottom of the wing.
2. Install the servoless payload release (C) by guiding the payload release wiring and connector through the connecting holes of the fuselage and wing.
Secure the payload release with 2 screws from the payload mount.
(EFLA405, sold separately)
3. Invert the aircraft so the battery hatch faces up. Remove the battery hatch
and connect the payload release connector to the AUX1 port of the receiver.
Replace the battery hatch on the fuselage.
4. Install the drop tank support frame and load the drop tank as described in
the “Installing the Drop Tank” section above.
IMPORTANT: After installing an optional payload release, use the transmitter
to release a payload while the aircraft is still on the ground, observing the aircraft’s reaction. In flight, be ready for the aircraft reaction whenever a payload
is released.
Never drop any object that creates a hazard to persons or property.
Never activate the payload release above crowded areas or cars.
Always choose responsibly when selecting your payload.
Always follow all aircraft instructions when using the device.
Horizontal Tail Installation
1. Slide the horizontal tail tube (A) into the hole in the rear of the fuselage.
2. Install the left and right horizontal tails (B) onto the fuselage as shown.
Ensure the control horn faces down.
3. Apply 4 pieces of tape (C) to the fuselage mounts (one on the top and bottom of each half of the horizontal tail).
4. Attach the clevis to the elevator control horn (see instructions for clevis
When needed, disassemble in reverse order.
Clevis Installation
Tip: Turn the clevis on the linkage to change the length of the linkage
between the servo arm and the control horn.
• Pull the tube from the clevis to the linkage.
• Carefully spread the clevis, then insert the clevis pin into the desired
hole in the control horn.
• Move the tube to hold the clevis on the control horn.
After binding a transmitter to the aircraft receiver, set the trims and
sub-trims to 0, then adjust the clevises to center the control surfaces.
Fixed Landing Gear Installation
1. Install the left and right fixed landing gear (A) in the respective mounting
plates (B).
2. Install the left and right covers (C) in the respective mounting plates using
2 screws (D) each.
When needed, disassemble in reverse order.
Cannon Installation
NOTICE: NEVER attempt to belly land your aircraft with the cannons installed or
damage to the aircraft may result.
1. For scale appearance, install the included cannons by press fitting them
into the leading edge of the wing as shown.
Decal installation
Your aircraft is supplied with two small Iron crosses for the tail insignia, to be
applied as shown. For those desiring a more accurate tail insignia, other decals
are available separately (PKZ4930, not available in all territories).
First Flight Preparation
Read this instruction manual thoroughly.
Remove and inspect the contents.
Charge the flight battery.
Fully assemble the model.
Install the flight battery in the aircraft (once it has been fully charged).
Bind the aircraft to your transmitter.
7. Make sure the linkages move freely.
8. Perform the Control Direction Test with the transmitter.
9. Adjust the flight controls and transmitter.
10. Perform a radio system Range Check.
11. Find a safe and open area.
12. Plan flight for flying field conditions.
Center of Gravity (CG)
The CG location is 74mm back from the leading edge of the wing. Install the
recommended flight battery with the end of the battery aligned with the rear
edge of the foam battery shelf. Make sure the flight battery is secured using
the hook and loop strap. It is easiest to balance the Focke-Wulf with the
aircraft inverted.
Aircraft CG and weight is based on a ParkZone 11.1V 2200mAh 25C battery
(PKZ1029) installed.
2.90 inches
back from the
leading edge of
the wing.
Control Direction Test
Move the controls on the transmitter to make sure the aircraft control surfaces move correctly and in the proper direction.
After performing the Control Test, correctly set the failsafe. Make sure the transmitter controls are at neutral and the throttle and throttle trim are in the low position, then rebind the aircraft to your transmitter. If the receiver loses its link to the transmitter, the failsafe will drive the servos to these settings made at binding.
Transmitter Command
Aircraft Reaction
Up Elevator Command
Down Elevator Command
Stick Right
Stick Left
Stick Right
Stick Left
Dual Rates
Your DSM2/DSMX full range transmitter features dual rates to help you select
the amount of travel that you want from the control surfaces.
High Rate
Low Rate
12mm up/down
8mm up/down
10mm up/down
8mm up/down
25mm left/right
20mm left/right
Flying Tips and Repairs
Consult local laws and ordinances before choosing a flying location.
Range Check your Radio System
After final assembly, range check the radio system with the aircraft. Refer to
your specific transmitter instruction manual.
land doing a wheel landing (two point), where the aircraft touches down on the
main landing gear first while the tailwheel is still off the ground. The aircraft
can also be landed in a three-point attitude, where all three wheels touch
down at the same time. When the aircraft touches down, reduce back pressure
on the elevator stick to prevent the plane from becoming airborne again.
If landing on grass, it is best to hold full up elevator after touchdown and when
taxiing to prevent nosing over.
Always choose a wide-open space for flying your aircraft. It is ideal for you to
fly at a sanctioned flying field. If you are not flying at an approved site, always
avoid flying near houses, trees, wires and buildings. You should also be careful
to avoid flying in areas where there are many people, such as busy parks,
schoolyards, or soccer fields.
Once on the ground, avoid sharp turns until the plane has slowed enough to
prevent scraping the wingtips.
NOTICE: If a crash is imminent, reduce the throttle and trim fully. Failure to do
so could result in extra damage to the airframe, as well as damage to the ESC
and motor.
NOTICE: Crash damage is not covered under warranty.
Fly in this area
.8 m
Stand here
Belly Landing
If landing on grass without the landing gear, use the same approach as if flying
with landing gear. Start your flare with the power off about 1 foot (30cm) above
the ground and hold the nose up until the tail touches down. Try to keep the
wings level to prevent clipping a wing on the ground and turning the
aircraft sideways.
NOTICE: When you are finished flying, never keep the
aircraft in the sun. Do not store the aircraft in a hot,
enclosed area such as a car. Doing so can damage
the foam.
Thanks to the Z-Foam™ construction of this aircraft,
repairs to the foam can be made using virtually any
decrease throttle at
adhesive (hot glue, regular CA, epoxy, etc). When parts
propeller strike.
are not repairable, see the Replacement Parts List for
ordering by item number. For a listing of all replacement and optional parts, refer to the list at the end of this manual.
NOTICE: Use of CA accelerant on your aircraft can damage paint. DO NOT
handle the aircraft until accelerant fully dries.
NOTICE: For belly landing, remove the cannons, payload and support frame
from the wing or damage to the aircraft may result.
Low Voltage Cutoff (LVC)
When a Li-Po battery is discharged below 3V per cell, it will not hold a charge.
The ESC protects the flight battery from over-discharge using Low Voltage
Cutoff (LVC). Before the battery charge decreases too much, LVC removes
power supplied to the motor. Power to the motor pulses, showing that some
battery power is reserved for flight control and safe landing.
Start the takeoff using rudder to keep the aircraft straight. As the aircraft
reaches flying speed, apply a slight amount of up elevator and the aircraft will
fly off the ground. Avoid forcing the aircraft into the air. Climb to check trim.
Once the trim is adjusted, you can begin to explore the flight envelope of the
Flight times of 7 minutes or more are achievable if using proper throttle
For your first flights, set your transmitter timer or a stopwatch to 5 minutes.
Adjust your timer for longer or shorter flights once you have flown the model.
If the motor pulses, land the aircraft immediately and recharge the flight battery. It is not recommended to fly the battery to Low Voltage Cutoff (LVC).
Disconnect and remove the Li-Po battery from the aircraft after use to prevent
trickle discharge. Charge your Li-Po battery to about half capacity before storage. During storage, make sure the battery charge does not fall below 3V
per cell. LVC does not prevent the battery from over-discharge during storage.
NOTICE: Repeated flying to LVC will damage the battery.
Tip: Monitor your aircraft battery’s voltage before and after flying by using a
Li-Po Cell Voltage Checker (EFLA111, sold separately).
To land the aircraft, fly the aircraft down to the ground using 1/4 –1/3
throttle to allow for enough energy for a proper flare. The aircraft is easiest to
Maintenance After Flying
1. Disconnect the flight battery from the ESC (Required for Safety
and battery life).
2. Power OFF the transmitter.
3. Remove the flight battery from the aircraft.
4. Recharge the flight battery.
5. Repair or replace all damaged parts.
6. Store the flight battery apart from the aircraft and monitor the
battery charge.
7. Make note of the flight conditions and flight plan results, planning for
future flights.
Drop Tank Fairing Service
1. If installed, remove the wing from the fuselage, then remove the drop tank
support frame and payload mount from the wing.
2. Remove 2 screws (A) from the top of the wing and the drop tank fairing (B).
3. Carefully remove the mount from the bottom of the wing. Paint may keep
the mount attached to the wing.
4. Reassemble in reverse order.
Service of Power Components
CAUTION: Always disconnect the flight battery from the aircraft before
removing the propeller.
Assemble in reverse order.
1. Remove the screw (A) and spinner (B) from the collet (G).
2. Remove the spinner nut (C), propeller (D), fan (E), backplate (F) and collet
(G) from the motor shaft (H). You will need a tool to turn the spinner nut.
3. Remove the 2 screws (I) from the cowling (J). Carefully remove the cowling
from the fuselage. Paint may keep the cowling attached to the fuselage.
4. Remove the 4 screws (K) from the motor mount (L) and the fuselage.
5. Disconnect the motor wires from the ESC wires.
6. Remove the 4 screws (M) and motor (N) from the motor mount.
• Correctly align and connect the motor wire colors with the ESC wires.
• The propeller size numbers (9.5 x 7.5) must face out from the motor for
correct propeller operation.
• A tool is required to tighten the spinner nut on the collet.
• Ensure the spinner is fully connected to the fan for safe operation.
Not all wiring shown.
AMA National Model Aircraft Safety Code
Effective January 1, 2011
A model aircraft is a non-human-carrying aircraft capable of sustained flight
in the atmosphere. It may not exceed limitations of this code and is intended
exclusively for sport, recreation and/or competition. All model flights must
be conducted in accordance with this safety code and any additional rules
specific to the flying site.
1. Model aircraft will not be flown:
(a) In a careless or reckless manner.
(b) At a location where model aircraft activities are prohibited.
2. Model aircraft pilots will:
(a) Yield the right of way to all man carrying aircraft.
(b) See and avoid all aircraft and a spotter must be used when appropriate.
(AMA Document #540-D-See and Avoid Guidance.)
(c) Not fly higher than approximately 400 feet above ground level within
three (3) miles of an airport, without notifying the airport operator.
(d) Not interfere with operations and traffic patterns at any airport, heliport
or seaplane base except where there is a mixed use agreement.
(e) Not exceed a takeoff weight, including fuel, of 55 pounds unless in
compliance with the AMA Large Model Aircraft program. (AMA
Document 520-A)
(f) Ensure the aircraft is identified with the name and address or AMA
number of the owner on the inside or affixed to the outside of the model
aircraft. (This does not apply to model aircraft flown indoors).
(g) Not operate aircraft with metal-blade propellers or with gaseous boosts
except for helicopters operated under the provisions of AMA Document
(h) Not operate model aircraft while under the influence of alcohol or while
using any drug which could adversely affect the pilot’s ability to safely
control the model.
(i) Not operate model aircraft carrying pyrotechnic devices which explode
or burn, or any device which propels a projectile or drops any object
that creates a hazard to persons or property.
• Free Flight fuses or devices that burn producing smoke and are
securely attached to the model aircraft during flight.
• Rocket motors (using solid propellant) up to a G-series size may
be used provided they remain attached to the model during flight.
Model rockets may be flown in accordance with the National
Model Rocketry Safety Code but may not be launched from
model aircraft.
• Officially designated AMA Air Show Teams (AST) are authorized to
use devices and practices as defined within the Team AMA
Program Document (AMA Document #718).
(j) Not operate a turbine-powered aircraft, unless in compliance with the
AMA turbine regulations. (AMA Document #510-A).
3. Model aircraft will not be flown in AMA sanctioned events, air shows or
model demonstrations unless:
(a) The aircraft, control system and pilot skills have successfully
demonstrated all maneuvers intended or anticipated prior to the
specific event.
(b) An inexperienced pilot is assisted by an experienced pilot.
4. When and where required by rule, helmets must be properly worn and
fastened. They must be OSHA, DOT, ANSI, SNELL or NOCSAE approved or
comply with comparable standards.
1. All pilots shall avoid flying directly over unprotected people, vessels,
vehicles or structures and shall avoid endangerment of life and property
of others.
2. A successful radio equipment ground-range check in accordance with
manufacturer’s recommendations will be completed before the first flight
of a new or repaired model aircraft.
3. At all flying sites a safety line(s) must be established in front of which all
flying takes place (AMA Document #706-Recommended Field Layout):
(a) Only personnel associated with flying the model aircraft are allowed at
or in front of the safety line.
(b) At air shows or demonstrations, a straight safety line must be
(c) An area away from the safety line must be maintained for spectators.
(d) Intentional flying behind the safety line is prohibited.
4. RC model aircraft must use the radio-control frequencies currently allowed
by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Only individuals
properly licensed by the FCC are authorized to operate equipment on
Amateur Band frequencies.
5. RC model aircraft will not operate within three (3) miles of any pre-existing
flying site without a frequency-management agreement (AMA Documents
#922-Testing for RF Interference; #923- Frequency Management
6. With the exception of events flown under official AMA Competition
Regulations, excluding takeoff and landing, no powered model may be
flown outdoors closer than 25 feet to any individual, except for the pilot
and the pilot’s helper(s) located at the flight line.
7. Under no circumstances may a pilot or other person touch a model aircraft
in flight while it is still under power, except to divert it from striking an
individual. This does not apply to model aircraft flown indoors.
8. RC night flying requires a lighting system providing the pilot with a clear
view of the model’s attitude and orientation at all times.
9. The pilot of a RC model aircraft shall:
(a) Maintain control during the entire flight, maintaining visual contact
without enhancement other than by corrective lenses prescribed for
the pilot.
(b) Fly using the assistance of a camera or First-Person View (FPV) only
in accordance with the procedures outlined in AMA Document #550.
Please see your local or regional modeling association’s guidelines for proper, safe
operation of your model aircraft.
Troubleshooting Guide
Aircraft will not respond to throttle but
responds to other
Extra propeller noise
or extra vibration
Reduced flight time
or aircraft underpowered
Aircraft will not Bind
(during binding) to
Aircraft will not connect (after binding)
to transmitter
Possible Cause
Throttle not at lowest position or throttle trim too high
Reset controls with throttle stick and throttle trim
at lowest setting
Throttle servo travel is lower than 100%
Make sure throttle servo travel is 100% or greater
Throttle channel is reversed
Reverse throttle channel on transmitter
Motor disconnected from ESC
Make sure motor is connected to the ESC
Damaged propeller and spinner, collet or motor
Replace damaged parts
Propeller is out of balance
Balance or replace propeller
Prop nut is too loose
Tighten the prop nut
Spinner is not tight or fully seated in place
Tighten the spinner or remove the spinner and turn it 180 degrees.
Flight battery charge is low
Completely recharge flight battery
Propeller installed backwards
Install propeller with numbers facing forward
Flight battery damaged
Replace flight battery and follow flight battery instructions
Flight conditions may be too cold
Make sure battery is warm before use
Battery C rating is too low
Replace battery or use battery with correct C rating
Transmitter too near aircraft during binding process
Move powered transmitter a few feet from aircraft,
disconnect and reconnect flight battery to aircraft
Aircraft or transmitter is too close to large metal object,
wireless source or another transmitter
Move aircraft and transmitter to another location and attempt
binding again
The bind plug is not installed correctly in the bind port
Install bind plug in bind port and bind the aircraft to the transmitter
Flight battery/Transmitter battery charge is too low
Replace/recharge batteries
Bind switch or button not held long enough during bind
Power off transmitter and repeat bind process. Hold transmitter bind
button or switch until receiver is bound
Transmitter too near aircraft during connecting process
Move powered transmitter a few feet from aircraft, disconnect and
reconnect flight battery to aircraft
Aircraft or transmitter is too close to large metal object,
wireless source or another transmitter
Move aircraft and transmitter to another location and attempt
connecting again
Bind plug left installed in bind port
Rebind transmitter to the aircraft and remove the bind plug before
cycling power
Aircraft bound to different model memory (ModelMatchTM
radios only)
Select correct model memory on transmitter
Flight battery/Transmitter battery charge is too low
Replace/recharge batteries
Transmitter may have been bound using different DSM
Bind aircraft to transmitter
Control surface does Control surface, control horn, linkage or servo damage
not move
Wire damaged or connections loose
Replace or repair damaged parts and adjust controls
Do a check of wires and connections, connect or replace as needed
Transmitter is not bound correctly or the incorrect model
was selected
Re-bind or select correct model in transmitter
Flight battery charge is low
Fully recharge flight battery
BEC (Battery Elimination Circuit) of the ESC is damaged
Replace ESC
Controls reversed
Transmitter settings are reversed
Perform the Control Direction Test and adjust the controls on
transmitter appropriately
Motor power pulses
then motor loses
ESC uses default soft Low Voltage Cutoff (LVC)
Recharge flight battery or replace battery that is no longer performing
Weather conditions might be too cold
Postpone flight until weather is warmer
Battery is old, worn out, or damaged
Replace battery
Battery C rating might be too small
Use recommended battery
Limited Warranty
What this Warranty Covers
Horizon Hobby, Inc. (“Horizon”) warrants to the original purchaser that the
product purchased (the “Product”) will be free from defects in materials and
workmanship at the date of purchase.
What is Not Covered
This warranty is not transferable and does not cover (i) cosmetic damage, (ii)
damage due to acts of God, accident, misuse, abuse, negligence, commercial
use, or due to improper use, installation, operation or maintenance, (iii) modification of or to any part of the Product, (iv) attempted service by anyone other
than a Horizon Hobby authorized service center, (v) Product not purchased
from an authorized Horizon dealer, or (vi) Product not compliant with applicable technical regulations.
Purchaser’s Remedy
Horizon’s sole obligation and purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be
that Horizon will, at its option, either (i) service, or (ii) replace, any Product
determined by Horizon to be defective. Horizon reserves the right to inspect
any and all Product(s) involved in a warranty claim. Service or replacement
decisions are at the sole discretion of Horizon. Proof of purchase is required
Limitation of Liability
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Inspection or Services
If this Product needs to be inspected or serviced and is compliant in the
country you live and use the Product in, please use the Horizon Online Service
Request submission process found on our website or call Horizon to obtain a
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using a shipping carton. Please note that original boxes may be included,
but are not designed to withstand the rigors of shipping without additional
protection. Ship via a carrier that provides tracking and insurance for lost or
damaged parcels, as Horizon is not responsible for merchandise until it arrives
and is accepted at our facility. An Online Service Request is available at http:// If you
do not have internet access, please contact Horizon Product Support to obtain
a RMA number along with instructions for submitting your product for service.
When calling Horizon, you will be asked to provide your complete name, street
address, email address and phone number where you can be reached during
business hours. When sending product into Horizon, please include your RMA
number, a list of the included items, and a brief summary of the problem. A
copy of your original sales receipt must be included for warranty consideration. Be sure your name, address, and RMA number are clearly written on the
outside of the shipping carton.
NOTICE: Do not ship LiPo batteries to Horizon. If you have any issue with
a LiPo battery, please contact the appropriate Horizon Product Support
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verifying the proof-of-purchase date. Provided warranty conditions have
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choice and at the sender’s expense. Horizon will hold non-compliant
Product for a period of 60 days from notification, after which it will be
Warranty and Service Contact Information
Country of Purchase
Horizon Hobby
Phone Number/Email Address
Horizon Service Center
4105 Fieldstone Rd
Champaign, Illinois
61822 USA
Online Repair Request:
Horizon Product Support
(All other products)
4105 Fieldstone Rd
Champaign, Illinois
61822 USA
United Kingdom
Horizon Hobby Limited
Units 1-4 Ployters Rd
Staple Tye
Harlow, Essex
CM18 7NS, United Kingdom
+44 (0) 1279 641 097
Horizon Technischer Service
Christian-Junge-Straße 1
25337 Elmshorn, Germany
+49 (0) 4121 2655 100
Horizon Hobby SAS
11 Rue Georges Charpak
77127 Lieusaint, France
+33 (0) 1 60 18 34 90
Horizon Hobby – China
Room 506, No. 97 Changshou Rd.
Shanghai, China, 200060
+86 (021) 5180 9868
United States of America
Compliance Information for the European Union
Declaration of Conformity
Declaration of Conformity
(in accordance with ISO/IEC 17050-1)
(in accordance with ISO/IEC 17050-1)
No. HH2013041301U1
No. HH2013041302
Item Number(s):
Equipment class:
PKZ Focke-Wulf 190A BNF Basic
Item Number(s):
Equipment class:
PKZ Focke-Wulf 190A PNP
The object of declaration described above is in conformity with the requirements of the specifications listed below, following the provisions of the
European R&TTE directive 1999/5/EC:
The object of declaration described above is in conformity with the requirements of the specifications listed below, following the provisions of the EMC
Directive 2004/108/EC:
EN 301 489-1 V1.7.1: 2006
EN 301 489-17 V1.3.2: 2008
EN55022:2010 + AC:2011
Signed for and on behalf of:
Horizon Hobby, Inc.
Champaign, IL USA
Apr 13, 2013
Signed for and on behalf of:
Horizon Hobby, Inc.
Champaign, IL USA
Apr 13, 2013
Steven A. Hall
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
International Operations and Risk Management
Horizon Hobby, Inc.
Steven A. Hall
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
International Operations and Risk Management
Horizon Hobby, Inc.
Instructions for disposal of WEEE by users in the European Union
This product must not be disposed of with other waste. Instead, it is the user’s responsibility to dispose of their waste equipment by handing it over
to a designated collections point for the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment. The separate collection and recycling of your waste
equipment at the time of disposal will help to conserve natural resources and ensure that it is recycled in a manner that protects human health and
the environment. For more information about where you can drop off your waste equipment for recycling, please contact your local city office, your
household waste disposal service or where you purchased the product.
Parts Contact Information • Kontaktinformationen für Ersatzteile
• Coordonnées pour obtenir des pièces détachées • Recapiti per i ricambi
Country of Purchase
Horizon Hobby
Phone Number/Email Address
4105 Fieldstone Rd
Champaign, Illinois 61822 USA
United Kingdom
Horizon Hobby Limited
Units 1-4 Ployters Rd
Staple Tye
Harlow, Essex
CM18 7NS, United Kingdom
+44 (0) 1279 641 097
Horizon Hobby GmbH
Christian-Junge-Straße 1
25337 Elmshorn, Germany
+49 (0) 4121 2655 100
Horizon Hobby SAS
11 Rue Georges Charpak
77127 Lieusaint, France
+33 (0) 1 60 18 34 90
Horizon Hobby – China
Room 506, No. 97 Changshou Rd.
Shanghai, China, 200060
+86 (021) 5180 9868
United States of America
Replacement Parts • Ersatzteile • Pièces de rechange • Pezzi di ricambio
Part # | Nummer
Numéro | Codice
Propeller 9.5 x 7.5
Propeller 9.5 x 7.5
Hélice 9.5 x 7.5
Elica 9.5 x 7.5
Spinner and Fan: FW-190A
Parkzone FW-190A: Spinner m. Lüfter u.
Cône et turbine : FW-190A
Ogiva e ventola: FW-190A
Decal Sheet: FW-190A
Parkzone FW-190A: Derkorbogen
Planche de décoration : FW-190A
Foglio con decalcomanie: FW-190A
Main Landing Gear Set: FW-190A
Parkzone FW-190A: Hauptfahrwerk
Train d’atterrissage : FW-190A
Set carrello retrattile principale: FW190A
Tailwheel: FW-190A
Parkzone FW-190A: Spornrad
Roulette de queue : FW-190A
Ruotino coda: FW-190A
Drop Tank Mount/Cover: FW-190A
Parkzone FW-190A: Halter f. Abwurftank
Support de réservoir largable : FW190A
Supporti per serbatoio aux: FW-190A
Drop Tank: FW-190A
Parkzone FW-190A: Abwurftank
Réservoir largable : FW-190A
Serbatoio aux: FW-190A
Portello batteria: FW-190A
Battery Hatch: FW-190A
Parkzone FW-190A: Akkuklappe
Capot de compartiment à batterie :
Canopy w/Pilot: FW-190A
Parkzone FW-190A: Kabinenhaube
Cockpit avec pilote : FW-190A
Capottina con pilota: FW-190A
15 BL Outrunner Motor, 950Kv
15BL Außenläufer 950Kv: Extra 300
Moteur brushless à cage tournante
15, 950kV
15 BL motore cassa rotante; 950KV
Motor Shaft 15 BL 950Kv
Parkzone 15 Aussenläufer: Motorwelle
Axe moteur 15 BL
Albero motore per 15 cassa rotante
Painted Wing: FW-190A
Parkzone FW-190A: Tragfläche lackiert
Aile peinte: FW-190A
Ala verniciata: FW-190A
Pushrod Set: FW-190A
Parkzone FW-190A: Schubstangen-Set
Jeu de tringleries : FW-190A
Set asta di spinta: FW-190A
Horizontal Stab: FW-190A
Parkzone FW-190A: Höhenleitwerk
Stabilisateur horizontal: FW-190A
Stabilizzatore orizzontale: FW-190A
Painted Cowl: FW-190A
Parkzone FW-190A: Motorhaube lackiert
Capot peint : FW-190A
Capottina motore verniciata: FW-190A
Nastro per fili servo: FW-190A
Servo Wire Tape: FW-190A
Parkzone FW-190A: Servokabeltape
Adhésif de masquage des câbles :
Painted Bare Fuse: FW-190A
Parkzone FW-190A: Rumpf o. Einbauten
Fuselage peint, nu : FW-190A
Solo fusoliera verniciata: FW-190A
Replacement Airframe: FW-190A
Parkzone FW-190A: Rumpf
Structure de remplacement
Telaio ricambio
SV80 Long Lead 3-Wire Servo
Parkzone SV80 Servo mit langem Kabel
Servo 3 câbles grande longueur SV80
SV80 servo a 3 fi li a terminale lungo
DSV130 digital, metal gear
EFLA1030BC 30-Amp Pro SB Brushless ESC
AR610 6-Channel Sport DSM2/
DSMX Receiver
DSV130 Digitalservo MG
DSV130 digital, pignons métal
DSV130 digitale, ingranaggi in metallo
30A Pro SB Regler
Contrôleur 30A Pro SB
30-Amp Pro SB Brushless ESC
Spektrum AR610 DSMX 6 Kanal Sport
Récepteur AR610 6 voies DSM2/DSMX AR610 6-canali Sport DSM2/DSMX
Optional Parts • Optionale Bauteile • Pièces optionnelles • Pezzi opzionali
Part # | Nummer
Numéro | Codice
Propeller 10.5 X 9: EXTRA 300 Propeller 10.5 x 9: Extra 300
Hélice 10.5X9
Elica 10.5 X 9: EXTRA 300
Park Flyer Tool Assortment,
5 pc
E-flite Park Flyer Werkzeugsortiment; 5 teilig
Assortiment d'outils park flyer, 5pc
Park Flyer assortimento attrezzi,
5 pc
EC3 Battery Connector (2)
E-flite EC3 Akkukabel, Buchse (2)
Prises EC3 coté batterie (2)
Connettore batteria
ite EC3 Kabelsatz, Stecker/
EC3 Device/Battery Connector E-fl
Prises EC3 coté contrôleur (2)
Connettore batteria/dispositivo
11.1V 3S 25C 2200MAH Li-Po 11.1V 3S 25C 2200mAh LiPo
11.1V 3S 25C 2200MAH Li-Po
11.1V 3S 25C 2200MAH Li-Po
2-3 DC Li-Po Balancing
ParkZone 12V 2-3S LiPo Balancer Chargeur équilibreur 2-3S Li-Po
2-3 DC Li-Po Caricabatterie con
Li-Po Cell Voltage Checker
E-flite Li-Po Cell Volt Checker
Contrôleur de tension Li-Po
Controllo tensione batteria LiPo
1- To 5-cell Li-Po battery
charger with balancer
E-flite 1-5 Zellen Lipo Lader mit
con bilanciatore
Chargeur équilibreur Li-Po de 1 à 5S Caricabatterie
per LiPo 1-5 celle
Celectra 80W AC/DC
Multi-Chemistry Battery
E-flite 80W AC/DC Multi-Akku
Ladegerät - EU
Chargeur de batterie AC/DC
Celectra 80 W multi-types
Caricabatterie per batteria multichimica 80 W c.a./c.c.
200W DC multi-chemistry bat- E-flite 200W DC Multi-Akku
tery charger
Chargeur multiple DC 200W
200W DC Caricabatterie universale
Celectra 15VDC
250W Power Supply
E-flite 15VDC 250W Netzteil - EU Alimentation
CC 15 V 250 W
Li-Po Charge Protection Bag,
Dynamite LiPoCharge Protection
Bag groß
Sac de charge Li-Po, grand modèle Busta protezione grande par LiPo
Li-Po Charge Protection Bag,
Dynamite LiPoCharge Protection
Bag klein
Sac de charge Li-Po, petit modèle
Busta protezione piccola par LiPo
DX4e DSMX 4 Kanal
DX4e DSMX 4-Channel Trans- Spektrum
ohne Empfänger
Emetteur DX4e DSMX 4 voies
DX4e DSMX Trasmettitore 4
DX5e DSMX 5 Kanal
DX5e DSMX 5-Channel Trans- Spektrum
ohne Empfänger
Emetteur DX5e DSMX 5 voies
DX5e DSMX Trasmettitore 5
DX6i DSMX 6-Channel Transmitter
Spektrum DX6i DSMX 6-Kanal
Emetteur DX6i DSMX 6 voies
DX6i DSMX Trasmettitore 6 canali
DX7s DSMX 7-Channel Transmitter
Spektrum DX7s DSMX 7 Kanal
Emetteur DX7s DSMX 7 voies
DX7s DSMX Trasmettitore 7
DX8 DSMX 8-Channel Transmitter
Spektrum DX8 DSMX 8 Kanal
Emetteur DX8 DSMX 8 voies
DX8 DSMX Trasmettitore 8
18-Channel Transmitter
Spektrum DX18/ DX18QQ DSMX
18 Kanal Sender
Emetteur DX18/DX18QQ DSMX 18
DX18/DX18QQ DSMX Trasmettitore 18 canali
Alimentatore Celectra 15V c.c.,
250 W
© 2013 Horizon Hobby, Inc.
ParkZone, E-flite, Celectra, EC3, DSM, DSM2, DSMX, Z-Foam, Bind–N–Fly, Plug-N-Play
and ModelMatch are trademarks or registered trademarks of Horizon Hobby, Inc.
The Spektrum trademark is used with permission of Bachmann Industries, Inc.
Futaba is a registered trademark of Futaba Denshi Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha Corporation of Japan.
All other trademarks, service marks and logos are property of their respective owners.
PKZ6250, PKZ6275
Created 03/13
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