Featuring a full fiberglass fuselage with built up ply and balsa construction this model will make a quality addition to your warbird fleet. Powered by a .40 to .46 2 stroke or .52 4 stroke glow engine the P47 includes all the hardware required for a glow setup.
The P47 Thunderbolt also includes flaps and removable fixed landing gear to make upgrading to retracts quick and easy. Depending on your choice of setup you will require 5 to 8 Standard servos, a 270cc fuel tank, your own transmitter and receiver and either a glow engine or EP setup as described below. All the general hard ware (Push rods, screws, landing gear etc) is included to get this kit underway.
Some modeling experience will be required to complete this kit. However the finished product will be of a high quality and will last a life time.
Has anyone here installed this bird? Because I am getting around 3.4kg AUW and I have no confidence of flying this brick. I'v installed a 15cc gasso.
If I use OS FS95V, the tail would be way too heavy which would end me up adding around 500 grams more to the nose, so I rather stick to the 15cc gasso.
Anyone here has this 'brick' problem too?
JUST PUT MINE IN THE AIR ,COG IS BETWEEN 1/3 AND 1/4 FROM THE LEADING EDGE,MOVED SERVO TRAY AND PUT SPACERS BETWEEN BULKHEAD AND MOTOR MOUNT TO REDUCE WEIGHT NEEDED HOPE THIS HELPS,FLEW VERY WELL LIKE THIS, BUT NEEDS RUDDER ON TURNS ,HOPE THIS HELPS
I have one as does my brother in law. If you can keep weight 6 pounds or less with retracts, power with a E Flite power 32 and a Turnigy Plush 60 esc with 4s Lipo. If over 6 pounds, try a E-Flite 46 and Turnigy Plush 80 with 5s Lipo. Yes you have to make a mode for the battery but its worth the time. If your not into electric your on your own.
Marty977. I got give a nice 6s battery and had no use for it. It is like a brick. A 5000mah 6s.
So I just divided it into 2 x 5000mah 11.1 volt batteries. The guy at the flying field who gave it to me was kicking himself. He wish he had thought of it.
I didnt mean to offend. I was just saying electric is not out of the question if you have modeling experience. most experienced modelers would have the tools to do this mod. Most of these ARFs need various mods to make them better anyway. where the hell does caffeine consumption come into it I dont even drink much coffee. anyway I didnt come here to start a argument and im sorry if you found what I said offensive
No battery hatch???? therefore you have to un-bolt the wing to change packs. It may make a good glow model but not electric!!! canopy looks dumb!!!!
I will make this review before flight because I see not much review yet as perhaps many wish to know the finishing first. Flight review will be posted later... Quality is superb! The yellow tail looks ugly on the pic here but when you look at the real stuff, it's actually very nice! The fiberglass built is really pleasant and the glossy paintwork is so beautiful you wouldn't believe what you have paid for. This thing is heavy. I mean the fuselage is really thick and weighs quite a fair bit. The wings are balsa-sheeted and pre-covered. I assume the recommended engine is barely enough for this "brick"- as mentioned by one of the guys here. I am putting up OS FS95V. One funny thing about this package (don't know about other folks) is that HK includes 2 fiberglass wing motor cowl which are not meant for this plane. Definitely not for new builders, requires a handful of tools and intermediate experiences to finish the task. Quite a squeeze for mechanical retracts. Servoless retractables are less welcomed because of the AUW. Use the stock wheels as they are light. If you really have to change the wheels, the measurement is 63mm diameter max. Do not use the stock gears if you intend to convert it to retracts. Once glued or epoxied, you may not be able to convert to retracts in future. The manual is useless. It is the same model but not from the same manufacturer. Pictures in it are s
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Not a bad plane overall , very happy with finish flaps work well ( although dont think P47's had split flaps ) mechanical retracts are a bit of messing around to fit servo in , but generally not to much trouble Biggest Problem - to be noted is - i had to add almost a KILOGRAM of lead to the firewall to balance it - Yes you read right 2.2 pounds this is also a concern as the mechanical retracts ( struts in particular )dont really like dealing with that kinda weight ( they want to bend back leading to nose over landings) i used a OS55AX to power it and once it was in the air the plane did fly nicely , no strength issues in the build I suspect the fiberglass tail to be the main suspect in the need for aditional weight Does look good flying though Krusty
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Ce P 47 est de très bonne qualité ,fuselage bien peint tout en fibre .quelle à été ma surprise de constater que les ailes sont entièrement coffrées en balsa,l' empennage est profilé se qui ajoute des points pour ce kit. Par contre le fournisseur préconise un moteur 52 4T, ce qui est très insuffisant , je sollicite un 62 minimum, l'idéal c'est un 70, vu que le fuselage du P47 est large, une hélice 13.5 est bien venu.