Giant P-47...flown hard

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Postby dominicm » Sun Nov 21, 2021 9:02 am

This seriously large P-47 was flown at the Wings and Wheels RC Model Spectacular by John Mason of TJD Models. It has wingspan of 122 inches, the weight is around 70 lbs and the model is powered by a DLE-170. Other engine options for this giant are the DA-200, DLE-222, MOKI 250 and 300.

Plan available at http://www.meister-scale.com/Thunderbolt25/index.html

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Postby Herr Dr. Professor » Tue Nov 23, 2021 3:00 am

Considering the two-bladed propeller and the steep angle of attack that Thunderbolt takes rather fresh off the runway, there must be a whopper of an engine inside the cowl. If I remember correctly what I read fifty or more years ago, the real P47 was not particularly fast climbing, but could out-dive just about anything it met. If so, the P47 flyboys would have liked one that climbed like the 1/4-sized one.
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