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    RE: Hangar 9 30cc P-47 Build Thread

    Hi Guys.

    Thought I would post some phots of my OS GT 55 installation in the P-47..........so far so good ( fingers crossed !!! ).

    The OS GT55 ( engine only ) is approx 80g heavier than the Evo 40Gx ( which I have also and was going to use on the build )......All I have done is to make up 14mm plywood packers,plus done all the maths and angles etc !!! The OS is 150mm from mounting flange to prop-driver face........therefore only 14mm short !!!

    I will be re-gluing all around the inside of the fuzz where the firewall "meets" the "stringers" also all of the plywood "crutch" formers together with extra hard wood to strengthen the joints as necessary.......all this is for "just in case ".

    There appears to be plenty of room available under the cowl ( see pics ).........two problems so far !!!

    1/.......OS in their wisdom do not give you much of a length of HT cable from the CDI unit to the plug cap.........so it is a bit tight......
    2/.......The OS silencer that I purchased for the 55GT will have to have a small "operation" to remove a slice as it is just too big on the side of the cowl,needs some air-space between it and the cowl. ( so will cut it down and get it Ali-welded again)......should be ok.

    Will post some more as the Engine fit finishes....

    Nick .........(UK).

    Oh.........John,spot on with regard to my U/C........mmm got to think about that one,all fits in and my retracts work great......BUT strut is just a little too long ( can't fit the wheels on !!! )......so as you say "slightly different ).......have sent a "help" e-mail to Robart,hoping I may be able to just buy the strut assy's only,to fit direct into the 631 chassis .......shortening my current struts is not an option !!! Not possible.

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    RE: Hangar 9 30cc P-47 Build Thread

    OS GT55 Installation.........So Far.

    Nick..........(UK).
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    RE: Hangar 9 30cc P-47 Build Thread

    Thanks Casey. I will admit, not much better than having your son being your flying buddy!!!
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    RE: Hangar 9 30cc P-47 Build Thread

    Hey Nick, I am sure Robart will help you get it sorted out. Good guys there.

    OS installation looks great. Keep on rocking!!
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    RE: Hangar 9 30cc P-47 Build Thread


    ORIGINAL: glazier808

    I love the AXI motors(I have two 2820/10 and 5345-14), but for us here in the USA, that motor is almost twice the cost of the eflight.


    Casey
    Casey not only in US the Axi is much more expensive
    And the eflite seems to be really good value for money.

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    RE: Hangar 9 30cc P-47 Build Thread

    vik,

    I agree, Eflight power systems are a great way to go for electrics. They make it easy to choose your system, by using current glow systems power ratings too. Reasonably priced and well made... Can't ask for much more!

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    RE: Hangar 9 30cc P-47 Build Thread

    Hi Guys.

    The build forum appears a "little" quiet,guess we are all busy building our kits !!! I have just finished my "cockpit-tub",decided to get that bit done whist I am waiting for my OS55 Exhaust to come back from welding.
    These are the photos of my cockpit,all complted except for the rivet details on the canopy ( not fixed to the fuzz as yet,will be the last bit of glueing I do )........sorry if some of the pics are a bit out of focus.

    Cheers..........Nick (UK).
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    RE: Hangar 9 30cc P-47 Build Thread

    NICE!!!
    Do it right the first time, or not at all!

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    RE: Hangar 9 30cc P-47 Build Thread

    Nick that looks real nice, where did you get the harness and pilot, they both look better than most I see Stateside.

    Cheers
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    RE: Hangar 9 30cc P-47 Build Thread

    Hi.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-6-DRAGON...item35bdba13b4

    The above link is for a bbi / dragon Pearl Harbour figure of the correct scale...1/6

    My pilot figure is a bbi Elite Force "Lt Doc Miller"........was going to use him in my Giant T/F Corsair which I have been building for the last 4 years !!! The harness is from another pilot figure ( will post a link to that next ).....just have to cut and un-stitch the webbing to make the harness from the parachute pack.The harness is fully functional and holds "Doc" securely in the P-47.

    Cheers.....Nick (UK).

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    RE: Hangar 9 30cc P-47 Build Thread

    HI

    This is a link for the pilot figure that has the "parachute pack" that I used to make the harness from.........

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-6-BBI-BR...06%26rk%3D1%26

    I will take some more photo's of the "cockpit-tub" and pilot figures for you.

    The "pilot" with the harness is in the US and the P-40 pilot is in Canada ( at the moment !!! ).

    Hope the post's help.

    Cheers...........Nick (UK).

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    RE: Hangar 9 30cc P-47 Build Thread

    Woo, the pilots looks nice!
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    RE: Hangar 9 30cc P-47 Build Thread

    Hi.

    These are some more photo's of the pilot's,parachute used for harness and tub.

    Cheers............Nick (UK).
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    RE: Hangar 9 30cc P-47 Build Thread

    Looks awesome Nick!!!!!
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    RE: Hangar 9 30cc P-47 Build Thread

    Nick

    Thanks ever so much much appreciated.

    Cheers.
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    RE: Hangar 9 30cc P-47 Build Thread

    Hi.

    Here's another one ( Pilot ) for you guys in the US.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-6-DRAGON...item4ab8d35675

    Cheers.............Nick (UK).

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    RE: Hangar 9 30cc P-47 Build Thread

    Hi Guys.

    Hope all you builds are going well...........be good to see some other photo's of other P-47's on the "build table" !!! ( hoping to get some more ideas from you all out there !!??).

    Thought I would give the "standby gun-sight" ago..........so by using a cut down T pin,small link from a chain ( soldered onto the pin ) and a bit of thread ( I has some kevlar thread to hand ),this is the result....Cockpit all done now.

    Will be away from the thread for a few days ( and the building !! ),hope to get the OS finished installed soon,cowl all finished + some "different" nose-art !!! mmmmmmm.........may put some more photo's up next week.

    Cheers.............Nick (UK).

    John and all,thanks for your comments,much appreciated.
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    RE: Hangar 9 30cc P-47 Build Thread

    Hi Guys.

    Managed to get the canopy finished off today before I go away for a few days,the "rivets" work well,just takes a bit of a steadish hand and time !!! (something to do on those evenings when you don't want to cut any grass or do odd jobs around the house !! ).The detailing I found comes through to the "inside" surface..........this is bit of a bonus as you then get a rivet pattern showing on the reverse side.These are the photo's of the canopy rivets.

    Cheers............Nick (K).
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    RE: Hangar 9 30cc P-47 Build Thread

    Hey guys, I have been watching this since the thread started, great builds and beautiflul aircrafts.  I saw Johns at Toledo, and WOW!  I had already gotten my Top Flite GS P47, so I was stuck looking at all your beatiful birds.  

    I was attempting to give my P47 a better scale cockpit, however it seems the ARF version for some odd reason has a smaller cockpit then the kit, and the H9 P47.  While I was at Toledo I got a cockpit kit from Dynamic Balsa http://www.dbalsa.com/cockpits/p47-h9.htm, and unfortunatly it doesn't fit.  So I would like to offer it you guys if anyone is interested.  It's a beautifly detailed kit, and comes with the Gun Sight.  He's got it listed for 75$+shipping, I would be happy to let mine go for 65$+shipping, OBO, any resonable offer will be considered.  if someone  is intested you can either email me directly simon_louis@hotmail.com or PM me though this forum.
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    RE: Hangar 9 30cc P-47 Build Thread

    Great job, Nick! And thanks John for all your info/hints.

    Guys
    I have the complete Epower system as recommended by Horizon for this bird. That's the Eflite Power 160 motor , Phoenix ICE HV 120 ESC , and two (2) Eflite 5S 18.5v 5000mAh batteries. I have ~ $730 in everything, and I'd like to sell all together as a package. If you're interested, PM me and we'll see if we can't work something out.
    TIA
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    RE: Hangar 9 30cc P-47 Build Thread

    Hi Guys.

    Hope that all the "builds" are going well...............? anybody !!!! I have a few more photo's of my "build" on the OS installation and finished cowl ( just got to be "dulled down" ),so will grab a couple of slots here to show you.......

    I have my re-welded exhaust back for the OS,so have put a couple of phot's up.......It still is a "tight" fit to the side of the cowl,may have to get it slightly adjusted.

    Have been thinking about the "tail-wheel" doors,think I may be able to get these working,but will be a couple of weeks of looking at that..........anybody else been thinking along these lines ? ( got me thinking about a "pylon-release" for the bombs aswell......?

    Cheers.............Nick (UK).
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    RE: Hangar 9 30cc P-47 Build Thread

    This is the OS final Installation ( but it will all be coming off again,whilst I "fit-out" the fuzz and airframe.........

    I coated the F/W with a paint that is petrol / diesel / oil proof..........just to be sure !!! ( same as I used in the interior,only that was clear in colour ).

    I have used "Nord-lock" washers on the M5 bolts holding the engine to the F/W and on the exhaust ( which will only have a silicone gasket seal ).

    The choke pusrod will be worked from the inside of the fuzz........in the photo's.throttle pusrod is on the L/H side as you look from the front........

    Tank vent is the brass pipe running down the F/W behind the exhaust and ends up venting between the exhaust "stacks"........

    Cheers...............Nick (UK).
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    RE: Hangar 9 30cc P-47 Build Thread

    I thought that I would "strengthen" the cowl before cutting the cowl-flaps........so ran some carbon fibre tape,with resin around the inside,close to the mounts and over the "hinge line" for the cowl flaps....This has made the cowl "firmer" and also added some weight ( which will be usefull weight in the nose ).

    Then stareted cutting the cowl flaps............very nearly cut through one of the mounts !!!!........I also cut away the lower "joint" to the lowest cowl flap on each side....just helps with the air flow through the cowl a bit more.

    As the exhaust is pretty close to the cowl side ( at the moment )...........placed a bit of "heat-reflective" tape inside the cowl.

    Cheers...........Nick (UK).
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    RE: Hangar 9 30cc P-47 Build Thread

    Thought I would use some "alternative nose-art"...........rivets all went ok,although,I found for some reason,doing them on the red painted areas was not as good !!!

    The prop in the photo is a "Mustang prop",19 x 8..........this is the prop,that I am hoping to fly with............

    So all done on the front end !!!!.............just the "dulling" down to to.........

    Cheers.............Nick (UK).
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    RE: Hangar 9 30cc P-47 Build Thread

    Hey Nick,

    I really like what you’re doing with your build.  You are using the OS GT 55, please let us know how you like it!

    I’m thinking of using the Desert Aircraft DA50 with a Biela 20x10 4 blade Carbon Fiber Scale Corsair Propeller for my build.

    I too, am giving serious consideration to adding operational tail wheel doors to complete the scale look of the aircraft.  My initial thoughts on how to do this is to use a spring and “L” brackets in a similar fashion to the way Top Flite has done their 50cc Corsair tail wheel doors. 

    I’m also giving some thought to working hard points for the bombs and drop tank.  For the hard points on the wings I’ll probably use an electronic release with solenoids.  But for the drop tank I’m still unsure on how to engineer it.

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