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Old 11-27-2014, 02:25 AM
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Sparky,

On your advice I ordered one of those props through Horizon. Interesting design! Symmetrical airfoil and an undercambered trailing edge. It'll have to wait for warm weather but I'm anxious to try it.
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Old 11-27-2014, 04:24 AM
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Originally Posted by lancairmustang View Post
Good prop recommendations for the DA 50 on the Topflite Giant P-47 arf? I'd like lots of speed on the low pass and some prop rip too.
I like the Xoar 22x10 Warbird Prop.
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Old 11-27-2014, 04:32 AM
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20x12 would be another one to try. I think Xoar and APC makes those.
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Old 11-27-2014, 08:19 AM
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Does anyone know where to get a cowl for the top flite giant p47 arf that has a molded intake with the supports. I have an 85cc in it and I keep blowing the thin plastic red one off. Thanks
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Old 11-27-2014, 08:44 AM
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Have you checked out Fiberglas specialties ? They have a lot of the fiberglass parts for this plane. Just may take a little modding as I believe there all for the kit version which may differ a bit.
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Old 11-27-2014, 09:13 AM
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Yeah I called them a while back and they said that their cowl wouldn't fit the arf, just the kit. Thanks
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Old 11-27-2014, 10:29 AM
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Shoulda known it wouldn't be that easy. But when they say it wouldn't fit, that's what I meant by a little modding. I've done it before a few times the other way around. Arf cowl on a kit built plane. Was never too much work. Just a thought if you don't have luck finding one. Good luck.
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Old 11-27-2014, 10:35 AM
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Reenforce the original cowl U have with some light fiber glass lay ups on the inside. U say the red air intake upper lip is blowing out? how fast are U going and how close to flutter are U?
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Old 11-27-2014, 10:40 AM
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Looks great Jeff! Happy Thanksgiving!

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Old 11-27-2014, 11:11 AM
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The cheap thin plastic intake on the front bottom of the cowl keeps breaking. Just a real thin lexan piece.
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Old 11-27-2014, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by JAYNC View Post
The cheap thin plastic intake on the front bottom of the cowl keeps breaking. Just a real thin lexan piece.
Reenforce it with fiber glass lay up. Don.t forget to lay a strip of carbon fiber in it first.
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Old 11-27-2014, 12:22 PM
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I would if it wasn't shattered and sprinkled over an rc flying field. I need a cowl that's got one molded into it. I'm not going to pay $50 for another cowl just to get a .50 cent piece of plastic.
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Old 11-27-2014, 12:44 PM
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Good luck
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Old 11-27-2014, 06:23 PM
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Look in http://www.scalespecialties.com/Dumm...ls___Misc.html. (LOWER COWL CHIN DIVIDER ) maybe this can help.

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Old 11-27-2014, 06:41 PM
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Thanks for the link, I emailed them to see if they have any pictures.
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Old 11-28-2014, 05:31 AM
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I have used this chin divider. It is perfect!
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Old 11-28-2014, 08:04 AM
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Is that the one from scale specialties? Looks nice
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Old 11-28-2014, 08:36 AM
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Old 12-07-2014, 11:22 PM
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I have officially started!
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Old 12-08-2014, 02:37 PM
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couple more pics from this morning before work
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Old 12-10-2014, 01:43 AM
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Hey guy's im new to thread, im in the process of re-engining my P-47 at present. I own a custom Hangar 9 30cc bubbletop with plenty of custom bits to set it apart, it did have a Saito FG33R3 gas radial in it but that engine is a complete lemon so ive gone to Saito FA325 R5 5 cylinder glow radial.

I managed to get the fg33 to fit in the cowl but its never gonna fit without some windows for tappet covers to poke through.

I heard the top flight p47 cowl is bigger and can be fitted, has anyone out there done it ???


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Old 12-12-2014, 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by CRJDriver View Post
I have used this chin divider. It is perfect!
What size is that? I need that chin divider for my Top Flite 60 sized P47. Fiberglass Specialties only makes it for the giant scale. I already have the cowl just need the divider
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Old 12-12-2014, 07:47 PM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0c2gW6cSD5g&list=UUkVzOwyMuzs_Rvzs6BRDWlw (I heard the top flight p47 cowl is bigger and can be fitted, has anyone out there done it ???)

I have the kit version of the Top Flite with the ASP 5 cylinder radial and the fiberglass specialties cowl. I had to cut openings for 3 of the rockers. If I had mounted the engine more in the middle I wouldnt have had to cut it, but I couldnt have the engine in the wrong place. You don't notice the holes much in the air . I didn't do a smooth job of cutting the holes as you can see in the video. It was more of a cut n go

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0c2gW6cSD5g&list=UUkVzOwyMuzs_Rvzs6BRDWlw

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Old 12-12-2014, 08:47 PM
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nice
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:46 PM
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