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Old 07-24-2017, 07:07 PM
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Flying at Lifer's Warbirds Over Missouri event last Saturday.
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Old 07-25-2017, 07:12 AM
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Originally Posted by FlymoreRC View Post
Lost my P-47 last May while at Joe Nall. I let her get too far out and the sun reflection confused me during a turn. Will have to acquire a replacement.

Maybe Hanger9 will bring the Thunderbolt back.
That can be rebuilt. Seen much worse come back to fly again.
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Old 07-25-2017, 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted by FlymoreRC View Post
Lost my P-47 last May while at Joe Nall. I let her get too far out and the sun reflection confused me during a turn. Will have to acquire a replacement.

Maybe Hanger9 will bring the Thunderbolt back.
Sorry to see that, I have one just like that. Unfortunatelly the only thing that NEVER fails is gravity
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Old 08-31-2018, 09:41 PM
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Hi, anybody have a Top Flite P-47 tarheel hal arf new in the box you won't build? I would like to acquire one.
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Old 12-05-2018, 01:13 PM
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Finally finished the detail work on the TF Giant Razorback, but are they ever really done?
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Old 12-05-2018, 01:51 PM
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Flymore, I have gotten myself into that blinded situation at distance... it is the worst feeling ... and then to crash from it tops it. Lost my first P51 as a newbie that way...

Dryverman, what a finish ! Every time I see a nice Razorback version, and then a bubble version.. I can't decide which I prefer.. yours has me leaning that way again.
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Old 12-05-2018, 02:26 PM
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Thanks foodstick! .5oz cloth, Zap finishing resin, Behr paint from Home Depot...




















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Old 12-05-2018, 05:02 PM
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Nicely done sir! I think many people overdo the weathering, yours looks great!
So you used Behr house paint? Please explain more. How did you tell HD the exact green you wanted? Did you clear coat the plane? With what? Where did you get the decals and nomenclature?
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Old 12-05-2018, 05:40 PM
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And the project begins!!!!!! But WHY am I doing this during our flying season?????
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Old 12-06-2018, 07:00 AM
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More importantly, where in the world did you find an ARC?
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Old 12-06-2018, 08:42 AM
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Heirmeistr, thanks! I took a sample of solartex from another project to them for the match. I used pencil lead VERY sparingly for the weathering, then sealed it with a LIGHT coat of Minwax polycrylic. The decals and nomenclature are from Callie Graphics great quality and service, btw...

tailskid...looking great so far!
acdii...if that question is for me...it's from the kit, not the ARC
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Old 12-06-2018, 09:14 AM
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The one Tailskid posted is clearly an ARC, the string in the wing is a dead giveaway! Well, that and the parts being in plastic bags too. Did not know TF made a P-47 ARC.
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Old 12-06-2018, 07:35 PM
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I can't find it on the Tower Website as well as the Horizon site and this is all I got:

https://www.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXZHK0&P=7

"not carried"

The ARF costs $799 and when I bought my ARC the price for the ARF was $699 and I got the ARC for $650!
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Old 12-06-2018, 07:53 PM
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I would prefer the ARC over the ARF any day. That way I can make it mine and also makes it easier to go through the construction to make sure it wont fall apart in the air. I have the Hanger 9 150 P-47 razorback. Good flying plane as long as buildings don't leap out and flip it over.
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Old 12-06-2018, 08:00 PM
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I was surprised at the quality of construction, but did find the ailerons and flaps trailing edges fitting tightly, but (surprise) no glue along the seam. Glued well against the formers inside, but they just had some 'love' holding them together....something you would never see on an ARF.
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Old 12-07-2018, 07:37 AM
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I put the ARF together for a friend last winter, parts fit was the best I've ever seen in an arf. But I went over everything with an iron and heat gun before starting the assembly and the covering still wrinkled and bubbled first time in the sun...
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Old 12-07-2018, 07:42 AM
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Just keep putting small pin holes in the bubbles and wrinkles and iron them out. It may take a season or two, but they will go away.
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Old 12-07-2018, 07:51 AM
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Hopefully the plane will last him long enough to do that!
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