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Old 02-17-2018, 05:30 AM
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... Proceding at a very leisurely pace, I mostly only get to put in a few hours on the weekends. Also, I have a talent to get hung up on details. So my somewhat scale-ish hinge line modification probably became a little more complicated than it strictly needed to be.

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In another little modification I added some half spars behind F3 and connected them to build up a door structure. Also already added a hinge axis. So after sheeting, sanding and maybe even only after glassing, I should be able to cut this out and hopefully end up with a perfectly aligned and shape fitting access hatch for switches, valves and the like. Made it a little bigger as I have not yet decided on all the equipment that's going to go into the plane.

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I was toying with the idea of doing a build thread, as a motivational thing, or maybe just a few posts here, mainly focusing on modifications and deviations from the instructions. For the benefit of future builders. Are people still building the kit version?

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Old 02-17-2018, 06:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Hardy_H View Post
Are people still building the kit version?

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I will be. Not necessarily soon, but building is at least half the fun for me. So, while it won't benefit me right away, I will be at least one person that will appreciate any build info you post when I finally get to building my jug.

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Old 02-17-2018, 11:40 AM
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I am just beginning to build the Top Flite Giant Scale P47 ARF razorback version with a DA60 and Jtec Pitts style wrap around muffler. I plan on using a xoar 22x12 two bladed prop. I am looking for max speed. Is this the best prop for speed?
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Old 02-17-2018, 01:01 PM
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I've got a DA 60 in my Mustang, and I asked the DA rep. exactly that. He said the 22x12 is the prop for speed for the DA60.
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Old 02-17-2018, 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by HoundDog View Post
Sort of new to BIG electrics so
Is a Hacker A60-6XS 28 Pole V2 big enough to fly the TF GS P-47 ARF like the TarHeel Hal?
no lectric **** Mike, we aren't about that.
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Old 02-17-2018, 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by lancairmustang View Post
no lectric **** Mike, we aren't about that.
Trev
Guess I should sell all my electrics maybe all my planes. I have 2 TF GS P-47's TH and another what am I offered? the second one is between the White YAK 54 and the Tan Eindecker its the one with the star and candy striped tail.... OH there is a Blue Nose there too with a 20 CC gas motor. Those are just the tip of the Iceburg ... No Brag Just Fact... Theres about 15 0r more in the other part of that room then there's the other spare room.
p.s. The pic of TarHeel is its maiden when the right wheel fell off in flight and we landed it gear up. Not even a grass stain.
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Originally Posted by HoundDog View Post
Guess I should sell all my electrics maybe all my planes. I have 2 TF GS P-47's TH and another what am I offered? the second one is between the White YAK 54 and the Tan Eindecker its the one with the star and candy striped tail.... OH there is a Blue Nose there too with a 20 CC gas motor. Those are just the tip of the Iceburg ... No Brag Just Fact... Theres about 15 0r more in the other part of that room then there's the other spare room.
p.s. The pic of TarHeel is its maiden when the right wheel fell off in flight and we landed it gear up. Not even a grass stain.
Well we need to get them all flying so they don't sit!
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Maybe when I get rid of the cateracts ... besides they don't get 'BROKE' this way.One or two are older thn U
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Maybe when I get rid of the cateracts ... besides they don't get 'BROKE' this way.One or two are older thn U
haha yeah true. I'm going to repair tar heel and get it flying again I miss that plane a lot. I also have a 60 size P51 topflite that I bought a new die 20 for and thats going for its maiden soon, and I'm also looking for a topflite giant p51. Going to the provincial scale championship this july to compete then go to nationals and maybe go to US scale masters. The event for the province is at my home field and is a qualifier for US scale masters.
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Old 03-04-2018, 01:52 PM
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So the manual called for a suitable building stand. I don't have a Robart Super Stand II or any such thing, and looking at some pics, I have my doubts if these things are really suitable to build a plane on. Maybe for some maintenance and field work. Anyway, this wasn't much effort and probably works better as a building stand:

Using the spar patterns as a guidline I quickly cut the four carrier walls from hard foam board and glued them to a base. They don't need to be an exact fit, leave some air between the sheeting and the hard foam. Protect the fuselage with cellophane wrap (please do not forget this), apply some expanding polyurethane foam to the roughly cut edges, put the whole construction upside down onto the fuselage still on the building board, let it dry, et voilà, you have a precisely fitting building stand. I think this is going to work nicely. Though for now I'll let the fuse sit on the building board. Another plane needs some work done for the coming flying season, so the Razorback will have to wait for a while.

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Old 10-13-2019, 01:02 AM
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I took that kit from second hand. The guy before me prepare the wings and fuselage for some China retracts. I have the Robart for this kit, but it would be difficult to make new mounting and replaced them. I prefer the Razorback, would like to make the ridge, probably fibreglass. I´ve already designed some STL files for the P-47.






















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Old 10-13-2019, 10:43 AM
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Some pictures of instrument panel I did 2 years ago. The white one is made from ABS and the grey one is printed in very poor quality. I will make another master and list the resin instrument panel.




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Old 10-16-2019, 09:04 AM
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7.2in dummy radial engine from our production. Some pictures of ready made done dummy radials attached, The one for my Jug I would like to make more detailed and scale. Anybody here who owned or still the TF P-47 with Saito FG 60 and use dummy radial engine?





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Old 11-09-2019, 11:51 AM
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When I was thinking about TopFlite Giant P-47 I wanted the Razorback. That one I took was build as bubble top. A while I was thinking and tried search some bubble top paint scheme I like. But I decided to convert the jug to Razorback. The formers were still in box, well I removed the sheeting and attached the back formers.


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Old 11-14-2019, 11:38 AM
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Working on the razor back and fitting the railing for the sliding canopy. It was necessary to add sheeting around the cockpit.



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