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Old 11-22-2004, 02:24 AM
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Default Top Flite Giant P-47D Vids

For those who are waiting for Top Flite to release the giant scale P-47D ARF or ARC, here are some videos to wet your appetite:

* [link=http://www.whitetyphoon.com/rc/swift_p47/take_off.wmv]Take Off[/link] - can't go wrong with a scale take off
* [link=http://www.whitetyphoon.com/rc/swift_p47/scale_pass.wmv]Scale Pass[/link]
* [link=http://www.whitetyphoon.com/rc/swift_p47/scale_roll.wmv]Scale Roll[/link]
* [link=http://www.whitetyphoon.com/rc/swift_p47/flip_inverted.wmv]Flip Inverted[/link]
* [link=http://www.whitetyphoon.com/rc/swift_p47/dirty_pass.wmv]Dirty Pass[/link]
* [link=http://www.whitetyphoon.com/rc/swift_p47/landing.wmv]Landing[/link] - this is how it's done

The model is built and flown by Robert Swift of Seattle, WA.
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Old 11-22-2004, 05:01 AM
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why is the propeller spinning so slowly; in flight that is
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Old 11-22-2004, 08:00 AM
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Alkaline, I believe that is an illusion that occurs when videotaping a moving propeller.

Richard L, thank you for sharing those excellent movies !! Nice landing also [sm=thumbup.gif]

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Old 11-22-2004, 09:22 AM
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Nice flying!![sm=thumbup.gif] I love seeing a WW2 model flown like it's supposed to, instead of like a jet.

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Old 11-22-2004, 09:36 AM
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Looking great, richard.

Im eager to get my TP Jug up in the air but will have to wait 5 month or so for the wether to get better again. Got the first snow today.

About the that the prop seems too be spinning slow. It depends on how many pics/sec the camera takes. I dont know how digital cameras work but guess they work the same way. I did just read about this on another site on The Internet.
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Old 11-22-2004, 10:23 AM
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I think the propeller looks like that from using the high speed "sports/action" setting on the camera. If you use the normal settings, the prop looks normal.

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Old 11-22-2004, 10:33 AM
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Thanks guy. The videos were recorded with a Sony Digital8 camcorder. I don't know why the prop appeared to be spinning so slowly. The camcorder doesn't seem to have the high speed "sports/action" setting.

Some more info on the plane:

* Engine: Zenoah G-62
* Retracts: Robart with retractable tailwheel

Perhaps Rob S. can chime in to tell us more about the plane weight, prop used, etc...
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Old 11-22-2004, 11:10 AM
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ahhhhhhh! Thanks Richard. I needed that. Looks like mine will be setup pretty much like yours. I have a Sony camcorder with the mini8 and it does the same thing.
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Old 11-22-2004, 07:42 PM
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Great camera work Richard! Thanks for letting me show off how easy the Top Flite GS P-47 can make a pilot look good. Believe me fellow warbirds lovers, I would highly recommend this plane for your first giant scale project. I built this plane as per the included instruction and plan. The only modification was the G-62 which fit entirely in the cowl with a Bennett muffler and weight the same as the U.S 41 that the instruction recommended. This plane was finish with Ultracote, what the heck !, film covering on a GS warbird? I did it to save weight (plane total weight was 22.5 lbs) and gave it a museum finish to replicate the current "Tarheel Hal" that I believe is still flying with the Lone Star Flight Museum in Texas. Again thanks Richard for teasing the warbird community with some great videos. Now all we can hope for is that Top Flite will produce this plane in ARF or ARC. With the success they got with the GS P-51 that I've seen, why wouldn't they? I flown both GS P47 and the P51 and by far the jug is a much better handling airplane than the P51. I hope they would produce both the bubble top and the razorback version, that just my wishful thinking.

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Old 11-22-2004, 08:10 PM
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BEST......LANDING.........EVER
Good job on the camera too.
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Awesome, Richard and Robert....Great Video and GREAT FLYING....I think we all need to go to the Top-Flite website and start burning up the "NEXT PLANE" suggestion boxes...GS P-47's......I am in such anticipation...I have a Y/A P-47 that I am rebuilding after its maiden flight ended in disaster,,,RX battery failure..Any how...I'd love a darn ARF or ARC.....Lets all start emailing them again....
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Robert knows how to fly it!! Seen the plane at BellAir big bird a couple years ago ( at least Im pretty sure this was it!! )
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Old 11-23-2004, 12:25 AM
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Great flying guys, I got to see the real one "Tarheel Hal" fly this summer and let me tell you, the flying in the videos was very prototypical of the real deal. Congrats again, can't wait till Top Flight comes out with an ARC.
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Hey Rob! Welcome home! It's great to know your home safe and hopefully here to stay. You did a great job flying and Richard did a great job filming your Jug. That landing was a "10". THanks for sharing the video guys!
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I have the "Tarheel Hal" on DVD. Look for Roaring Glory Vol. 5. I can recomend it to those who love P-47.

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many thanks for that Richard, I'm very impressed with it. i'm about half way through building the top section of the fuz on my GS TF P47 and it will have same setup but will be glassed and painbted, probably as "hairless joe"

That is so very stable and scale like in the air, not like most warbird models you see.

Great camera work.

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I'll Have one soon finished with the same setup. Im wondering though. Did nose weight have to be added and if so how much should i expect to need?
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BankYank, with the G-62 setup, it came out slightly nose heavy. I added about 6 oz. right behind the tail wheel's opening and it came out balanced as per the instruction.
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ORIGINAL: Richard L.

For those who are waiting for Top Flite to release the giant scale P-47D ARF or ARC, here are some videos to wet your appetite:


The model is built and flown by Robert Swift of Seattle, WA.
Very nice Rob.....I have that video somewhere on my OLD hardrive that Crashed.....used to watch it all the time!!...
I think that plane really captures the essence of a p-47.....the Wings (eclipse type, like the spitfire) are just
fantastic!)
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What a thrill to watch. I just love that version of the P47D. Great flying and great craftsmanship. Enjoy many years of strafing runs on those 3rd reich locomotives!
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Wow.....an old thread that I never saw when I was building mine.

Here's my vid anyways.......That is JohnVH on the sticks for the maiden. Why I let him fly it I'll never know as the flights I flew after this were cake for me.


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPNeAUgq8m0[/youtube]
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I dont care why, Im glad you did. haha!

Way to keep an OLD thread alive!
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Nice video, nice Jug, and nice flyilng! Anybody seen Richard L. lately by the way? He has not logged in for almost a year, at least not under the user name Richard L. Hope all is well with him.
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