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    Don Smith 1/4 Scale P47

    Ok, Im looking at building the Don Smith 1/4 P47 this winter, anyone done one, would like to know what she came out at and what engine.
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    RE: Don Smith 1/4 Scale P47

    Here is a friends Don Smith. 3W 212 on canisters 72lbs. Sorry I can't give any info on the build, but I do know he was not pleased with his kit cutter.
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    Greg Norman said, \"Happiness is a long walk with a putter.\" Obviously he never flew a P-51 Mustang.

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    RE: Don Smith 1/4 Scale P47

    there are some builds out there, look at r/c scalebuilder. i looked into it a few years ago and from what i remember it is a rather complicated build and several discrepencies on the plans. Can't go wrong with the Meister, simple build and beyond excellent flyer. Jeff

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    RE: Don Smith 1/4 Scale P47

    ORIGINAL: Thunderbolt47
    Here is a friends Don Smith. 3W 212 on canisters 72lbs. Sorry I can't give any info on the build, but I do know he was not pleased with his kit cutter.
    Kelly
    Yep, this is Manny's 1/4 scale awesome P-47. I attached a video of this giant. Manny is very pleased with this airplane - and as you can see it is an very nice flier. For a long time I'm eye balling a 1/4 scale Jug. But you can not have everything [&:] (sounds like mom hahaha).
    Let us know what you decide and post here the build!

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pP1A5dG3mYw[/youtube]
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    RE: Don Smith 1/4 Scale P47

    Well the build has started.
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    You need to be out flying

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    RE: Don Smith 1/4 Scale P47

    well the build go on.
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    You need to be out flying

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    RE: Don Smith 1/4 Scale P47

    P-47 is looking great. What engine are you planning on using?

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    RE: Don Smith 1/4 Scale P47

    Hi Dave, The P47 is not mine im building it for a friend/customer, he has a the Moki 215, I think he should go with something a littel bigger.
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    RE: Don Smith 1/4 Scale P47


    ORIGINAL: funfly-RCU

    well the build go on.
    This plane is one of my all time favorites. I got one in the oven that should be done by the end of the month. Planning on Moki 250 for power and maybe a Solo 4-blade prop, if I can get some performance data on this engine/prop combination. Would be interested in your for techniques for detailing the surface (panel lines and rivets). [8D]

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    RE: Don Smith 1/4 Scale P47

    hi,i'm already built a 1/4 scale p47d,see somme pictures :















    i've done my own electric retracts (machined),all wood parts 'home made' computer designed and cut by my own cnc...

    see these video of the retract system :

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkzXtAbyKKk[/youtube]

    outside

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39Jn-5m8[/youtube]

    maybe 1 months to work on it before the first flight...

    thanks for watching and yours com's


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    RE: Don Smith 1/4 Scale P47

    Hi, I am also interested in building the Don Smith P-47, can you give the cowl dimentions as I intend to use the Evolution 260cc 7 cylinder if it will fit. The engine is 320mm dia I believe.
    cheers Dave

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    RE: Don Smith 1/4 Scale P47


    ORIGINAL: Hovis40

    Hi, I am also interested in building the Don Smith P-47, can you give the cowl dimentions as I intend to use the Evolution 260cc 7 cylinder if it will fit. The engine is 320mm dia I believe.
    cheers Dave
    My P-47 is on hold at the moment but here are some picture of the cowl.
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    RE: Don Smith 1/4 Scale P47

    Hi David, thanks for the quick response. Its going to be tight but I will go for it, I may have to move the engine back a bitand using a solo hub will help. They are a beast of an engine to look at, I have not run it up yet, will wait until I get on with the build.

    thanks Dave
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    RE: Don Smith 1/4 Scale P47

    Guys.. a moki 400 will fit the cowl? what landing gear are you using?

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    RE: Don Smith 1/4 Scale P47

    Yes I have heard it will fit but you need to fit blisters around the cowl to give clearence for the tappets to work, the one I've seen has a chequered cowl which hides the appearence. I have also shelved my P47 for a while due to funds but I was using Premier UK Retracts, mains & tail wheel with the option of electric on the mains.

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    The measurements of the cowl are as follows, 18-1/4" high (top to bottom), 13-1/2" deep, and 13" wide. The measurement of the Moki 400 is 13.78" wide. That's .78" wider than the cowl. It's close at a little over 3/4 inch but doesn't look like it will fit. Have you seen it fit? Does it work because the left and right cylinder heads are not at the 9:00 o'clock and 3:00 o'clock positions but are at 10:00 o'clock and 2:00 o'clock leaving spaces at the 9:00 o'clock and 3:00 o'clock horizontal 13" axes point?

    I'm looking at getting the D. Smith P47 and can go with a Moki 250, which sounds great, but man the 400 really sounds good and I like the extra power for a 122" model.



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