Guys I have the p47 and have been flying it for 2 years now. A great flying plane but mine is very sensitive on the elevator. I have dual rates set at 1/4" up and down with a little expo in it and that has helped. Also have shifted the cg back a bit from manual but it is still sensitive. Anyone else having this issue? Any suggestions?
I agree, moving the tail back will increase sensitivity. Also, if I remember right, the CG from the plans is wrong. I did my own calculations based on MAC (Mean aerodynamic Chord) and have no sensitivity at all. The plane is heavy though, so heavy elevator input is needed automatically in turns or it loses altitude. Let us know how it turns out. Where IS your CG? If you let us know, I'll look at mine to compare.
have been flying mine for several years, CofG is about 110mm back from the centre join of the wing, it is good, very nice to fly, I have a DLE 30 in mine, all batteries up the front, no lead, flies like a charm,
I finally got a chance to measure the CG location of my ESM p47. The engine is a Zenoah G38. Flies very powerfully. I didn't trust anything written on the box, or in the plans. So I recreated the wing planform in a CAD system based on actual measured points on the wing. I then figured out the 25% chord location for each station, representing the center of lift. I added them all up, and divided by the number of stations, giving me a MAC (mean aerodynamic chord) of 4.2" (106.68mm) as measured at the fuselage side. Here is the CAD file: