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Cub_Boy 12-20-2013 09:48 PM

P-47 Thunderbolt Brotherhood (All P-47s Welcome)
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The Republic P-47 Thunderbolt was largest, heaviest, and most expensive fighter aircraft in history to be powered by a single piston engine. It was heavily armed with eight .50-caliber machine guns, four per wing. When fully loaded, the P-47 weighed up to eight tons, and in the fighter-bomber ground-attack roles could carry five-inch rockets or a significant bomb load of 2,500 pounds; it could carry over half the payload of the B-17 bomber on long-range missions (although the B-17 had a far greater range).

The P-47, based on the powerful Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp engine, was to be very effective as a short-to-medium range escort fighter in high-altitude air-to-air combat and, when unleashed as a fighter-bomber, proved especially adept at ground attack in both the World War II European and Pacific Theaters.The P-47 was one of the main United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) fighters of World War II, and served with other Allied air forces, notably those of France, Britain, and Russia. Mexican and Brazilian squadrons fighting alongside the U.S. were equipped with the P-47.The armored cockpit was roomy inside, comfortable for the pilot, and offered good visibility. A modern-day U.S. ground-attack aircraft, the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II, takes its name from the P-47.

I have always had a true love and admiration for this plane and wanted to start a group for others who feel the same. Everything from small electrics to big gassers, including arfs, kits, scratch builds. Membership to belong to the Brotherhood is free. Please post your builds, comments, questions and pictures in this thread.

To join PM me or e-mail me at rjdunn1@gmail.com; with your RCU handle and you will be assigned a number and the list will be updated and posted regularly.

*** NOTE *** The P-47 Thunderbolt Brotherhood is also open to female jug pilots; if you are out there you are very welcome to join our ranks!

Welcome Aboard!

Rick Dunn
P-47 Thunderbolt Brotherhood #1


Cub_Boy 12-20-2013 09:56 PM

P-47 Thunderbolt Brotherhood
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This post reserved for membership list:

I hit the character limit that you can have on one post so I am uploading the membership list as an Adobe PDF file.
You can right click and select "Save As" or "Save Link As" on the link below or you can just click on the link to see the membership list!

The membership list is current as of: February 18th, 2014 2:26 P.M. Pacific Time


*** NOTE *** Please follow this quick tutorial for creating, changing or updating your signature with your new P-47 Thunderbolt Brotherhood number!


chuckk2 12-21-2013 12:06 AM

The British Sea Fury was very comparable, although it was postwar.

lightning 759 12-21-2013 12:43 AM

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Can i join the brotherhood please ,one of my fav warbirds ,
don't have a airworthy model of one at moment but got three part built ones I've acquired to finish.
pic of my h9 jug before that day I suffered with dumb thumbs ,did love it though



Lifer 12-21-2013 03:08 AM

Count me in! I've got 2 powered by 20cc engines and 2 powered by 55cc engines. They simply fly great.



OldScaleGuy 12-21-2013 04:37 AM

E mail sent. Count me in please.

dasintex 12-21-2013 06:43 AM

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Email Sent, count me in, flying a 60 sized Hanger 9 Jug with a RCV 90 4S Engine; inner and outer gear doors



jerdavis 12-21-2013 06:55 AM

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http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/atta...mentid=1949666Hangar 9, 30cc with VVRC 40 twin for power, Robart electric retracts.


Cub_Boy 12-21-2013 07:06 AM

Guys I have updated the membership list; I signed you up in order of contact either by time of your e-mail to me or by time of post you left.
I am glad to see more P-47 enthusiasts! I will be working on a logo for the P-47 Thunderbolt Brotherhood over the holidays and will let everyone
know when that is finished.


Greg Wright 12-21-2013 12:13 PM

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Here is my new Comp-arf P-47 that i have just finished as of last night. In the future after it has had some flying time on it i will keep adding more details to it. Here are just a few pictures of the plane as i had a friend who is an artist hand paint the nose art onto it last night. It was a 12 hour process to get it completed.

Todd D 12-21-2013 12:14 PM

Love my P-47's. They fly great! really nice planes. I have 2.
First is the Robart built P47 composite airframe designed around the Zirolli P47. This is flagship of the fleet, a few features:
3W80 for power
26X10 prop (Biela or Xoar work best)
Robart Gear
Custom operational cowl flaps (open at idle, closed at full throttle)
Operational inner and tail gear doors
plug in wings
Second is the go to airplane for me. It's the Top Flite P47 ARF Tar Heel Hal. DLE 55 for power, robart gear. Easy to build, fly, and land. Highly recommend to anyone as a first giant scale warbird.
Sign me up for the brotherhood!

OldScaleGuy 12-21-2013 12:22 PM

Greg, that is an awesome P-47!

Cub_Boy 12-21-2013 12:38 PM

I have updated the membership list!

Greg Wright 12-21-2013 12:38 PM

Thanks Steve.:rolleyes:

leelee 12-21-2013 12:42 PM

I have one of the older Hangar9 81" P47 that I am starting on. To me the P47 was the best warbird made. Its big and powerful with a lot of forepower. As soon as I start the build I will post pics. Thats if I can become a member of the brotherhood?

Cub_Boy 12-21-2013 12:47 PM

LeeLee you have been added!

Cub_Boy 12-21-2013 12:49 PM

The brotherhood keeps growing as I have added 3 more Jug Pilots to the list :-)

OldScaleGuy 12-21-2013 01:21 PM

12 members in one day, that's great.

Cub_Boy 12-21-2013 01:28 PM

P-47s are more popular than I thought! :D

Cub_Boy 12-21-2013 01:41 PM

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OK guys, the logo for the P-47 Thunderbolt Brotherhood is now posted on the original post...download and use it!

Here are some of my P-47s

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/atta...mentid=1949845http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/atta...mentid=1949846http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/atta...mentid=1949847http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/atta...mentid=1949848and my Parkzone P-47coming in for a landinghttp://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/atta...mentid=1949859

and a new one being built!

ozzie454 12-21-2013 01:55 PM

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http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/atta...mentid=1949849http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/atta...mentid=1949850http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/atta...mentid=1949851A couple of my yellows and my current project, 1/4 scale with a Evolution 260

Cub_Boy 12-21-2013 01:56 PM

Ozzie454, you want in the Brotherhood?

old bird 12-21-2013 02:04 PM

Rick, email sent, please sign me up. Love flying my World Models P-47. 89 missions so far, like to build a larger one someday.

Best regards from Old Bird.

Cub_Boy 12-21-2013 02:08 PM

Carl, you're all signed up! :D

ozzie454 12-21-2013 02:08 PM

Yes Sir

Cub_Boy 12-21-2013 02:10 PM

ozzie454, you're all signed up! :D

chuckk2 12-21-2013 02:17 PM

Still working on my H9 P-47 It's the older non razorback version.
Converted it to electric power with the adapter from the later version.
Problems with the mechanical retracts and sorting them out are the current issue.

Next will be construction of a battery holder for the 6S 5000mah lipo.
I obtained a second "belly pan", and intend to mount speakers in it.

Still obsessing on how to mount the cowl. I'd like to use magnets and alignment pins.
The fake engine is ready to install when I get the cowl mounting scheme working.

I haven't decided to use the existing method of removing the wing to get to the battery (simpler),
Or do a major mod for top access. A side issue of reorganizing the shop to get rid of clutter, and add
carts to support models and add drawer storage space has slowed things down.
One of the carts is intended to become a battery storage and charge station.

I recently bought a "pistol storage" heavy metal box for lipo battery storage, and need to figure out where and how to mount it.

Cub_Boy 12-21-2013 02:19 PM


Sounds like you are well on your way! This is excellent I think this is going to be a VERY active Brotherhood!!!

jtotten 12-21-2013 03:35 PM

e-mail on way. I have an old Long Island Hobbycraft P47-Kit that I have been waiting til after retirement to build, and that time is finally here.

Cub_Boy 12-21-2013 03:43 PM

jtotten, you're all signed up! :D

RiverLarry 12-21-2013 04:23 PM

Mite as well sing me up looking at A long winter I have A NIB P 47 H 9 30cc have A new DLE 35R and A DLE 55

don't know what way to go !!! R/L

tlroliff 12-21-2013 04:29 PM

Thanks for starting the P-47 brotherhood! PM to join sent.

brockettman 12-21-2013 06:09 PM

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Hi Guys! I'd like to join the Brotherhood... I built a Top Flite Razorback and put a commemorative covering scheme on it. I love this plane! Have four flights on her and still need to make a few adjustments to get it the way I want it.


tailskid 12-21-2013 06:28 PM

Thanks Cub Boy!


Cub_Boy 12-21-2013 06:28 PM


You are all signed up! You are # 20

brockettman 12-21-2013 06:42 PM


DOC 12-21-2013 06:43 PM

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http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/atta...mentid=1949979http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/atta...mentid=1949981Sign me up ! I've been flying these longer than you want to know.

leelee 12-21-2013 07:07 PM

I need to replace the stock retracts on the H9 P47 81". Some suggestions, looking at Robart, Century Jet retracts and Sierra. What would be the best ones to get?

hairy46 12-21-2013 07:36 PM

Need a number, I am in!

DAKOTANOVASS 12-21-2013 07:47 PM

Sign me up too! Have the new H9 waiting to be the next build.

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