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Old 01-17-2005, 09:54 PM
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Default RE: Realistic Expectations to build a big P47...

Sean,

I've built the Meister's, Ziroli's and the TF kits. Not sure what your building experience is, but I can do a Meister and Ziroli in less than 200 hours. The TF a little less than that. 220 hours will include all the panel lines and some very nice detail. The cost is not that much greater to do the larger kits over a TF and the kit cost can be equal to the TF in you cut it yourself. I'm building a Ziroli Stuka right now and the kit cost me $170 and that includes the lazer cut short kit (ribs and bulkheads) You will spend the same on servos no matter what larger scale you go with (80" +). The gear and the engine will run approximately an additional $3-400 (total) over the TF for the larger kits (maybe). The Yellow, a great choice if you want to save some time, but you won't save much $ with this kit either. Personally, I'm a Meister fan myself, but they all are good choices. A 200 foot runway.........Not a chance for any of these. I hate carrier landings!
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