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Old 11-18-2005, 11:32 AM
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Default RE: H9 60 Size P-47 Thunderbolt-Build & Flying

Jerry,

That seems to be the norm. I know mine did the same thing and so did John's (oldnavyflyer). I epoxied mine back in and epoxied the other one just for good measure. After epoxying the belly pan on per the instructions, when I installed the wing the leading edge of the belly pan is approx 3/16" lower than the bottom edge of the fuselage and the aft edge of the belly pan is just slightly higher than the fuselage. I just assume that when the plane is sitting on the ground......no one will notice. I talked to a friend of mine in Ohio and he said his was the same.

Cheers,
Andy
Old 11-18-2005, 12:56 PM
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Default RE: H9 60 Size P-47 Thunderbolt-Build & Flying

My Belly Pan is the same; lower at the front; aft not so bad; since I havn't built mine yet, I am going to build my up a little with a balsa spacer, same contour, and get some matching Ultracoat to join it with the covering on the wing and bellypan. Doug.
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Retract up grade

I did this on my Hangar 9 Mustang and it looks sweet.

On the bottom of the wing there is a plastic wheel well liner.
I masked off the wing and painted the white and the black
invasion stripes on (and inside) the covers.

It looks much better. It was not hard to do I just
started with all white then after the paint dried I used silver
then I used Black paint.
I have posted some pics to show.
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Old 11-18-2005, 10:06 PM
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On the store shelf? I can't find it anywhere. Horizon Hobby says it won't ship from Saito until Dec 13. Do you know a store I can order it from now?

THANK much
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The plane is on the shelf, but the engine is not available yet. If you are in a hurry to get the engine, I would order it now or put your name on the list at a hobby shop to get the first wave. I'm not sure what demand will be like with this engine. Sometimes the initial wave is sold out and it is a couple of months before the next wave hits.
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Default RE: H9 60 Size P-47 Thunderbolt-Build & Flying

my P-47 has a thunder tiger 61 w/ a 12-6 master airscrew. and will leave the ground in 6ft or less of runway... o yea it has a bission pitss on it to....
Old 11-20-2005, 11:23 PM
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Completed mine with a Top Flite scale interior, guns, etc. I installed the elevator and rudder servos up front and ran golden-rods to the surfaces. A little shifting of the battery pack was all it took to balance right on the factory settings. Of course the cockpit interior did require relocating the servos, but it was no biggie. It assembled right out of the box with perfect fits all around (surprise, no belly pan fit problems). Test flew it today with a Saito .91 and the stock landing gears from our rough southern grass field. It flies like it's on rails, does smooth aerobatics and lands slower than any warbird I own. - More like a trainer... 3-point landings every time with excellent control all the way down to landings.

I think I just found my favorite weekend flier. Checked the gear after the sixth landing and all was perfect, but will keep checking them for a few weekends yet. Had to install pneumatics on a previous H-9 Corsair project and beef up the gear on their P-51 to use 3/16" wires, but these are a far better setup. Looks like Hangar-9 has read the mail...
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Old 11-21-2005, 08:34 AM
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Default RE: H9 60 Size P-47 Thunderbolt-Build & Flying

Quint-Rcu;
Looks good; are those real flaps or panel lines; is it possible to post some close ups of the cockpit and the radio/servo compartment; I'm thinking of using the Top Flite Cockpit as well; how deep into the fuse did you have to go to accomadate the Top Flite Kit. Doug.
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I weathered the interior a bit and placed a Voltwatch unit at the rear cockpit bulkhead. It took very little triming and fitting to make the Top Flite interior fit. The flaps are just panel lines made from thin Ultracote cut on a stripe cutter. Here is also a 3-view to show the gun and bomb locations

Will be installing a pair of Vortec Mfg. bomb drops and 500 lb. bombs on the wings as soon as they arrive, meanwhile I'm going flying some more.
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Old 11-21-2005, 09:55 AM
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Default RE: H9 60 Size P-47 Thunderbolt-Build & Flying

Quint-Rcu; thanks for the pictures, tell me, that piece of Balsa spanning across the battery from the fuse side to the midline; does it serve another purpose other than hold the battery, also, you mentioned 'Vortec.Mfg', is there a website, I am imterested in doing the outboard wing pylon and fuel tank drop, the tanks and pylons will come from Top Flite, haven't figured out the drop mechanism yet; by the way you are right, the cockpit looks great, why cover it up with a pilot! Doug.
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dasintex wrote: "...that piece of Balsa spanning across the battery from the fuse side to the midline; does it serve another purpose other than hold the battery...

The balsa sheet only holds the battery pack in place and locks between the center stringer and the wing saddle doubler. It is held in with a drop of CA at either end to keep it in place.

The address for Vortec is: P.O. Box 469, Oak Lawn, IL 60453. I don't think they have a website or know a phone number for them. I got mine at the local hobby shop a year or so ago. Vortec also makes a drop mecanism and the instructions show two ways of activating it; one with a nyrod/cord arrangement and another with a belcrank. It means adding a hard point to the underside of the wing and routing the nyrod, but it can be easily matched with some Ultracote (even simulates a panel line when you're done).
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Default RE: H9 60 Size P-47 Thunderbolt-Build & Flying

Quint,

Do you have any more info on the vortec bomb drop mechanism's? I tried to get a phone number from the address you posted and they had no listings for Vortec. I have several of the mechanisms but would like to have more. I got mine from the Top Flite drop tanks that are no longer available. They are now using Fourmost drop mechanisms and they are not near as good as the Vortec's. I fear they have gone the way of many or the warbird accessories as the world has turned to all the 3D stuff and away from "real" airplanes.

Thanks,
Andy
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Andy; Hobby-Lobby sells a bomb with drop mechanism, not sure how good it is. Doug.
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Default RE: H9 60 Size P-47 Thunderbolt-Build & Flying

ORIGINAL: av8r4aa

Retract up grade
I did this on my Hangar 9 Mustang and it looks sweet.

On the bottom of the wing there is a plastic wheel well liner.
I masked off the wing and painted the white and the black
invasion stripes on (and inside) the covers.

Great idea, I will do it on mine - thanks for sharing it.
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Default RE: H9 60 Size P-47 Thunderbolt-Build & Flying

Speeders Model Shop asked me to write a review of the Hangar 9 P-47. The review is posted on the shop's website: [link=http://www.speedersonline.com]SpeedersOnline.com[/link]. We took some video this weekend, so I'll try to add it to the review once I can edit and convert it into the right format.

John
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John, Nice review; my build is going slow, here is a picture of the Engine Replica, and a photo of the Full Scale Engine.
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John, Nice review; my build is going slow, here is a picture of the Engine Replica, and a photo of the Full Scale Engine.
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Default RE: H9 60 Size P-47 Thunderbolt-Build & Flying

Not sure why my previous post was posted Twice, I'm sure everyone got the idea with the first post.
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Default RE: H9 60 Size P-47 Thunderbolt-Build & Flying

My P-47 flies great and no major problems with the stock retracts!

Has anyone modified the wing for functional flaps?
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Default RE: H9 60 Size P-47 Thunderbolt-Build & Flying

Do you think they are necessary or just for 'fun' and looks?

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Do you think they are necessary or just for 'fun' and looks?
Jerry,
In my opinion, flaps are not needed on this plane... although they could certainly add to the cool/scale factor. My P-47 lands nice and slow and has shown no tendency to drop a wing at slow airspeeds. I got a lot of "oohs and aahs" from the pit area as she settled in gently on the mains and rolled out with the tail up until slowing to a crawl. Not many planes make me look good, but this one did. [8D]
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Sounds just like the P-40! GREAT.....but I agree with you about the cool factor of flaps - I'd like to have 'em too....

Jerry
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I am building this plane and had the same problems with the belly pan (both formers were loose). The major concern I have is with the fuel tank location. I am putting a Satio 100 on it inverted. The center of the fuel tank will be quite high in relation to the carburator on the Saito 100 and it seems to me that a siphon effect will be pretty serious due to this. Any one have any ideas, experience with this?

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Using an Evolution .61 on mine.....with a stock muffler no less!!! Going to use a short muffler extension to clear the fuse.

Jerry
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Default RE: H9 60 Size P-47 Thunderbolt-Build & Flying

I don't think flaps are necessary, but would look real cool and should slow it down even more.
Also, would work well using the air brake.
I flew it again yesterday. It keeps the tail up along time after landing on the runway. Fly's great!!!
No bad habits so far.

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