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Old 10-29-2015, 03:08 AM
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Inner cooler doors for P-47

https://youtu.be/TQg5nYNpNwg



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Old 10-29-2015, 10:23 AM
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Nice, VERY nice!
Old 10-29-2015, 03:37 PM
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Hi all, after researching for weeks I just received my GS P 47 kit, Robart retracts and air tank kit. It will be my first warbird build. I am still looking for some decent 5" main wheels and don't want to shell out for the aluminum ones. What would be a good semi scale choice?
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Old 10-29-2015, 03:47 PM
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You can make the DuBro Treaded Liteweight wheels look pretty good, with a little paint. I did these on my Mustang and will be doing the same on my P-47.
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Old 10-29-2015, 04:00 PM
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Nice looking Stang! Thanks for the info.
Old 10-30-2015, 04:43 AM
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Thought I'd share a nice shot of my Robart Jug taken at a fly- in a couple of weeks ago.......



Boltman. Thunderbolt Brotherhood #47.
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Old 10-30-2015, 06:17 AM
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Originally Posted by BOLTMAN View Post
Thought I'd share a nice shot of my Robart Jug taken at a fly- in a couple of weeks ago.......



Boltman. Thunderbolt Brotherhood #47.
Good looking JUG Especially when one flows it up and fills the whole screen. Don't want to seem picky but what Airforce/Country does the 45 RPM Records represent.
Might be nice to tell us the specs even the fly-in it where the Pic was taken. Not being critical Just saying

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Old 10-30-2015, 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by HoundDog View Post
Good looking JUG Especially when one flows it up and fills the whole screen. Don't want to seem picky but what Airforce/Country does the 45 RPM Records represent.
Might be nice to tell us the specs even the fly-in it where the Pic was taken. Not being critical Just saying
Already posted details of the model back in post 1433 on page 58. Didn't want to repeat it all again.

HoundDog you should remember, you gave me a hard time about the pics in that post appearing upside down

Cheers!
Old 10-30-2015, 09:18 PM
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Originally Posted by BOLTMAN View Post
Already posted details of the model back in post 1433 on page 58. Didn't want to repeat it all again.

HoundDog you should remember, you gave me a hard time about the pics in that post appearing upside down

Cheers!
Gee didn't mean to give anyone a hard time ... When ya get this old the first thing that goes is the Memory. I joke that if it's been more than 15 seconds or less than 25 years i can't remember it. What Airforce do the markings represent PLZ?
Old 10-31-2015, 01:42 AM
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Originally Posted by HoundDog View Post
Gee didn't mean to give anyone a hard time ... When ya get this old the first thing that goes is the Memory. I joke that if it's been more than 15 seconds or less than 25 years i can't remember it. What Airforce do the markings represent PLZ?
Just kidding about the hard time

I don't have too many problems with memory, mine only resets every time I sleep!

The markings on the Jug are RAF ( English ), 134 Squadron based in Burma 1944. The British used that different roundal without the red centre to avoid confusion with the Japanese "Meatball" marking.
Old 01-06-2016, 01:39 PM
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Hi all
Building a P-47 Byron kit , Colorscheme "Little Demon"
Old 01-26-2016, 06:48 AM
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Hi , every body,i,building the top flite p 47 giant..i,am searching for a nice scale cockpit.I,ve seen cockpitscale.com but i think their web site does not work,and do not have any response ..

My p 47 will mount laser 360 engine,electric retracting canopy,aluminium wheels,scale pilot..

Scheme :kansas tornado

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Old 01-31-2016, 08:01 AM
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Hi Guys. I just bought the new Razorback version of the Robart Ziroli. Fumbling my way through that build now.
I'd like to join the brotherhood.
For initiation, I offer up my Top Flight GS P47. G62, Robart Retracts. Built from the ARC kit, glassed, and painted. I took features from several planes to create this fictional paint scheme. It's mostly a mish-mash of Gabby Gabrieski's camoflage paint job, and the nose art from Miss Behave. I did not go nuts on scale bits, like inner gear doors or tail doors, or bomb hangars, but I did go nuts on the weathering. This is (was) my weekend beater.

Unfortunately, I landed her upside down at 100MPH+, on her 141st flight, and sold the remains to a buddy of mine...which led to the purchase of the bigger, hopefully better, Robart Ziroli...

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Old 01-31-2016, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by drice45 View Post
Hi Guys. I just bought the new Razorback version of the Robart Ziroli. Fumbling my way through that build now.
I'd like to join the brotherhood.
For initiation, I offer up my Top Flight GS P47. G62, Robart Retracts. Built from the ARC kit, glassed, and painted. I took features from several planes to create this fictional paint scheme. It's mostly a mish-mash of Gabby Gabrieski's camoflage paint job, and the nose art from Miss Behave. I did not go nuts on scale bits, like inner gear doors or tail doors, or bomb hangars, but I did go nuts on the weathering. This is (was) my weekend beater.

Unfortunately, I landed her upside down at 100MPH+, on her 141st flight, and sold the remains to a buddy of mine...which led to the purchase of the bigger, hopefully better, Robart Ziroli...

One of our better builder/flyers has a plans built Ziroli... 92" i the Gabreski camouflage paint job w/ a 80 cc zenoah GT twin. full out low pass is around 114 mph GPS verified both GS and Air Speed. Their great plane sU'll enjoy it I'm sure. Happier Landings.
Maiden Flight
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJB2-3QOPXw

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Old 01-31-2016, 07:46 PM
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I re-engined my Jug with a Saito FG60R3 radial. The engine barely fits inside the cowl, but it does fit. I have flown five flights with it so far.
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Old 01-31-2016, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by radfordc View Post
I re-engined my Jug with a Saito FG60R3 radial. The engine barely fits inside the cowl, but it does fit. I have flown five flights with it so far.
I love it when people go the extra mile and fit a radial, i have a Saito FA325 R5 on mine, took 4 weeks to get it to fit!
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Old 02-01-2016, 02:29 AM
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Radfordc,

What prop are you using?
Old 02-01-2016, 05:35 AM
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Top Flite 22x10 Powerprop
Old 02-01-2016, 06:50 AM
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Originally Posted by radfordc View Post
I re-engined my Jug with a Saito FG60R3 radial. The engine barely fits inside the cowl, but it does fit. I have flown five flights with it so far.
I'm building another new Giant TF Razorback soon and purchased this Saito FG60R3 also... May I ask how you like that engine and how well does that P-47 fly with it?
Old 02-01-2016, 06:55 AM
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radfordc,

When it warms up and you come to visit, you can try my 20x10x4.

Also, Warbirds over Missouri will be on July 30th this year. I saved a spot for you in the pit area!
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Originally Posted by bzyguy01 View Post
I'm building another new Giant TF Razorback soon and purchased this Saito FG60R3 also... May I ask how you like that engine and how well does that P-47 fly with it?
The radial isn't nearly as strong as the EME 55 that was in the plane. However, it has plenty of power for good scale flying. My plane is light at just under 22 lbs. The engine is still getting broken in and is getting better each time. It turned the TF 22x10 at about 6200 rpm on the ground. Follow the Saito instructions to the letter and you should enjoy the engine very much.
Old 02-01-2016, 07:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Lifer View Post
Also, Warbirds over Missouri will be on July 30th this year. I saved a spot for you in the pit area!
Thanks, John. See you at the swap meet next Sat?
Old 02-01-2016, 08:47 AM
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Absolutely. I'll be wearing a bright red Chiefs jacket.
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I'm in the process of building a Top Flite P-47 gold edition kit and am having trouble with the Robart mechanical tail wheel retract #121. The darn thing seems to be very hard to retract all the way and also very hard to get moving from the retracted position. Does anyone here have any experience with this retract? I've been puzzling over this for a few days now and have made no progress at all.
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Old 03-05-2016, 12:56 PM
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If you can't get the Robarts sorted out get one of these and your problems will be over. I'm using them in my P-47 and they have been flawless.
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s..._Warbirds.html
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