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Old 09-20-2021, 12:55 PM
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Received tracking # today (9/21/21)…should be here this week :-)
Old 09-20-2021, 02:09 PM
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I got my tracking number for mine also; should see it tomorrow or Wednesday.
Old 09-21-2021, 03:32 AM
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Hi everybody.

Please Maddog, could you tell me if it's possible to put into the cowl a Airen radial engine. This motor have a diameter to 29.5 cm(11.6").
Thanks so much for your reply..

Bye bue everibody

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Old 09-21-2021, 06:22 AM
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Cowling Size - approx 12.5" - left to right and approx 14 5/8" top to bottom.
Old 09-22-2021, 10:11 PM
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Is the 12.5” approximately where the engine would be or aft end of cowl? Hoping to fit a 11” radial

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Old 09-23-2021, 06:27 AM
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Go to GatorRC website; they have a diagram of the cowl dimensions for the P-47 there.
Old 09-24-2021, 09:28 AM
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Marksp;

I hope your P-47 arrives in better condition than mine did.
As the Fedex guy unloaded mine from his van I could hear something inside banging around.
What I found when I got the box into my shop and opened up was scarry. The retracts were never put inside of it's own box, it looked like someone took them from their box and dumped the gear and the soft foam packing for them on top of the plane.
Good thing the bubble wrap protected everything but the gear ended up on top of the canopy and it ended up breaking the clear plastic in it.
I sent pictures of it to GatorRC and told them what I found, hopefully they can replace the canopy but who knows.





Old 09-25-2021, 07:20 AM
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Originally Posted by maddog-RCU View Post
Marksp;

What I found when I got the box into my shop and opened up was scary. The retracts were never put inside of it's own box, it looked like someone took them from their box and dumped the gear and the soft foam packing for them on top of the plane.
Yikes!

Hopeful GatorRC ordered spare parts and gets you sorted! We pay too much and wait too long for this sort of crap to happen! Sorry your box opening experience sucked! I'm not scheduled for delivery until Monday. Fingers crossed!

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Old 09-27-2021, 01:39 PM
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Hi everybody.
What is the distance between the firewall and the face of the hood?, Could be installed a Moki 180cc on the plane?
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Old 09-29-2021, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by maddog-RCU View Post
Marksp;

I hope your P-47 arrives in better condition than mine did.
As the Fedex guy unloaded mine from his van I could hear something inside banging around.
What I found when I got the box into my shop and opened up was scarry. The retracts were never put inside of it's own box, it looked like someone took them from their box and dumped the gear and the soft foam packing for them on top of the plane…
My kit arrived today and like your experience the gear were neither boxed or secured. I inspected canopy and did not noticed any visible damage, but have not taken model completely out of the box.

Guessing gear did not travel in same box as plane from factory, rather added along with marketing brochure in Illinois for last leg of trip.

Fingers crossed!

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Old 09-30-2021, 06:25 AM
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WOW I find it hard to believe that anyone would just toss the gear into this crate and not expect any kind of problems on the buyers end.
I hope everything is OK for you when you do get everything out.
Gator RC did get back to me about the damaged canopy and did say they would send me a replacement; I'll let you know if it arrives.
Old 10-01-2021, 01:00 PM
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OK, I’ll admit I was surprised to discover the removable fuselage hatch! I was well down the path focused on the UMS 5-150 radial and may still go that direction, but the convenience & power of electric is interesting.

Anyone else planning EP?
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Old 10-02-2021, 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by moyas View Post
Hi everybody.
Could be installed a Moki 180cc on the plane?
Cheers
Here's a pic showing Moki S180 in cowl. Unscientific approach but looks like it'll fit.



Old 10-03-2021, 04:33 PM
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marksp, I believe once you move the engine north a few inches to correspond with the engine box on the firewall and you’re gonna have the rockers on cylinders number 2 and 5 beating on the inside of the cowl. I genuinely hope I’m wrong as I would love to run a nice 5 cylinder.
Old 10-19-2021, 07:27 AM
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Does anyone know if a 100cc range twin will fit in this cowl???? I believe the new dle 130 is 265mm wide cap to cap. Or if possibly to measure cowl width approx 80mm from front lip??? Thanks in advance!
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Does anyone know if a 100cc range twin will fit in this cowl???? I believe the new dle 130 is 265mm wide cap to cap. Or if possibly to measure cowl width approx 80mm from front lip??? Thanks in advance!
Got my answers does look like most 100cc class twins will need reliefs in cowl for plug caps
Old 10-31-2021, 05:15 PM
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Has anyone found a source for spare parts? I always like to have cowl, canopy, etc on hand before model gets discontinued.
Old 11-01-2021, 05:03 AM
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Contact Gator RC; when I asked them about replacing my damaged canopy they told me that they had some extras in stock; unfortunately they were for the Snafu version which has a different paint scheme from my Miss Behavin version.
Old 11-04-2021, 07:12 PM
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Originally Posted by maddog-RCU View Post
Contact Gator RC; when I asked them about replacing my damaged canopy they told me that they had some extras in stock; unfortunately they were for the Snafu version which has a different paint scheme from my Miss Behavin version.
Thanks! Have the Snafu spare cowl & canopy on the way!

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Old 11-26-2021, 06:46 AM
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Decided to go with the UMS 5-150 radial after seeing Nir’s build and very positive experience with my current UMS built Tomahawk Black Star 5-250v3 radial.

I’m now curious how others are approaching strengthening the fuselage? Every TopRCModel in my club has carbon fiber added between canopy and stab and the P-47 feels like it needs it as well. The issue is access.

Has anyone already done this?
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Old 11-27-2021, 08:22 AM
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Marksp;
I think that the best way to gain access to the interior will be to remove the cockpit tub interior.
Be sure to post pics on your assembly of this bird; I'll be diving into mine in about a month or 2.
I have a DA100 I'm planning in putting in mine but I may have to break open the bank account and get the UMS 5-150 also.


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Has anyone considered running an in-line 100cc on this bird? The DA100i is slightly shorter than the cowl length but I not too sure it will stick further with that motor box. 9.29” is the engine length, and 10.6” for the cowl but I’m not sure how much is overlap over the fuselage.

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I asked Nir who just built one for a client of his with a UMS 5-150 in it what the distance was from the face of the motor box to the end of the cowl was and he said it was 9"
So that would give you a 1.6" overlap of the cowl over the fuselage.

I just bought a brand new never run Quadra 100 with electronic ignition to put in mine.
Currently researching mounting and extensions for it.

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Old 12-21-2021, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by maddog-RCU View Post
I asked Nir who just built one for a client of his with a Moki 150 in it what the distance was from the face of the motor box to the end of the cowl was and he said it was 9"
So that would give you a 1.6" overlap of the cowl over the fuselage.
I believe that was the UMS 5-150
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Old 12-22-2021, 07:34 AM
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I stand corrected.

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