This superb looking P-47 is from our top quality Durafly range and has enough scale detail and features to keep any warbird enthusiast happy. The 1100mm range offers the RC pilot a practical size model that can be easily transported and uses the ever popular 2200mAh 3s Lipoly pack, yet at the same time, the model is large enough to have presence and is able to tackle most airfields, not to mention a little wind, making it very practical.
As well as looking fantastic, this EPO Thunderbolt is plug and fly, meaning very little assembly work is needed. The powerful outrunner motor, ESC, navigation lights, servoless electric retracts & servo's are all pre-installed leaving you to glue on the tailfeathers and some scale detailing, bolt on the plug in wings and go flying!
We have flown this superb Jug extensively during testing and it will not disappoint, there is plenty of power for those really scale warbird aerobatics and the airframe is viceless with no hint of a tip stall. The pre-installed flap servo's have a nice, slow operation to help prevent ballooning and the flaps themselves allow the approach speed to get down to a crawl without a hint of wingrock. There is no doubt, this is one fantastic looking warbird and it flies as easily as a low wing trainer!
Tried to order one shipped to canada.was told it' too heavy or too large even tho the shipping chart show that is not.tried sending e-mails,going online chat 4 times.no one seems to have an answer.has any one else had this problem.Very disappointed with customer service.
With any parts needed the easy way is just due a search using the name brand followed by the model number. Yes the parts are hit are miss but read the forums and the folks that fly will find that one prop for one plane will work on another plane of the same make and production year.Its not Ford Mortor Company.
Wow. What the hell happened? I crashed mine into a light pole at full speed, and only bent the prop shaft, and broke the cowl and prop. The nose also split open at the joints, but a little glue and it was back to normal. I hope mine never looks like that.
I was showing off like a jack *** for my son flying upside down and corrected wrong too close to the ground and slammed full throttle into the ground. I had upgraded motor to a neodym 1120kv with a dynam 50a esc using a 11x7 prop. Was prob going 45mph when I hit.
naaate it is never fun to loose a bird but even worst when you son has to see it (mind you kids today may enjoy that, I am not sure). Anyway it is so easy done. Just one brain slip and in you go. I happens to all of us. We can do a pattern a 100 times the 101 and in we go. So it seem you are going to rebuild great!
I just purchased a handful of replacement parts and other stuff, if your looking for a buddy codes for: P-47 Cowl, p-47 Propeller, p-47Tail Wheel, Motor Shaft, Landing gear, Turnigy Hex Driver set, Knife Edge Reamer 0.5-10mm, Low Volt-Alarm, Battery Monitor 2-6S, LiPo Charge Bag, TURNIGY Transmitter Strap and $10 off this plane as well. http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/images/em_c ool.gif
Can any one tell me some ideas on re informing the landing gear on this plane.i just got it and haven't flown it yet.the gear looks king of weak and before I go and drive me up into the fuse, I thought I might get the opinions of you guys who have probably already came up with a solution.should I just order another set now?
ive had a couple of hard landings on mine already and they held up fine. one thing i did to mine though was added a little bit of JBWeld to the rod that connects to the retracts (the metal to metal spot).
From what i can tell there is a flat spot on the rod that goes into the retracts. on the retract itself there should be a little allen key set screw that holds it in place. mine while taxi'ing nosed over and busted the prop right off the bat from so much friction so i just took a pair of pliers and bent it into the orientation i wanted. prob not the "best" way of doing it but it worked. they did become a tad bit loose so thats where the jbweld came into play. holds on pretty nicely with it.
Took off all plastic carefully, then grabbed it like an animal... Two vice grip pliers and bend away. Be careful not too rotate the wire, use one plier to hold rod at top. Other plier to bend it straight, to correct toe problem. Happy flying!
That part will bolt right in, but it doesn't have the metal trunnion. If your old trunnion isn't damaged swap it into this part. If it is, visit w w w . p w - r c. com and order the metal trunnion from there.
Thanks for the credit Trevor, and glad I could help. I forgot to mention that you might want to have some servo lead extensions available too, because the retracts on the plane have longer extensions that extend through the wing and into fuse. These are much shorter. If you don't have any, you can swap out the internals of the retract if that part isn't damaged.
I ordered this airplane a week ago. The following day I got an email saying it was packed for shipment and that I would get tracking info within 48 hours. That was a week ago, and I haven't heard a word since. The order is still showing processing on the website. The CS phone lines, Online Help and Customer Service Requests are not being answered. What the heck is going on with this outfit?
Last night I got an email saying that the order actually shipped a week ago, but the website is just not reflecting the correct status. Today the airplane arrvived. And a beautiful aircraft it is...HOWEVER, THE KIT HAS TWO RIGHT WING FILETS AND NO LEFT WING FILET. AND CS IS ASKING FOR PHOTOS AND ALL SORTS OF OTHER NONSENSE, WHILE THE AIRCRAFT IS TOTALLY USELESS BECAUSE OF AN 8-INCH FOAM PART. THIS IS GETTING VERY, VERY OLD.
Does anyone know what type of foam is used, since thier is no mention of EPO I am assuming it is build of lesser quallity material. I have never purchased one built by Durafly, has anyone else and was the foam acceptable, i usually shy away from non EPO planes. thanks guy's!
oergonflyer... All of the durafly planes a have in my hangar are EPO (P-47, P-51, Corsair, T-28). The quality, scale, and durability are the best of the bunch. Hobby King did a great job with these, and I plan to add more to my collection as they come out. Waiting on the A-1 they show in the T-28 video!
BTW... they mention the plane is EPO in the first sentence of the second paragraph. "As well as looking fantastic, this EPO Thunderbolt is plug and fly, meaning very little assembly..."
Hey ModMustnag, thanks for the info, the weird thing is, I didn't ask on this plane, their was a different DuraFly plane that did not have EPO in its description.
Good to know that that Dura fly is a quality builder and that you have several and are happy with all of them.
I will be more apt to buy, some of the factory's they get planes from are not good quallity.
HobbyKing, ARE YOU SERIOUS?
I tried to check Shipping COST from USA Warehouse to California, and HERE'S WHAT I GOT, OUCH!
Live shipping cost from USPS to 93065
UPS 1500-2999g (Within USA) $37.95
USPS Parcel Post 5-6Day Oversize US-PP $34.29
You're right. It SHOULDN'T. I've lots of orders from HK-USA Big & small orders. They're S&H cost are very reasonable or even cheaper than what I thought.
With this, I decided to cancel my order on before final check out/payment. You can try it yourself & let me know if it does the same thing to you.
Seems so. To bad, one can order direct from HK and pay less then buying from Seattle. Seems very strange. Kind of neglects the need for a US warehouse. But maybe it is the USPS fault with the new postage rates.
I don't think consumer rates apply to them. They get the business rates which is far less expensive. A 1400mm plane from NP has a max shipping rate of $16 with UPS.. so either this is a glitch or it's a rip-off. Not going to pay 25% of the plane price for shipping! That's crazy!
I just checked my order from HK on the Pllane shipped from the US warehouse to Denver CO and the shipping charge was only $15.16.
They are checking the cost on shipping. The charges have not been correct on one order but HK did fix the overcharge and refunded the overcharge. I have know problems with HK.
I have two of these planes. The construction is first class and she's just a wonderful plane. HOWEVER, she has a major design flaw in that they used stock retracts and mounted them at an angle in the wing (probably to place them somewhat ahead of the COG when extended). At any rate mounted at an angle causes major toe-in on the gear, which actually prevents normal taxi on a paved surface and can cause a total collapse of the gear. It requires a substantial amount of work to correct this flaw and involves refiling the flats on both struts...and the retract screws are easily stripped if you are not very careful. SO if you buy this plane, be prepared to invest some a few hours fixing the gear. Perhaps the manufacturer will correct this flaw in future production.
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This plane is absolutely stunning to look at! For the value you cant beat the price, similar planes with retracts and flaps can easily be twice the price or more. The retracts do have a flaw in that they are toed in and will take some time to get them straightened out. Other than that she flies great, takes a wind like a champ, and definitely turns heads when your flying. A strong Intermediate plane and a blast to fly!
So far, without actually getting her in the air yet, (due to weather.)I give 4 stars.build was very easy, the wiring is a bit of a pain due to all of the wires, there are a lot due to lights , flaps, and retracts, but easy build none the less.control horns kind of suck.i ended up not using any of the horns or any of the push rods on the wings.you might really want to consider doing the same. Also the grub screws on the servo mounts inside for the elevator and rudder are put on sooooooo tight that I had to drill them out and replace.i had no idea that little Chinese women were so strong.another review and video coming soon after the rain finally ends.
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Well, I finally got the chance to maiden this plane. My review goes like this.the build was quick and easy. The cost,as you know, isn't bad at all. The scale qualitys of this bird are fantastic.as far as looks go, it was certainly a head turner at the club I belong to.the flight characteristics are quite to scale as well.once dialed in and trimmed up she flew perfectly.now on to the cons, and there's only a couple.the landing gear for one could use some work.first of all, Mine was prone to ground looping due to the fact that the wheels were toed in, one more than the other. Also, on the first landing, one side fell completly out, maybe they used cheap glue. The landing wasn't very hard either. Also the control horns are very thin and cheap.i didn't use them. I opted for the bigger horns.the prop is also quite thin and not as strong as I would have hoped. All in all, after a few small mods, a great, easy to fly, scale warbirds. Well worth the money.
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Hey, Pilots this is my second P-47, these warbirds are excellent bang for the buck you still have to do a little tweeking but well worth the money and effort,will propabably purchase the F4U or the P 51 soon but they have the scale, the look and fly very well, they just need new paint schemes not the same as everyone else.