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FT P-47 Thunderbolt

FT P-47 Thunderbolt 1.0


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fliteadmin submitted a new resource:

FT P-47 Thunderbolt - FT P-47 Thunderbolt Free Plans

FT P-47 Thunderbolt

Designed By: John Overstreet
Plans By: Dan Sponholz

The P-47 is the second plane of the Flite Test Master Series developed in collaboration with John Overstreet. Using "mold-together" techniques, the FT P-47 is just as rewarding to build as it is to fly. This is a basic 4 channel Warbird that has an advanced build experience, and...​
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Hi all,

Great plane and great plans (thanks Dan)!! Just one complaint. I live in the EU and would love to buy SBKs but Gruapner never has anything in stock, much less the masters series. This is a big big bummer and a lost opportunity for Flitetest. Please, PLEASE put some pressure on Graupner to get with program and start stocking more stuff. I would very much love to support FT (very willing to buy most if not all the master series as they come out) but if I have no way to, I can't. This is a huge loss of revenue for FT and a lost opportunity to get more traction in the EU.
I think I've found a couple issues with the cut files on the P-47.
First is the battery box. The edge that glues on last is too tall. This makes the box somewhat out of square, and the formers won't fit over it correctly.
Second is the thin strip fuselage section that goes behind the cowl flaps. It ends up being too small. And, the #3 former won't go into it without crushing.



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I am starting this build, but I can't find any directions for the landing gear installation. I have cut out the plywood parts, but I'm not sure how to install them. Does anyone have some photos they can share? Thanks