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*Unofficial* FT P-47 Thunderbolt

SP0NZ

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FT P-47 Thunderbolt

Designed By: John Overstreet
Plans By: Dan Sponholz

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Description:
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 intermediate flying experience. This plane has all the great looks of a classic P-47 Warbird and well rounded and predictable flight characteristics, which is usually uncommon with RC warbirds.​

Speed Build Kit:
Power Pack Compatibility:

Specs:
Wingspan: 47.5 Inches (1206mm)​
Center of Gravity: 1.75 Inches (45mm) from leading edge​
Control Surface Throws:
Expo Suggestions:

Free Plans: FT P-47 Free Plans (coming soon)

Videos:



 
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SP0NZ

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There is an issue with the current v1.0 plans...

On sheet 2 of the full-size plans, item #15, FUSELAGE SKIN 1. This part was apparently from the P-38 (see comment on FB from Josh in attached image).

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I'm waiting for the fix from Flite Test. As soon as I get the corrected file(s) I will get an addendum file out ASAP. Then I will go back and make a full revision of the plans.
 
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hi guys was wondering i see on the images of the speed build kit as well as the plans theres options for landing gear? was wondering where it goes please? the build video doesnt show where to install it
 
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hi guys was wondering i see on the images of the speed build kit as well as the plans theres options for landing gear? was wondering where it goes please? the build video doesnt show where to install it
I'm wondering this myself. I have the foam pieces still sitting by the plane for the landing gear, but nowhere does it discuss how to install it in the video. I'm not exactly pleased with the directions for this plane. The video shows two installs for both the Razorback and the Bubbletop, but it does neither great service. Whoever edited the video either forgot parts, or some parts just weren't ever shot. At several points in the video instructions aren't given and things just appear, i.e.- instructions about finishing up the bubbletop tail, then 2 seconds later it skips to having the elevator, rudder, and even servos attached to the thing you just finished 2 seconds ago because it cuts from the bubbletop back to the razorback. So if you were building the bubbletop, you would completely miss out how to go about setting up servos and linkages, and doing the rear control services, until its too late; unless you somehow had the forethought to fast-forward or re-wind a 4 hour video to the exact places it jumps around (which it doesn't tell you in the description, or tell you that it jumps around like it does). Honestly each build should have its own video, that way the video isn't 4 hours long, you don't have to continually skip around, and things won't get omitted.