Originally Posted by mrodgers
Now I sit here depressed, disappointed, and sad. It's a rare Saturday that Wifey is off work also, so we decided to take a ride. Drove over to Ohio, I never saw a Hobbytown USA and wanted to check it out. Kind of small, smaller than I expected but very clean and organized. Much different than the more local to work hobby shop where you slide sideways between the shelves and have to crane the neck up to see the boxes and boxes stacked on top of each other from shelf to ceiling.
Anyways, I've got a braces expense coming next week so I didn't spend the $300+ for the bird. I so wanted to, but did the smart thing. Too much other stuff I have to pay for in the near future. I just have to settle with the rest of the flying season watching my neighbor's flag for the wind to quit until it is too dark out there for my micro.
Wish I could join you all enjoying this bird. One good thing is I got to see one all put together. It is really amazing at how huge the normal size PZ warbirds appear when you've been looking and flying a micro for the last 2 years. It looked gigantic, LOL.
You can get the airframe only kit for $90, then order a G15 (770kv) from hobbyking and 4 HXT900 servos, 40amp ESC and the radio of your choice. (orange for example).
The airframe kit includes everything except the items above. Prop, wheels decals, tape...everything.
I had the G15 motor and some servos so to get in the air it only cost me the $90 plus tax. If you have any servos or esc, then it's a bonus.
I'm on my second airframe after a radio related crash. All I really needed was the main wing and elevator, but for $90 I get a complete new plane.
Parkzone/Horizon Hobby don't really market it as a kit version of the p-47, but its a great deal. In fact for anyone who had an apprentice that is beat up and they want to move up to a war bird, all they need is the airframe version.
It only takes about an hour to get it all together, elevator and rudder push rods are pre-installed and of course there's not much else to add.
Also wanted to mention that you may want to use a metal gear servo for rudder as the tail wheel is on that servo and it can strip the plastic gears. I went with a $4 turnigy metal gear servo and it's been fine.