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Old Mar 06, 2012, 04:00 PM
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Cool thanks! Whats the recommended flap servo?
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Old Mar 06, 2012, 05:25 PM
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Cool thanks! Whats the recommended flap servo?
Parkzone SV80 Long Lead
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Old Mar 06, 2012, 06:42 PM
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Just ordered a new P-47 today from HH. Are there any must-do mods for the Jug besides retracts and flaps??
Not a must-do mod, but I use the clear plastic belly skids even though I have retracts. They are supposed to be used if you fly with no landing gear but I installed them anyway as a safety measure - they come in handy if you ever have to make an emergency gear-up landing.
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Old Mar 06, 2012, 07:47 PM
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Thanks for the tips guys... Now as far as batteries, what fits? What size batteries are you guys using?? (besides the stock lipo of course) I am very excited for it to show up, of course when Im waiting for it, we are getting great weather for a couple of days in the NW!
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Old Mar 06, 2012, 08:07 PM
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Looking at the manual and thinking about getting this model, I'm wondering how two SV80 long lead servos will work for the flaps since they're mounted in opposite directions?
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Old Mar 06, 2012, 08:25 PM
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They are mounted that way to remove the need for a reversing Y harness. If you want to set up crazy 4 servo wing mixes, you would mount them just like the aileron servos.
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Old Mar 06, 2012, 08:26 PM
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Looking at the manual and thinking about getting this model, I'm wondering how two SV80 long lead servos will work for the flaps since they're mounted in opposite directions?
The servo mounting pockets in the wing are set up to accommodate the servos being mounted in the SAME direction. Only the linkage is offset slightly on one side. Both servos will move in the same direction at the same time.

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Old Mar 06, 2012, 08:46 PM
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Thanks for the tips guys... Now as far as batteries, what fits? What size batteries are you guys using?? (besides the stock lipo of course) I am very excited for it to show up, of course when Im waiting for it, we are getting great weather for a couple of days in the NW!
I fly with 2650 3 cell 30 c batts along with the stock battery. The 2650's I got from hobby king they are turnigy, a little wider and heavier than stock but they fit the pocket nice and snug. Now I'm only using them and saving the stock batt for the spitfire which has a smaller pocket. Next time I go to get batteries I'm going to go with somewhere in the USA though that won't keep me waiting.
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Old Mar 06, 2012, 11:34 PM
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Not a must-do mod, but I use the clear plastic belly skids even though I have retracts. They are supposed to be used if you fly with no landing gear but I installed them anyway as a safety measure - they come in handy if you ever have to make an emergency gear-up landing.
I did this too, unfortunately it was after a rough landing without landing gear as my retracts wouldnt come back out when i came in to land. Still not sure what went wrong haven't had a single problem with my retracts since and did quite a bit of ground testing before i went back up with it again. Worth keeping the skids on, they weigh nearly nothing anyway.
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Old Mar 07, 2012, 12:14 AM
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Not a must-do mod, but I use the clear plastic belly skids even though I have retracts. They are supposed to be used if you fly with no landing gear but I installed them anyway as a safety measure - they come in handy if you ever have to make an emergency gear-up landing.
Put mine on as well, for the same reason, and to give me protection on the bottom for handling and hanger rash. Working out great so far!

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Thanks for the tips guys... Now as far as batteries, what fits? What size batteries are you guys using?? (besides the stock lipo of course) I am very excited for it to show up, of course when Im waiting for it, we are getting great weather for a couple of days in the NW!
I use Blue Lipo, Turnigy, Zippy and Parkzone 2200 mah lipos. All 25C or better. No problems with heat, lots of power, loads of space inside for them, CoG is good with it most of the way into the battery compartment. Never hit LVC, though I only fly 6 mins then look to land. (While I am up I am at 3/4 to WOT much of the time, doing zoom climbs, rolls, loops, cubans, etc.)

Sure enjoy this plane and the Eflite retracts are amazing. With those and the flaps it really makes this a great and fun plane to fly. Loads of compliments from the guys at the club, even the die hard gas plane flyers.

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Old Mar 07, 2012, 12:19 AM
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The servo mounting pockets in the wing are set up to accommodate the servos being mounted in the SAME direction. Only the linkage is offset slightly on one side. Both servos will move in the same direction at the same time.

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That's what I intended to do, but the manual had me scratching my head as it shows them mounted in opposite directions. Thanks for the clarification.
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Old Mar 07, 2012, 07:42 AM
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I use 2650 - 2200 batteries, Sky Lipo and Parkzone. If you need a US based company I would look at HobbyPartz and now my favorite due to the batteries already having Deans on them is Value Hobby.
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Old Mar 07, 2012, 07:47 AM
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Looking at the manual and thinking about getting this model, I'm wondering how two SV80 long lead servos will work for the flaps since they're mounted in opposite directions?
Here is a Youtube video that Horizon Hobby did that shows how the flaps are installed, perhaps this will help you out.
HorizonHobby.com How-To - ParkZone P-47D Thunderbolt Flap Installation (Part 1 of 2) (8 min 37 sec)
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Old Mar 07, 2012, 09:08 AM
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Cool thanks! Whats the recommended flap servo?
I've been running the HK cheapie orange servos, never had a problem.
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Old Mar 07, 2012, 09:27 AM
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I put a small bit of fiber glass inside the cowl, on the bottom, pushed all the way forward into the nook. I kept cracking the cowl even on the slightest nose-overs. I started out just squirting some gorilla glue in there and letting it foam up into the nook, but the fiber glass works much better.

I forget if it was mentioned, but bamboo skewers in the vertical stabilizer is a must.
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