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That's what I used to do. 😊
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Old Nov 08, 2014, 12:00 PM
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My old cox P-47 flew for the first time in years today. I have been working on a project in the basement and saw the "Jug" sitting in the corner so I had a look. She was in pretty decent shape so I decided to get her in the air. I had original glued a GWS RX in behind the servos so I had to perform a bit of surgery to get it out and then I installed a FrSky V8-R4II in there. Way back when I had installed a Hacker A20-34S in her with a Hacker X7 ESC and since she had a broken 7X3.5 on there I switched out to a 5X3. I charged a couple 500mah 2 cell packs and I ran out to the field today at lunch. I fired her up and gave her a toss.........and off she went. She is no powerhouse but flew fine. there was a bit of breeze so I quickly learned that you have to keep the speed up down wind if you want any rudder authority but she looked great in the air and was practically silent as she flew by. I flew both packs to the 7 minute mark that I had the timer set to in the P-47 slot and just plugged a pack in and it was still showing 53% charge so this set up is not using a lot of juice.

I still have a NIB Zero in the attic so now I am thinking of doing a light weight build using something like a 1811 2900K motor and more modern (i.e. lighter) ESC and smaller servos and get it in under 4oz.

Sorry to see these little planes go away, they look great and are super fun.

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Hi Jim, My old P47 resides on the fridge most of the time but I drag it out once in a while just to keep the cobwebs out of it. Getting very war worn but still flies like like the real one.

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Old May 05, 2015, 07:33 PM
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These birds are timeless. Wish they didn't discontinue them.
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Old May 06, 2015, 10:31 AM
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Me too Joe!!
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Old May 06, 2015, 11:01 AM
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i had the Atomic Zero up for a few flights just the other day. i put the speed prop on, a new lipo and dang..... Forgot how fast the little rascal is. Very brisk unlimited vertical, howling the whole way. Normal flight is a 6x4, 6x5.5 is a hoot.
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Old May 07, 2015, 11:52 AM
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Got a couple more flight in on the Jug this morning. Not a lick of breeze....She looked great in the air.

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Old Jul 14, 2015, 01:47 PM
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A couple weeks ago I tried to fly the Jug in way to much breeze, coming in for a landing I got hit by a puff, she ballooned, stalled and went in nose first. The only damage was a me breaking the new 7X3.5 prop and loosening the motor mount. This past Saturday I was up really early and there was not a lick of breeze.....perfect P47 weather. I cut her open and fixed the motor mount and installed a 5X5 prop on the Hacker A20-34S. Went to the school yard and gave her a toss......She loved the new found pitch speed but I needed to add a lot of down trim at these speeds. Had a ball doing pylon turns 4' off the ground for 6 minutes. I land and put a new battery in but.......I never took out the down trim. I toss her like I usually do and kablam....she noses in 8' in front of me &^%*&.... Fuse is broken in half and the motor mount is broken again. Long story short she is back together once again but is looking pretty rough after being cut open so many time. With all that said the 5X5 is awesome on these little planes.

I also picked up a GH FW190 on ebay for $19 shipped, my original FW190 died a terrible death in the basement.

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He he.... these planes are awesome at speed. One of my atomics was flown with a 6x5.5 prop and had some amps to it. The howling noise it made was wicked. And yeah, at full boogie it took some down stick or every time you cranked it up you saw 200 ft. loops.
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Joe,
It is funny, the 5X5 on the A20-34S is pulling only like 4 amps at full tilt but she had to be in the 40+ MPH range.....for the full 6 minutes I do not think the wings were ever parallel to the ground.

So, I was actually looking at motors for both the Zero and FW190, for awhile I have been thinking an 1811 2900kv but I am wondering if a 10 gram motor will make it tough to balance? Am I better going with a 20 gram 2211?

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It is funny, the 5X5 on the A20-34S is pulling only like 4 amps at full tilt but she had to be in the 40+ MPH range.....for the full 6 minutes I do not think the wings were ever parallel to the ground.

So, I was actually looking at motors for both the Zero and FW190, for awhile I have been thinking an 1811 2900kv but I am wondering if a 10 gram motor will make it tough to balance? Am I better going with a 20 gram 2211?

Cheers,
Jim
Most times I had to use a chuck of lead in the nose with a 10g motor. That's why I mainly used 24g outrunners when the fuselage permits. That only works on the P-47, Zero, Corsair and the FW-190. The others can only take the 10g.
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Most times I had to use a chuck of lead in the nose with a 10g motor. That's why I mainly used 24g outrunners when the fuselage permits. That only works on the P-47, Zero, Corsair and the FW-190. The others can only take the 10g.
Copy that...I will go with the larger motor then. Thanks for the intel.

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