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Old Jun 05, 2009, 09:25 AM
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Top Flite P-47D ARF: Electric ready?

Just got word that the new ARF from Top Flite has a battery access hatch, just as thier Mustang does.
So, anyone out there planning on getting one of these and electrifying it?
BTW, while some of you are waiting for the new Hangar 9 P-51D: these P-47s are now in stock and shipping, and could be at your door for $60 less than the H9 'Stang, plus free shipping (IF you are a Tower Club member):

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...I=TOPA0955&P=Z

http://www.top-flite.com/airplanes/topa0955.html

NOTE: this ARF comes with decals for 3 different 'Jugs' (all 3 are accurate for depictions of WW II combat flown Jug's), as well as full cockpit kit, and retracts.

If you are building this model and intend to install the cockpit kit, I urge you to proceed immediately to the following post:

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=8886021
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Old Jun 05, 2009, 10:02 AM
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Old Jun 05, 2009, 10:08 AM
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Wooo, I've been waiting to see what the TF P47 looks like compared to the H9 one. Really a much more scale bird. This one I'd be very interested in. I should think a 7 cell A123 pack would do the job.

Don't see any kind of battery hatch in the image below though. But I'm guessing it would take much to turn this bird electric
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Old Jun 05, 2009, 10:12 AM
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If its like the mustang the battery hatch is "hidden" from the factory--it is just infront of the windscreen covered over --simply slice and seal the edges of the covering and you have a hatch with rare earth magnets already installed.

If I wasnt commited to the new hanger 9 mustang I would be all over this---great looking bird!
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Old Jun 05, 2009, 10:25 AM
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If its like the mustang the battery hatch is "hidden" from the factory--it is just infront of the windscreen covered over --simply slice and seal the edges of the covering and you have a hatch with rare earth magnets already installed.
Word is: the hatch is EXACTLY like the Mustang version (hidden, and held on with magnets).
This is a good setup, since if you don't need and/ or use the hatch: no-one will ever know it is there. If you DO need/ use it: all you need to do is cafefully slice the covering where hatch meets fuselage.

I would think the tried and proven 6S 5000 mAh/ AXI 4130 combo fly this bird well enough, with more power being an option for those that want it.

The above setup has been flying my 10 lb Top Flite Mustang ARF for a year now:
Top Flite 1/7 scale P-51D Mustang ARF Electric Powered (3 min 37 sec)


BTW: I wasn't aware of the hatch when I built it, so I removed (Dremeled) what I believed was excess material in the upper fuselage, and now I cannot utilize the hatch. If only I had known before I built it.
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Old Jun 05, 2009, 01:36 PM
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I just finished my Mustang and it will fly this weekend Turnigy motor on 6S 4000 with Lado electric retracts. I have had my finger on the P-47 order button 3 or 4 times so far, I may slip and hit it soon.
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Old Jun 05, 2009, 01:40 PM
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Do Top Flite birds come pre-covered? I never gave them much of a look because in a review I read of the Razorback, the writer mentioned all the covering he did on it with the striping for the panel lines and whatnot afterwards. Way more than I had time to devote to building. But if their kits are pre-covered, I may definitely have to start giving them some looks.
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Old Jun 05, 2009, 01:47 PM
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some are kits. some are ARFs. ARFs are almost ready to fly.
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Old Jun 05, 2009, 02:58 PM
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Why on earth if there is a battery hatch would you not advertise it as electric option? I mean you increase the audience that is willing to buy your product. Oh well, I am about to start my H9 P-47 build.
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Old Jun 05, 2009, 03:17 PM
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I like the top flite range but they are a bit pricey
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Old Jun 05, 2009, 03:28 PM
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I like the top flite range but they are a bit pricey

Not really,
H9 sport/warbirds are 280 dollars.
This beauty only cost 30-40 dollars more. 10x better.
And Tower is always having deals you can use to save 50 bucks on this plane.

Same price as the new, improved H9 Mustang. Both are good deals.
But, this one has an optional hatch. MUCH better for the electric crowd.
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Old Jun 05, 2009, 03:56 PM
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I like the top flite range but they are a bit pricey
If you are a member of the Tower Club, you can get $60 off PLUS Free Shipping (well, U.S.A. anyway).
Total price delivered to your front door: $259.98. The Top Flite Mustang ARF is $40 less. Even the old Hangar 9 warbirds can't be had that cheap.

That's too pricey? If so, I suggest you find a different hobby.
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Old Jun 05, 2009, 04:41 PM
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What to use for motormount on these Top Flite bird's? My new Hyperion motor can only be backmounted. And where to buy in europe?
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Old Jun 05, 2009, 07:38 PM
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Saw one of these TF P-47's at local hobbytown the other day. Im not a fan of the bubble top or I would have bought it.
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Old Jun 05, 2009, 09:11 PM
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Not really,
H9 sport/warbirds are 280 dollars.
This beauty only cost 30-40 dollars more. 10x better.
And Tower is always having deals you can use to save 50 bucks on this plane.

Same price as the new, improved H9 Mustang. Both are good deals.
But, this one has an optional hatch. MUCH better for the electric crowd.

umm the new hanger nine mustang has a huge battery hatch---the whole upper canopy comes off like a 3d plane---just to let you know.
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