Originally Posted by PACubFlyer103
Here in Southeastern PA it hasn't been cold enough to freeze the thumbs. Yesterday was pretty good for flying but today was the morning fog never lifted. Here is a video of one of my P-47 flights from last week. I hadn't flown the Jug in a while so I was a little nervous during the flight.
Nice Flying, A baseball infield can be quite intimidating to land on with the backstop fence looming back there. couple quick tips, On takeoff add the power a little slower, if you are really pressed for space and must go full power abruptly hold a generous amount of right rudder. Both the left swerves on takeoff were p-factor due to high power when the tail was still down. In your location with fences, dugouts, etc to the left it would be better to have to much right rudder and a right swerve than left.
On landing try to get it a bit lower, worst case is you land in the outfield, better than an overshoot and a fence, right
On both landings you had a great touchdown but it was already halfway to the home plate.
Also It looks like you have the retracts, did you put something under the back two screws to shim them so that the gear rakes forward a bit? This REALLY helps keep it from nosing over! I fly mine off of a rough grass field and haven't had a problem since I did that. You'd most likely be able to takeoff and land anywhere in the outfield if you added some spacers there.