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Old Mar 05, 2013, 09:21 AM
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Thinking of buying one of these from HK

Does the wings come off making it easy to fit in my Mercedes A class?

Also I'm a newbie to this plane what is a must to get upgrade

Can I just use 1x4000mah lipo to strat with?
I have one that is a year old, (and I still love it!) But I think the newer version has some upgrades. The original retracts were pretty wimpy and did not last long, but I believe they may have been improved. Someone else should chime in here if the newer version comes with improved retracts, or if people are getting good use from the stock ones. If not, you might want to order some HK 514 or 716 retracts just so you have them on hand when the stock ones fail. I am still using the original tail wheel retract after 100+ flights. I think this plane is a great deal and it looks awesome in the air and on the ground. It lands sooooo nice, especially with those giant flaps at 40 degrees.
EDIT: I just checked reviews on hobbyking site and people seem to say the stock retracts are strong enough and working fine, so that was good to see.
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Old Mar 05, 2013, 09:27 AM
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Thinking of buying one of these from HK

Does the wings come off making it easy to fit in my Mercedes A class?

Also I'm a newbie to this plane what is a must to get upgrade

Can I just use 1x4000mah lipo to strat with?
I transport mine in my Toyota Avensis and I need to fold the back seats. But basically if you can get room for the length of the wing span you should be ok (1.6m/63in). I would upgrade the retracts, especially if you fly from grass. The stock one survived 2-3 flights one mine - if you land smooth every time they might hold longer I now have these:

http://rc-castle.com/shop/product_in...oducts_id=2265

... aka 716s, and they work fine and are very slow, which I like. Many use the 514s with success as well. This topic shows the specifications for both:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1740133

I use 2x3000mah in parallel. Gives me almost 10min.
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Old Mar 05, 2013, 02:53 PM
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HK 1600mm P-47

OK, once I return home from this work trip, I will be taking my bird for her maiden flight. While I was away, I bought so.me swastikas model stickers for her for shoot downs,,, which side of the canopy do I place these. From my research, it looks as if they placed them all on the left side.... I have about 10 of them that will represent kills
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Old Mar 05, 2013, 05:01 PM
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Thank you... Anyone have a pic of an actual P47 with kills in the plane?
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Old Mar 05, 2013, 05:57 PM
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Thank you... Anyone have a pic of an actual P47 with kills in the plane?
As far as I know, no. Here's a pic of HH XIV with Maj Wymond in the cockpit.



''Hun Hunter XIV''
65th FS / 57th FG

Pilot: Lt. Colonel Gilbert O. Wymond (Squadron CO 1943-45, 3 kills)
He was killed in a Republic P-84 shortly after the end of the war.

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Old Mar 05, 2013, 06:11 PM
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I've had a problem taking off lately and for some reason, the plane would veer left and I couldn't get it turning right....well I found the problem! The tailwheel steel cable connector was hitting the vertical pushrod guide....so I cut a bunch of wood away and tomorrow we will see if it was that (which I'm sure it was) or me (couldn't be pilot error could it????) .
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Old Mar 05, 2013, 07:16 PM
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Can you post a pic
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Old Mar 06, 2013, 03:14 AM
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i found these....
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Old Mar 06, 2013, 08:49 AM
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Can you post a pic
Here's 2 well known ones. Gabby Gabreski and Robert Johnson.
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Old Mar 06, 2013, 09:09 AM
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The one with bob Johnson
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Old Mar 11, 2013, 09:18 AM
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i broke my Retract Set on my Hobbyking P-47

They are out of stock everywhere on Replacement Retract Set

What elese can i use?
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Old Mar 11, 2013, 09:50 AM
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made a video this weekend of the P-47

A Plane Specail (5 min 51 sec)
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Old Mar 11, 2013, 10:01 AM
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i broke my Retract Set on my Hobbyking P-47

They are out of stock everywhere on Replacement Retract Set

What elese can i use?
I use the ones linked below. You have to remove some foam to fit them, but they are good. See my posts earlier in this thread to see more.

http://www.pw-rc.com/product_info.ph...oducts_id/2807
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Old Mar 11, 2013, 08:32 PM
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great editing TomC, really liked some of those shots and slow motion. Looked a little blustery, or was that just the pilot?
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