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Old Aug 22, 2002, 08:57 PM
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Anyone interested in info on a BIG P-47 Razorback?

I am getting ready to build my P-47 Razorback from enlarged Jim Ryan plans (dont worry I bought these a long time back so they are all mine!). I can post pics if people are interested in seeing it, otherwise I will just go ahead and do it on my own.

I did something similar to his Hellcat and it flew great! Anyway, my wood should be here tomorrow and then I start cutting parts. The WS should be about 48 inches and an AUW of about 3 to 3.5 pounds with a Jeti 30-3 and 10-2400cp cells.

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Old Aug 22, 2002, 10:18 PM
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yes, please share the info..............gregg
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Old Aug 22, 2002, 11:04 PM
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Hey Greg,

I've scaled up some Spitty plans to 35" with the intention of going to about 42" and using Mark Rittingers powerplant. I'm Definately interested in your progress as I hope to end up shamelessly copying you!

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Old Aug 23, 2002, 07:04 PM
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I wish I had Brushless $$$$$

FYI, I did the N model Jug at 42", and it flew FANTASTIC on the MM 3.5 geared setup on ten cells.It was all foam, with 1/32 sheet on the fuse and wings.Weighed 42 ozs....




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Old Aug 23, 2002, 08:13 PM
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My 48 inch span Hellcat weighed in at 28 ounces for the empty airframe (no gear, etc.) I think it weighs about 55 ounces AUW now with an 8x2400cp pack. I predict that the P-47 will be a little heavier, but not by very much. Should fly great. My balsa order showed up today, so I start cutting parts tonight.

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Old Aug 24, 2002, 02:32 AM
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My Balsa and ply order was on the doorstop when I got home this afternoon, and I had the plans ready to go sooooooo......

I cut all the parts for the Ryan P-47 tonight. I couldnt start until 9:30pm due to family and such, but after 2 1/2 hours, they are all cut and put neatly into their own little bags. Lots of formers for the fuse Even had a chance to cut the wing skins, so its ready to start building tomorrow. I still need to finish a review project, but I am ahead of schedule

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Old Aug 24, 2002, 10:23 AM
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I started on one of the bottom wing panels. I need to get a life
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Old Aug 24, 2002, 09:42 PM
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Here is another shot of the wing ready to sheet
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Old Aug 24, 2002, 09:43 PM
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And the progress so far. It moves along really quickly once you have all the parts cut (and if you have built a Ryan ship before). I am done for the nite. Gotta go and spend some time with the family ("family, what family?")

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Old Aug 25, 2002, 01:19 AM
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Looks great so far!

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Old Aug 27, 2002, 11:57 PM
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One more update. Fuse is roughed out (needs nose block, tail blocks and final finish sanding), wing is joined together and tips are on. I need to mount the wing next so I can do the belly pan.

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Old Aug 28, 2002, 03:31 AM
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Looking good!

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Old Aug 28, 2002, 09:40 AM
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BTW, the canopy is from the Top Flight P-47 Gold edition kit. Nearly a perfect fit! I know the fuse looks kinda rough now, but after some filler and sanding its going to be nice and smoooooooooth

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Old Aug 28, 2002, 10:01 AM
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quick progress! keep them coming...............gregg
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Old Aug 28, 2002, 04:03 PM
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See if you can find a Jemco P-47 canopy for your Jug. The Jemco kit was much smaller than the TF, about 56 inches or so, and the canopy will be closer to the right size. Or, if you carve a plug I'd be happy to vac form one for you if you don't have the equipment. Jug looks good, best of luck with it. Regards, Chad Veich.
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