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Sep 19, 2012, 09:49 AM
I can fix it.
nageotte's Avatar


Originally Posted by kalmon
I don't have that motor but I think I've seen this one referenced a couple times.

If it performs even half as good as it looks it will be great!

It's main attaction is the looks. But I fly with the stock motor, bigger ESC and set to minimum pitch and I love the heck out of it!!

You can tell it's a four blade even in flight. Check the photo. Does that look real or what?! I also have a retractable tail wheel on it.
Last edited by nageotte; Sep 19, 2012 at 09:57 AM. Reason: Added picture
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Sep 19, 2012, 11:01 AM
2 many planes & 2 little time
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I fly with a 2 blade. Once I start it up you can't count the blades.
The main attraction is the speed I get on the low passes from the 4s motor combo.
And with 4s & a 10x10 prop she performs aerobatics from a stall

Fun plane in any configuration!
Sep 19, 2012, 06:30 PM
You can't take the sky from me
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what motor do you run with that? Mine is pretty zippy on a g15, 10x10, and 3s
Sep 19, 2012, 07:06 PM
2 many planes & 2 little time
scootrb4's Avatar
Originally Posted by copperbricks
what motor do you run with that? Mine is pretty zippy on a g15, 10x10, and 3s
I have the 480 plus from headsuprc running on 4s with a 60a eflite . It has been a fun set up. Going on about 70 flights now.
Sep 19, 2012, 07:10 PM
Jeremy-I'm crash proof!
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Man are you guys sure you are running 4s on this plane? LOL.

I thought it was nose heavy with the 3s 3300's and a G25 I'm running. I can only imagine how nose heavy with a 4s setup.
Sep 19, 2012, 08:58 PM
too many planes
ww2birder's Avatar
I use a turnigy 36 42 1100 motor with a castle 54 and the plane has a good power to weight. I also use the standard 2200 lipo batteries everybody has in their hobby box. I ordered a four bladed scale prop from Hobby Lobby and the speed control gets a little warm..... But looks so cool!
Sep 19, 2012, 10:11 PM
Registered Crasher
Hobby lobby also has a 9" 4 blade that should be ok on this plane, and should draw much less amps than an 11".
This is why I cut my APC 11x9x4 down to 10"...

Check out the ecalc numbers if you're getting things too hot. Those matched my observed current draws spot on.
Sep 19, 2012, 10:38 PM
too many planes
ww2birder's Avatar
the Hobby Lobby 9" prop does work better but the 11" prop looks better. Did you balance it and round the edges?
Sep 20, 2012, 12:13 AM
2 many planes & 2 little time
scootrb4's Avatar
I use the 2200 4s in the stock position and balance was not an issue. Flies as on rails Like a hi-speed metrolink
Sep 20, 2012, 10:31 AM
Registered Crasher
Yeah. First, I make a quick jig out of a hunk of wood with a shaft in it, and mounted it to my drill press. I put in a mill (like an enormous dremel bit), and then carefully milled the ends off to the correct length.

My jig needs serious re-doing, however. I need to put a 8mm shaft in it, and some better clamping.

Once it's all setup to the correct length, just round over/taper the edges. It takes way longer to balance an APC prop than it does to cut it down. It seems the blade with the 11x9x4 writing on the front is always very heavy.

I still need to paint it. Someday.

It's been very durable, as I've nosed it over many a time by now. Also did a lawn dart after a takeoff. Still perfectly straight!

In my experience, the parkzone props balance really well out of the box, unlike the APC.
Sep 20, 2012, 04:05 PM
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Maidened the P-47 this morning. What a sweet flying plane. The winds were gusting around 18 MPH in late morning, but the Jug handled them with no problem.
Sure looks awsome on a low pass with the gear tucked up. Glad the guys on here persauded me to go with the E-Flite retracts. They preformed flawlessly. I LOVE it
Sep 20, 2012, 06:30 PM
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Welcome to the P47 fan club jejeje
Sep 20, 2012, 06:58 PM
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Well just flew my Thunderbolt with new setup.!!!... I have not seen alot of RC planes fly because i am semi new to the hobby.. But this thing is pretty awesome and smokes anything i have seen fly on power, speed and climb...

I went big with the E-Flight Power 32, 60amp ESC and 2500mah 4cell 30c.. Paired with a Extra 300 prop.. I plan to try a 10x10 prop next and will see what my amp is.. I think it should be fine though..

Man this thing is a beast in the sky.. Covers some ground very quickly..

Here is a lil vid my buddy took..

ParkZone Thunderbolt Boss-Hoggin with Power32 motor (0 min 28 sec)

old VS new

I just bolted the motor mount to the firewall and got rid of the original plastic spacer..

This setup is a bit shorter then stock but i thought that would help the CG.. I trimmed the underside of the cowl a little and pushed it back about 6 or 7mm.. You can see the original screw holes still..

I located the ESC as far back as possible also and "bridged" it across for cooling..

In the end the CG came out very close and when i add flaps that should help also... I have the E-Flight retracts and they are very sweet!!!
Sep 20, 2012, 09:39 PM
Registered Crasher
Just make sure you have enough down and right thrust without that plastic motor mount. You may need some shim washers.
Sep 20, 2012, 10:37 PM
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Just picked up a new Jug this afternoon. Went ahead and got the E-Flight retracts and flap servos. Got everything together but the retract lead is about 4" too short to plug into the receiver. Guess another trip to the LHS in the morning. Can't wait to fly this thing!

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