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Jun 12, 2012, 05:39 PM
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Can the pz p47 be a trainer?

Hey everyone- I have had a plain ole' radian for about a year now and feel very very comfortable with it. I'm ready to move up to ailerons and have a sim to practice with. Also, I feel pretty comfortable with aileron controls from flying real aircraft. That said, can I make the leap to the p47 or do I need to stop by the t28 first? For the money, cool factor, upgradeability, my proneness to getting bored, etc I really want the p47. But if I'm going to have a 1000 times inc chance of crashing, then I'll wait. I understand it has a left turning tendency from propellor torque, but again I feel like I might could handle all this just from knowing how to handle it when I pilot larger aircraft(larger as in weenie little cessnas). Thanks!
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Jun 12, 2012, 05:41 PM
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we like to advice on the safest route t-28.
then again the only way to find out is try lol get video
Jun 12, 2012, 06:45 PM
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I thought all the parkzone warbirds were trainers....

It sounds like I don't like PZ Warbirds...but infact I do, there attention is to quality detail and engineering so they will fly right out of the box with no modifications, as that is a big plus. They fly good, and minimal aileron training is required to be successful as there wing loading is very light. Any warbird you can land by just turing off the power and glide is good for newbie's to warbirds. The P-47 flies very similar to the T-28, as they both can float down to land....the only difference is the P-47 being a tail dragger is slightly more of a challenge.
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Jun 12, 2012, 07:16 PM
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The PZ P47 can fly really slowly and I think it will make a great low wing, aileron trainer. I can fly my P47 in tight figure eights at around 1/4 - 1/3 throttle and it just keeps flying. If I intentionally put the P47 into a spin I don't even need to use opposite rudder to correct, just let go of the sticks and it recovers from the spin. To me that's a characteristic of a good, stable trainer.

As for P-Factor don't goose the throttle. Throttle up gradually and apply some rudder to keep it tracking straight.

So go for it but add the retracts at a later time after you've mastered the landings. Skip the T28, you'll be glad that you did.

Jun 12, 2012, 08:20 PM
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You have a sim and the radian is a 3ch high wing trainer? Then get the P-47 if you want one. I started with an Art Tech p-51 that is much less forgiving than the P-47. I soon realized I needed a sim and a supercub and after those the 51 was easy. If you crash the P-47 then rebuild it. No problem.

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