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Jun 06, 2004, 08:53 AM

P-47...How big can I get it?

I'm currently flying the Top Flite giant P-47 (my 2nd). Here are some pics:

I'm looking for plans for an even bigger (all wood) Thunderbolt. The biggest I can find is 102 inches (Meister plans). Any suggestions?
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Jun 06, 2004, 09:00 AM
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Welcome Manny - great looking Jug......

I thought Ziroli had bigger plans but he tops at 92". Sorry about that....

Jun 08, 2004, 08:14 AM
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a copy shop can enlarge your plans to any size you want.
Jun 08, 2004, 09:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Enriki
a copy shop can enlarge your plans to any size you want.
Well they can to a limit. For the size you are after you would have to to many copies in separate sections. But a good idea....

Jun 08, 2004, 08:10 PM
I can 3 point
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How big do you want to go. Where are you planning to fly it. Thinking about the proportions of the jug it is a heavy plane for the span. The meister or nosen go around 40 to 50 pounds for the 102inch. If you go 1/4 scale at 122 inches then you will easily be in the 55 pound waiver area. If you are happy with that then you are pretty much tied to enlarging plans ( a simple procedure and) getting a kit cut, laser lizard has experience at doing these large kits. Then you have to make all your own accessories ie cowl , canopy etc. Believe me the meisterscale will be an impressive plane when finished.

Let us know what you decide and we will help whenever we can.
Good Luck
Jun 10, 2004, 06:00 AM
well a meister it will be then.....
i don't want 2 mess with waivers and starting 2 make my cowl canopy etc...
building 1 of these and fiberglassing it is already a big enough job----
i guess i get 2 excited!
you have 2 know, the P47 topflites i have being flying still give me goosebumps every time i take one out
this is "AS GOOD AS IT GETS"


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