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Old Jun 06, 2004, 09:53 AM
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P-47...How big can I get it?


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

http://homepage.mac.com/stefaanh/Mod...ss/Menu11.html

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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Old Jun 06, 2004, 10:00 AM
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Welcome Manny - great looking Jug......

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

Mike
Old Jun 08, 2004, 09:14 AM
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a copy shop can enlarge your plans to any size you want.
Old Jun 08, 2004, 10:09 AM
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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....

Mike
Old Jun 08, 2004, 09:10 PM
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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.
http://www.meister-scale.com/greggveaseyp47.html

Let us know what you decide and we will help whenever we can.
Good Luck
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Old Jun 10, 2004, 07:00 AM
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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"

THANKS 4 THE ADVICE EVERYONE!


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