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Apr 26, 2015, 09:56 AM
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Top Flite Giant Scale Electric Powered P-47 Thunderbolt


I converted one of the gas powered versions to electric a few years ago and it flew great. Now, an electric ready version is in the works and scheduled for release in late June.

I have pre-ordered one and judging by the size of the battery compartment, should easily handle 12S 2P!



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Apr 26, 2015, 10:33 AM
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Pictures at Tower show 2 6S being swallowed by battery opening, it could easily handle 2 8000mah/6S or even 4/5000mah/6s if weight was required for balance or flight time.
It also shows the Rimfire 65cc motor, maybe a good candidate if you want to spin a 4 blade 22/23" prop. Any 50cc class electric motor would fly this easily, like the Eflite 360 or my Suppo 7035-9. I'd suggest AUW flying weight on electric around 25-30 lbs, still easily handled by smaller motors than the 65 listed (power hungry beast). fwiw Doug B
Apr 26, 2015, 11:14 AM
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Pictures at Tower show 2 6S being swallowed by battery opening, it could easily handle 2 8000mah/6S or even 4/5000mah/6s if weight was required for balance or flight time.
It also shows the Rimfire 65cc motor, maybe a good candidate if you want to spin a 4 blade 22/23" prop. Any 50cc class electric motor would fly this easily, like the Eflite 360 or my Suppo 7035-9. I'd suggest AUW flying weight on electric around 25-30 lbs, still easily handled by smaller motors than the 65 listed (power hungry beast). fwiw Doug B
Hi Doug...

I had to add nose weight to my previous P-47 using a Hacker A80 and 12S so adding additional batteries in parallel makes good sense! I already have a new Rimfire 65cc so that decision has been made.



I'd love to swing a 4 blade prop, but not sure where to start looking. I much prefer longer, more scale-like flights so if I can find a prop that works... I'll certainly consider it!

I have lots of 5000 and 6000 mah batteries but may look into a set of 8000's.

I think this may be a popular giant scale electric warbird next year at this time!

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Apr 26, 2015, 09:41 PM
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I have the H9 P-47 30cc running the rimfire 50cc. No nose weight needed.
Apr 26, 2015, 10:02 PM
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I have the H9 P-47 30cc running the rimfire 50cc. No nose weight needed.
Thrawn150…

I have the same model with a P160 and I needed some nose weight. Flies great!

The Top Flite model is considerably heavier (about 25 lbs RTF) vs about 17 on the 30cc. I had a Hacker A80 on my last TF P-47 GS on 12S and it needed a good deal of nose weight, simply because I couldn't accommodate more than two 6S packs. The new model has a nicely designed battery compartment!

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Apr 26, 2015, 10:22 PM
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with the 50cc in there at full power its crazy fast, so I usually fly no more the 3/4 throttle.


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