Scale Aviator International Magazine Issue 3 | Page 23
The photos in this article will give you more information for all the modifications I made to this ARF.
Some will say I went too far, and hopefully some will appreciate the effort for applications on other scale
projects. I know I learned a lot on this project. Once I laid the enlarged 3-views over the aircraft, it was
obvious that Horizon spent some extra time to make the outline accurate with little corrections on my
part. This was a good base to start with.
As of this article I now have 26 great flights and still have some detail work I want to finish such as scale
gear doors, and antennas. The responses at the fields where I have flown it are rewarding.
Tim Cardin Email: [email protected]
Wingspan - 81.25 in (210 cm)
Overall Length:-71.0 in (180 cm)
Wing Area - 1165 sq. in. (75.1sq.dm.)
Flying Weight Stock- 16.0 - 19.0 lbs. (7.30-8.60 kg) typically 20-21Lbs after Mods 26 lbs.
Engine Size- DLE-55
Propeller - 22-10 2 blade
Break In- Oil Bel-Ray Mineral 2T
After Break in Oil Bel-Ray Si7 Synthetic
Rx Batteries- 2 each 2200Mah S2 Lithium Polymers (Lipos)
Ignition - 4.8v NM 2200Mah
Avoidance & Squadron Identification Light batteries-2 each Double AA
Parts & Products used on this project: (Click on the links to go to each website)
Hangar 9 P-47
Hangar 9 P-47 Retracts
Tail Wheel Retract
DLE 55 Engine
Pro-Mark Graphics & Paint Mask
I.R.F. Rotary Drives
Scale WWII Pilot
Revell 1/32 P-47D
Bowman Rings for DLE-55