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Old 10-13-2019, 11:52 PM
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Top Flite giant P-47 Thunderbolt

I took the giant scale P-47 kit from second hand. The guys almost finished wings and fuselage. He did all according to the plans and manual, except the retracts mounting. He wanted to use some China retracts which I got with the fuse and wings. At first I wanted to use the Robart electric retracts I have, but it would be too difficult to replace them and make new mounting.
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Old 10-14-2019, 01:29 PM
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2 years ago I did some STL designs, for this TopFlite kit. The white instrument dash is made of ABS. The grey one is the 3D printed, very poor quality. I will make new master and list the resin instrument panel. The 500lb bomb STL kit is already available.
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Old 10-16-2019, 12:04 PM
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7.2in dummy radial engine from our production. Some pictures of ready made done dummy radials attached, The one for my Jug I would like to make more detailed and scale. Anybody here who owned or still fly TF P-47 with Saito FG 60 and use dummy radial engine?
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Old 10-26-2019, 12:37 PM
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At the end of the October we are going to list new gunsight Mark 8. Its desined for the TopFlite giant scale P-47. The first kits and ready made gunsights will be listed on Oct 29, 2019. Next item Im going list the instrument panel.
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Old 10-28-2019, 11:38 AM
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The first two gunsights are done.
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Old 11-09-2019, 11:10 AM
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When I was thinking about TopFlite Giant P-47 I wanted the Razorback. That one I took was build as bubble top. A while I was thinking and tried search some bubble top paint scheme I like. But I decided to convert the jug to Razorback. The formers were still in box, well I removed the sheeting and attached the back formers.
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Old 11-09-2019, 12:37 PM
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Old 11-09-2019, 02:25 PM
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Thank you Thomas!
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Old 11-10-2019, 03:32 AM
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I would like to see some pictures of the razor spine. Anybody who could post some pictures?
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Old 11-14-2019, 02:34 PM
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Working on the razor back and fitting the railing for the sliding canopy. It was necessary to add sheeting around the cockpit.
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Old 11-20-2019, 01:41 PM
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Sheeting of the back. There is spacing for the canopy rails. I will add them, when the fuselage will be glassed.
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Old 11-20-2019, 07:44 PM
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Here is 2 pics of my TF GS TBolt.
has a DLE55 with onboard starter.
Robart retracts converted by Down and Locked to electric. decided not to do a warbird scheme.
did a air racer type scheme bast off of a T-6 Texan racer.
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Old 11-28-2019, 01:35 PM
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Here are some actuall shots. Im still working on the back. Now Im not sure how to fill in the gap between the canopy and balsa sheeting. I found the two strips of the balsa, but it would be necessary to add another sheeting. Anybody can advice or post some pictures of the TF P-47 kit?
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Old 12-07-2019, 02:48 PM
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I am suprised how many T-Bolts there are and nobody to advise. I try to keep scale shape of the back, so there will be one big sheet behind the canopy.
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Old 12-07-2019, 03:56 PM
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How about 3!

mine before I shot it may help?
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