The Republic P-47 Thunderbolt was a World War II era fighter aircraft that served with the United States Army Air Forces. Weighing in at eight tonnes when fully loaded, it was one of the heaviest fighters and ground attack aircraft of its era. Carrying M8 rocket pods and a 2500lb payload of bombs, it was highly effective in ground attack missions.
Arrows is proud to introduce the intricately detailed 980mm P-47. Featuring retractable landing gear, a realistic four bladed propeller, removable auxiliary fuel tank, bombs and rocket pods- the P-47 faithfully replicates its full-sized World War II counterpart.
On maiden flight found the plane to be some what tail heavy added about 2oz of weight seems to have straighten it out . This aircraft has a nice finish and flies very nice more then enough power . Upon landing did not have to use flaps she settled in nicely . Building this plane was easy for someone looking to get into war birds you can not go wrong with this one and for the price can't beat it . And the shipping was quick in fact I just ordered the Arrows Big Foot looking forward to that one as well and will be ordering more Arrows planes as well
This is the second Arrow plane that I have purchased and I am very happy with both of them. Assembly is easy and the instructions are comprehensive. They fly smoothly and are quite stable but still capable of any maneuver that you would like to perform. I highly recommend the products and Hobby Zone.
This is a very detailed plane very happy with it. Have not had the chance to fly it yet but I’m sure it will be fine.
Great model with only one setback on arrival - it was missing one motor screw! Luckily I checked. I contacted Hobbyzone and was told that they would mail a replacement motor screw that day. Not sure why it took two weeks to arrive. What a fiasco, just trying to enjoy this model. It shouldn’t have taken that long to get a screw out to me and at least a tracking number should have been provided for it. ( note: this was the earlier part of the covid lockdown and we were adjusting to working from home and not entering warehouse unless we were warehouse personel)
alligator skin all over right side of body, very pissed! That,s why it was on sale .
(Note from Dan: This is the only plane from this release that we have heard of having this problem with. We offered to swap the whole plane, but being he was going to repaint it anyway, he was happy just to get a decal sheet.
I bought this on sale before Christmas, my friend and I went in on two planes so that we could take advantage of the 40$ discount per plane. this plane is worth every penny even at its regular price! My plane had no issues with bubbly foam as others have mentioned. I was very impressed with the quality when removing it from the box. I think the paint job is super nice, you can hardly tell it is foam. My intention was always to run it on 4 cells, so I had to carve a little foam in the battery compartment so that I could locate my 2200mah 4S 60C battery all the way forward. Even with this weight and the addition of a 60 amp esc I still had to add 3 1/2 ounces of weight to get this plane to balance on the recommended c.g. So much for the directions stating recommended battery will make the c.g. correct. This was wrong for my plane. Another issue I had was that the factory propeller was rubbing on the cowl and the motor was very offset to one side of the cowl opening. When I removed the motor there was one washer behind one leg of the motor mount, I can only assume they were trying to correct the rubbing prop with the washer. I spaced out the original motor with 2 washers behind each leg, I glued them to the motor mount with CA glue. This worked well. The first flight was great, very little trimming was required. This thing is a rocket ship on 4S! I am sure 3S would be adequate for most. Nice flight, no elevator mixing was required with the application of the flaps. Landing was good. Needs more rudder than this setup provides, I think it has a reduced travel servo. It takes the whole road to turn it with the rudder set at 100%. and the rudder is not very responsive in flight. All in all I love this plane and cant wait to get it in the air again!
Well I had to put three and a half ounces of weight in this little bird. Unfortunately this brings the wing loading up too high. Which makes this little plane a handful to say the least. She don't fly nearly as graceful as other P-47 I have flown. However if you don't mind a high pucker factor she is a lot of fun, and well worth what I paid for her. I think my biggest issue other than the high wing loading was with her size, speed, and color it was almost impossible to keep orientation. She got small and disappeared really fast. I flew her twice, and almost lost her both times. It was only by the grace of God she is still in one piece. Hopefully as I fly her, and make more tweaks I will get more used to her. I unlike the other reviewer did find she needed a mix on elevator when using flaps, or she would balloon up quite a bit.
Great looking model. It arrived fairly well packaged. Mine has a slightly crushed elevator and slightly deformed vertical stab which I assume was from shipping. Easy build as the servo leads came installed into a mixing board. Took a fair amount of nose weight to balance out even with the battery full forward. Looking forward to the test flight.
received model opened outer box half of inner box was gone battery and prop i ordered were tossed inside model was skint up and there was a 1/4" hole in the fuselege next to the Y in the silver lady logo. not real impressed with hobbyzones shipping practices????
Had nothing but problems with this plane. Power kept cutting out, worked with Arrow and determined it was due to interference - changed the receiver and that seemed to take care of the power. Still had issues with balancing. This plane has 3+ ounces of lead in the nose and it still doesn't fly right. Its last flight was the closest to a normal flight, but it seemed to be underpowered and once again crashed. I have to admit, even though it's gone into the ground 5 or 6 times, it didn't break into a bunch of pieces. It looked great (when new) but I didn't buy a plane to just look at, I buy it to fly.I would give it a zero rating if possible.
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