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
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!
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