Top Flite P-47D Thunderbolt Giant Scale Kit TOPA0415

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Top Flite Giant "Jug" - with big advantages for builders! P-47D Thunderbolt flying field photoTo pilots of small, streamlined fighters, the P-47D Thunderbolt looked much too massive for combat success. But "The Jug" proved them wrong - and also ranks as one of the safest single-seat fighters of WWII. This wood kit is modeled after the 399th Fighter Squadron's P47D-30-RA. Uniquely builder-friendly engineering and stable, forgiving flight characteristics make it a fine first (or next) giant scale project!

Precisely interlocking, CAD-engineered wood parts and vacuum-formed ABS plastic details simplify giant-scale assembly.
Elliptical wing planform with special S8036 and S8037 airfoils produce excellent flight performance using glow or gasoline engines. Fully balsa-sheeted exterior provides an ideal surface for scale finishing - wide stance landing gear allows easy ground handling. Kit also contains instructions and most parts for optional P-47D Razorback construction (except greenhouse canopy, available separately). Many Top Flite scale options available for increased authenticity, as well as custom-designed Robart retracts.

Enjoy exciting, forgiving warbird flight using a wide range of glow or gasoline engines. The P-47D has a slow stall speed, excellent stall resistance and superb handling characteristics throughout the speed range a great introduction to giant-scale flying!
Each aileron and flap is operated by its own servo for greater control authority and the security of knowing you have a "back up" if one servo fails. The slotted flaps also help to preserve scale lines by internally concealing their control horns.


Engine: 2.1-2.8 cu in (34.5-45cc) Glow OR 2.5-4.2 cu in (41-70cc) Gas
5" Spinner, Propeller, Engine Mount, Fuel Tubing, Easy Filler Fuel Valve, 24-32oz Fuel Tank
Main Retracts, Tailwheel Retract, Air Control Kit. Radio: 6 to 7 Channel Se"

Wingspan: 85" (2160mm)
Fuselage Length:
75?" (1917mm)
Wing Loading:
34.7-38.2 oz/sq ft (106-117g/sq dm)
Wing Area:
1327 sq in (85.6 sq dm)
Weight (w/radio):
20 - 22lbs (9-10kg)
Fully-Symmetrical, Low-Wing
Length, Firewall To Front
Height, Rear At Firewall:
Height At Front:
9?" (1" back from spinner)
Width At Rear:
Width At Front:
8" (1" back from spinner)
Center of Gravity:
5?" back from the Leading Edge at Rib 5

Control Throws
High Rate
and Down ?
Up and Down ?
Left and Right 1?
Down 3?

Low Rate

and Down ?
Up and Down ?
Left and Right 1?"

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