POWERED BY THE POWERFUL Pratt &
Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp radial engine,
the Republic P- 47 Thunderbolt was one
of the largest and heaviest single-engine
fighters of World War II. Armed with eight
.50-caliber machine guns, the “Jug,” as it’s
affectionately called, could really dish out
punishment, and it was sturdy enough to
take it, as well.
A 50CC TO 61CC
VERSION OF THE CLASSIC
BY RICK BELL PHOTOS BY PETER HALL
MODEL: P- 47 Razorback
MANUFAC TURER: Top Flite ( top-flite.com)
DISTRIBUTOR: Hobbico ( hobbico.com)
TYPE: ARF W W II warbird
LENGTH: 75 in.
WINGSPAN: 85 in.
WING AREA: 1,329 sq. in.
WEIGHT: 21 lb. 6 oz.
WING LOADING: 37.06 oz./sq. ft.
POWER REQ’D: 50–61cc gas or Rimfire Power 65cc
160kV electric motor
RADIO REQ’D: 6+ channel
RADIO: Futaba 14SG transmitter, Futaba 6014HA
14-channel FASST receiver, eight Futaba S3305 high-torque standard servos for control surfaces, two
Futaba S3004 for throttle and choke ( futaba-rc.com)
BATTERIES: Hobbico LiFe 3200mAh for receiver,
1100mAh for ignition, and 1900mAh for retracts
ENGINE: DLE 61cc gas ( dle-engines.com) w/ JTEC
muffler ( jtecrc.com)
PROPELLER: Xoar 23 x 10 ( falconpropellers.com)
; Excellent fit and finish
; Quick assembly time
; Top fuselage hatch
; Robart electric retracts available