When it comes to scale RC modeling, many builders enjoy the fine busywork that’s involved in turning just a nice
CARF-Models 1/4.5-Scale P- 47 Razorback
scale airplane into a true work of art. Combining many smaller projects to produce an entirely finished scale
project is very satisfying. It’s the details that count, and whether you are building a model from scratch or just
want to give your ARF a makeover, there are many accessories and products at your disposal to score a true
scale touchdown. In this year’s scale guide, we’ve included 39 of our top picks, along with some of our favorite
scale planes. We’re sure that you’ll find a lot of cool scale stuff that’s just right for you.
This all-composite Thunderbolt CARF-Models plane was designed around the popular Moki 250 radial engine, and all the
airframe parts fit beautifully together. It comes with the silver base surface and panel lines and rivets molded in, and the
fuselage comes built with wing mounts and firewall installed. The engine cowl is mounted, and all provisions are completed to
install the Moki engine. The rudder-servo mount, fuel-tank mount, and equipment tray are all built in or prepared to be bolted
on. Canopy frames are also molded and reinforced with a 3D frame, which allows the optional scale sliding-canopy mechanism
to be installed. A vacuum-formed cockpit kit is also included. The wing features a beautiful scale flap system with hinging, and
the ailerons are also hinged in a scale manner. The wing is prefabricated to accept a specially designed scale landing gear
with no modifications. With a wingspan of 110 inches, the finished Thunderbolt weighs 59. 9 pounds and can also be powered
by a 120cc to 150cc two-stroke gas engine. The price for the basic ARF airframe is $3,790.00 (landing gear not included).