Scale Aviator International Magazine Issue 3 - Page 23

The photos in this article will give you more information for all the modifications I made to this ARF. Some will say I went too far, and hopefully some will appreciate the effort for applications on other scale projects. I know I learned a lot on this project. Once I laid the enlarged 3-views over the aircraft, it was obvious that Horizon spent some extra time to make the outline accurate with little corrections on my part. This was a good base to start with. As of this article I now have 26 great flights and still have some detail work I want to finish such as scale gear doors, and antennas. The responses at the fields where I have flown it are rewarding. Tim Cardin Email: Tim.Cardin@CardinWest.Com Specifications: Wingspan - 81.25 in (210 cm) Overall Length:-71.0 in (180 cm) Wing Area - 1165 sq. in. (75.1sq.dm.) Flying Weight Stock- 16.0 - 19.0 lbs. (7.30-8.60 kg) typically 20-21Lbs after Mods 26 lbs. Engine Size- DLE-55 Propeller - 22-10 2 blade Break In- Oil Bel-Ray Mineral 2T After Break in Oil Bel-Ray Si7 Synthetic Rx Batteries- 2 each 2200Mah S2 Lithium Polymers (Lipos) Ignition - 4.8v NM 2200Mah Avoidance & Squadron Identification Light batteries-2 each Double AA Parts & Products used on this project: (Click on the links to go to each website) Hangar 9 P-47 http://www.hangar-9.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=HAN4485 Hangar 9 P-47 Retracts http://www.hangar-9.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=HANP47 Tail Wheel Retract http://www.hangar-9.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=ROB160LWC DLE 55 Engine https://www.troybuiltmodels.com/items/DL55ENGINE.html Warbird Colors http://www.warbirdcolors.com/welcome.asp Pro-Mark Graphics & Paint Mask http://www.pro-mark.com I.R.F. Rotary Drives http://www.irfmachineworks.com/rds Scale WWII Pilot http://www.war-toys.com Revell 1/32 P-47D http://www.ebay.com Bowman Rings for DLE-55 http://stunthanger.com/smf/index.php?topic=3109.0;wap2 Smart-Fly www.smart-fly.com 23