Top Flite P-47D Thunderbolt Giant Kit 2.1-2.8,85"

Tower Stock# LXSN06  •  Manufacturer Stock# TOPA0415
Top Flite P-47D Thunderbolt Giant Kit 2.1-2.8,85
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The Giant Jug is Here!
This is the 1/6 P-47D Thunderbolt "Gold Giant Scale Edition" Airplane Kit.
This was modeled after the P-47D-30-RA attached to the 366th Fighter
Squadron, 358th Fighter Group, USAAF, Tour, France, 1944.
This 1/6th Scale Warbird boasts Incredible Scale Accuracy, along with
the Ease of Assembly made possible by Gold Edition Engineering.


Utilizes Familiar Wood Kit-Building Techniques, Tools and Materials
Precisely Interlocking Parts Designed through AUTOCAD, and a thorough
Photo-Illustated Manual Helps Guide Modelers Through the Assembly
Balsa-sheeted exterior provides an ideal surface for scale finishing
Easy to Build and Fly for the First Time Giant Scale Modeler
In the Air, the Giant P-47D Delivers Scale Flying Performance, and
its Large Size makes it Easy To See and Appreciate.
IMAA (International Miniature Aircraft Association) Legal
Uses a notable elliptical wing platform using the proven S8036
airfoil at the root and the S8037 airfoil at the tip. This
Combination delivers excellent flight performance and stability.
Fully-Symmetrical Wing
Vacuum-Formed ABS Cowl Included
Includes instructions and most parts for optional P-47D Razorback
version (except Canopy, See COMMENTS).


ABS Parts (Cowl, Turbo-Supercharger Cover, Air-Cooler Vents),
Clear Bubble Canopy, Pushrods, Full Size Plans, Photo-Illustrated
Instructions and All Wood to Complete the Kit and Decals.


Engine: 2.1-2.8 cu in (34.5-45cc) Glow OR
2.5-4.2 cu in (41-70cc) Gas (See COMMENTS on Flat Four)
5" Spinner, Propeller, Engine Mount, Fuel Tubing, Easy Filler Fuel
Valve, 24-32oz Fuel Tank (see commments on multicylinder option)
Main Retracts (see comments), Tailwheel Retract, Air Control Kit.
Radio: 6 to 7 Channel
Servos: 10 (Standard: 2-Flaps, 1-Retracts, 1-Tailwheel Steering,
High Torque (over 45 oz-in): 2-Elevator, 1-Rudder, 2-Ailerons
Y-Harness: 4 (Elevator, Flaps, Ailerons, Rudder/Tail Steering)
Servo Extensions (24"): 2
Receiver Battery: 6V 1200mAh
Covering: Five to Six 6-Foot Rolls and Matching Paint
Misc. Items: Two 5" Main Wheels, 1" Tailwheel, Wheel Collars,
Five Heavy-Duty Control Horns, Twenty Six Heavy-Duty Hinge Points,
Sixteen #6x" Sheet Metal Screws (for mounting the retracts)
" Foam Rubber Padding, Switch and Charge Mounting Jack,
Pull-Pull Cable System for Steerable Tailwheel, Covering Tools,
Building and Field Equipment


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)
Airfoil: Fully-Symmetrical, Low-Wing
Center of Gravity: 5" back from the Leading Edge at Rib 5.
Control Throws: High Rate Low Rate
Elevator- Up and Down " "
Ailerons- Up and Down " "
Rudder- Left and Right 1" 1"
Flaps- Down 3"

Cowling: Length, Firewall To Front:
Height, Rear At Firewall: 12-3/8"
Height At Front: 9" (1" back from spinner)
Width At Rear: 9"
Width At Front: 8" (1" back from spinner)


This kit can be fiberglassed or covered with film covering.
After market are available (retracts, cockpit interior, pilot)
(see optionals on the Accessory Completion Guide for these items)
This kit comes with the bubble canopy. For the Razorback version,
simply use the included wood for building and also purchase
TOPQ8042 clear canopy to convert this kit.
The O.S. FF-320 has plenty of power to fly the Giant P-47. The
cylinder will protrude through the sides of the cowl and only is
a couple of oz heavier than an US 41 and shouldn't be a problem.
The wing planform is scale, but the airfoil is a little different
compared to the actual airplane. The stab and fin have been
enlarged to help stability. Everything else is pretty close to
JAL 1/3/00
A small portion of the Robart landing gear protrudes from bottom of wing
when retracted.

The design and installation as specified are reasonable for a sport scale
airplane. The entire gear, wheel and mechanism are fully within the wing,
except for that portion of the strut that bends out and around the wheel,
which protrudes something like ". To get the strut completely inside the
wing, it would have required thickening the wing or placing the wheel
right where the spar is. Both of these alternatives would have been costly
and the second would have added much complexity. Robart now offers an
optional specialized strut, which we do not carry.
Call Robart directly to order. TOPA0415tech.html includes data
on installing functional gear doors.
Decal sheet P47GD01 sold only through GP Manufacturing includes:
Two 16-1/8" x 8" Blue & White stars and bars
12 1-1/8" White stars
26 7/8" White stars
One 8" x 2" Black & White Top Flite logo
Two 3" x 7/8" Black & White Top Flite logos
12 3/8" White stars
One 2" x 1" ownership tag with clear frame
Decal sheet P47GD02 sold only through GP Manufacturing includes:
Two 11-3/8" x 6" Blue & White stars and bars
Two 6" x 1-3/8" Black 433240
Ten 7/8" White stars
Twelve 1" White stars
21" White stars
6-5/8" x 1-3/8" Black & White instrument panel
Two 5" x 1" White "Tarheel"
Two 2-3/8" x 1" White "Hal"

See Tower Catalog page 41.
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