War Aircraft Replicas P-47 Thunderbolt
The scale P-47 is built around a plywood box core and covered with styrofoam and fiberglass. Plans have been produced for this and two other ½-scale World War II replicas by War Aircraft Replicas. All use the same common wooden fuselage box and wing spar construction in order to duplicate the various fighters aircraft. Polyurethane foam is shaped and covered with high-strength fiberglass cloth and laminating epoxy resin to form a rigid, yet light structure. Landing gears are of air/oil oleo type, with either electrical or manual retract and have a built-in emergency release. Engines vary from 65 hp to 125 hp, which accounts for variations in perform-ance. Authentic three and four bladed props are available.
Features fully retractable landing gear, sliding canopy, and detachable wings.
Wing twist 2 degree
Wing section root: 23015 54 in
Wing section mid: 23014 50 in
Wing section tip: 23012 30 in
Engine: Continental 0-200, Lycoming 0-290-D, HCI 7 cylinder Radial
Prop: 60"dia 3 or 4 blade ground adjustable
Empty Weight: 600-620 lbs
Max Gross Weight: 900-920 lbs
Fuel capaci-ty 15 USG
Wing Loading: 12lbs/sq ft
Cruise condition: 135 MPH @3.2 GPH
Wide Open speed: 165 MPH
Stall Speed: 55 MPH
Approach & Pattern Speed: 70-75 MPH
Take off Run: 800-1000 ft
Landing roll 1200 ft
Rate of Climb: 700 ft/min.
Endurance: 3-4 Hrs: 400 miles
Structural capability: Aerobatic (+/- 6 g's)