New For Members Only — Installing Flaps on your Foam Fighter

Jan 11, 2012 3 Comments by

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An easy “Mod” for the Hobby Lobby P-47 Thunderbolt–

The E-scale P-47 Thunderbolt from Hobby Lobby (hobby-lobby.com) is a great flying molded foam warbird that looks great with its retractable landing gear and scale 4-blade propeller. You can kick this attractive warbird up a notch by adding the optional functional flaps. The wing already comes with the flap outlines already molded into the wing so it is easy to figure out where the flaps belong. This techniques is ideal for all types of foam airplanes. Here’s how to do it.  

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3 Responses to “New For Members Only — Installing Flaps on your Foam Fighter”

  1. CRAIG says:

    GERRY,

    I JUST BOUGHT THE P-47 AND I THINK ITS A GREAT DEAL..THE ONLY PROBLEMS I SEE IS THE LANDING GEAR IS TOO CLOSE TO COG AND IT MAKES IT TOO TIPSY FOR ROLLING..SO I PUT A COUPLE OF SHIMS I MADE FROM DIVIDERS FROM COMPARTMENT BOX FOR BOLTS OR PARTS..ITS ABOUT 1/16 T0 1/8 THICK AND WORKS GREAT.PUT IT ON THE BACK SIDE ONLY OF LANDING GEAR MAKING IT LEAN FOWARD.BUT OTHER THAN THAT ITS ONE OF THE BEST LANDING PLANES OUT THERE…..

    • Gerry Yarrish says:

      Hi Craig, yes, the wheels are a bit too close to CG and you have to use a lot of up taking off from grass. bending the gear forward and trimming the wheel wells a little so they retract cleaning into place helps! On paved surface is fine!
      Cheers,
      GY

  2. Matthew B.Peck says:

    Thank you for the great E-mail and web site. Very well done!
    Matthew (BUCK) Peck

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