Road to Top Gun Update — Gary Price P-47 Thunderbolt

Feb 22, 2012 No Comments by

Gary Price P-47

Gary and Brian Prince, from North Canton, Ohio, will be bringing a Meister P-47 called “Zombie” and a CARF Corsair for this year’s Top Gun event. Gary will be flying the P-47 at Top Gun this year, and Dino Di Giorgio will be flying our new Corsair in the Unrestricted Class. The P-47 was built from a Meister Scale all wood kit and is covered with a combination of Flight Metal and Meister Aerofoil aluminum. The landing gear is from Century Jet Models and converted to electric drive by Down & Locked.

 P-47 Thunderbolt Cockpit   P-47 Thunderbolt Cockpit

 P-47 Thunderbolt Propeller   P-47 Thunderbolt

Meister P-47 179  Meister P-47 179

The engine is a 3W 80 and the radio is a JR 12X. The static scale propeller is handmade and the flying prop is a Biela 26×10. The engine cowl cooling flaps are operational and the detailed dummy R-2800 radial engine was also hand built. Gary’s Thunderbolt has two 1st Place finishes at Westerville Ohio, two 2nd Place finishes at Toledo Ohio, and an award from the 2011 Monster Planes event in Lakeland Florida.P-47 Thunderbolt

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