Tremendous Thunderbolt

Tremendous Thunderbolt

Expert Top Gun competitor and our good friend Eduardo Esteves shows off his amazing P-47 Razorback. Eduardo’s CARF-Models P-47 was built at Frank Tiano’s shop by Denny DeWesse with the help of Octo de Paula developing the very first functional engine cowl flaps and scale exhaust. Landing gear were supplied by Scale Sierra and a complete cockpit interior by Propag from East Europe.

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Powered by a powerful 5-cylinder MOKI 250cc radial engine, it was originally equipped with a Xoar 2-blade 32X18 prop, which was then replaced with a Solo adjusted hub with CARF-Models’ carbon fiber blades. Eduardo used a JR 12X radio system, but later upgraded it for to a PowerBox Cockpit SRS and PowerBox gyro with GPS. The builder replaced rivets and some panel lines and Pro Mark supplied masks and markings. The Razorback is painted and finished with KlassKote with subtle detailing added, and a wingspan of almost 10 feet!Model Airplane News - RC Airplane News | Tremendous Thunderbolt

Updated: June 24, 2020 — 11:28 AM


  1. Hi Eduardo,

    I am an intermediate level flyer. On most types from trainer to scale. Gas and Glow. Planning to buy a P-47 (73.2″ with a DLE-30cc) and have been researching what bad characteristics it might have. Understand that it’s the best war bird as a first purchase. I own a couple of Cap’s (23/26 & Embry Riddle) which has bad tip stalling. As a result, I tend to avoid flying them.

    Would you kindly provide some feedback/advice, please?


    1. A P-47 would be a very good choice for a first time warbird, but what
      would I know, I started in warbirds with a .60 sized Corsair back in the
      late 80’s.

  2. Congrats Eduardo.
    Another jewel 8n your collection!

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