P-47 Thunderbolt (oz12810)
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P-47 Thunderbolt. Rubber scale model WWII fighter.
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Quote: "Here's plans, printwood and box images for a 20 inch span Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, Kit 39F4 from Model Craft Hobbies Limited of Toronto, Canada. Plan indicates design by Roy Thomason and is undated - from the reference to cardboard parts on the plan I'd guess it's from the mid-1940s. Parts in this kit were balsa printwood and some parts had been partially cut out. All parts appear to be present other than former 12, the forward horizontal canopy frame (which is outlined in the top view on the plan). Scanned from an original kit. Thanks again for all you folks do to keep these plans available!"
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User commentsFor more details, and pics of this kit actually being built, see Mike's current thread on RCGroups at: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?3827819
SteveWMD - 16/02/2021
Very nice! Am curious about the prop that came with the kit? Any info/specs
Dave D - 16/02/2021
The box contained a 5" dia white plastic propeller with a "k" logo molded into it. I don't have any way of telling whether this was the prop originally packaged with the kit, but I've seen similar props with the same logo in other post-war kits. I'll be doing something different for the build, as this prop looks way to small for a 20" model.
Mike Kelly - 17/02/2021
Looks like the Kayson prop from the 1970s.
Mike - 17/02/2021
Kaysun inc. Manitowoc- Wisconsin, produced plastic props since 1950's for rubber and ic engines. Used in Comet and Sterling kits too.
Pit - 18/02/2021
If memory serves, the Kaysun logo was a K in a circle of radial lines representing the rays of the sun. These were made of a relatively stiff plastic and the finish was pretty good. There were a lot of knock-offs of these props, which were often of a more flexible plastic and of poorer quality exhibiting things like molding flash, unequal blades, off center hubs, etc.
Jan Novick - 18/02/2021
I have in my collection a couple of "K-Sun" rubber power props. Anybody out there knows what happened to the company or the moulds?
Eduardo - 20/02/2021
Kaysun molding company still exist today see:
pit - 20/02/2021
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