Republic P-47D Thunderbolt (oz13581)


Republic P-47D Thunderbolt (oz13581) by Powers Lefebvre 1945 - plan thumbnail

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Republic P-47D Thunderbolt. Free flight scale model WWII fighter plane, for rubber power. Wingspan 35-3/4 in. Scale is 7/8 in = 1 ft.

Note the plan also shows alternate installation of Ohlsson 23 engine, for CL flying.

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Planfile include full build instructions, also notes on IC conversion.

Quote: "Wing and Tail: Cut cut wing and aileron ribs from 1/16 printed sht. The tips are cut from the 1/8 printed stock, cement three together for each tip. Cut the trailing edges from the 3/16 printed sht. Cut the spars to the proper taper. Taper leading edges.

Assemble wing ribs on the front and rear spars directly over plan and cement. Block up aileron receiving spar in position and cement. Pin aileron spar in position and cement aileron ribs in place, holding with pins.

Carve trailing edges to shape and cement in place, blocking same and using pins to keep in position. Block up leading edges and pin in place, cement.

When wing and aileron frames are dry, carve leading edgs to shape, using templates on plan as guide. Sand frames to smooth outlines and contours. Hinge the ailerons to the wings using soft hinge wire.

The stabilizer is made in a similar manner.

The fin and rudder are made on top of plan in a similar fashion to wing and stab. Fill in where shown with 1/16 sht. Carve rudder bottom block and cement in place. Carve rudder receiving block (3/8 x 3/4 x 1-1/2) to fit rudder and cement to fuselage (see top and side views).

Fuselage: Cut out all formers from the 1/8 printed stock. Cement the former halves together on aflat surface, re-enforce at top and bottom with a small piece of 1/16 sq. Cut the 1/8 x 3/8 crutch pieces to length, mark former positions and assemble formers F-7 to F-16 inclusive on crutch. Use pin and rubber bands to hold while cement is drying. True-up frame while drying using triangle and plan as guide.

Add F-17 and the 1/8 sq top and bottom stringers, being careful to keep formers square with crutch. Add stabilizer mount. Block up fuselage level,first marking wing position on the respective formers.

Cement wing halves in place, blocking up tips for proper dihedral. Add all 1/16 sq stringers, first cementing rear rubber hook and re-enforcement in place. Cut away top 5 stringers between F-10 & F-11 for cockpit. Add wing fillets.

Cut nose formers from the 3/16 printed sht. Cement together as shown. Assemble F-4, 5 & 6 on N-1 & N-2. Plank this assembly with 1/8 x 3/8 strips..."

Update 24/1/2022: Added catalog pages, thanks to Pit.

Supplementary file notes

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Republic P-47D Thunderbolt (oz13581) by Powers Lefebvre 1945 - model pic

  • (oz13581)
    Republic P-47D Thunderbolt
    by Powers Lefebvre
    from Miniature Aircraft Corp
    35in span
    Scale IC Rubber F/F LowWing Military Fighter Kit
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 19/12/2021
    Filesize: 1926KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: dfritzke

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