Republic P-47D Thunderbolt (oz14510)


Republic P-47D Thunderbolt (oz14510) by Walt Schroder 1945 - plan thumbnail

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Republic P-47D Thunderbolt. Free flight scale model for rubber power. Scale is 1/24.

Quote: "A 1/2 in = 1 ft scale version of the Republic P-47D-25 Thunderbolt. Absolutely authentic in every detail and featuring the new REDI-FORM simplified type of construction. It will give you many happy hours of flying time. Design and plans by WL Schroder. Copyright 1945 Eagle Model Aircraft Co."

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Planfile includes build instructions.

Quote: "Fuselage Conctruction: This fuselage is the conventional REDI-FORM style of construction which eliminates many major problems connected with the standard box and frame methods. Care will guarantee good results.

The first step in construction is to cover the plans with waxed paper, use good quality such as is used to wrap Dad's lunch. Place K-1 as shown in fig.#1 over plans and pin in place. Fig.#2 shows how to glue the upper formers; place formers over dotted lines on keel K-1. Be sure to match the formers to the former designations on K-1.

After the glue has set insert the 1/16 square top stringer in place. Note that all formers are at right angles to the keel. After the upper half of the fuselage has completely dried, remove it from the workboard.

Now glue all the lower formers in place exactly the some as you did the upper formers. When these formers have set, glue the bottom center stringer in place. Note: only the top center and bottom center stringers have been glued in place, see fig.#3.

Inserting the stringers in this fashion prevents twisting or warping of the frame. Now proceed to glue the balance of the stringers in place. To further simplify stringer alignment and to have better and truer contour, formers F-1, F-3, F-6, F-8 upper and F-9 lower have stringer notches.

The balance of the formers have the stringers butt onto the top of formers. Line up the stringers between the notched formers and you will have the same authentic outlines to match the full scale prototype P-47.

Rough form the 1/2 x 1/2 x 1-1/4 tail block and glue in place on top of K-1 and against upper F-9..."

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Republic P-47D Thunderbolt (oz14510) by Walt Schroder 1945 - model pic

  • (oz14510)
    Republic P-47D Thunderbolt
    by Walt Schroder
    from Eagle Model Aircraft (ref:7704)
    21in span
    Scale Rubber F/F LowWing Military Fighter Kit
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 29/03/2023
    Filesize: 1446KB
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    Credit*: RogerB
    Downloads: 520

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Thanks for sharing :)
Hubert - 20/04/2023
Walt Schroder? Editor of Model Airplane News, the magazine that pretty much taught me how to read, way back in 1964?
Truth be told, through M.A.N. we all learned to read and so much more during Walt's great tenure at its helm.
In my view, in his era the magazine was now written for men, not boys, as the pre-war and postwar generation had now grown up to be fathers of families, approaching middle age, using grown-up expressions like "my better half" for the wife, "over the hill", "knobby knees", "Toledo", "on the tarmac", "shovel off to Buffalo", and so many other hard-to-categorize important things in life. The advertising largely reflected this transition as well. Eventually went the magazine cover art, too, as the gorgeous cover artwork of Jo Kotula et al gave way to photos of bathing beauties holding far less exciting model airplanes. ;-)
Here's to the great Walt Schroder, Bill Winter, Peter Chinn, Bill Northrop, Ken Willard, and all their colleagues!
John Rood - 20/04/2023
Great tribute and perceptive analysis. I've noticed something in these lines in the Walt Disney cartoons of the same era and how they depicted "little America", I wish I knew more.
About your "...bathing beauties etc., etc.", what do you mean by those "model airplanes" you mention?
Miguel - 20/04/2023
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