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P- 47 Thunderbolt - Photo Page 3
are always happy to publish photos of your Jack
Devine models. Photos
will be returned (we promise!) after scanning if you cannot provide digital
This P-47 Razorback belongs to Dan
Smock. Dan spent two years on and off building this kit and adding scale
detail. Dan decided on a G-62 for power, and he's running a 24-8
prop. Even at that prop size, you can see that there's ground clearance,
and the motor is entirely cowled in!
This is a nice P-47 Razorback.
Dan finished the plane with epoxy/fiberglass and then covered with Chrome
Ultracote Plus, which he cut to match the panels of a full-scale
Razorback. He says he still has scale details to add, but it's pretty much
at its all-up weight now, tipping the scales at 29 pounds. Dan said "
One of the guys at the field helped me put the wing on and couldn't believe how
light that wing was. All of the extra weight is in the
fuselage." He told us that the Fiberglass did add a couple of pounds,
but the real extra weight came from the full set of retracts, and the TWO
2,000mAh battery packs for all 9 (NINE, yikes!) of the High-Torque, metal-geared
servos, and the stock G-62 has both the heavy stock ignition AND the spring
starter. We all know that weight is our enemy, so what does Dan think about
this? Dan says "It flies great. It didn't require any extra
weight to balance for C.G. It still flies like a lightweight plane and
doesn't need flaps for slow 3-point landings. It is very smooth and always
gets a lot of attention both on the ground and in the air!" No doubt
in our minds!
Dan said this about his kit; "The
quality of the foam cutting was excellent. The balsa was very good
quality, and it had a very good hardware package. I felt the instructions
were a bit sparse, but the instructional video tape was good for the sheeting
and framing up, although it did not cover much on engine mounting, radio and
pushrod installation, etc. (See Comments below)
But a warbird of this size isn't normally built by a first-time modeler,
so I had no problems and actually enjoyed that 'blank canvas'
feeling and working with it." Dan has been modeling for 20 years.
With lots of scale detail and
functionality like Spring-Air retracts and a retractable tailwheel, Dan's
Razorback wows them both on the ground and in the air!
More scale detail! A radial
coverplate. It's a full-time coverplate, and Dan says it helps to move the
air down onto the cylinder head.
You'd almost believe you were looking
at a full-scale P-47 sitting out on the pad.
Ask Dan what he's doing next, and he
says; "Now for that Bearcat, I would LOVE to build it and I'm already
working on ways to plan the scale exhaust outlets, and the retracts. I'll
bet it would be a great platform for a nice twin-cylinder gas
engine............" You GO, Dan!!
Webmaster's note: Because the instructional video is
included with the kit, Jack Devine models do not have too much in the way of paper
instructions with them, other than instructions specific to that particular
model. The instructional video covers the building process for any and all
of the models. Right here on this website, we have building technology
pages for both Balsa sheeting and
using Foam Bond. These pages designed to
give you LOTS of help in the building of your model, and help with the
specialized techniques utilized in their construction. Many more pages are
nearing completion and will be added in the near future!
Note: We don't usually recommend glassing
Jack Devine models, but for those who
are scale-masters bound, the good news is that our already-light airframes will
end up lighter than any stick-built if you MUST glass it for scale detail, and
will fly better than any other due to this!
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