Instruction Manual book

Instruction Manual book
ITEM CODE:BH118.
SPECIFICATION
 Wingspan : 1,050 mm
41.34 inches.
 Length
: 950mm
37.4 inches.
 Weight
: 1 kg
2.2 lbs.
Parts listing required (not included).
 Radio
: 04 channels.
 Servo
: 4 mini servos.
 Motor
: KMS 2814/05
 Battery
: 3 Cells-Li-Poly -11.1V - 2.250 mAh.
Speed control : 40A.
Propeller: 9 x 6.
Made in Vietnam.
P-47 THUNDERBOLT-EP- Item code: BH118.
Instruction Manual
This instruction manual is designed to help you build a great flying aeroplane. Please read this
manual thoroughly before starting assembly of your P- 47 THUNDERBOLT- EP. Use the parts
listing below to identify all parts.
WARNING.
Please be aware that this aeroplane is not a toy and if assembled or used incorrectly it is
capable of causing injury to people or property. WHEN YOU FLY THIS AEROPLANE YOU
ASSUME ALL RISK & RESPONSIBILITY.
If you are inexperienced with basic R/C flight we strongly recommend you contact your R/C supplier
and join your local R/C Model Flying Club. R/C Model Flying Clubs offer a variety of training
procedures designed to help the new pilot on his way to successful R/C flight. They will also be able
to advise on any insurance and safety regulations that may apply.
TOOLS & SUPPLIES NEEDED.
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Thick cyanoacrylate glue.
30 minute epoxy.
5 minute epoxy.
Hand or electric drill.
Assorted drill bits.
Modelling knife.
Straight edge ruler.
2mm ball driver.
Phillips head screwdriver.
220 grit sandpaper.
90° square or builder’s triangle.
Wire cutters.
Masking tape & T-pins.
Thread-lock.
Paper towels.
PARTS LISTING.
FUSELAGE ASSEMBLY
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(1) Fuselage.
WING ASSEMBLY
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(1) Right wing half with pre-installed
aileron.
(1) Left wing half with pre-installed
aileron.
Tail section assembly
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(1) Vertical stabilizer with preinstalled rudder.
(1) Horizontal stabilizer with preinstalled elevator halves.
Some more parts.
HARDWARE PACK
Landing gear.....
SUGGESTION.
To avoid scratching your new airplane, do not
unwrap the pieces until they are needed for
assembly. Cover your workbench with an old
towel or brown paper, both to protect the aircraft and to protect the table. Keep a couple of
jars or bowls handy to hold the small parts after you open the bag.
NOTE.
Please trial fit all the parts. Make sure you have
the correct parts and that they fit and are
aligned properly before gluing! This will assure
proper assembly.P-47THUNDERBOLT-EP
ARF is hand made from natural materials,
every plane is unique and minor adjustments
may have to be made. However, you should
find the fit superior and assembly simple.
The painted and plastic parts used in this kit
are fuel proof. However, they are not tolerant
of many harsh chemicals including the following: paint thinner, C/A glue accelerator, C/A glue
debonder and acetone. Do not let these chemicals come in contact with the colors on the
covering and the plastic parts.
P-47 THUNDERBOLT-EP- Item code: BH118.
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Caution: this model is not a toy!
If you are a beginner to this type of powered model, please ask an experienced model flyer for help
and support. If you attempt to operate the model without knowing what you are doing you could
easily injure yourself or somebody else. Please keep your safety and well-being in mind at all
times.
Important: before you start construction
Even if you have already built a large number of RC models please read right through these
instructions and check all the kit components against the parts list. We have taken great trouble to
keep construction as simple as possible, without making any compromises in the area of safety.
Note regarding the film covering
Minor creases or bubbles may develop in the film covering due to major fluctuations in weather
conditions (temperature, humidity etc.); in rare cases you may even find a slight warp in a
component. These minor faults are in the nature of film-covered built-up wooden structures, and
can easily be corrected using a heat gun, as commonly used for modelling.
Creases:
Blow warm air over the area and rub down with a soft cloth.
Wing warp:
Hold the panel twisted gently in the opposite direction to the warp, and apply
warm air to remove the creases from the covering.
Caution! do not heat the film more than is absolutely necessary. If the air or the iron is too hot, the
film may melt and holes may be formed.
This model is highly pre-fabricated and can be built in a very short time. However, the work which
you have to carry out is important and must be done carefully. The model will only be strong and fly
well if you complete your tasks competently - so please work slowly and accurately.
When self-tapping screws have to be screwed into wood, apply a little white glue to prevent
them shaking loose: just squirt white glue into the hole and fit the screw.
SAFETY PRECAUTION.
+ This is not a toy
+ Be sure that no other flyers are using your radio frequency.
+ The glow plug clip must be securely attached to the glow plug.
+ Do not flip the propeller with your fingers.
+ Keep loose clothing and wires away from the propeller.
+ Do not start the motor if people are near. Do not stand in line with the side of the propeller.
REPLACEMENT LARGE PARTS
D. Rudder.
E. Cacbon tube
horizontal stabilizer.
D.
G.
C2.
A.
B2.
A.Fuselage
C1.
F. Aluminium tube wing.
G. Decal sheet .
E.
B1.
F.
B. Wing panel. (B1&B2).
C. Horizontal stabilizer(C1&C2).
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REPLACEMENT SMALL PARTS
3.
4.
1.
2x 10mm.
2.
7.
5.
6.
3x 15 mm.
1.Door mounting wheel.
2. Aluminium landing gear.
Bottom side of left wing
3. Plastic parts pushrod
4. Plastic part bottom fuselage.
Aileron.
5. Plastic strap
6. Wheels.
7. Motor mount wood:
Aileron.
I. AILERON
Cut the covering
away from the slot.
1. INSTALLING THE AILERON
SERVO
1) Install the rubber grommets and brass
eyelets onto the aileron servo.
Temporary pin to
keep hinge centered.
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Assemble then apply drops of thin
C/A to center of hinge,on both sides.
Bottom side of left wing
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Servo tray.
Servo.
Aileron.
Repeat the procedure for the other
wing half.
2. Using a modeling knife, remove the cov-
ering servo tray.
bottom side.
 3. Using the thread as a guide and using
masking tape, tape the servo lead to the end
of the thread: carefully pull the thread out.
When you have pulled the servo lead out, remove the masking tape and the servo lead
from the thread.
Secure.
Servo tray.
 4. Drill 1,5mm pilot holes through the block
of wood for each of the four mounting screws
provided with the servo. Install servo into aileron servo tray as same as picture below.
Remove covering
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2.INSTALLING THE AILERON
CONTROL HORN.
Electric wire
Install aileron control horn as same as
picture below.
Control horn
aileron.
 5. Instal servo tray with aileron servo into
the wing as same as picture below.
2x10mm.
Secure.
A+B Epoxy
PLUS Glue.
Bottom side
Repeat the procedure for the other wing
half.
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Control horn of
the aileron.
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3.INSTALLING THE AILERON
LINKAGES.
Installing the aileron linkages as pictures
below.
40 mm.
Aileron pushrod.
Bottom side.
A+B Epoxy
PLUS glue
Repeat the procedure for the other wing
half.
INSTALLING LANDING GEAR.
See pictures below:
1.
2 x10mm
1
2.
5.
Secure.
5.
4
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Secure.
Plastic
strap
Cut
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INSTALLING ELECTRIC MOTOR.
Plastic strap
See pictures below:
C/A glue.
Motor
mount wood:
C/A glue.
3x 15mm
Epoxy glue.
Bottom side.
Repeat the procedure for the other gear.
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C/A glue.
Secure.
3x 15mm
Secure.
Front view.
INSTALLING THE ELEVATOR
SERVO.
 1. Install the rubber grommets and brass
collets into the elevator servo. Test fit the
servo into the servo tray.
 2. Mount the servo to the tray using the
mounting screws provided with your radio
system.
Elevator servo
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Elevator servo
HORIZONTAL STABILIZER.
See pictures below:
Cacbon
tube 6mm.
100 mm
h
Pus
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C/A glue.
Epoxy glue
A+B Epoxy
PLUS Glue.
hinge
El
ev
at
or
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Epoxy glue
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Cut the covering
away from the slot.
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A+B Epoxy
PLUS Glue.
Temporary pin to
keep hinge centered.
Assemble then apply drops of thin
C/A to center of hinge,on both sides.
Elevator
control horn.
ELEVATOR PUSHROD INSTALLATION.
 Elevator pushrod install as same as the way
of aileron pushrod.
ELEVATOR CONTROL HORN
INSTALLATION.
Elevator control horn install as same as the
way of aileron control horn. Please see pictures below.
Control horn of elevator.
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elevator
pushrod.
Push
Cut the covering
away from the slot.
Temporary pin to
keep hinge centered.
RUDDER INSTALLATION.
Rudder servo install as same as method of
elevator servo. See picture below:
Assemble then apply drops of thin
C/A to center of hinge,on both sides.
See picture below:
Rudder servo
Top side.
Rudder servo
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RUDDER CONTROL HORN INSTALLATION.
Rudder control horn install as same as the
way of aileron control horn. Please see pictures below.
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RUDDER PUSHROD INSTALLATION.
 Rudder pushrod install as same as the way
of aileron pushrod.
Control horn of Rudder.
A+B Epoxy
PLUS Glue.
Rudder pushrod.
Rudder pushrod.
Elevator
pushrod.
Bottom side.
Rudder
control horn
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Rudder pushrod.
Plastic parts of pushrod.
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Bottom side.
Top side.
Cut.
Plastic parts bottom fuselage
C/A glue.
C/A glue.
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Tie wrap.
Top side.
Battery
INSTALLING THE RECEIVER AND BATTERY.
 1) Plug the servo leads and the switch
lead into the receiver. You may want to plug
an aileron extension into the receiver to make
plugging in the aileron servo lead easier
when you are installing the wing . Plug the
battery pack lead into the switch.
Battery
 2) Wrap the receiver and battery pack in
the protective foam to protect them from vibration. Use a rubber band or masking tape to
hold the foam in place.
 3. Position the battery pack and receiver
in place as pictures below.
Receiver
Do not permanently secure the receiver and
battery until after balancing the model.
4. Using a 2mm drill bit, drill a hole through
the side of the fuselage, near the receiver, for
the antenna to exit.
Receiver
Tie wrap.
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WING ATTACHMENT.
Right wing.
Locate the aluminium wing dihedral brace.
aluminium
9mm wing dihedral brace.
222 mm
*** Test fit the aluminium tube dihedral brace
into each wing haft. The brace should slide in
easily. If not, use 220 grit sand around the
edges and ends of the brace until it fits properly.
3x 10mm
Secure.
Left side
Secure.
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Lift the model. If the tail drops when you
lift, the model is “tail heavy” and you must add
weigh* to the nose. If the nose drops, it is “nose
heavy” and you must add weight* to the tail to
balance.
*If possible, first attempt to balance the model
by changing the position of the receiver battery and receiver. If you are unable to obtain
good balance by doing so, then it will be necessary to add weight to the nose or tail to
achieve the proper balance point.
Bottom side.
Insert and secure
BALANCING.
 1. It is critical that your airplane be balanced correctly. Improper balance will cause
your plane to lose control and crash.
THE CENTER OF GRAVITY IS LOCATED
63mm BACK FROM THE LEADING EDGE
OF THE WING.
2. Mount the wing to the fuselage. Using a
couple of pieces of masking tape, place them
on the top side of the wing 63mm back from
the leading edge, at the fuselage sides.
 3. Turn the airplane upside down. Place
your fingers on the masking tape and carefully lift the plane .
Accurately mark the balance point on the top
of the wing on both sides of the fuselage. The
balance point is located 63mm back from the
leading edge. This is the balance point at which
your model should balance for your first flights.
Later, you may wish to experiment by shifting
the balance up to 10mm forward or back to
change the flying characteristics. Moving the
balance forward may improve the smoothness and arrow- like tracking, but it may then
require more speed for take off and make it
more difficult to slow down for landing. Moving
the balance aft makes the model more agile
with a lighter and snappier ”feel”. In any case,
please start at the location we recommend .
CONTROL THROWS.
1. We highly recommend setting up a plane
using the control throws listed.
 2. The control throws should be measured at the widest point of each control surface.
 3. Check to be sure the control surfaces
move in the correct directions.
Ailerons :
10 mm up
10mm down
Elevator :
12 mm up
12 mm down
Rudder :
15mm right
15mm left.
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Aileron control
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 With the wing attached to the fuselage, all
parts of the model installed ( ready to fly), and
empty fuel tanks, hold the model at the
marked balance point with the stabilizer level.
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PRE-FLIGHT CHECK.
1. Completely charge your transmitter and
receiver batteries before your first day of flying.
2. Check every bolt and every glue joint in
your plane to ensure that everything is tight
and well bonded.
  3. Double check the balance of the
airplane.
 4. Check the control surface.
5. Check the receiver antenna . It should
be fully extended and not coiled up inside the
fuselage.
6. Properly balance the propeller.
We wish you many safe and enjoyable
flights with your P-47THUNDERBOLT-EP.
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