2020 Giveaway! – Seagull Models P-47D ‘Little Bunny’ with Himark Electric Retracts

2020 GIVEAWAY! (See “How to Enter” Section to enter!)

I have to say, since the start of this blog and YouTube channel, it has been an incredible journey.  The people I’ve met and helped, the friends I’ve made and the opportunities it’s brought have been absolutely amazing.  It is all because of you guys and I want to say thank you to all of you who follow along across all my social channels.  My whole goal in starting this site was and always will be to help folks in the hobby with quality information on building, finishing, setting up models, etc. and I will continue to do so for as long as I can.

So, as a thank you, in conjunction with Legend Hobby, we are giving away a new in box Seagull Models P-47D ‘Little Bunny’ ARF with Himark electric retracts!  This is a model that I’ve recently completed that I’ve thoroughly been enjoying.  It is a nice looking and well-built ARF that lends itself great to any type of power system (I opted for electric).  Here are a few pics along with my first flights video.  My assembly review will be posting soon, so be on the lookout for that on my YouTube channel! (entry info below video)

 

HOW TO ENTER

Please use the form below to enter.  The contest starts today and ends at 7:00 PM Oct 29.  The winner will be announced on my YouTube channel on 9:45am Friday Oct 30.  It is completely free to enter and there are multiple ways to enter as well…More entries means more chances to win!  Also, a customized link is provided to send to your friends that provides even more entries if they enter using that link.  So, good luck to all of you and thank you for entering!  A huge thank you to Legend Hobby for this amazing donation.  Be sure to check out their website and Facebook page for more info on the kit and to see the great assortment of models that they offer.

Seagull Models P-47D Razorback From Legend Hobby

A SNEAK PEEK AT THE NEXT BIG PROJECT!

I’m really excited to let you in on the most recent arrival into the shop, the all new Legend Hobby 86″ A-1 Skyraider.  This is a model I’ve known about from its inception that I’ve been extremely excited for!  The Skyraider (also known as the “Spad”) is a massive propeller aircraft design that could carry an incredible amount of ordnance and is an airplane that I’ve always had a fascination with ever since seeing Diego Lopez and Gene Barton compete with theirs at the US Scale Masters when I was a kid.  This Legend Hobby offering is such a badass model and captures the lines of the Spad perfectly!  So, we will be starting this one very soon and I hope you will enjoy following along on the process!  Here are a few mockup pics.  I can’t wait to start! 🙂

 

Assembly & Flight Review – E-Flite 1.2m P-47 Thunderbolt Razorback

E-Flite’s Mighty “Jug,” Razorback Edition!

When someone mentions the allied fighters from World War II, I would imagine the P-51 Mustang is usually first on people’s minds.  However, the less glamorous P-47 Thunderbolt was ever so much a workhorse in the war having operated in every theater.  It was a fast and heavy weight fighter built like a tank that could withstand an astounding amount of punishment!  Combined with it’s eight .50 caliber machine guns while being able to carry 3,400 rounds (compared to the Mustang’s 6 guns and 1,800 rounds), it was a deadly machine.  Add in the aircraft’s external stores capability and the P-47 could deliver about half the payload of a B-17 when gully loaded!  If it was lacking in some way, it would have been the range which was roughly half that of the P-51.  Being a large powerful fighter makes it harder to run a marathon I suppose.

Needless to say, the P47 makes for a darn cool model and has always been a popular subject.  It makes sense given the wide gear stance and wonderful proportions of the design.  So, when the E-Flite 1.2m P-47 Thunderbolt Razorback came to market, there was no question that it would be an awesome flying warbird.  Especially given Horizon Hobby’s track record of great flying P-47’s in multiple sizes.

 

ASSEMBLY REVIEW

The 1.2m P-47 comes wonderfully packaged and pulling the airplane from the box, I
don’t think I noted really any shipping damage.  The parts count is really low having Continue reading