Jim Ryan's 1/16 scale P-47 Thunderbolt as featured in the July 2001 edition of Model Aviation magazine. The plans show both the Razorback and Bubbletop versions, so you can complete your Jug as either variant. Both canopies are included with the short kit.
The P-47 was designed for a 6V Speed 400 motor on 7 or 8 cells, but it can also be powered by a small brushless motor for even more impressive performance. See the Instructions tab for tips on selecting a brushless motor for your Thunderbolt. The model is of all built-up construction with built-up wings, and the semi-monocoque fuselage is built over a disposable internal crutch to help insure a straight assembly.
The short kit includes laser-cut balsa and plywood parts, a balsa nose/cowl block (not pre-drilled), vacuum-formed bubbletop and razorback canopies, and full-size printed plans.
Wing Area: 170 square inches
Weight RTF: 18 ounces
Brushless Power: 2000Kv 100-watt brushless system, APC 7 X 5E prop, 2200-2S Lipo battery