My CARF P-47D (Bubble Top) was ordered from Ray Labanti of Ray & Robin’s Hobby Center on January 25, 2017 & took delivery on February 3, 2017.
I patterned my P-47D after one flown during WWII by Lt. Duane E Buholz from the 509th Squadron of the 405th Fighter Group, Ninth Air Force, European Theater of Operations (1944).
The aircraft was trimmed in Bright Red FS 33136 & Olive Drab Shade 41. Automotive paint was mixed using these specifications. A thin coat of clear was added.
Cindy Slachta of Aeroloft Designs, Mesa, Arizona supplied the dry transfers for the Chief & paint spray masks for the star & bars.
CARF P-47D Bubble Top Specifications are:
- Scale: 1:4.5 or 22.5 %
- Wingspan: 110 inches
- Length: 90 inches
- Weight: 48 lbs. +
- Power: Moki S250 5 Cylinder Radial
Moki S250 5 Cylinder Radial 4 Stroke Gas with a Starter
- Displacement: 250 ccm
- Output: 15 hp
- Weight: 12.3 lbs