REALISTIC: RETRACT & FLAPS INSTALLED
RIGID: STRONG DURABLE EPO
STABLE: SMOOTH FLYING PERFORMANCE
WARNING: Read the ENTIRE instruction manual to become familiar with the features of the product before operating. Failure to operate the product correctly can result in damage to the product, and personal property and cause serious injury. This is a sophisticated hobby product and NOT a toy. It must be operated with caution and common sense and failure to do so could result in injury or damage to the product or other property. This product is not intended for use by children without direct adult supervision. This manual contains instructions for safety operation and maintenance. It is essential to read and follow all the instructions and warnings in the manual prior to assembly, setup or use, in order to operate and avoid damage or serious injury.
Safety Precautions and Warnings
As the user of this product. you are solely responsible for operating in a manner that does not endanger yourself and others or result in damage to the product or the property of others. This model is controlled by a radio signal subject to interference from many sources outside your control. This interference can cause momentary loss of control so it is advisable to always keep a safe distance in all directions around your model, as this margin will help avoid collisions or injury. Age Recommendation: Not for children under 14 years. This is not a toy.
- Never operate your model with low transmitter batteries.
- Always operate your model in an open area away from cars, traffic or people.
- Avoid operating your model in the street where injury or damage can occur.
- Never operate the model in populated areas for any reason.
- Carefully follow the directions and warnings for this and any optional support equipment you use (chargers, rechargeable battery packs, etc.)
- Keep all chemicals, small parts and anything electrical out of the reach of children.
- Moisture causes damage to electronics. Avoid water exposure to all equipment not specifically designed and protected for this purpose.
- Never lick or place any part of your model in your mouth as it could cause serious injury or even death.
Lithium Polymer (Li-Po) Battery Warning
CAUTION: Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for safe use and disposal of batteries. Fire, property damage, or serious injury can result from the mishandling of Li-Po batteries. )
- By handling, charging or using a Li-Po Battery you assume all risks associated with lithium batteries. If at any time the batteries begin to swell or balloon, discontinue use immediately! “
- Always store the batteries at room temperature in a dry area to extend the life of the battery. Always transport or temporarily store the battery in a temperature range of 40-120F. Do not store the battery or model in a car or in direct sunlight. If stored in a hot car, the battery can be damaged or even catch fire. )
- Never use a Ni-Mh Charger to charge Li-Po Batteries. Failure to charge the battery with a Li-Po compatible charger may cause fire resulting in personal injury and property damage.
- Never discharge Li-Po Cells below 3V. )-Never leave charging batteries unattended. )
- Never charge damaged batteries. Charging the Flight Battery Warming )
- Use a battery charger that is designed to safely charge the Li-Po Battery. Read the charger instructions carefully before use. When charging the battery, make certain the battery is on a heat-resistant surface. It is also highly recommended to place the Li-Po Battery inside a fire-resistant charging bag readily available at hobby shops or online.
After two years of numerous flying tests and continuous improvements, the eagerly anticipated 1500mm P-47, is coming! The 1500mm P-47 features many new and innovative features over the original 1400mm P-47. The new P-47 shows great detail by including 99% scaled control surface, landing gear cover, cockpit interiors, plastic cowling, gun turrets, retracted landing gear, and panel lines. The original oil paint has been replaced by the latest environmental water-based paint. The water-based paint is environmental-friendly and is designed to protect the foam parts under any condition. Additional structural changes include the lighter and larger EPO 52 foam, this change alleviates the airplane weight for impressive flight performance, without weakening the airplane strength. The new CNC processed shock-absorbed front landing gear effectively helps to withstand those less than perfect landings. The control horn now adopts the new ball link design which helps provide a more accurate flight. The new 4258 KV460 motor coupled with our Predator high-quality 70A ESC completes a stronger more powerful system. All servos are now metal gear digital servos. Furthermore, this 1500mm P-47 adopts the latest 2016 FMS electric retract. The 2016 FMS electric retract gets a commendable upgrade on both appearance and performance. The P-47 has a lot of new customer-friendly features based on ease of assembly and transportation by eliminating the wiring problems. All channels on each wing are brought together in a fuselage to the wing port. To complete installing the main wing set simply insert the wing port into the fuselage half, then fix the wing with four screws. The new P-47 is far more than an RC model, it is a great new addition to your RC Warbirds collection. If you like RC Warbirds, the 1500mm P-47 is a typical one that you cannot miss.
Wingspan: 1500mm (59.0in)
Overall Length: 1270mm (50.0in)
Flying Weight: Around 3700g (59.3oz)
Motor Size: Brushless 4258-KV460
Wing Load: 92.5 g/dm² (0.21oz/in²)
Wing Area: 40.0 dm² (620 sq.in)
Servo: 17g metal digital x 6, 9g metal digital x 3
Contents of Kit
Before assembly, please inspect the contents of the kit. The photo below details the contents of the kit and labels. If any parts are missing or defective, please indentify the name or part number (refer to the spare parts list near the end of the manual) then contact your local shop or email us: [email protected]
|A: Main wing
B: Main fuselage
C: Horizontal stabilizer (Left and Right
|E: Propeller set
F: Fuel Tank and Missile set
G: Machine gun
I: Screws set (4-KA3.0×15,4-HKM3.0×65,4-HKM3.0×26)
Horizontal Tail Installation
- Slide the horizontal tail tube into the hole in the rear of the fuselage.
- Install the 2 pieces (left and right) horizontal tail as shown. Ensure the control horn faces down.
- Secure the two horizontal tail pieces in place using the 4 included screws.
- Connect the rudder control surface to the horizon vertical tail as shown.
- Attach the ball link to the elevator control horn.
Main Wing Installation
- Slide two tubes into the fuselage then install both wings over the wing tube and into the wing slot of the fuselage.
Notice: The connectors on both side should be attached precisely and firmly.
- Secure the wings on the fuselage using 4 screws inside the top of the fuselage. Make sure it is tightened enough
Drop Tank, Rocket Tubes, Bomb, Machine Guns, and Antenna Installation
- Slide the Rocket Tubes and drop the tank into the rails.
- Carefully apply foam-safe CA to the base and side of the Bombs pocket and place the bombs
- Carefully apply foam-safe CA to the base and side of the machine gun’s pocket and place the machine gun into the pocket. into the pocket.
- Insert the airspeed head into the place as the picture shows.
- Apply foam-safe CA to the Antenna and place the antenna into the hole as the picture shows.
Check the Center of Gravity with the drop tanks installed.
See the Adjusting the Center of Gravity instructions for more information
Battery and radio installation
- Apply the hook tape to the cable end of the battery (fig8).
- Slide the battery into the battery hatch with the power supply cable toward the rear end of the plane and the hook tape facing the bottom of the battery hatch.
Note: You may need to relocate the battery position to achieve the correct CG for your model.
CAUTION: When connecting the single plug, make sure the positive and negative terminals are in the right direction. An incorrect connection will burn the electronic equipment.
Get your model ready to fly
Important ESC and model information
- The ESC included with the model has a safe start. If the motor battery is connected to the ESC and the throttle stick is not in the low throttle or off position, the motor will not start until the throttle stick is moved to the low throttle or off position. Once the throttle stick is moved to the low throttle or off position, the motor will emit a series of beeps. Several beeps with the same tune mean the ESC has detected the cells of the battery. The count of the beeps equals the cells of the battery. The motor is now armed and will start when the throttle is moved.
- The motor and ESC come pre-connected and the motor rotation should be correct. If for any reason the motor is rotating in the wrong direction, simply reverse two of the three motor wires to change the direction of rotation.
- The motor has an optional brake setting. The ESC comes with a brake switched off and we recommend that the model be flown with the brake off. However, the brake could be accidentally switched on if the motor battery is connected to the ESC while the throttle stick is set at full throttle. To switch the brake off, move the throttle stick to full throttle and plug in the motor battery. The motor will beep one time. Move the throttle stick to the low throttle or the off position. The motor is ready to run and the brake will be switched off.
- Battery Selection and Installation. We recommend the 22.2V 5000mAh 35C Li-Po battery. If using another battery, the battery must be at least a 22.2V 5000mAh 35C battery. Your battery should be approximately the same capacity, dimension and weight as the 22.2V 5000mAh 35C Li-Po battery to fit the fuselage without changing the center of gravity significantly.
The transmitter and model setup
Before getting started, bind your receiver with your transmitter. Please refer to your Transmitter Manual for proper operation
CAUTION: To prevent personal injury, DO NOT install the propeller assembly onto the motor shaft while testing the control surfaces. DO NOT arm the ESC and do not turn on the transmitter until the Transmitter Manual instructs you to do so.
Tips: Make sure all control sticks on your radio are in the neutral position (rudder, elevator, ailerons) and the throttle is in the OFF position. Make sure both ailerons move up and down (travel) the same amount. This model tracks well when the left and right ailerons travel the same amount in response to the control stick.
- Move the controls on the transmitter to make sure the aircraft control surface moves correctly. See diagrams below.
Check the control throws
The suggested control throw setting for FMS MODEL are as follows (dual-rate setting):
|Elevator||18mm up/down||14mm up/down|
|Aileron||16mm up/down||12mm up/down|
|Rudder||30 mm left/right||22mm left/right|
Tips: On the first flight, fly the model in a low rate. The first time you use high rates, be sure to fly at low to medium speeds. The high rate, as listed, is only for EXTREME maneuvering.
Check the motor rotating direction
The motor should rotate clockwise when viewing the plane from the rear.
Linkage rod Installation
Press the socket-style linkage connector over the corresponding ball end on the control horn.
Control Nom and Servo Arm Settings
The table shows the factory settings for the control horns and servo arms. Fly the aircraft at the factory settings before making changes. After flying, you may choose to adjust the linkage positions for the desired control response.
Install the propeller and spinner
Assemble the spinner and propeller as shown below.
Check the C.G. (Center of Gravity)
When balancing your model, adjust the motor battery as necessary so the model is level or slightly nose down. This is the correct balance point for your model. After the first flights, the CG position can be adjusted for your personal preference.
- The recommended Center of Gravity (CG) location for your model is (90-95mm) forward from the leading edge of the main wing (as shown) with the battery pack installed. Mark the location of the CG on top of the wing.
- When balancing your model, support the plane at the marks made on the bottom of the main wing with your fingers or a commercially available balancing stand. This is the correct balance point for your model. Make sure the model is assembled and ready for flight before balancing.
Before flying the model
Find a suitable flying site
Find a flying site clear of buildings, trees, power lines, and other obstructions. Until you know how much area will be required and have mastered flying your plane in confined spaces, choose a site that is at least the size of two to three football fields – a flying field specifically for R/C planes is best. Never fly near people – especially children, who can wander unpredictably.
Perform the range check for your plane
As a precaution, an operational ground range test should be performed before the first flight each time you go out. Performing a range test is a good way to detect problems that could cause loss of control such as low batteries, defective or damaged radio components, or radio interference. This usually requires an assistant and should be done at the actual flying site you will be using.
First turn on the transmitter, then install a fully-charged battery into the fuselage. Connect the battery and install the hatch.
Remember, use care not to bump the throttle stick. Otherwise, the propeller/fan will turn and possibly cause damage or injury.
Note: Please refer to your Transmitter Manual that came with your radio control system to perform a ground range check. If the controls are not working correctly or if anything seems wrong, do not fly the model until you correct the problem. Make certain all the servo wires are securely connected to the receiver and the transmitter batteries have a good connection.
Monitor your flight time
Monitor and limit your flight time using a timer (such as on a wristwatch or in your transmitter if available). When the batteries are getting low you will usually notice a performance drop before the ESC cuts off motor power, so when the plane starts flying slower you should land. Often (but not always) power can be briefly restored after the motor cuts off by holding the throttle stick all the way down for a few seconds. To avoid an unexpected dead-stick landing on your first flight, set your timer to a conservative 4 minutes. When your alarm sounds you should land right away.
Flying your model
While applying power, slowly steer to keep the model straight. The model should accelerate quickly. As the model gains flight speed you will want to climb at a steady and even rate. P-47 will climb out at a nice angle of attack (AOA).
Always choose a wide-open space for flying your plane. It is ideal for you to fly at a sanctioned flying field. If you are not flying at an approved site always avoid flying near houses, trees, wires and buildings. You should also be careful to avoid flying in areas where there are many people, such as busy parks, schoolyards, or soccer fields. Consult laws and ordinances before choosing a location to fly your aircraft. After takeoff, gain some altitude. Climb to a safe height before trying technical maneuvers, including high-speed passes, inverted flight, loops, and point rolls.
Land the model when you hear the motor pulsing (LVC) or if you notice a reduction in power. If using a transmitter with a timer, set the timer so you have enough flight time to make several landing approaches. Recharge the battery and repair the model as needed. The model’s three-point landing gear allows the model to land on hard surfaces. Align the model directly into the wind and fly down to the ground. Fly the airplane down to the ground using 1/4-1/3 throttle to keep enough energy for proper flare. Before the model touches down, always fully decrease the throttle to avoid damaging the propeller or other components. The key to a great landing is to manage the power and elevator all the way to the ground and set down lightly on the main landing gear. After a few flights, you will find the model can be set down lightly on the mains and you can hold the nose wheel off-balancing the model on the mains until it slows and gently settles the nose.
Repairs to the foam should be made with foam-safe adhesives such as hot glue, foam-safe CA, and 5min epoxy. When parts are not repairable, see the Spare Parts List for ordering by item number. Always check to make sure all screws on the aircraft are tightened. Pay special attention to making sure the spinner is firmly in place before every flight.
|Aircraft will not
respond to the
throttle but responds to other controls.
|– ESC is not armed.
– Throttle channel is reversed.
|– Lower throttle stick and throttle trim to the lowest settings.
– Reverse the throttle channel on the transmitter.
|Extra propeller noise or extra vibration.||– Damaged spinner, propeller, motor, or motor mount.
– Loose propeller and spinner parts.
– Propellor installed backward.
|– Replace damaged parts.
– Tighten parts for propeller adapter, propeller, and spinner.
|Reduced flight time or aircraft underpowered.||– Flight battery charge is low.
– Propeller installed backward. – Flight battery damaged.
|– Remove and install the propeller correctly.
– Completely recharge the flight battery.
– Replace the flight battery
and follow flight battery instructions.
|The control surface does not move or is slow to respond to control inputs.||– Control surface, control horn, linkage or servo damage.
– Wire damaged or connections lose.
|– Replace or repair damaged parts and adjust controls.
– Do a check of connections for loose wiring.
|Controls reversed.||Channels are reversed in the transmitter.||Do the Control Direction Test and adjust controls
for aircraft and transmitters.
|– Motor loses power.
– Motor power pulses then the motor loses power.
|– Damage to motor, or battery. – Loss of power to aircraft.
– ESC uses default soft Low Voltage Cutoff(LVC).
|– Do a check of batteries, transmitter, receiver, ESC, motor, and wiring for damage (replace as needed).
– Land aircraft immediately and recharge the flight battery.
|The LED on the receiver flashes slowly.||Power loss to the receiver.||– Check the connection from ESC to the receiver.
– Check servos for damage. – Check linkages for binding.
Spare parts list content
|FMSPT102||Main Wing Set|
|FMSPT107||Plastic Scale Cockpit|
|FMSPT112||Main Landing Gear Set|
|FMSPT113||Main Landing Gear System|
|FMSPT115||Main Landing Gear Door|
|FMSPT116||Rear Landing Gear Door|
|FMSSER9MGDP||9g digital metal gear servo positive|
|FMSSER9MGDR||9g digital metal gear servo reverse|
|FMSSER17MGD||17g digital metal gear servo|
|FMSRE028||Rear Landing Gear System|
|FMSCON003||Multi Connector System|
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The electronic speed controller can be connected to the motor by soldering directly, or with high-quality connectors. Always use new connectors, which should be soldered carefully to the cables and insulated with heat shrink tubes. The maximum length of the battery pack wires should be within 6 inches.
- Solder controller to the motor wires.
- Solder appropriate connectors to the battery wires.
- Insulate all solder connectors with heat shrink tubes.
- Plug the “JR” connector into the receiver throttle channel.
- Speed Controller Red and Black wires connect to battery pack Red and Black wires respectively.
Programming Mode Audible Tones
|Programming Mode Audible Tones||ESC Functions|
|0 Throttle Calibration|
|(within the first 4 Sec )|
|Brake On /Off|
|2 Battery type|
|3 Low Voltage Cutoff Threshold|
|4 Restore Factory Setup Defaults|
_ _ _ _
|5 Timing Setup|
|Automatic (7-30 )|
|Low (7-22 )|
|High (22-30 )|
|6 Soft Acceleration Start Ups|
|7 Governor Mode|
|Heli first range|
|Heli second range|
|8 Motor Rotation|
W W W W
|9 Switching Frequency|
|10 Low Voltage Cutoff Type|
|Hard Cut Off|
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