ParkZone P-47 Thunderbolt

Brand: ParkZone

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
3

READER REVIEWS
MattyB  |  Jun 03, 2012

Strengths:
Fantastic flight performance, ease of assembly, high quality components, looks great in the air. . . .
Weaknesses:
Tends to nose over on grass, looks a little expensive compared to the competition (especially when equipped with Eflite retracts), slightly boring colour scheme, separate BEC really needed if all options fitted. . . .
Overall:
After a lot of deliberation I picked the PZ P-47 as my first warbird ahead of the competition from Durafly and FMS. I've not been disappointed - she went together very easily, has quality components throughout and flies beautifully even in a fair bit of wind. True it's down a bit on scale details and might seem a little expensive compared with the competition, but you're highly unlikely to need to replace any components; this really is a "Just fly" experience. Negatives? Well the scheme is a little bland, and like most warbirds this size it will have trouble with any surface rougher than a bowling green - steer clear of he retracts unless you have a decent surface.

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
4
Romeo Whisky  |  May 31, 2012

Strengths:
Very quick & easy to assemble. Flaps not necessary in my view. . .
Weaknesses:
Advertised pre-bent retract struts not available anywhere. Worried about the strength of some of the plastic parts long term. Retracts are an expensive extra - why can't E-Flite include the retracts like ST, FMS and others?. .
Overall:
Flies a dream - just some up-elevator trim needed. Lands sweet and easy. Retracts great. .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
3
stuey  |  Aug 01, 2011

Strengths:
Very easy to assemble, flies well and can handle a bit of wind. . . .
Weaknesses:
Foam seems soft, easy to dent/mark. Paint has not adhered terribly well. Stickers could have been put on better. .
Overall:
Pretty good for the money, could maybe do with a little bit more grunt. Go for a 30c+ battery. . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
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