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Old 10-05-2017, 04:29 PM
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Very nice! What plans/kit is that? and what engines are you running?
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Old 10-06-2017, 10:41 AM
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Very nice! What plans/kit is that? and what engines are you running?
The plans are Ziroli, I blew them up to 150" and made some mods. The engines are 3W 150 inlines.
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Old 10-06-2017, 12:40 PM
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Great job guys!

For those who may have missed it, you have got to check out Wayne's build thread. Wayne is doing an incredible job, simply amazing!
Check it out for yourself!
https://www.rcscalebuilder.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=23228&PN=1
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Old 10-06-2017, 05:20 PM
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The plans are Ziroli, I blew them up to 150" and made some mods. The engines are 3W 150 inlines.
I just started looking at the RCSB build thread, it looks like it was lazer cut. Who did your cutting?

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Cz bought a p38 from bob just before he passed Iíll see if I can find some pics. The airplane is hanging up in my hanger. Cool stuff!
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Old 10-07-2017, 08:22 PM
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Hereís some pics CBA p-38
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Old 10-09-2017, 02:11 AM
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I just started looking at the RCSB build thread, it looks like it was lazer cut. Who did your cutting?
I have access to a laser cutter, I did the cutting myself.
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Old 10-09-2017, 06:08 PM
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Nice images of Yipee CBA-P-38! I was told about your purchase that ended up out West. She sure is a beut!! I'm hoping to end up with a model this winter using the molds and plans to come up with a working , flying , improved model. Hopefully with some perseverance and better composites I can make it happened.
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Old 10-09-2017, 07:26 PM
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Nice images of Yipee CBA-P-38! I was told about your purchase that ended up out West. She sure is a beut!! I'm hoping to end up with a model this winter using the molds and plans to come up with a working , flying , improved model. Hopefully with some perseverance and better composites I can make it happened.

There is a few things I would change we should talk sometime.
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That would be more than welcome, anytime you like, let me know. Thanks.
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I haven't read all of this thread but do have a P-38 question. Does anyone have experience with the old Royal kit? I have found one in the stash of a local modeler and I suspect he is going to sell it as he has enough built and more yet to build without this. I've always thought Royal kits tend to build heavy but if the plane flies reasonably well I can live with that. Worth the time and effort?

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Old 10-12-2017, 04:34 AM
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I had a Royal Corsair that was handed to me in four pieces the two wings and two fuselage. I made it my mission to repair it , properly balance it, and squelch the fears that the club at the time , said was a terrible flying plane with bad habits. I repaired the plane and found that the previous owner not only didn't properly balance the plane properly but was underpowered with a .60 at the time. I installed a .90 and much needed wt. in the nose. Test flight day came , crowed gathered and the plane flew right off the deck with no trim required. Plane served me well and even flew aerobatics and at funflys with no problems. I'm sure that even though the P-38 may be a difficult build possibly for some, it would be worth it to you if your dream is to have a unique model that is a rarity to see at any rc field let alone one in the air. Have posted a link I found for you , but make your own decisions from what I learned, you can do what you set out to do if your focused and diligent.

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Old 10-12-2017, 07:48 AM
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I have two Royal P-38 kits I bought from our club president who found them at a garage sale a couple years ago. He wanted 75 bucks so I snapped them up. A definite steal. Both wings had been framed up and a couple odds and ends. I think the original owner got overwhelmed after seeing the complexity of the kit . Anyway, I've been working on one for about a year. I have it all framed up and fitting the fiberglass cowls I purchased from Fiberglass Specialties. I'm using two ST 45,s for power hoping they will be enough. Now figuring out where to put the servos and linkage. It will be a time consuming build but an interesting one. I'll be using the fixed landing gear for durability because we fly off of a grass field. Should be a good winter project and then some. John
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Old 10-13-2017, 06:04 PM
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I have a NIB Royal P38 kit that I am going to start as a winter project. I have all of the fiberglass pieces from Fibergalass Specialties that are offered for the kit. I anticipate that it will be the most complex build that I have ever done but I am kind of looking forward to the challenge.
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Old 10-13-2017, 07:51 PM
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Have fun with the build. It can get a little overwhelming so I just step away for a day or two. Maybe we can exchange ideas during our builds. Keep in touch. John
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Old 10-14-2017, 02:24 PM
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I will do that. I get the stepping away thing. I've done that many times myself.
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