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05-13-2019, 08:14 AM
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The model has been aged and weathered by...

The model has been aged and weathered by highlighting the joints of the panels with 2H and 4H pencils, diffusing surfaces with graphite powder and dry brush techniques, here and there, coating the...
04-22-2019, 08:22 AM
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Anecdotally, I was lucky enough to contact an...

Anecdotally, I was lucky enough to contact an experienced static modeler, Luca Pennacchietti, who, providentially, sold a set of laser-printed decals with the precise inscriptions for this peculiar...
04-09-2019, 09:04 AM
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Posted By fbielsa

I have reproduced the marking of the nose...

I have reproduced the marking of the nose according to documentation that shows four recognized enemy victories and one doubtful (later reports show a greater amount of victories).
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03-27-2019, 02:47 AM
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Posted By fbielsa

The reproduced model is a P-38J-25-LO (44-23624)...

The reproduced model is a P-38J-25-LO (44-23624) (485th FS/370th FG) that was based in Florennes (Belgium) on September 1944, flown by then captain Paul J. Sabo during the Allied invasion of...
03-11-2019, 09:10 AM
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Posted By fbielsa

The simulation of flush rivets was a meticulous...

The simulation of flush rivets was a meticulous challenge. They were made with brass tube of different diameter, like a punch, with very sharp edge and coupled to the tip of a 15W electronic...
02-27-2019, 02:42 AM
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Posted By fbielsa

Hi everybody: I apologize I had forgotten to...

Hi everybody:

I apologize I had forgotten to insert this pair of pics of the fully primed model, before transporting to the painting booth.

The primer (Valentine Valtodo®) has been applied...
02-15-2019, 09:51 AM
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Posted By fbielsa

The P-38 had a natural aluminum paneling with...

The P-38 had a natural aluminum paneling with some parts of steel, so getting this finish is not easy. We must avoid the attractive "shiny silver" finish that, in my opinion, leaves an unrealistic...
01-30-2019, 11:48 AM
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Posted By fbielsa

Finishing and painting The model has been...

Finishing and painting

The model has been coated with 0,8818 oz (25 g) of fiberglass, which improves its structural strength and softens imperfections.

Fortunately, we should not worry about...
01-18-2019, 10:33 AM
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Posted By fbielsa

Snapshot of the moment of the running of the...

Snapshot of the moment of the running of the engines. About 4 x 2 tanks consumed of 1 liter of mixture each, until achieving a perfect adjustment of the carburation in both
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01-18-2019, 05:03 AM
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Posted By fbielsa

Both engines were simultaneously run in out of...

Both engines were simultaneously run in out of the model recreating the final position, that is, on a separate double bench similar to the plane, upside down and distant from each other as they are...
01-09-2019, 10:42 AM
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Posted By fbielsa

These engine fairings are attached to the...

These engine fairings are attached to the fuselages without visible fixings, by means of a system of interior bayonet closure and three hidden screws.
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12-23-2018, 10:47 AM
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Posted By fbielsa

2. Engines Another essential factor in the...

2. Engines

Another essential factor in the reliability of this aircraft is to use prestige engines, new and well run in at the bench, in order to get similar responses from the start.

I had...
12-17-2018, 10:04 AM
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Posted By fbielsa

Just behind the main batteries are the two tanks...

Just behind the main batteries are the two tanks for the air system of the landing gear, of 55 oz in total, enough for five complete cycles before the 50 psi failsafe; another one for the brake, of...
12-12-2018, 09:07 AM
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Posted By fbielsa

The transmitter used is a Futaba FX-32® with 18...

The transmitter used is a Futaba FX-32® with 18 channels, but only 10 have been used due to the mentioned electronic approach. However, if we want some light equipment on board, chokes, folding...
12-12-2018, 09:01 AM
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Posted By fbielsa

Thanks for your words, Redtail. Really a lot of...

Thanks for your words, Redtail. Really a lot of work but worth it.
11-30-2018, 04:31 AM
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Posted By fbielsa

I opted for simplicity in the management of the...

I opted for simplicity in the management of the chokes: a rod commands them manually, under the same trap door that centralizes the fuel filling and control of the electronic ignition of each engine,...
11-24-2018, 12:28 AM
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Posted By fbielsa

Glad for it Pittscrazy I have used a...

Glad for it Pittscrazy

I have used a 14-channel PowerBox Competition SRS® backer and two redundant Futaba R7006SB® receivers.

Four channels of the backer have been programmed for a total of 8...
11-12-2018, 08:48 AM
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Posted By fbielsa

My P-38 is also equipped with an electronic...

My P-38 is also equipped with an electronic synchronization device for both motors (TwinSync®) from D@L
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11-08-2018, 09:38 AM
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Posted By fbielsa

1. Electronics and pneumatic system I have...

1. Electronics and pneumatic system

I have chosen to install a gyroscope (PowerBox i-Gyro SRS®) with GPS, to control, at least, the two most critical axes (aileron and rudder) in the event of an...
11-06-2018, 04:50 AM
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Posted By fbielsa

Hi Swordsn. You were really lucky and skilled to...

Hi Swordsn. You were really lucky and skilled to react so fast. In other occasions, the lack of speed and height can be very dangerous and has not time to control the plane.
The failure that you...
11-02-2018, 09:01 AM
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Posted By fbielsa

Onboard equipment The aspect that has...

Onboard equipment

The aspect that has contributed the most to the bad fame of the P-38 is, without a doubt, the ease to go into an "spiral of death" when an engine stops for any reason. It is an...
10-26-2018, 09:43 AM
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Posted By fbielsa

Thanks for your words, William. I'm glad you like...

Thanks for your words, William. I'm glad you like the project.

Spain is not a country as populated as yours, but something similar happens with builders. Every time we are less, I would say that...
10-26-2018, 09:33 AM
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Posted By fbielsa

Thanks a lot for your words. It is always...

Thanks a lot for your words. It is always stimulating for the soul
10-24-2018, 10:03 AM
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Posted By fbielsa

Now it is time to empty the space where the...

Now it is time to empty the space where the turbochargers are located, in the upper central part of both fuselages, which have been manufactured with pieces of carved balsa wood, plywood and...
10-24-2018, 09:50 AM
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Posted By fbielsa

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vb...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/p1040255_ba5195689fd034d658a2b0e08bf0d60fc4643904.jpg

A pic with the fairings already presented, before continuing with the...
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