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    ORIGINAL: panhandler

    Thank you for posting the more detailed pics of the mod .I should have done that also. My mind is on getting her up in the air . My thinking of going this way with the latcth is fast access to the bats ,,, just in case i have a problem . I have to say this mod is fantastic .
    You are doing a great job of it. Thanks for sharing.
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    RE: Nitroplanes 90

    I am getting back into finishing up the P-38 . I had to walk away from it for a bit after a little set back . I did the final instal of all servoes , control rods and horns , then came the retracts . All worked just great , doors open and close perfect ,,, but the brass fittings on the cylinders for the retracts leak and i just cannot trust them the way they are . So i decided to send them out to Down and Locked and set them up for electric.

    While i am waiting for them to come back i plan on painting , but first i want to put aluminum on all the leading edges so i can weather them after the paint isdry.

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    RE: Nitroplanes 90

    Hi Guys,
    Its been a while since I've shown what work I've done...but I'm getting close now to finishing the model. I'm now painting my turbo-charger covers and after this, I'll need to paint on the anti-glare flat black on the inboard sides of the nacelles, to finish. I did install a Sullivan on-board glow and sent out my retracts to Springair for new springs and o-rings. Enclosed are a few pictures to show my work.

    Soft Landings Always,
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    RE: Nitroplanes 90

    Looking great Bob.
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    RE: Nitroplanes 90

    I'm almost done with the turbo charger covers...just a little more work. Tonight I'm going to remount the engines in both nacelles, and set up the painting for the anti-glare black quarter panel. After I paint this...the model will be reassembled for flight... : ) Its getting closer.
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    RE: Nitroplanes 90

    Hi Guys,
    I finisned my P-38, assembled it and checked out the systems. I need to replace my on-board glow battery and I now have a replacement inbound. I still need to dial a few things in, but its close and the retracts work like a charm. I sent them back to Spring Air...and the good folks there checked out my landing gear, installing new O-rings and springs (and Spring Air paid for return shipping-refusing to take my money-thats customer service!). It was a neat project to dive into...and I'm really looking forward to the first flights.
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    RE: Nitroplanes 90

    I have been following your progress for several years. What a beautiful Plane emerged from your toil. Many happy landings.

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    RE: Nitroplanes 90

    Congrats on the completion Bob . She looks fantastic . ,,,,,,,Enjoy buddy .
    Hopefully you can get some pics or video of her in action .

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    RE: Nitroplanes 90

    Hi Guys,
    Ok...I have my new on-board glow battery in hand...and that unit is charging as I type this out. I want to thank all you good folks for your advice and input. Its now time to run the engines and get them dialed in...then time to put her in the air.

    By the way...I've three oil cooler covers if anyone needs them, from my kit, that I didn't use. Just let me know...and I'll mail them out pronto.

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    RE: Nitroplanes 90

    great looking bird Bob. good luck with the maiden. cant wait to hear the post flight report.

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    RE: Nitroplanes 90

    Hay Buddy,
    I mailed out the three oil cooler covers this morning, priority mail...you should have them by weeks end.
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    RE: Nitroplanes 90


    ORIGINAL: Bob Paris

    Hay Buddy,
    I mailed out the three oil cooler covers this morning, priority mail...you should have them by weeks end.
    Soft Landings Always,
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    Thank you Bob i will give them a good home .

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    RE: Nitroplanes 90

    The package came today Bob and suprisingly it was delivered in great shape sinse the distance it traveld .\

    Thanks again bud.

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    RE: Nitroplanes 90

    Late to the party, but that is a really nice looking effort on the P-38!

    Good luck on the maiden. Looking forward to some video.
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    RE: Nitroplanes 90

    The last piece of the puzzle arrived yesterday. I had the tri gear converted to electric by Down-n-Locked.
    I gave them the bench test and are flawless . Nice movment and lock in both positions .
    Mitch and Ron don't leave ya short they included the control box , leed for the rx and full instructions . Great job guys.

    As soon as the weather turns better i can start painting this bird.

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    RE: Nitroplanes 90


    ORIGINAL: panhandler

    The last piece of the puzzle arrived yesterday. I had the tri gear converted to electric by Down-n-Locked.
    I gave them the bench test and are flawless . Nice movment and lock in both positions .
    Mitch and Ron don't leave ya short they included the control box , leed for the rx and full instructions . Great job guys.

    As soon as the weather turns better i can start painting this bird.

    Dan


    Nice Dan. They will work very realistic form you.
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    RE: Nitroplanes 90

    Thanks Gary . It is the best way to go IMO.
    Well i got the wing sections and pod primered and just about to go back in the paint shop ( wood shed ) to get booms coverd.

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    RE: Nitroplanes 90

    Hi Guys,
    Its me Bob, from Maui...well I managed to find a VQ P-38 ARF unbuilt kit here on Maui. I bought if from a guy named Terry, and when I got home and opened up the kit...there were two right engine nacelles...and no left... : ) Do any of you folks know of a left VQ P-38 engine nacelle for sale or trade.

    I've bugged Terry for years to get this kit from him...and always just went nuts when I saw the quality of the kit. Its light, complete and awesome...but UGG...no left fuse. The ARF kit was a little rough, being that it sat opened in his garage for seven years. No big problems...just some hanger rash, but fixable and flyable if I can get a left engine fuse. The model will need some needed care, but it is all there...almost.

    I e-mailed Thomas of VQ models, and e-mailed the factory in Viet Nam for help. But so far, no answers. Can any one direct me to where I can get the part I need...?

    I'm still working out the bugs in my engines...and I may need to change out my left engine to my N.P. P-38. The mid range sucks on the left engine and I'm going to go at it a few more times...then if no better, change it out. Other then this, she is ready to fly.

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    RE: Nitroplanes 90

    Finally got off my duff and got some painting done .



    First i got all the interiors and hatch doors painted with Zinc Chromate primer. this went very well and looks great.





    Moved onto covering her exterior with grey primer.



    First i put one thin coat on all components then sanded everything down with 600 grit.



    Now all the imperfections show up that i didn't see earlier. Simply apply filler in the areas needed and sanded them out .



    Then put a second thin coat of primer on . Now IMO she looks very smooth.



    The LS coating i put on her really covered well . and saved allot of time and i will use this again.





    I am very satisfied at this point now i can apply the panel lines and other details . Also i need to detail the turbo hatches .



    This P-38 will fly this summer .





    I hope everything works out for you Bob . I am still looking for a new canopy for this P-38 and still no luck.





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    RE: Nitroplanes 90

    I took advantage of the gloomy day today and took the P-38 outside to do more sanding . At first i thought i was ready to apply the pannel lines but not quite yet.
    I am still pondering on leaving the stringers showing on the pod and boom front tops.

    While i was sanding the second coat of primer i was thinking maybe i should have put some silver pigment in the LS . i think this would have kept the wieght down a little and gave the same effect as applying aluminum under the primer. Some thing to think about next time .

    I still need to fill a few spots then i will start the pannel lines . I have on hand 1/32" chart tape . I have never used this method before but this entire build is a on going experiance for me .
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    RE: Nitroplanes 90

    A little update on the progress.
    Today i got the panel lines layed out and applied . I am useing 1/64" chart tape to create them . The pics below don't realy show them very well but they are there . After laying out the the tape i applied 3 thin coats of primer and two coats of olive drab . I will let this set up over night then pull the tape off and apply one more coat of drab then one coat of clear . And of course wet sanding with 600 grit between each coat.. Also i decided to hide the framework lines on the pod with a few coats of filler.
    I am planning on getting her as close to completion as i can this week because i have the week off.
    Also for the scoops on the booms , it was a bit of a challenge to hide the plastic edges but i think i have it well in hand .
    Next is to put the panel lines on the booms and pod i should have this completed tomorrow.
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    RE: Nitroplanes 90

    I was wondering if anyone had put a gas engine in this plane? Like the DLE 20cc or the aerovate 15cc. Just wondering. You all have done a great job improving this arf, actually you cant call it an ARF any more. Nice job to all.

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    RE: Nitroplanes 90


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    I was wondering if anyone had put a gas engine in this plane? Like the DLE 20cc or the aerovate 15cc. Just wondering. You all have done a great job improving this arf, actually you cant call it an ARF any more. Nice job to all.
    Hi Duayne.

    As far as i know i am the only one in this thread to use electric motor system .
    Thank you for the comment this mod has been very educational for me and fun.
    Here arer a few links within this thread that Bob and Gary are useing nitro and gas .

    http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_69..._6/key_/tm.htm
    http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_69...13/key_/tm.htm
    http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_69...34/key_/tm.htm

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    RE: Nitroplanes 90

    Gary,
    Can you please contact me concerning a retro kit for the 38?
    I sent you an email....thanks
    BK

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    RE: Nitroplanes 90


    ORIGINAL: bkramer

    Gary,
    Can you please contact me concerning a retro kit for the 38?
    I sent you an email....thanks
    BK
    Will do Ben.
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