Go Back  RCU Forums > RC Airplanes > RC Warbirds and Warplanes
Reload this Page >

P-38 Lightning Brotherhood

Notices
RC Warbirds and Warplanes Discuss rc warbirds and warplanes in this forum.

P-38 Lightning Brotherhood

Old 09-09-2018, 02:24 PM
  #1401  
noobdude
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 14
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default I Want lightning speed on my 74 inch p38

hi i am building a P38 from royal marutaka plans and i want it to go extreme fast, span is 74 inches. i have 2 choices for engines either Os46fa or Rcgf 10cc gassers. i already have the Os46fa so what you experienced guys suggest as i want it to fly as fast as possible. any comments are welcome.
Old 04-30-2019, 05:15 PM
  #1402  
tuchadwick59
My Feedback: (31)
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Tulsa, OK
Posts: 90
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Sorry it took me so long to post this. I acquired a Ziroli P-38 from Mike Fearing out of Ohio last August. Flew it quite a bit at our warbirds event here in Tulsa last September. It was fantastic. Flies on DLE55s with all hitch servos. Cortex gyro smooths it out perfectly. Landings make easy because of the brakes. Anyways, thought I would share some photos and video. Sorry for the quality of the video.




Last edited by tuchadwick59; 04-30-2019 at 05:18 PM.
Old 05-14-2019, 11:25 AM
  #1403  
P38J
My Feedback: (14)
 
P38J's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Peoria, AZ
Posts: 537
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

been awhile since I posted an update on my 150" Ziroli so here is some video of the maiden flight and a few shots of her with some paint on.










Old 05-14-2019, 12:00 PM
  #1404  
70 ragtop
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (23)
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Oxford, CT
Posts: 772
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Looks fantastic! Haven't been over the RCScalebuilder to check on progress in a while, looks like I missed a lot. Well done!
Old 05-14-2019, 12:36 PM
  #1405  
tuchadwick59
My Feedback: (31)
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Tulsa, OK
Posts: 90
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

That's gorgeous Wayne..... Well done!!!!
Old 05-15-2019, 05:05 PM
  #1406  
Vettster
 
Vettster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Beeton, Ontario, CANADA
Posts: 1,312
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Man that's one gorgeous looking 38. Congrats on your maiden.
Old 07-18-2019, 12:29 PM
  #1407  
uLTRASPORT1000
My Feedback: (8)
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 110
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Hi guys. It may be that these questions have been asked and answered before but I am spinning myself into the ground just thinking about the options. Working on a Ziroli P 38 with fiberglass booms. Gondola and wings are finished. Need to make up my mind on 2 issues.
1. Gas vs Electric. Gas would be a pair of DA 60s with one of them counter rotating. Electric would be ,I think, Hacker 80 and 12S setup.
2. To Fowler flap or not. Is the complexity of fowler flaps ala the Robert Almes design from MAN in the '90s worth it?
Thanks,
Sam




S
Old 07-18-2019, 04:13 PM
  #1408  
Vettster
 
Vettster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Beeton, Ontario, CANADA
Posts: 1,312
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

All I can say is that Electric if very heavy.
If your a builder as Im sure you are.. then fowler flaps for sure!
Old 07-19-2019, 02:22 AM
  #1409  
Ken-h
My Feedback: (3)
 
Ken-h's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Whitefish, MT
Posts: 663
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

I have a 120" with counter rotating DA-50's which I would recommend. I also have a DA-60 and it's one heck of an engine with tons of power. But the 60 is a little more fickle and the 50 is great choice for that size. I flown the yellow on regular flaps and my current is on fowlers, hands down, do the fowlers. Standard flaps help with slowing it down but no where as effective at adding lift as the fowlers. Here is a vid of each.


Old 07-19-2019, 02:51 AM
  #1410  
N1EDM
My Feedback: (2)
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Brockton, MA
Posts: 4,200
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Nice save!!
Old 07-20-2019, 03:33 AM
  #1411  
Ken-h
My Feedback: (3)
 
Ken-h's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Whitefish, MT
Posts: 663
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Thanks! Fun Fun
Old 07-20-2019, 12:30 PM
  #1412  
flypilot
 
flypilot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: NORWAY
Posts: 206
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

From our annual warbird meet in Norway
Old 07-22-2019, 11:53 PM
  #1413  
loukos
My Feedback: (2)
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Nicosia, CYPRUS
Posts: 291
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by flypilot View Post
From our annual warbird meet in Norway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGUJKY3vNl0
what kit is this? yellow aircraft?
Old 01-09-2020, 07:27 AM
  #1414  
SPSRC
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 1
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Hi,

I am a new owner of a Yellow Aircraft P38. would anyone happen to have any type of instruction manual for this aircraft? Anything would be a great help.

Thanks
Scott
Old Today, 08:00 AM
  #1415  
Hunter49
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Burnsville, MN
Posts: 5
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Nice looking bird. I am partial to the silver version. I have a FreeWing 1600mm electric that I love.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.