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Old 01-05-2014, 12:47 AM
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Welcome to the P-38Lightning Brotherhood

The P-38 has always been one of the most impressive, elusive, and challenging planes to model. I say impressive for obvious reasons, elusive as you don’t see to many, and when you do everyone stops to watch, and challenging because while it is a great plane to fly when everything is working correctly, they can be very unforgiving, and a bear if you loose an engine

I would like to start a group for the discussion of all things related to the P-38. Open to everything from small electrics, to the biggest gassers. Kits, ARF's or scratchbuild, gas, nitro, or electric, all are welcome. If your plane is complete, please share pictures, a give a brief description of your plane(s). If you’re still building, repairing, owned one in the past, or are flying one on a regular basis, please share your experiences, and don't forget, we all like pictures

To join please PM me, or post that would like to join, and you will be assigned a number. I will do my best to maintain the list in posting #2 and keep it up to date on a regular basis.

Lets keep it light hearted, informative, and fun

Welcome Aboard!

Mike Greathouse
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Old 01-05-2014, 12:48 AM
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Old 01-05-2014, 01:13 AM
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Hi from New Zealand
Please include me in the P38 brotherhood

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VQ P38 OS 70 surpass
Finishing a Ziroli P38 DLE 55
Old 01-05-2014, 01:50 AM
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Sure will, welcome!
Old 01-05-2014, 07:18 AM
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Please count me in! Here's a pic of my P-38, built from the Jim Ryan plan/kit. One of the best flying models I've ever owned, it's now at least 12 years old. 42" span and electric power, two motors, two ESC's and one battery.

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Old 01-05-2014, 03:09 PM
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Count me in! The p-38 has always been my favorite WWII airplane.
Here is some pics of my ziroli p-38 that I finished in 2003 as the California cutie and a few of last years pics with new paint as bobcat II.
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Old 01-05-2014, 06:06 PM
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Please sign me up, I had an 80" one (I don't remember the mfg but it was a good flyer) which I sold. I currently have a flyzone ( great little flyer) and long for a Yellow or Ziroli.
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Welcome guys!
Flyingpiggy2, you're #2..lets see some pictures!
Glarting, you're #3. Electric P-38 sure do eliminate a lot of headaches
Zipnz1, you're #4 beautiful plane! Whats your all up weight, and what engines?
JL1 welcome, you're #5.
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Nitroplanes 90 " ws Powered by YS 70 four strokes. Going on 5th season.
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Meschmidt, awesome, and welcome

Almost bought one of those, wish I had.
I'm currently working on rebuilding a "rekitted" Yellow P-38, my first "big" P-38. Previous owner lost it on the maiden when one of the DA50s died. It will be an electric conversion, target weight is 30-32#, 5400-6000 watts, and 125 MPH straight and level. Hopefully it will happen this coming summer

BTW, your #6

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I have a yellow p-38 with OS 1.60s that flies great, count me in.
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I have a VQ P-38, 83" Wing span, 2 Saito 100's turning a 3 blade prop almost finished. Count me in!!
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Originally Posted by karl hibbs View Post
I have a yellow p-38 with OS 1.60s that flies great, count me in.
Karl
You're In...number 7

That is an impressive hanger!
Don't hear of too many running nitro, what does your YA 38 weigh? Did you need weight in the nose?

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Originally Posted by flejter1 View Post
I have a VQ P-38, 83" Wing span, 2 Saito 100's turning a 3 blade prop almost finished. Count me in!!
flejter you're in...number 8
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I'M in,hope to build YA P38
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Originally Posted by SWORDSN View Post
I'M in,hope to build YA P38
Swordsn, welcome, you're #9
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CBA P-38 California Cutie. 124" ws
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Originally Posted by Mustang51 View Post
CBA P-38 California Cutie. 124" ws
Nice, you're #10
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70 RAGTOP,
Please add me to the list. I have a Ziroli P 38 on the table partially done. It has to wait while I complete my first jet build and finish glassing my Meister P 47.
Thanks,
Sam
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Originally Posted by uLTRASPORT1000 View Post
70 RAGTOP,
Please add me to the list. I have a Ziroli P 38 on the table partially done. It has to wait while I complete my first jet build and finish glassing my Meister P 47.
Thanks,
Sam
Sam, you're number 11

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Mike,

Please add me to the P-38 Lightning Brotherhood!


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This is one of my Favorite Warbirds but cannot seem to find a good ARF model of this Killer Aircraft.. Last time I checked
KMP is not offering them enymore neither VQ. Can anyone tell me where can I find this model...
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Originally Posted by Phantom pty View Post
This is one of my Favorite Warbirds but cannot seem to find a good ARF model of this Killer Aircraft.. Last time I checked
KMP is not offering them enymore neither VQ. Can anyone tell me where can I find this model...
ESM is developing one says TROYBUILT but as to when ?? The yellow p38 is about the only one around but you do have to paint it

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Rick, you're number 12...welcome

Phantom pty
I spoke with KMP at the 2012 WRAM show about another P-38, and they mentioned they were working on a 100" version, but haven't heard anymore. Every once and a while a KMP model comes up for sale. They are semi scale, but good fliers, and look good in the air.
Don't see too many VQ's come up for sale
Royal kits every now and then.
There is a 90" balsa built up ARF that you can still find around. I know of one sitting in my LHS, and there was one on EBay now http://www.ebay.com/itm/Giant-Scale-...item3a89858e9c . Again, it is semi scale, there are a few build/mod threads on the plane
There is also a 52" version, balsa build up ARF, semi scale again, but these are available right here on RCU http://www.rcuniverse.com/market/item.cfm?itemId=952395 or on ebay
G&L hobbies makes a kit http://www.glhobbies.com/P38_Lighting/p38lighting.html
G&P makes a kit http://www.rcairplane.net/index8.html
Vic RC made a kit, although I'm not sure if it is still avalible, there is one listed in the classified section, link is to Vic's site http://www.vicrc.com/products_p38.htm
Yellow Aircraft is a great kit that builds fast. http://www.yellowaircraft.com/props/p38.htm
Ziroli is an also a great plane, but it is a big build. There are several kit cutters that can supply a kit, foam wings are available if you want to go that route, glass booms, ect http://www.ziroliplans.com/ziroliplans/p38-doss.html

There are a bunch of foamies out there which fly good, look great in the air, and are a blast to just pull out of the trunk and fly anywhere.

Mike
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Originally Posted by SWORDSN View Post
ESM is developing one says TROYBUILT but as to when ?? The yellow p38 is about the only one around but you do have to paint it
That must be the same one KMP was talking about, was wondering if that would be ESM, or ?? I like the ESM stuff, cheap, looks good, flys good, hardware/retracts, not so good, but for the price, they really are a great starting point
Hope they do it right!

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