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Z P38 project

Old 09-23-2007, 08:26 PM
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Thanks , I have a full cockpit with pilot. Will install after I get all the bugs worked out. Once it goes in, I've limited access.
Old 10-21-2007, 08:06 AM
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Well due to puter problems was not able to update till now. For those intrested,she has flown one time so far, for four min. Was a butt tightener. She wanted to yaw and roll to the left. I was able to get her under control and get it back on the ground. The landing was a little rougher than I would have liked but was preoccupied with getting it back down. I'm straightening her out so the next flights won't be so stressful. Regards G.
Old 11-18-2007, 10:41 PM
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Well for those who still might have an intrest I fixed the problems and flew her again. I then loaded her up and drove to Stockton Ca. and her and I met the pilot of said aircraft. I don't know how to link it but if you go to You Tube and type in the search box P38 San Joaquin Siren you'll see a video of the event a friend of the pilot put together. Be warned it doesn't end as well as I would have liked, but the experience was priceless. Regards G.
Old 11-18-2007, 10:58 PM
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I noticed in your first pics you have a couple of Byron Originals boxes under the table
Old 11-19-2007, 04:34 PM
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Gary,

I know this is your second mishap. Hang in there guy. From the lttle bit I can tell, she looks like she is fixable. You know you got too slow, lesson learned. Don't give up, she's a beauty.
How did you make your guns? They look real good. I'm just starting to think about how I'm going to do them on my CBA.

-M51
Old 11-19-2007, 05:06 PM
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GPaloz,

Fix her up and fly again. You built an awsome airplane. You probably just need to get used to her.

Remember that "if it is easy, everyone will be doing it".

Onewing
Old 11-19-2007, 07:23 PM
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I'm by no means giving up on this. Its just another hick up. I have not gone over it real close yet but I do believe that she will fly again. My mission was a success because Bill got to see her fly again and like I said before that was priceless.

M51, I made the guns from aluminum tube, arrow shaft, and carbon fiber tube. I made a template of the cooling holes taped it around the aluminum tube, center punched each one, then I drilled them in a drill press with a V block. I then deburred each one and painted them gun metal and then I flat cleared them. PM me for the rest if your still intrested. Regards G.
Old 11-19-2007, 07:35 PM
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This also made the Sacramento TV news. Type in your search box cbs13.com/video click on the link then type in that search box p 38 crash , just as I've typed it and you will see a great story that sums it all up. Regards
Old 11-24-2007, 10:10 AM
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Wow. Fantastic Gary. That is really great, in spite of the landing trouble. Doesn't look as if the damage is too bad, and am glad for that. Must have been really a priceless experience. Cool of you to share it with us. The plane looks like it flies well and is superbly finished. The Wheeler field sure does look familiar from this summer's fly in. Might I have seen you there on warbird day in July with another bird?? If not, hope that you'll be able to make it there next season with the plane for some great flying and food.

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Old 11-28-2007, 12:38 PM
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A very nice segment your local news station put together.

Looking forward on seeing her fly again.

NICK
Old 11-28-2007, 05:58 PM
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Hi Gary finally found the video-Indeed priceless -how nice to have met up with the pilot of the P-38 Lightning you so superbly constructed and replicated.

Richard
Old 11-28-2007, 07:59 PM
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Thanks to all for your support. Here are a few pics of the event.
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If you look real close at the above in flight picture you can see the intercooler doors in the open position. I have them piped into the landing gear so they open when the gear is retracted and closed when the gear is deployed. This allowed me to maintain cooling of the engines in flight.
Old 10-14-2008, 02:43 PM
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Howdy Gary,
Awesome build brother! I read about your model in the P-38 news letter when you did your flight. You are definately a craftsman!
My question, I am building the old Robart P-38, and in particular, a P-38F or G. Like Glacier Girl, and was wondering if you had any copies of your front wind screen template left as I need the same canopy. I'd be willing to pay if you do. It would help me out a lot.
I;m a disabled vet and have been having a hard time making the front wind screen. I didn't think it would be that tough but it's giving me fits! Hope you get this message.
Thanks,
Linn
Old 10-24-2008, 02:01 PM
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wow guys very cool!!
Old 10-26-2008, 10:33 AM
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Gary,
Not sure if my computer skills are up to par, but I'll give you my e-mail thru here;[email protected]
Look forward to hearing from you.
Linn
Old 02-04-2009, 08:40 AM
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i see you used the same set up for flaps that im putting in, but in the outer wings can not get my servo to fit like everyone else has. What servo did you use? Mine seem to be too tall. Have looked at other builds and they have the servos showing in the inboard wing. Any info would be appreciated. Kind of on hold on the wing untill i find out what everyone is using and how they got it too fit.
Old 02-04-2009, 08:41 AM
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have not found any pictures showing the install of outer flap servo.
Old 02-16-2009, 09:47 PM
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i need a 3 blade 20x12 prop (carbon or wood) where you buy yours??

thanks

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Old 02-16-2009, 10:59 PM
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You can use a mezjlik prop.
Old 02-16-2009, 11:33 PM
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i forget to say.. need to be for a clockwise engine (pusher prop)

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