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RichModel P38????

Old 07-23-2007, 07:50 PM
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Default RichModel P38????

In my quest to find a good first electric twin, I stumbled upon an add for Richmodel who happens to be offering a 51 " wingspan P38 with a built up airframe as (apposed to foam) for only $100 . Anyone out there have experience with RichModel ?
Old 07-24-2007, 05:56 PM
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I have a Richmodel 40 size Spitfire. The planes pretty well built, all parts assembled well, fit was good. The covering is not great, whatever it is but the plane does look good for a 99.00 ARF. The really great thjing is that it flies VERY nicely. Would buy another without hesitatiojn. FWIW
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Default RE: RichModel P38????

Sailbode, did you end-up getting this plane?

Does anyone here have seen it flying? I like the fact that it is plywood/balsa construction vs the e-flite foam. Still debating between the two.

Any hands-on information on this Richmodel P-38 would be great. I would put a pair of TowerPro motor/ESC (1000kv-200watts/25A) on it with 9X7 3bades counter rotating props.

You can see the plane here[link=http://www.richmodelusa.com/Products/EP-P-38.html]Richmodelusa[/link]

Thanks
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Default RE: RichModel P38????

I just purchased a Richmodel P38-380 and I understand it is also suitable for nitro engines up to .15.

I have a pair of Enya .15s which develop some 0.33 HP each or 0.66 total. I also have a pair of Enya .09s which develop some 0.2 HP each or 0.4 total.

The flying weight is going to be some 4-1/2 to 5 lbs. Will the .09s be sufficient?

Slide rules out, gentlemen, please. Thanks.
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Default RE: RichModel P38????


Hello,

I just bought the same Richmodel P38, and I'm thinking in using .15 glow engines.
Did you use glow engines in yours?

Thanks for any information.

Paul

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I just purchased a Richmodel P38-380 and I understand it is also suitable for nitro engines up to .15.

I have a pair of Enya .15s which develop some 0.33 HP each or 0.66 total. I also have a pair of Enya .09s which develop some 0.2 HP each or 0.4 total.

The flying weight is going to be some 4-1/2 to 5 lbs. Will the .09s be sufficient?

Slide rules out, gentlemen, please. Thanks.
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Paul, mine is still looking at me from the box. Perhaps someone else with hands-on experience will come to our aid. Regards, Jon
Old 04-11-2011, 04:38 PM
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I have a Richmodel Pitts 40 and Iwouldn't hesitate to buy another Richmodel airplane - very well built.
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Default Throws or manual p38 richmodel.

Originally Posted by ancientmariner
I just purchased a Richmodel P38-380 and I understand it is also suitable for nitro engines up to .15.

I have a pair of Enya .15s which develop some 0.33 HP each or 0.66 total. I also have a pair of Enya .09s which develop some 0.2 HP each or 0.4 total.

The flying weight is going to be some 4-1/2 to 5 lbs. Will the .09s be sufficient?

Slide rules out, gentlemen, please. Thanks.
Picked one up at a swap meet. am looking for throw info. I know this is an old thread. anyone still have the manual

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