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Old 09-10-2010, 01:15 PM
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Default Anybody who likes P-38's...

...should have been at Chino yesterday! And yes, they all flew. They are headed to the Capital City airshow in Sacramento this weekend if anybody is interested. More pictures later if you guys want to see them.

Old 09-10-2010, 01:18 PM
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My favorite (full size) plane of all times!! More pics please :-)!
Old 09-10-2010, 01:22 PM
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Very cool!
Old 09-10-2010, 02:17 PM
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Default RE: Anybody who likes P-38's...

Chad

almost called you last night about them! I was leaving my office here
last night about 5:30 PM. was standing out front and heard the sound
of alot of engines. looked up and caught the 5 ship flight heading
north right over the top of me!

was awsume. called Evo and told him what I saw, he thought I was seeing
things. then found the link last night about the gathering up in SAC
this weekend.

was amazing seeing 5 flying overhead yesterday in formation for sure
Old 09-10-2010, 02:17 PM
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Quite a line-up. more pics!!
Old 09-10-2010, 03:28 PM
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a question for who ever goes there to watch the display. AAsk or find out how many of those actually have working superchargers. Nothing like the sound of twin Alisons .....I would take them over the sound of the merlins any day......
Old 09-10-2010, 03:45 PM
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Let's get them rolling- very cool


Thank you!!
Old 09-10-2010, 09:03 PM
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I'd love to see those fly! Pete, got my buddy's P38 done. 90" ws , YS 70's, 16 lbs. 4 oz. Maiden possibly this weekend! Paul
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Old 09-10-2010, 10:56 PM
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Hey Ram-bro,
According to the pilot of the P-38L (last ship in line with an X on the nose), that aircraft is "the only flying P38 (of 7)with functioning turbo-chargers". I talked to the pilot following one of his flights at the Offutt AFB Airshow 28-29 August, Omaha, Nebraska. I was very curious because when the aircraft taxied by and during the solo fly-bys during the Warbirds demo, I heard absolutely no hint of a turbine whine from the aircraft. I was actually stunned at how quiet the aircraft was; it sounded more like a smooth running B-25 than any Mustang, with none of the crackling rumble of a P-40 (also with Allison power). My great expectations of the wonderful turbine hum that I expected from the sound track of the WWII movie "A Guy Named Joe" never were realized. I was truly disappointed the real deal didn't sound as cool as the P38Fs that were the stars of the movie. If any of you have the chance, I highly recommend getting a copy of the movie; easily the best footage of real P38s that I have ever seen. The movie was also the story line that was updated into the modern movie "Always".
I've always been a BIG fan of P38s, so much so I'vejust completed a nice Robart P38 (old kit). I had to have those BIG three-bladers so I installed a pair of DA85s for power. After I get some more twin time logged, I hope to flyher nextSummer.
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Old 09-10-2010, 11:02 PM
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SWEET!!!!
Old 09-10-2010, 11:19 PM
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Default RE: Anybody who likes P-38's...

Here are a few more from Thursday at Chino. I took about 75 pics and will keep posting as I have time as long as you guys want to see them.






Old 09-11-2010, 12:19 AM
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Default RE: Anybody who likes P-38's...

I guess glacier girl got her radiator problems fixed up. Way cool bunch of vintage iron there. Nice pics Chad, keep em coming.
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Old 09-11-2010, 07:30 AM
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Hi Chad,

Yes please!!!keep em cumming please! I think I feel another P38 is in need!!!

Cheers Graham B
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Old 09-11-2010, 12:50 PM
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I have a GP profile P-38 kit and two OS 25FX's I plan on building this winter. I've always loved the looks of this airplane.

I visited the Chino air museum 2 years ago when we flew into Ontario for the Nascar race. That place is amazing.
Old 09-11-2010, 03:58 PM
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Here are a few more shots. Word on the street is that the PoF airplane, 23 Skidoo, had to divert to an alternate airport on the way to Sacramento and is down with a cracked engine block. I'm glad we decided to stop at Chino instead of going all the way to Sacramento!









Old 09-11-2010, 04:30 PM
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If anybody from Europe want to buy Ziroli's P38 plans, kit and other stuff, I have one for sale...

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Old 09-11-2010, 09:39 PM
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Default RE: Anybody who likes P-38's...

Just got back from the Sacramento Airshow at Mather. One of my best friends owns a house that parallels the runway, so the pictures I took are from about a mile away, but at least I got some shots of them in the air:
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Old 09-11-2010, 09:41 PM
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more:
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Old 09-11-2010, 09:45 PM
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I got a surprise with one coming from behind me and flying directly overhead, and barely got the camera on it and focused in time.
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Old 09-11-2010, 09:51 PM
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They ended the show with the "Heritage Flight" with an F-22.

They are going to Reno Air Races later this week. I have Pit Passes so I should get even better shots, next Sunday.
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Old 09-11-2010, 10:32 PM
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Great pictures. Thanks for posting. BTW, I don't think you will here the turbos at low altitude. The waste gates are still full open, I would think. They work closed and the turbos come to life at higher altitudes.
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ONE OF THE GREATEST AIRPLANES EVER BUILT. I COULD NOT BELEAVE IT WHEN BOB HOVER SOLD HIS P-38 [ WHITE LIGHTING ] AND BOUGHT A P-51 AND A FEW YEARS BACK AT THE TILLAMOOK AIR MUSEUM IN TILLAMOOK OR. A DOCTOR HAD BOUGHT ONE AND BEFORE HE EVEN GOT TO FLY IT THE MACHANIC AND SALES PERSON TOOK IT UP FOR A JOY RIDE. THEY WERE ON FINAL BASE AND RAN OUT OF GAS... LANDED ABOUT 300 YARDS SHORT OF THE RUNWAY AND LANDED IN THE BUSHES AND TREES.. I WAS THERE.. JUST THOUGHT I SHARE THIS WITH YOU GUYS..
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Thank you for the pictures!
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Only three made it in the air Sunday, still it was nice to see. Got some great video but can't seem to post. I will get it up in a few days. here's some pics.
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Old 09-13-2010, 05:47 PM
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hallo man! look if you like!
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