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Old 05-05-2007, 10:28 AM
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I am going to build my 2nd Royal P-38, The 1st was 20 yrs ago & I want to save some building time on this one. If I remember right the old Royal kits were a Tree in a box with instructions that said (shape like this & fly). Is there a good supplier for cowls, coolers scoops & ect. to save a little of the sanding of these parts? I had 2 fox .45s on my first one & it was a little underpowered so this time I am going to go with 70 4 strokes. what do you think? Is it worth the trouble to reverse rotate one engine?
Old 05-05-2007, 10:58 AM
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I'd look at VQ they have a coulpe of real nice arf's save some time and $$$, and no it's not worth counter rotating the engine on that small of plane. A Ziroli 114" maybe, but that's in a different class, (lots bigger). What ever you do please post your build, the p-38 is my all time fav airplane.
Old 05-05-2007, 11:32 AM
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Default RE: Royal P-38

try wing manufacturing also.
Old 05-05-2007, 12:42 PM
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I'm a fan of the old school stuff, especially the Royal/Marutaka line. I make all of the stock parts for the Royal P-38, cockpit, canopy and I also make some parts of my own design. If you’re interested send me a PM.

Luke

Some pictures of my own design superchargers and radiators and also of a finished P-38 using my superchargers. The parts add lots of detail, cut the carving needed but weigh next to nothing.
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Old 05-05-2007, 01:20 PM
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luke,
do you do canopies?
Old 05-05-2007, 04:58 PM
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Yes, I can make the following Royal canopies: Corsair, P-38, Bearcat, Me-109, FW-190, Zero, P-61, B-25. I can make repro's of the cockpits for the planes that had them in the .60 to .80 size. I use top quality PETG .040 thick, so my canopies are better than what most kits had, the quality did seem to vary over the years with Royal.

Here are some examples of my work:

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luke,
do you do canopies?
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Old 05-05-2007, 05:34 PM
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I have the parts that BentMetal showed, and they are top notch!

BentMetal, do you know how the flaps were done on the P-38 in your picture? They look to be a good approximation. Again, good stuff from BentMetal
Old 05-07-2007, 04:03 AM
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HI Bentmetal.....I am just finshing off a Royal 60 size Zero now.....Wouldnt mind one of your canopies as a spare..mine is fine ,but nice to know that there are spares out there. Are you interested in sending to New Zealand. cheers mintie
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Old 05-07-2007, 09:09 AM
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Default RE: Royal P-38

You can also get third party cowls for the P-38 from Stans fibertech and Fiberglass Specialties.

Scott
Old 05-08-2007, 08:41 PM
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I got the fiberglass engine cowls for my Royal P38 from fiberglass specialties. Fit perfect!
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Another Royal P-38 thread. I love the Royal P-38!! I have 5 of them. only one is done though. but I have flown the heck out of it. yes a few engine outs too! after that, those engines went bye bye. and a pair of newly rebuilt vintage OS .45's went in. its down for some paint touch ups now, after a rough summer last year. Royal P-38's dont last long if your engines are not perfect! and yes the VQ P-38 is a jem!
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Old 05-16-2007, 06:09 PM
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I am working on one now that I got that was already started, But I thought I would show a Pic. of a Royal P-38 I had built back in 1983 along with a royal Corsair I had. This was back in my younger & thinner days.



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Old 05-16-2007, 08:47 PM
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ORIGINAL: BentMetal

Yes, I can make the following Royal canopies: Corsair, P-38, Bearcat, Me-109, FW-190, Zero, P-61, B-25. I can make repro's of the cockpits for the planes that had them in the .60 to .80 size. I use top quality PETG .040 thick, so my canopies are better than what most kits had, the quality did seem to vary over the years with Royal.

Here are some examples of my work:

ORIGINAL: aerowoof

luke,
do you do canopies?
Can you send me an email concerning your pricing please? I have the Royal FW-190 and P-51 kits. I will need the canopies and cowls for them. Do you make gun kits or anything else for these kits? Thanks!
Old 05-17-2007, 08:15 PM
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BentMetal,

I tried to send you a PM to get some of your royal parts and it said that you did not accept PMs and I could not send you one. Can you email me at [email protected]

Thanks
Old 06-25-2007, 07:44 PM
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Luke, could you email me at [email protected] regarding your pricing for P38 parts, is impossible to send you a PM
Old 06-26-2007, 06:21 PM
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Luke I'm also interested in the p38 parts

[email protected]

C Lim
Old 06-26-2007, 09:23 PM
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Luke,
I am interested in your P-38 superchargers. I am currently building an Art Johnson P-38(wingspan 94"). Your superchargers may do nicely. How much do you charge for a pair of these? If necessary can they be made slightly larger? The Royal p-38 had a 70+" wingspan. Please contact me with the costs. I will be on vacation until 7/06/07 so I may not respond to you until then.

Sledge_78 (Gerry) [email protected]
Old 08-05-2007, 02:22 PM
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I have 2 royal p-38 kits and aquireing the ziroli parts for a larger scale size. For the counter rotating motors, I will be using K&B .61 pumped engines. I found one with a counter rotating crank, and found a spare counter rotating shaft for the second bird. K&B engines are fairly easy to come by in new condition. The pumped engines will ensure proper fuel flow and I believe a better chance against engine outs.
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Hi all,I need a set of plans for the Royal p-38.I had one given to me that's about 95% done. I will pay for any copying and shipping. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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62Dave37,

Try looking on EBAY. I know the p-38 plans are offeed by more than one seller.
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Thanks,Sledge.Exactly what I was looking for.
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62dave37,
    Did you get the plans?
I have a set if you're still in need.

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Hay BentMetal,
I would love to buy a set of oil cooler housings. Two each for the left and right engines. My e-mail address is, [email protected] .

Anyone have a Royal P-38 kit they would like to sell or swap ? Let me know.

Soft Landings Always,
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I just finished my Royal P 38 ,I am thinking of putting in 2 OS 46 fx. would that have the power to fly it.,or go for 60 size .

Thanks for any reply
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Hay bijoe,
I have a 90" P-38 with two K&B .61 Twisters. The engine with Brison side mount pitts muffler, weighs the same or less the two OS .46 (w/same muffler), with lots more tourque. My .61 Twisters turn Master Airscrew S series 12x7's with authority. Dependabilty and a solid idle is what you need, no matter what engine you decide to use.

I ran my engines on an Ugly Stick first and put a couple of gallons of fuel through each engine, before installing them on my P-38. I made darn sure both engines are running smooth and have a solid idle. I'm using remote needle valves and these take some getting used to..too. So I installed a Twister .61 with a remote valve on a .46 size P-51B (VQ red tail) and learned how to use the set up first before installing it in my P-38. P-38's are natorious for lousy single engine flying-and I witnessed a first flight on a Royal P-38 end in a total loss. So I made real sure I had faith in my engines, before I installed them on my airframe. Its was a lot of work putting this model together...and I sure don't want to lose it on an engine out...first flight.

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