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Old Jan 07, 2013, 12:25 PM
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Parkzone Micro P-38 Lightning (Wishing For)

I sure wish they'd build one...

Seems like it would be an easy to engineer plane. They've already done the work with the electronics for the Mosquito. Counter rotating 3-blade props, reversed motor & gearbox, dual esc board, 250 mAh battery and charger...

Add AS3X to the board, two rudder servos and done. Am I the the only one drooling over the idea of a Micro P-38???
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 01:13 PM
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You are not the only one. I've been saying this for some time now.
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 02:13 PM
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You should feel bad for posting this and making me hope it was a product announcement.
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 02:38 PM
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You should feel bad for posting this and making me hope it was a product announcement.
Pretty sure that is what the is for.... he trolled me to dammit!
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 02:52 PM
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Bf-110 plz
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 03:10 PM
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I made a Micro P-38 for my friend using a paper model P-38 plan enlarged to a 24" WS with the Micro Mossy e-gear, brick etc.

One boom holds the brick the other holds the battery it has ailerons, rudders and elevator. It wasn't easy to build and fit everything to work but it came out pretty good and flys pretty good too.

Here's a bunch of pic's of it with two other Micro P-38's one has two brushless motors the others do not have rudders just ailerons and they fly fine though the brushless is way too fast and needs a big field at least for me.

Pete
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 03:40 PM
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I made a Micro P-38 for my friend using a paper model P-38 plan enlarged to a 24" WS with the Micro Mossy e-gear, brick etc.

One boom holds the brick the other holds the battery it has ailerons, rudders and elevator. It wasn't easy to build and fit everything to work but it came out pretty good and flys pretty good too.

Here's a bunch of pic's of it with two other Micro P-38's one has two brushless motors the others do not have rudders just ailerons and they fly fine though the brushless is way too fast and needs a big field at least for me.

Pete
Fantastic job, Pete. I've thought about doing the same thing, and still may eventually.

It just really surprises me that PZ would go to all the effort to engineer the brick and CCW bits for a twin, and then not roll out another two or three dual prop planes. They've got what, five planes, all basically running P-51 electrics? It just seems like they could easily make a P-38 or (anything twin screw) now that the hard part of the engineering is done.

I've had the Mossy for six months now, it's one of my favorite fliers. With the large wing area, I can float it around, or crank up both motors, and turn and burn. With the CCW props, there is no torque to deal with. I also appreciate the carbon stiffeners in the wing and tail, and the enclosed battery. It's such a great plane, I just wish I had a Lightning to park next to it...

Sorry about the deceptive title, I check the Parkzone site daily hoping they see the Light(ning)...
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 05:46 PM
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Yes I too am hoping they'll get around to a P-38 sometime, we got a mustang, a spitfire, Corsair, and now a P-40 coming,............a P-38 has to be planned, and also agree it's a lot of engineering and producing the brick for a twin just to do only one. But im surprised a Lightning wasnt done first, instead of the Mosquito.
But surely the Mosquito isnt the only one we'll see.
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 09:18 PM
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b-25 would be nice. or a a-26. those lasted untill early vietnam.
bf110, donier arrow, Ju88 with working bomb bay, the list goes one.

it is odd the only twin they have made is the mossie.
its a shame, i really like the ar6400T.
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 11:37 PM
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It just seems like those twin booms would be quite fragile and wouldn't survive much abuse in a hard landing.
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 11:41 PM
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I made a Micro P-38 for my friend using a paper model P-38 plan enlarged to a 24" WS with the Micro Mossy e-gear, brick etc.

One boom holds the brick the other holds the battery it has ailerons, rudders and elevator. It wasn't easy to build and fit everything to work but it came out pretty good and flys pretty good too.

Here's a bunch of pic's of it with two other Micro P-38's one has two brushless motors the others do not have rudders just ailerons and they fly fine though the brushless is way too fast and needs a big field at least for me.

Pete
I keep coming back to look at these photos, man you did a phenomenal job. Those p38s are incredible!
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 07:02 AM
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Stop and think where the rx, batteries and servos will go.

This is a modeling nightmare. I have an old kit meant for the FS 100 or whatever it was called. Looking at it I can tell you there is no place to put the gear. The Mosquito has a full fuse, the P-38 does not but it has twin rudders. What's the linkage to the elevator going to look like?

Try a little engineering and you'll know why this really interesting plane has been ignored.

Pete
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 08:06 AM
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How about, they make a micro EDF airliner? Anybody else agree?

(No thread hijack intended, just sharing my views).
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 08:29 AM
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Stop and think where the rx, batteries and servos will go.

This is a modeling nightmare. I have an old kit meant for the FS 100 or whatever it was called. Looking at it I can tell you there is no place to put the gear. The Mosquito has a full fuse, the P-38 does not but it has twin rudders. What's the linkage to the elevator going to look like?

Try a little engineering and you'll know why this really interesting plane has been ignored.

Pete
It's a challenge. Not mission impossible.

I would think mtflyr's success is proof of concept.
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 10:19 AM
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now you got me itchin' to try it.... im gonna print out a 32 scale template and start cutting.
i bbet you could do it old school, push pull cables. really only need one rudder... elevator might need both sides, you could run a rod...
first things first. print.
i got mosie gear comming soon!
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