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Old 06-03-2012, 07:41 PM
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Looks surreal almost like Real flight! LOL congrats on the maiden. I had to put mine on hold to get my aerobatic planes back in the air. This week I'll be starting on the 38 again.
Is it gona be ready 4 next weekend Jimbo ??
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:24 PM
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Is it gona be ready 4 next weekend Jimbo ??
Sorry Scott but no way. I've been working on the Slick and Dalton. But I'll be more than happy to come up again when it's ready.
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:51 PM
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Did the maiden flight today. Unfortunately I had a bad bounce landing on the second flight and both booms snapped at the rear of the wing. It's repairable but will take some time.
Link to the Maiden flight
YouTube - ‪P38 Maiden.wmv‬‏

AWWW THAT SUCKS!! i had 2 lost first one on maiden..stupid fuel line in tank came off.. it weighed 49 pounds.. secondhad about 7 great flights and the head came lose.. go figure.. my dad and i have a 3rd and have had it since ziroli had a guy in florida makn the center section in all glass and the wings are sheeted foam.. we got one of the first hopefully this winter.. ill try to find photos but man urs looks awesome....my favorite war bird
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:34 PM
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Red Bull P38 Video

Hi Guys,
I have a video now I can share, The P38 is as smooth a plane as I have had the pleasure of flying;

Dennis Ward's P38 R/C - YouTube
Gimli P38.avi - YouTube

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Old 07-06-2012, 10:58 PM
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AWWW THAT SUCKS!! i had 2 lost first one on maiden..stupid fuel line in tank came off.. it weighed 49 pounds.. secondhad about 7 great flights and the head came lose.. go figure.. my dad and i have a 3rd and have had it since ziroli had a guy in florida makn the center section in all glass and the wings are sheeted foam.. we got one of the first hopefully this winter.. ill try to find photos but man urs looks awesome....my favorite war bird
Mine too. Still working on it when I can. I have some repairs to do the daily birds I fly that are taking up my time.

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Hi Guys,
I have a video now I can share, The P38 is as smooth a plane as I have had the pleasure of flying;

Dennis Ward's P38 R/C - YouTube
Gimli P38.avi - YouTube

Dennis.
NICE! makes me want to finish mine sooner than later! LOL congrats. How did you attach the camera?
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Old 07-08-2012, 02:24 PM
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P38 camera

Hi Jim,
I made a wood pylon and taped it on the rear fuse.
I bought a car yesterday and will be selling the P38 soon.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:31 PM
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I know it's been a while. The summer was crazy busy, but I have finally got paint on the 38. Here's a couple of pics. All that's left is to put in the fuel system, the gear and it will be ready to fly!
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:17 PM
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Been busy! Got it re-balanced after adding about 2 more lbs. The fiber glass booms must be nice and beefy!
Also spend the better part of the day working on the guns. started out with brass. after that didn't work I went with stainless. Basically the bird is just about ready to fly!
Now if only the weather would cooperate!
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Sorry for the mishap! I wonder, in looking at the airframe design, if it is almost unavoidable to crack the booms. Do you think the full scale aircraft has the same issue(s)? Was your landing that hard whereby you felt the booms should have failed? It just seems to me that the fault "may" be in the original aircraft design, and not necessarily attributed solely to a harder than normal landing.

Either way, I like the bird. You have pumped a great amount of time and effort into it and I hate that it has to be repaired.

Best of Luck,
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:57 PM
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Sorry for the mishap! I wonder, in looking at the airframe design, if it is almost unavoidable to crack the booms. Do you think the full scale aircraft has the same issue(s)? Was your landing that hard whereby you felt the booms should have failed? It just seems to me that the fault "may" be in the original aircraft design, and not necessarily attributed solely to a harder than normal landing.

Either way, I like the bird. You have pumped a great amount of time and effort into it and I hate that it has to be repaired.

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Hey smacka
After i built he wood booms a read about people adding fiberglass to that area. So I did the same apparently not enough! LOL
Everyone one who saw the landing said it wasn't hard at all. If I were to building wood ones again I'd use Spruce or bass wood for the crutch. And reenforce that area with more wood on the inside.
I should hope the full scale ones wouldn't have the same problem. LOL
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test fitting the guns before paint.
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Wow - that looks awesome!!!
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test fitting the guns before paint.
Are you going to add the gun blow back to the paint?
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:34 PM
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Thanks for the kind remarks. It took long time to get them done. California cutie was a show plane so the guns were never fired. So no blow back marks.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:31 AM
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That looks real nice, beautiful work!!! You are doing a first class job. Wish I lived close to you, so I could see it in person!! I would also love to be there to see it fly!!!

Please keep posting, it inspires me! I hope you have someone there to take video of her on her next flight.


Keep it going, always look forward to your progress.

Mike
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