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06-03-2006, 04:50 PM
So what does everyone think of the little beast.... Yes i will when i get out west ill see waht i can do for making up a few short kits fuses togeather adn you will have to assemble the rest basicly or i can do the hole thing if you so wish let me know i will keep in touch on here very often.. if not you can email me at email@example.com if you ever need to get ahold of me..
06-03-2006, 05:03 PM
What engine choices ?
Fixed gears or retracts ?
Give us general specs and i am sure you will have buyers for it...Looks cool though..
06-04-2006, 12:24 AM
What engine choices ? cva .15 OSFX Honestly id problay use nextime osfx.25
Fixed gears or retracts ? i would not use any. belly land hand launch.
Wingspan ? this one is 52 but 10% model will be 57.2"
Length ? 33" scale 10% model will be 36.3"
Weigth? this one is 5lbs new model should be only 6 lbs
i realy dont want to sell alot to be honest its a lot of work for the money. i would make it only for the true builder that would love this plane .. havent even thaugt on the price yet.. i just want everyone to have the same fun i am having in the finished product. flys great and i belive with the 2 osfx .25 engins and 6 ounce tanks the plane would fly great.. would have to see how good with 10% then next step would be retracts.. it already has Alirons, elavator rudder and throttle.. it will do Knife edeges but not hold them not enough power in it with the 2 CVAs
02-22-2011, 07:43 PM
hello good am
do you still build the p38 im intrested thanks godspeed
03-07-2011, 08:56 AM
looks good, I built a 80 inch P38 many years ago, started life with 2 .40's and fixed gear, but I pulled them out and put two .46's and spring air retracts.
how does it perform with one engine out?
03-07-2011, 02:33 PM
This is an old thread. (Alex 'Midair's son is now 4yrs old and in training)
I know Alex is the best combat pilot I have ever flown against. No one will disagree. He brought his son to last years Onslaught. (I'm scared already !:eek:)
Here is the story on Alex's P-38:
-a masterpiece of coro construction. With two screaming OS.15CVA's it flew nicely, but had to haul allot of nose weight.
-A disadvantage flying against .25 single engined fighters.
-It was the reason we allow twin .25s.
-the awesome JohnnyG Mosquito has proved how twins can compete.
-Alex 'Midair' is working on electrics, to compete with our OSFX.25s.
Like I told you over the phone...Join your closest club.
You cannot fly Combat on your own.
These are not 'ParkFlyers' ! ! !
It was an engine out that doomed Alex's P-38. With no rudder control, at half throttle. Spin In. (He throttled up)
I have a job that will take me delivering our fresh beer, anywhere.
If you have an LCBO near you, I will eventually get there !
And it will be great to fly with all of you.:D
$75 for Maac....
Priceless ! ! !
Unabashed Combat Team
03-13-2011, 07:14 AM
I doubt you will be at a LCBO near me, but your welcome to come fly with us if you find yourself in Dryden.
06-30-2011, 05:19 PM
Thanks for the break down on a old project brings back memories. I am still in prosses of building again in electric. However my new job is keeping me bussy and trying to find time with a 3.5 year old well u know.. i hope my son will be interested in flying that way i can use most of my time to build and fly. Here comes the crazy duo.. Lexton and Midair..... See you guys in the sky some time..
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