This large scale, crash resistant EPO warbird has a wingpsan of 55inches (1.4m) and comes with working retracts and functional front steering wheel!There is no need to be worried about flying a large scale warbird anymore as it's a pussy-cat in the air and easily fly's in most park's. Included is 10 servos, 3 blade propeller, and a large high quality DST 1150 series outrunner. This model will arrive 95% assembled, leaving only the tail pieces and wing to be glued into place. Assembly time is around 1 hour. Spec.Length: 1015mm WingSpan: 1400mm Propeller: 2 x 3 blade (included)Weight: 1150gMotor: 2 x DST 1150 Brushless outrunner (included)ESC: 2 x 30A (included)Battery: 11.1v 2200~2600mah 3S1P (not included) Servos: 10 x 9g units (included)Battery compartment: 110x40x32mm Required;5ch Tx & Rx (aileron/elevator/rudder/throttle/gear)11.1v 2200~2600mAh 3S1P Lipo
PRODUCT ID: 239000001
Spare Prop Fix. Hi all I have managed to retro fit Master Airscrew 9*6 3 blades into the original spinner. Check out the photos in this section. All you need is a prop, some heatshrink (5 mm dia) and the back shell from the original propeller mounts. See Photos
Think you will be hard pushed to get a 4s in the compartment.A good 3s should be enough,as the airframe has its limitations.It is however a lovely model to fly,and comes in very well.The Durafly Vampire flies very similar..but faster.
I agree with Hobo and Michael, Though having said that, my motors were binding up a bit at first.
1. I placed a few washers behind the rear nut, so that if I had prop strikes (from the **** LG) the props and spinners didnt push back against the cowl.
2. I took out a shim from each motor at the rear of the shaft (take the circlip off and remove one shim)
3. I found the clearance in the middle of the ply mounts wasnt enough and had glue in the hole, so I drilled them slightly bigger and cleaned them up
All these Greatly improved my flight times and was regularly getting 9 minutes of Mixed flying, ie some simple cruising about with nice slow looooow passes and some super hot low passes too... Both of which look absolutely fantastic with this model!
Alas, mine had a Dirt Nap... Hopefully to be repaired and fly again when HK get off their backsides and get replacement props in stock!
oui, j'aimerai aussi avoir des piè*ces de remplacement, comme canopy et propelers par exemple, car j'ai é*crasé* le miens sur un rase motte sur le dos et la batterie est sortie de son compartiment et dé*connecté* mon avion s'est é*crasé*!
Completely removed mine in the end.Trying to replace them is a real pain! Suggest strengthen retract covers & Glue them closed.I know it doesnt really answer your question about replacements, but you may wish to consider the "belly landing" option.
There is a set of air retracts that work very well for this plane on this site for $67 #OR025-00503 but I will warn you the stock mounts are no good, so you have to cut away allot of foam and cut-out and install 1/8" model plywood plates that will fit the new retracts, or the stock plastic/foam mounts will crush together and squish the foam untill they are so loose they will not function anymore. If you are an experienced modeler you will not have much trouble, as there is allot of room in the wheel wells. The electric retracts work well, and are easier to install (still need new plywood mount) but they are not as strong and heavier.
GOSTARIA DE SABER SE ALGUÉ*M TEM O MANUALUAL EM PORTUGUÊ*S.
E PORQUE O MOTOR DIREITO DO MEU P-38TA ENTRANDO EM MOVIMENTO PRIMEIRO QUE O SEGUNDO,SO DEPOIS DE 20% DE ACELERAÇ*Ã*O QUE O ESQUERDO COMEÇ*A A FUNCIONAR ,
WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF SOMEONE HAS THE PORTUGUESE IN MANUALUAL.
AND BECAUSE OF MY RIGHT ENGINE P-38TA FIRST ENTERING THE SECOND MOVEMENT, SO AFTER 20% OF THE LEFT THROTTLE STARTS WORK.
Set these up on a 40A esc with 8x6 props ( tri blade ) but works equally well on standard 2 blade props either on slow fly 8x6 or 9x6 blades, upgrade the lipo from 3s to 4s... It completely transforms this bird. Also use velcro on all hatches as this baby will really shift on this s
I think this model really great. First But I wanted to ask whether the model any weakening or so, or something is very unstable?
Second On the picture it looks like this model would be one piece or you can remove the airfoil with 1.40 m span because it fits so well into the car matrimonial not so, or?
Forget the stock motors with the soft skinny shafts. They are too small and if you test them with the stock props on a watt meter they pull way too much current and will melt the motor mount back plate and or burn-up. Time to upgrade to stronger cooler running motors that will improve performance and last. If you are interested, read the motor upgrade answer I wrote for another P-38 owner above. Good luck!
Excellent flying aircraft, very smooth flying and as long as you are competent in flying a intermediate plane you will be able to fly this one too.
Just do not slow it down alot on landing until you are comfortable in it's stall character.
spare parts would come from a kit version of this plane. Most of these foam ARFs and RTFs won't have parts list like Horizon Hobby (parkzone/eflight/hangar9). Some of the manufactures do sell parts, but I haven't seen very many consistently stocked in the 10 years I've been importing from Asia.
This is a Hobby King exclusive. Being a boxed kit from China doesn't excuse them for not having parts. If they are the ones making the plane then they should have parts. If Great Planes sold a plane with out parts there would be hell to pay, yet here this company sits with a ***r customer service history and they are not backing their own product up with parts!? Why do people buy anything from them except batteries?
this motor maybe you can´*t find them. so you can try use this towerpro motor (first check the power is not least of 100W), for example try this PRODUCT ID: TP2409_12T or PRODUCT ID: TP2409-18. i´*m use this because my p-38 with stock motor was overheat and mealt the EPO.
Not yet, it looks to be a 9X5 or 9x6, I am wondering if the props for the B-25 and the Mosquito are the same type but I think those are 10x5, if you can't find them here Banana hobbies stocks the P-38 prop, you may have to call them if the website shows them out of stock.
Take the cowlings off and check the little grub screw on each motor mount.You should see that if these are overtightened it affects the free running of the motors..try this first.
Use a little Loctite,then set the screws so they just bite and centralise the motors.Check both motors spin evenly with the least drag.You will notice the more you tighten the harder the motor is to turn.
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Good luck. My pal just cancelled a B-25 after waiting over 7 weeks for it to ship even though it is shown as "in stock".
I have to say this airplane is really fantastic. Only need to review the landing gear and servos.
You can see how it flight in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkraPwUcxI8&feature=p layer_embedded
Just received my P-38 Lightning last week but I did not open the box and have a look at it until yesterday.It was very well packed and no shipping damage at all. when looking at the instruction book I noticed they were assembeling the airframe parts with RTV SILICONE adhesive, is that a good choice? I also notoced that each wing had a tube type wing spar, should there be a spar joiner for that, or is it not required? Both my motors were loose in the motor mount, but that was a good thing as i had to use locktite on the grub screws and tighten them.
i noticed alot of goofy stuff with mine when it came out of the box i reccommend that you check anything that was glued or screwed before you fly it that way you know you touched it. also as far as the gear goes i would say order a cheap set of metal retracts and change the stock plastic lockers to the metal it will save you alot of heartache
After weighing my options - $12 more to order the in-stock item from China vs. perpetual backorder at the U.S. warehouse - I decided to order from China and at least get my hopefully awesome plane in a couple of weeks at the risk of shipping damage. I'll update after arrival.
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I gave 4 stars because the canopy was smashed. I had to add weight to the nose, plane was tail heavy. Once trimmed out the plane flies nice. One thing you have to watch for that some trim fixed was one motor has more power than the other...I fly on a old horse racing track in AZ. We keep it swept off and pretty good for a airstrip but had to lock and block the retracts down in order to taxi and land, just not strong enough. GOOD BUY...
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For the money, this plane rocks. It has an impressive wingspan, great scale look, and good components. It flies like a trainer. The dual motors sound very cool! It needs to be carefully inspected before the first flight (motors mounts and landing gear especially). I just ordered my second one! On my first P-38, I moved the front landing gear servos out of the nose, into the center bay of the plane. This works great and allows easy adjustment.
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Great flying and looking model. Looks like my initial review of the issues with the crappy retracts retracts, peeling paint, bad factory glue job and wobbly motor mount issues was pulled by hobbyking. Unfortunate that HK choose to hide from the light of truth instead of using the information to make the supplier build a better model regardless of the lower price. Would buy if you have spare replacement mech retracts & dont mind lots of rework.
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HK, SPARE PARTS!!!!
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hi! I'm looking for propeller replacement but i can't see spare parts for this model! I think this is a fantastic model, but HK must will have spare parts for it.
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Aspecto fabuloso, vuela bien, tren muy delicado. Para pista de asfalto funciona. Las puertitas del tren vienen mal pegadas, rueditas horribles. Poco lugar para poner la pila. CG hacia la cola. Motores mal montados. No se desmonta para transporte y mide 1.4m envergadura. Enchufar los servos es complicado, son del largo justo-tirante. Problemas para coordinar los servos. servos baja calidad. Timones debiles. Si hubieran mejorado el tren, los motores, servos y extenciones de servos 5cm largas, seria un avion exelente.