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P-38 Lightning Plan

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70 $70.00

Product ID: ZIR:P381

  • Scale: 2.25" - 1'
  • Wingspan: 114"
  • Length: 82"
  • Wing Area: 1625 sq/in
  • Weight: 38-42lbs
  • Power: 38cc-75cc gas

"Whistling death" and "Forked-Tail Devil" were two of the names applied to the P-38 by the opposition forces during WWII. 

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The giant scale P-38 Lighting plan set is 1/5.3 scale and consists of five large sheets that clearly illustrate all structure as well as showing installation of flaps and retracts. The P-38 Lighting plan shows the installation of Robart retracts, servos and generic 3 cu in engine and features three piece wing.  The basic structures use conventional “modeling” tools and materials such as balsa and plywood, and the techniques are straightforward; easily accomplished by anyone with previous model building experience. There are many online building threads at www.rcuniverse.com forums and www.rcscalebuilder.com  forums for Nick’s plans. Tech support is also available via email at www.ziroliplans.com or by phone 9:00 to 5:00 Mon - Fri EST 631-467-4765. The plan includes full-size templates for all the required parts allowing you to cut a complete “kit” before you start construction. If you don’t have the tools or time to cut your own kit Nick Ziroli Plans now carries laser cut wood kits for the P-38 Lighting plan. The plans have a separate instruction guide and building notes on the plans. If you choose gear or an engine not shown on the plans you should have them on hand when you start construction to make any changes needed for mounting. Nick Ziroli Plans recommends covering the airframe with 1 oz fiberglass cloth and ZAP Z-poxy finishing resin. Nick Ziroli Plans has building and scale accessories available for the P-38 Lighting. 

Plans Specifications:
  • Specifications: P-38 Lightning Plan
  • Scale: 1/5.3
  • Inches to the foot: 2.25" - 1'
  • Length: 82"
  • Weight: 38-42lbs
  • Wing loading: 54-60oz/sqft
  • Wing area: 1625 sq.in
  • Wing span: 114"
  • Wing incidence at root: +2 degrees
  • Stab incidence: +! degree
  • Dihedral: 2 9/16" under W7
  • Power: (2)38-75cc gas
  • Washout at wing tip: 2 to 3 degrees built in with jig
  • Aileron throws: 3/4" up, 1/2" down
  • Elevator throws: 1" up and 1" down
  • Rudder throws: 1.5" to right & 1.5" to left
  • Flap degrees down: 45
  • Cowl length: 9.5"
  • Cowl height front: 8"
  • Cowl height rear: 10"
  • Cowl width front:: 5"
  • Cowl width rear: 7.5"
  • Engine offset degrees: Right engine 3 right 0 down, Left engine 0 right 0 down
  • CG Location: 5 1/2" back from leading edge of the wing at side of center fuselage
  • Requires:
  • Ziroli cowls (2) nose (1)
  • Ziroli canopy: yes
  • Ziroli plastic accessories
  • Engine: (2) 38-75cc gas
  • Spinner: (2) 5" Spinner
  • Fuel tank:: (2) 24oz rectangle 
  • Wing Tube: 1.25" X 30"
  • Control Horns: (4) .5", (2) .75"
  • Hinges: (18) DUBRO# 257 LG flat hinges, (10) robart #350 door hinge
  • Covering: 1 oz fiberglass cloth & epoxy resin
  • Retracts Main
  • Retracts nose
  • Retract Air Kit
  • Wheels Main: (2) 6"
  • Wheel nose: 4.5"
  • Radio channels: 6 or more
  • Servos: Flaps (4) 120+oz MGBB, Ailerons (2)90+oz BB, Elevators (2)90+oz BB, Rudder (2)90+oz BB, (1)70+oz BB nose wheel, Gear (1)50oz, Throttles (2)50oz BB
             MG-metal gear BB-ball bearing