P-38 Ligthning from VQ Model

Details

 Features:

  • All Balsa and lite-ply construction
  • Fully covered in weathered detail
  • Fiberglass cowling
  • Reinstalled painted pilot
  • Control surfaces pre-hinged and installed
  • Three piece wing with Aluminium Wing Joiner
  • Three piece fuselage with left fuselage and right fuselage by Balsa and main fuselage by Fiberglass
  • Turbo superchargers: ABS vacuumed
  • Ailerons and fowler flaps ready. All mechanism for flaps already instaled at the factory.

 Includes:

  • Assembly instructions with stage photos
  • Tail wheel assembly
  • Fiberglass cowling
  • Painted pilot
  • Wheels and gear door
  • Engine mounts
  • Fuel tank
  • Aluminium wing joiner
  • Decals and all hardware


Option :
E-Retracts with struts: VQ-ARE18S

Pictures

Manual


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Lockheed P-38 Lightning


Lockheed P-38 Lightning

The Lockheed P-38 Lightning is an American single-seat, twin piston-engined fighter aircraft that was used during World War II. Developed for the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) by the Lockheed Corporation, the P-38 incorporated a distinctive twin-boom design with a central nacelle containing the cockpit and armament. Along with its use as a general fighter, the P-38 was used in various aerial combat roles, including as a highly effective fighter-bomber, a night fighter, and a long-range escort fighter when equipped with drop tanks. The P-38 was also used as a bomber-pathfinder, guiding streams of medium and heavy bombers, or even other P-38s equipped with bombs, to their targets. Used in the aerial reconnaissance role, the P-38 accounted for 90 percent of American aerial film captured over Europe. Although it was not designated a heavy fighter or a bomber destroyer by the USAAC, the P-38 filled those roles and more; unlike German heavy fighters crewed by two or three airmen, the P-38 with its lone pilot was nimble enough to compete with single-engine fighters.

The P-38 was used most successfully in the Pacific and the China-Burma-India Theaters of Operations as the aircraft of America's top aces, Richard Bong (40 victories), Thomas McGuire (38 victories), and Charles H. MacDonald (27 victories). In the South West Pacific theater, the P-38 was the primary long-range fighter of United States Army Air Forces until the introduction of large numbers of P-51D Mustangs toward the end of the war. Unusual for an early-war fighter design, both engines were supplemented by turbosuperchargers, making it one of the earliest Allied fighters capable of performing well at high altitudes. The turbosuperchargers also muffled the exhaust, making the P-38's operation relatively quiet. The Lightning was extremely forgiving in flight and could be mishandled in many ways, but the initial rate of roll in early versions was low relative to other contemporary fighters; this was addressed in later variants with the introduction of hydraulically boosted ailerons. The P-38 was the only American fighter aircraft in large-scale production throughout American involvement in the war, from the Attack on Pearl Harbor to Victory over Japan Day.



This article is an extract from the Wikipedia article "Lockheed P-38 Lightning", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0

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Wingspan: 2100mm (82.7 in)
Length: 1460mm (57.5 in)

Weight: 7000 g (15.4 lbs)

Wingspan:  2100 mm (82.6 in.)
Fuselage Lenght:  1460mm (57.4 in.)
Weight ( ready to fly):  6,5 - 7,2kg
Engine:  46-52 (2 stroke) / 62-70 (4 stroke)  ( x2) 
Radio:  9channesl with 12 servos 
Eletric Motor:  oost 50  
Battery:  Lipo 14,8V- 4500 mAh  ( x2) 

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