P-38 Lightning from FlightLine RC

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The legendary P-38 “Lightning” revolutionized aviation history in World War II. Designed by a skilled team of engineers led by Clarence Johnson and Hal Hibbard, the P-38 was the only American fighter that was continually produced from before Pearl Harbor in 1941 to after the Japanese surrender in 1945. Over 9,900 P-38s were built, 3,810 of which were the superior P-38L variant. Revered by its foes as the “fork tailed devil”, the P-38 excelled as a fighter, interceptor, reconnaissance platform, long range escort, and as a ground attack aircraft. The aircraft also famously shot down Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto’s aircraft during “Operation Vengeance” on April 18, 1943.

FlightLine’s P-38 represents the pinnacle of engineering for a foam electric P-38. It is the largest mass-produced foam electric P-38 in the world, with a high level of quality and scale fidelity. We know our customers have been waiting for a large P-38 with good size, clean wiring, and scale lines. The wait is over, it’s here!

The Flightline P-38 was designed for easy operation. Its outer wings disassemble with four screws for convenient transportation and allowing the aircraft to sit on all three wheels without the outer wings attached. FlightLine’s P-38 Lightning features durable electronic retractable landing gear, five sequenced servo driven landing gear doors, day-bright LEDs, machine gun details, plastic nose cone and cowls, four flaps, accurate canopy and nacelle shape, and many other scale details. Each rudder is directly controlled by its own servo. The cockpit layout accommodates a wide range of 4S 14.8v Li-Po batteries with ample space for electronics. To ensure a high degree of structural rigidity, the entire model was designed around a special framework of carbon rods and reinforcement points. This framework strengthens the aircraft during high speed maneuvers, while still providing a gentle and forgiving flying behavior.

The stock PNP version is equipped with two 3748 brushless outrunner motors and two 12x7 3-blade counter-rotating propellers for the perfect scale appearance. With the recommended 4S 14.8v 5000mAh (one battery per side or a single battery with your series adapter), the P-38 boasts sufficient power for large consecutive loops and a level top speed of 81mph. An optional “Upgrade Kit” can be purchased separately to obtain a level top speed of 94mph; click the Upgrades tab above. For your convenience, a striking "Bobcat II" livery is professionally pre-applied at the factory. Additional decal sets are available for purchase for pilots wanting to refinish and customize their aircraft with other liveries.

Features:

  • NEW! "Bobcat II" decals pre-applied at the factory
  • Model officially licensed by Lockheed Martin
  • Scale profile, accurate wing diherdral, and precisely modeled overall aircraft proportions
  • Removable outer wings for easy transport
  • Scale three blade propeller achieves 81 mph and vertical climbing capability
  • Four different decal sets included inside the box for you to choose from
  • Day-bright LEDs
  • Large cabin space for easy placement of the battery and radio equipment
  • Improved spinner and propeller mounting design to enable better balance
  • Durable Electric retractable landing gear with metal trunions and 4mm steel wire struts
  • Sequenced plastic gear doors for realistic operation
  • Tall foam rubber wheels for optimal handling on paved surfaces and short, evenly cut grass fields

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Where to buy

Netherlands
Motion RC B.V.
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Ship to: Europe
USA
Motion RC LLC
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Ship to: USA

Wingspan: 1600mm (63 in)
Length: 1168mm (46 in)

Weight: 3150 g (6.9 lbs)

Wingspan

1600mm / 63in

Length

1168mm / 46in

Weight (w/o battery)

3150g / 111oz

CG (Center of Gravity)

65-70mm from the leading edge of the wing at the root

Power System

  • 3748-600Kv Brushless Outrunner Motor (Stock scale power system)
  • 3648-880Kv Brushless Outrunner Motor (Optional sport power system)

Electronic Speed Control

60A Brushless with XT60 connector

Propeller / EDF

12x7 3 Blade Propeller / 12x8 2 Blade Propeller High Performance Version (optional)

Servos

  • 9g plastic gear standard with 300mm lead: nose gear door
  • 9g hybrid gear reverse with 300mm lead: nose gear steering
  • 9g hybrid gear reverse with 100mm lead: right outboard flap
  • 9g hybrid gear reverse with 200mm lead: right inboard flap
  • 9g hybrid gear standard with 100mm lead: left outboard flap, left rudder, right rudder
  • 9g hybrid gear standard with 200mm lead: left inboard flap, left aileron, right aileron
  • 9g plastic gear standard reverse with 400mm lead: left gear door
  • 9g plastic gear standard with 400mm lead: right gear door
  • 17g metal gear standard with 300mm lead: elevator

Landing Gear

Electric retracts with metal trunnions

Required Battery

Two 4 Cell 14.8v 2500mAh to 3000mAh batteries with XT60 connector, or One 4 Cell 14.8v 5000mAh battery with XT60 connector (will require an EC5-to-two-XT60-connector adapter)

Variants

FLW3012P
P-38 Lightning (Khaki)
FLW3011P
P-38 Lightning (Silver Red)
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