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FlightLine P-38L Lightning "Allied Green" 1600mm (63") Wingspan - PNP

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FlightLine P-38L Lightning "Allied Green" 1600mm (63") Wingspan - PNP - FLW3012P

Lockheed Martin Officially Licensed Product

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.

The “Allied Green” scheme includes four decal sets from various squadrons in Europe and other theaters. Choose which decal set you want to apply to make your P-38 unique among your friends! The decals are "peel and stick", made with a very thin adhesive vinyl which is easy to apply and does not require water.

  Visit the Official FlightLine P-38 Discussion Thread on HobbySquawk.com for additional photos, videos, reviews, and customer Q&A.

Features:

  • 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

Includes:

  • FlightLine P-38L Lightning "Allied Green" 1600mm (63") Wingspan - (PNP)
  • Motor, ESC, servos and retracts pre-installed

Requires:

Optional:

  • An optional “High Power Upgrade Set” can be purchased separately to obtain speeds of 94mph+. The Upgrade Set includes two 3648 motors, two 12x8 2-blade counter-rotating propellers, and two 2-blade spinners. Click the Upgrades Tab above for more details.

Product Specifications:

AGE LEVEL : 14 and up
SKILL LEVEL : Intermediate
BUILD TIME : 3+ Hours

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 standard with 300mm lead: nose gear door
9g metal gear reverse with 300mm lead: nose gear steering, right outboard flap, right inboard flap
9g metal gear standard with 300mm lead: left outboard flap, left inboard flap, left aileron, right aileron
9g standard reverse with 550mm lead: left gear door
9g standard with 550mm lead: right gear door
17g metal gear standard with 300mm lead: elevator
9g metal gear standard with 100mm lead: left rudder, right rudder

Landing GearElectric retracts with metal trunions

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

Required Radio

6+ Channel 2.4GHz

AileronsYes

Elevator

Yes

RudderYes

Flaps

Yes

Lights

Yes

Hinge Type

Nylon and foam hinges

MaterialEPO Foam
Skill LevelIntermediate
Build Time3-4 Hours
Recommended EnvironmentOutdoor, minimum 200 foot runway, pavement recommended, less than 1" tall smooth grass

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NOTE: Questions submitted on this page are answered by customers who have previously purchased this item. If you have a support related question that requires immediate assistance, please visit our Help Center.

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  • Feb 6, 2017 - There has been some confusion in the forums regarding the twin ESC wiring setup for this model. Extensive testing has been done in direct partnership with the ESC manufacturer, culminating in hundreds of successful flights without the need for removing any of the power (red) wires from one of the ESCs BEC. Both ESCs Y-harnessed together are plugged into the receiver's single throttle channel without the need for ANY red wires being removed.

 

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02/02/2019
RICK R.
United Kingdom

Flightline P38-L

Received very quick as normal for Motion rc Europe on opening the box and removing the plane well what can I say I have been flying planes for over 18 years but the detail on this plane was the best I have seen yet . flying wise I fitted uprated landing gear and she fly's on rails think I need to get another one when I have some more cash

KB
01/12/2019
Keith Bettencourt
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Beyond Expectations

This is my first "upscale" foamie and I'm blown away by the quality and technology.

KJ
01/07/2019
Ken J.
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Recieved P38L

Nice plane, been a avid builder for 35 years. My wife bought me this P38 for Christmas. Plane came in good time and was kept updated as it was coming. Out of the box everything looked great. Plane was well packed. Did not have any damage at all. Everything fit together very good with no problems. All of the leads and wiring is straight forward and all worked properly and the way it should when I tried it the first time. Only fault was when installing the servo rods to the control surfaces the two left over for the ailerons were too short. I just made up some new ones. I added the upgraded suspension oleo's, very easy to do and should be great for our grass fields here.. I did spend alot of time detailing the plane with gun fire burns, panel line weathering, and weathering to the canopy and leading edges. Great looking plane and designed very well. As a long time builder I give it two thumbs up but I still love building. I would recommend this plane to anyone. Looking forward to flying it when the snow is gone. Regards Uncle Kracker

TN
12/21/2018
Tim N.
United States
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Been waiting for a replacement part.

So far the only thing I can review is the assembly. Will have to do another for flight review. I can say customer service is great and helpful.

KJ
12/15/2018
Ken J.
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Recieved P38L

Recieved the airplane. Took about 10 days to arrive. The people at Motion were awesome to deal with. Very helpful band had answers to all of my questions. The plane arrived packaged very well. The plane looks great and everything is there and free of damage. Have not done any assembly as of yet but will do another update. Again thanks Motion RC.

M
11/09/2018
Mike
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Awesome P-38, but still needed some modifications

Love this P-38 went together well and flies very well. Main modification was to change out main power wiring. Put both ESC in parallel and added a BEC. Disconnected red 5v lead from ESC’s. Added upgraded gear.

MW
11/01/2018
Michael W.
United States
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FlightLine RC P-38L Lightning "Allied Green" 1600mm (63") Wingspan - PNP

This product was beyond my expectations. This was the absolute most detailed foam model I have ever owned. They way they reinforce it with wood, fiberglass, carbon fiber, and plastic in all the right places internally and externally is amazing. quality is top notch. I wish the instructions received were better but the online video really helped with the assembly the most.

MT
10/28/2018
Mikeal T.
United States

Flightline P-38

Hardly any trimming and the instructions were dead on with servo throws... Super stable in flight and would strongly state buy the Landing gear upgrade.... Video of the the installation is on You Tube....

SS
10/24/2018
Stephen S.
United States
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P 38

Love it Very nice flying plane

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