Author Topic: Lockheed P-38 Lightning Ideas and Inspiration  (Read 22968 times)

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Re: Lockheed P-38 Lightning Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #30 on: July 08, 2012, 02:57:16 AM »
Hi Kit, you made it --- nice to see you here.

Anyway, what if you took the wings from a U2, join them together then graft all the P-38 nacelles onto it -- or even use parts from the XP-58 Chain Lightning
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Re: Lockheed P-38 Lightning Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #31 on: July 08, 2012, 03:25:53 AM »

On the other hand....  ;)

You could change the taper ouboard of the engines, and it wouldn't look too bad perhaps.

I think that would be the best way.  Cut off the existing wings at the outside edge of the nacelles/booms and then fit all new longer wings.

BTW, great to have you here and thanks for Tophe for helping out...I guess the right bait was the long span wings...
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Re: Lockheed P-38 Lightning Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #32 on: July 08, 2012, 03:27:49 AM »
Moving away form the long span P-38 for a bit, here is something different I did:

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Re: Lockheed P-38 Lightning Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #33 on: July 08, 2012, 07:43:22 AM »
I guess the right bait was the long span wings...

Greg,

Could well be right there.  :)

Robert,

The U-2 wing idea may work, yes. I'd need to check some plastic to see if it would for real. Sadly I don't have an unbuilr P-38 in The Loft.

LOADS of U-2s of course........  :)
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Re: Lockheed P-38 Lightning Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #34 on: July 08, 2012, 07:50:37 AM »
Moving away form the long span P-38 for a bit, here is something different I did:




I think all you need to do is lose the side radiator pods and you got it Greg    :)

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Re: Lockheed P-38 Lightning Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #35 on: July 08, 2012, 10:16:59 AM »
Which radials?   These look a lot better than the F6F cowlings someone used a number of years back.   
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Re: Lockheed P-38 Lightning Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #36 on: July 08, 2012, 10:46:08 AM »
Moving away form the long span P-38 for a bit, here is something different I did:




I think all you need to do is lose the side radiator pods and you got it Greg    :)

Thin them but not eliminate them.  You still need provisions for the oil coolers and the turbocharger intercoolers.

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Re: Lockheed P-38 Lightning Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #37 on: July 26, 2012, 11:34:46 PM »
One with jets......   ;)


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Re: Lockheed P-38 Lightning Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #38 on: July 26, 2012, 11:53:16 PM »
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Re: Lockheed P-38 Lightning Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #39 on: July 27, 2012, 01:34:25 AM »
nice idea :)  Can we have another pic from a better angle ?

How about doing another one with the booms more inboard - coming off the tops of the engine pods ?

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Re: Lockheed P-38 Lightning Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #40 on: July 27, 2012, 03:52:54 AM »
 :)
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Re: Lockheed P-38 Lightning Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #41 on: July 27, 2012, 07:16:22 AM »
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Re: Lockheed P-38 Lightning Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #42 on: July 27, 2012, 08:33:39 PM »
nice idea :)  Can we have another pic from a better angle ?



Here you go.


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Re: Lockheed P-38 Lightning Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #43 on: July 28, 2012, 03:31:41 AM »
Which radials?   These look a lot better than the F6F cowlings someone used a number of years back.   

Oops...my bad for not answering earlier!!!  :(

They are actually Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp radial...from a XF4U-1
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Re: Lockheed P-38 Lightning Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #44 on: July 28, 2012, 07:53:06 AM »
No worries.   Thanks.   :)
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