Lockheed P-38 Lightning oz10029


Lockheed P-38 Lightning - plan thumbnail image

Lockheed P-38 Lightning - completed model photo

Submitted to Outerzone: 29/04/2018
Outerzone planID: oz10029 | Filesize: 539KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: MikeHalbrook


About this Plan

Lockheed P-38 Lightning. Profile model for control line.

Note this kit did not come will a full plan as such, more of an illustrated assembly instruction sheet.

Quote: "I scanned all the wood parts when I removed them from the diecut sheets. The files are large, and will need some processing, but this should be enough information to build this model. Mine was completed and flies quite well.

I deviated from the plans slightly on this model. The plans have you build the model with the front line as the 'up' line. Most control line models the rear line is the 'up' line. Part of why I did this is the elevator on a P-38 is not visible from the centre of the circle. I used an all wire pushrod with a threaded clevis at the elevator to be able to adjust the centre position of the elevator. I used a nylon bellcrank and used small diameter wires for the leadouts from the bellcrank to the wingtip. I remade the landing gear wires with longer shafts for the wheels so I could retain the wheels with wheel collars. I enlarged the three view of the plan to make patterns for the canopy. The model flies well, and will continue to fly regardless of which engine quits first."

Direct submission to Outerzone.

Supplementary files

Scan of parts. 6 pages, complete (includes decal sheet).


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oz10029 datafile

Lockheed P-38 Lightning  
from Sterling (ref:S-14)
24in span
Tags: IC C/L Multi
all formers complete :)



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User comments

Model photo and more pics 003-005 came from Mike Halbrook.
Mary - 22/05/2018
Here are two images for the plan [more pics 007, 008]. Most c/l models flown counter clockwise do slightly better with the front leadout up.
EdShearer - 22/05/2018
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