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  Home » RC Airplanes » Warbirds » p38-lightning-52

  P-38 Lightning 52 90" Nitro Twin Gas Engine Radio Remote Control
Regular Price: $799.00
Sale Price: $248.88
Availability: In Back Order.

90.0" wingspan, 67.0" long, 1085.0 sq. in. wing area, 12 lb. flying weight. Amazing detail, the art of the P-38 model airplane brought to a new level. All Laser Cut Balsa/Plywood construction. Comes with fuel tanks, landing gears, screws and hardware. The mass balances on the elevator are faithfully reproduced. The aircraft is very high quality, high detail, right down to the gun sights. While a great deal of work has been done (about 90% done), there is still a little assembly for you to do. Included is also a illustrated instruction manual. Flight performance is very good with the .52 engines that we recommend and the plane is easy to fly. Landings are slow and soft.  Five channels are required: (11 servos).

Key Features:

  • Top quality balsa and plywood construction
  • All wood constructions with fiberglass parts
  • Trimmed and painted cowling by fuel proof paint
  • Pre-hinged flaps for smoother landing
  • Hand iron-on color covering
  • Comes with all hardware and accessories


  • Wingspan: 90 in / 2300mm
  • Wing Area: 1085 sq in / 70sq dm
  • Length: 71 in (180.3 cm)
  • Flying Weight (advertised): 12 lb / 5500g
  • Flying Weight: (actual) 12.5 lb
  • Channels: 5 total - Elevator, Aileron, Rudder, Throttle, Flaps

(2) .52 (2-stroke); .60 (4-stroke)
Engine Recommended: (2) O.S. FS-70 II Surpass
Radio Recommended: JR 6102 Transmitter w/ JR R700 7 Channel FM Slimline Rx
Servos Required: (11) JR DS811 - Elevator (2), Aileron (2), Rudder (3), Throttle (2), Flaps (2)

Items Needed To Complete

  • 5 Channel Radio w/ 11 Standard High-Torque Servos
  • Two .46 - .52 2-stroke or Two .60 - .70 4-Stroke Glow Engines
  • Eight 24" Servo Extensions (* See Note)
  • Two 36" Servo Extensions (* See Note)
  • Six "Y" Cords (* See Note)
  • 2 Spinners (2 1/2")
  • Fuel Line
  • CA Glue
  • 30-min Epoxy
  • Various Standard Shop Tools

*Note: The P-38 lends itself nicely to a 2 Receiver configuration. This would eliminate many of the required "Y" Cords and Extensions.


Please click here to download the manual.

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