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 Post subject: P-38 replica
PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:41 am 
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Not sure who took these, will remove if requested, but these have been going around the e-mail circuit, 2/3 P-38 replica in Texas

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That's cool! :D 2/3 or full size, that must be a big undertaking.

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OH WOW........ someone get some more pics and info on that!!! Curious to what engine he is using.

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Very cool!

I thought this looked familiar..it was here on WIX a few years ago....

http://warbirdinformationexchange.org/p ... ht=replica

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How do they keep the engines cool without radiators on the tailbooms? :wink:


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Looks pretty neat! I think I would have made dummy radiator scoops though. ;)

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How do they keep the engines cool without radiators on the tailbooms? :wink:


Would be nice to see some dummy examples on there to add to the authenticity. The rest of the aircraft looks quite realistic and proportioned. Cant wait to see what scheme will be on it.

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in Santa Maria at one of the fly-ins they had way back when (20+ years ago) I don't know if it was the same plane as I recall the one I saw was a 1/2 scale and had to automotive v6 engines powering it. It looked pretty good from a distance but up close it was a bit too small for me. it seemed to fly pretty well. I wonder if its the same plane?


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Ztex wrote:
Very cool!

I thought this looked familiar..it was here on WIX a few years ago....

http://warbirdinformationexchange.org/p ... ht=replica


Two different aircraft.

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sweet - FAA search shows an owner in San Angelo TX - wonder if he is booking air shows?? :D

and I agree - the tail scoops would be a nice touch, but again, to have the plane period would be cool!

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It's good to see that it has flown. I met the builder and his a couple of years ago and at the time it was ready for taxi test. It is 100% scratch built, and is powered by two air cooled engines. I think it has IO-360s but I may not be remembering that correctly. His wife told me at the time that after spending 20 years building it, that his health probably would not allow him to fly it, and she doubted he would ever let anyone else fly it either. I hope he was able to be the one that did.


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262crew wrote:
Ztex wrote:
Very cool!

I thought this looked familiar..it was here on WIX a few years ago....

http://warbirdinformationexchange.org/p ... ht=replica


Two different aircraft.


So are you saying it's THREE different aircraft? Or is the one in the linked story this one?

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Ztex wrote:
262crew wrote:
Ztex wrote:
Very cool!

I thought this looked familiar..it was here on WIX a few years ago....

http://warbirdinformationexchange.org/p ... ht=replica


Two different aircraft.


So are you saying it's THREE different aircraft? Or is the one in the linked story this one?


First one from original post.


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FAA REGISTRY
N-Number Inquiry Results

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N38PJ is Assigned

Data Updated each Federal Working Day at Midnight





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Aircraft Description

Serial Number P38-1 Type Registration Co-Owned
Manufacturer Name OHARA JAMES C Certificate Issue Date 08/26/2002
Model P-38 Status Valid
Type Aircraft Fixed Wing Multi-Engine Type Engine Reciprocating
Pending Number Change None Dealer No
Date Change Authorized None Mode S Code 51055077
MFR Year None Fractional Owner NO

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Registered Owner

Name OHARA JAMES C
Street 3106 OAK MOUNTAIN TRL

City SAN ANGELO State TEXAS
County TOM GREEN Zip Code 76904-7425
Country UNITED STATES

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Airworthiness

Engine Manufacturer Unknown Classification Unknown
Engine Model Unknown Category None
A/W Date None

And the one you posted a link to.


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FAA REGISTRY
N-Number Inquiry Results

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N238P is Assigned

Data Updated each Federal Working Day at Midnight





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Aircraft Description

Serial Number 003 Type Registration Corporation
Manufacturer Name TREADWELL WALTER L Certificate Issue Date 02/18/2004
Model .55 SCALE P38 Status Valid
Type Aircraft Fixed Wing Single-Engine Type Engine Reciprocating
Pending Number Change None Dealer No
Date Change Authorized None Mode S Code 50423575
MFR Year 1997 Fractional Owner NO

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Registered Owner

Name SANTA MARIA MUSEUM OF FLIGHT
Street 3015 AIRPARK DR

City SANTA MARIA State CALIFORNIA
County SANTA BARBARA Zip Code 93455-1821
Country UNITED STATES

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Airworthiness

Engine Manufacturer AMA/EXPR Classification Experimental
Engine Model UNKNOWN ENG Category Amateur Built
A/W Date 02/22/1997

The first one is a 1/2 scale and the one you posted about is 2/3 scale.

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you can hardly tell the scale difference from an original one!! that would definetely be an air show stopper!!

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years of hard work, sure looks GREAT. really cool plane!


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