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 on: Yesterday at 05:32:01 PM 
Started by Robert Storick - Last post by Howard Rush
All the telephone lines are down.

 on: Yesterday at 05:30:22 PM 
Started by Robert Storick - Last post by Robert Storick
The Moon's and Bill Ruthford, Al Rabe,Chris Ragotti?

 on: Yesterday at 05:29:45 PM 
Started by EddyR - Last post by EddyR
   Where do you guys fly in the Dallas FW area on weekends.
I am leaving for Sana Fe NM  this Sunday and then back to Dallas to visit family on june 10th.
 Then back to North Carolina on June 15th

 on: Yesterday at 05:26:17 PM 
Started by Charles Carter - Last post by Russ Popel
Thanks Chris ,I had just about finished a dissertation on critical engine etc. all that work for nothing. The only information I can offer on this thread is that the F7F engines both turn right hand as viewed from cockpit which is the normal reference point.

 on: Yesterday at 05:22:07 PM 
Started by Charles Carter - Last post by Balsa Butcher
Thanks for that Clancy, The Reno air races haven't been the same since the Lefty and the "White Lightening" retired. The source of the Brit P-38 story is Warren Bodie's well researched book which claims to be the definitive book on P-38 history. It has a lot of info that is not found in other accounts. Cool

 on: Yesterday at 05:11:19 PM 
Started by Robert Storick - Last post by Robert Storick
    Hello Sparky et. al.:

    Today when I click on Yahoo all I get is a green screen,  Sometimes there is audio. When I click in Sparky's page, it to is all green!  I had this problem before and it went away by itself.  I\

     Is this a virus? What can I do to gain access to YouTube?



There is a problem on your end.

 on: Yesterday at 05:03:39 PM 
Started by Charles Carter - Last post by Clancy Arnold
I will try to clear up some misconceptions presented here.
First my sources.  I served as Lefty Gardner's crew chief at the Indianapolis Air Show in 1982.  At that time P-38 N25Y was owned and flown by Lefty Gardner.  Today N25Y is the Red Bull P-38.   I have a copy Of Martin Caidin's book "Fork-tailed Devil the P-38" which I have read many times.

The first P-38 built, the "XP-38" had inward turning Props.  That is at the top of the circle the tips were moving towards the Canopy.  All later versions of the P-38 had outward turning props.  The change was made, along with a bigger fillet between the wing and cockpit, to reduce turbulence.  See the picture below, the guy in the light colored shirt by the right main gear is me.
The only "P-38s" built to have both props turning the same direction were built on a contract for the RAF and were designated P-322's.  
Two things the picture shows are the Supercharger Air intake on top of the engine Nacelle and the missing Turbocharger air intake near the wing trailing edge.
The P-38 did not use shaft driven Superchargers, it used Exhaust driven Turbochargers.  That is except Lefty's N25Y which has shaft driven Superchargers.  The picture below was taken while Lefty and I worked to stop an oil leak on the right Supercharger.  An oil line fitting had not been lock-wired and had loosened up. I tightened and then lock-wired the fitting.  You want Pucker Factor!  On the next flight Lefty shut down and feathered the LEFT engine and did a slow roll down the flight line on the engine I had just worked on.  Check the March 1986 issue of Model Aviation starting on page 75 to see My P-38.

 on: Yesterday at 04:58:24 PM 
Started by Robert Storick - Last post by Rusty Pieper
I subscribed.   The next movie you make, can you aim the camera at what you are doing.  I would like to see what you are working on.   

 on: Yesterday at 04:56:26 PM 
Started by Mike Griffin - Last post by Mike Griffin
Absolutely TY. 


 on: Yesterday at 04:21:06 PM 
Started by Dane Martin - Last post by Dane Martin
Thanks guys. Slowly but surely, it's getting done. With any luck, I'll get the fuse done tonight. White canopy and black trim. Then I'll assemble it like an arf and add the trim to the wings after its assembled. That way I can line up everything real nice. I'm always surprised at the positive feedback I get from my monokote jobs. They look great, but there's nothing like a sweet paint job. One day, maybe a house can be in our future. But for now I thank God for my family being able to keep going, and the little bit of time I can play with this stuff

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