Archive for the ‘P-38’ Category

Oh my… *as my jaw drops* It’s huge!  The box for the P-38 model came today (see pic below)!  It is huge, but at the same time it is pretty much what I expected.  This thing is 7 ft 5 in long, 2 ft 4 in wide, and 2 ft 2 in tall!  The good thing is that it is only 55 lbs.  So it’s not heavy, just bulky.  I had to leave work a few hours early to meet the delivery company, and the plan was to go right back to work after it came.  Well, I couldn’t NOT open this curiously huge box, so the new plan was to just open it and take a look, and then go back to work.  That was a mistake.  Once I opened it, I couldn’t stop digging through the endless sheets of 2 inch thick foam, large bubble wrap, thin foam sheeting, and plastic bags to see how well all the parts survived the trip.  I finally dug out all the parts, and everything seems to be in as good of shape as I remember seeing it at my Dad’s house.  So all is well.  (see pics below)  The volume of the aircraft is actually very small, so I now have over 32 cubic feet of packing material and a giant box to get rid of.  That’s going to be a project in itself.  But at least, the aircraft has arrived!  And that’s enough for today.  Project 1, get rid of packing materials!  I feel like I could open a shipping business with all this!  Now it is time for bed.

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It nearly blocks my entry!

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That giant box for only these parts!  Notice the 2 ft long metal ruler in the middle for reference.  And notice the two ASP .61 cu in engines in the back (not .60 like I thought).  I think I’m going to convert this model to electric with outrunner motors and LiPo batteries, so these engines won’t be used.

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You can see the oxidation.  It doesn’t turn too smoothly either.  Maybe I could sell them, who knows yet.

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I know the pic doesn’t do justice to the magnitude of Mt. Polymer, but it’s a lot of materials!

I can’t wait to get started!  Too bad there is that “job thing” that I have to go to everyday! 🙂