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Lockheed P-38J "Skidoo"

84.3k Johndfg  19 days ago

P-38J Lightning "Skidoo"

ATTENTION
The current version currently has a broken left rudder. Not sure if this is due to the 1.8 beta, an upload error, or just negligence on my part.
Fixed version
HERE


First of all, HUGE thanks to BogdanX, Chancey21, CoolPeach, CRJ900Pilot, DepressedTortoise, and Gravity for their help play testing, giving feedback, and giving pointers with XML editing. Honestly this thing would be an un-aerodynamic mess without their help. Check them all out.


This nearly 1:1 scale P-38J is my best design, and possibly my last for a long time. (Who knows though, I've said this before)

The Skidoo is the first thing I ever saw fly at an airshow, and I've been on SimplePlanes, and a path towards piloting and aero engineering ever since.


FEATURES:
- Accurate nose art and ID numbers, plus many, many more details
- Realistic flight performance (thanks again to all play testers)
- Working fowler flaps, combat flaps, turbocharger and other exhaust ports, and a passable cockpit interior


INSTRUCTIONS
VTOL Down: Fowler flaps
AG 1: Combat/dive flaps
TRIM


MOBILE FRIENDLY VERSION


Try it on the WW2 torpedo bomber mission for some atmospheric flak flying


MORE INFO
Wiki
The Skidoo
Beautiful P-38 flight demo

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Created On Mac
  • Wingspan 52.2ft (15.9m)
  • Length 38.2ft (11.6m)
  • Height 12.3ft (3.8m)
  • Empty Weight 11,924lbs (5,408kg)
  • Loaded Weight 11,924lbs (5,408kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.276
  • Wing Loading 27.6lbs/ft2 (134.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 432.6ft2 (40.2m2)
  • Drag Points 4356

Parts

  • Number of Parts 1878
  • Control Surfaces 6
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    105 Burdo

    Cool

    3 days ago
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    2,933 shipster

    Looks P E R F E C T

    +1 5 days ago
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    25.3k Tang0five

    Happy hundredth!

    +1 7 days ago
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    Aw that sucks because I feel like it would be such an amazing thing to see that beautiful beast upgraded to be a devastating force @Johndfg

    12 days ago
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    84.3k Johndfg

    @RYAviation probably not, why?

    12 days ago
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    Are you ever gonna update your AC-130

    12 days ago
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    84.3k Johndfg

    @MidKNIGHT04 glad you like it

    14 days ago
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    It's ok.

    +1 15 days ago
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    25.2k DuckMint

    @suggestivecarp That's not very nice dude.

    16 days ago
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    Beautify done.☺

    16 days ago
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    84.3k Johndfg

    @Mickk thanks so much, glad you like it

    17 days ago
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    84.3k Johndfg

    @jamesPLANESii thanks!

    17 days ago
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    1,455 nadvgia

    Killer work, bravo!

    +1 17 days ago
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    Have a spotlight lol

    17 days ago
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    811 Mickk

    @Johndfg A lot of work went into this.
    It took a while to spawn into the game for me, but it DID work and looked great in game on high settings, although my PC struggled a bit at points.
    I love the old warbirds, but I'm not good enough (yet!) to do justice to them.

    +2 18 days ago
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    13.8k F4f879

    cant fly it but i can say this looks dope

    18 days ago
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    84.3k Johndfg

    @NANOMAN Fixed the rudder in description, thanks for letting me know. Sorry that you're unhappy, at a certain point past 1500 parts some details just can't be added perfectly. My F-86 is a design I'm not very proud of, so I'm glad you like it

    +1 19 days ago
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    65.5k Mumpsy

    Beauty!

    +1 19 days ago
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    5,767 NANOMAN

    with all due respect ... but it is very bad ... the wing is done very carelessly, one rudder does not work, there is no steering wheel, a flat emblem, some empty cockpit ... I cannot appreciate it. The F-86 was much better ... very sorry, I was expecting something outstanding :(

    Sorry for using Google Translator

    19 days ago
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    8,483 Gravity

    Thanks for the tag =)

    19 days ago
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    13.8k Trainzo

    A very nice work to honor the devil forked tail . A lot of detail . Magnificent .

    19 days ago
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    28.2k BaconRoll

    Skidaddle skidoo
    Amazing work from you

    19 days ago
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    @Johndfg it is

    19 days ago
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    The amount of sheer detail is astounding, great job on this even though I can’t fly it xD

    19 days ago
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    5,576 Roswell

    Amazingly awesome!

    19 days ago
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