Lockheed P-38L Lightning

by   9,146 Visify  3 months ago

Heres my first ever and probably last attempt at a P-38. Halfway the build I figured out I couldnt mirror LOL. so ye took me like 1-2 weeks to get this done, especially getting the size right was hard.
Its my favourite plane so im happy it turned out good :).
Climb to 20000 ft to achieve a somewhat realistic top speed.

AG1 = Engine 1
AG2 = Engine 2
AG3 = enable nosewheel steering
AG4 = Drop bombs
AG5 = right missile rack
AG6 = left missile rack
AG7 = landing lights

Total build time: 35-40+ hours

Oh btw go easy on the pitch controls to avoid a stall

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 53.8ft (16.4m)
  • Length 37.7ft (11.5m)
  • Height 10.7ft (3.2m)
  • Empty Weight 11,134lbs (5,050kg)
  • Loaded Weight 12,380lbs (5,615kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.282
  • Wing Loading 31.9lbs/ft2 (155.9kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 387.7ft2 (36.0m2)
  • Drag Points 7744

Parts

  • Number of Parts 357
  • Control Surfaces 22
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    9,146 Visify

    @Sunnyskies thanks!! Lmao

    3 months ago
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    19.8k Sunnyskies

    Pretty good, mate. Looks thin though. Guess it got put on a diet!
    Love the detail. Very fresh! The cockpit looks nice.

    3 months ago
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    9,146 Visify

    @BogdanX thx, yeah I mirrored the entire plane and it completely glitched out. didnt know you could mirror piece by piece tho lol

    3 months ago
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    64.4k BogdanX

    plane flies awful, never mirror the entire plane or massive parts, cause you get a ton of glitches and rolls.
    Always mirror piece by piece, using shortcut CTRL M
    Also the tail horizontal wings are too small.
    Overall, nice plane, keep it going

    3 months ago
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    9,146 Visify

    @RealQcan LOTS of finetuning..

    3 months ago
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    6,665 RealQcan

    @Visify how do you build like this???

    3 months ago
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    10.5k ChiChiWerx

    @Sunnyskies, you need to check this one out!

    3 months ago
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    @Kerbango thanks :p

    3 months ago
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    21.9k Kerbango

    I understand not being able to mirror the entire plane after a certain point. But you can mirror individual parts, if not on plane, you can pull it off, mirror it, and the put it back on, and you only have to worry about positioning not size. You can also mirror assemblies whole as long as they aren't connected to the cockpit/plane. Great job!

    3 months ago
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    @ChiChiWerx oops LOL thanks anyway

    3 months ago
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    10.5k ChiChiWerx

    Nice build, spotlighted!...I would have put the insignia with the point up (forward) 😀

    3 months ago
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    7,263 CRJ900Pilot

    Sweet job m8!

    3 months ago
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    @Visify eh no problem ... i remember that when i was building a MLRS an undo Happened that caused me to redo 5 hour effort again XD since when i used to make many backups and Np :D

    3 months ago
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    9,146 Visify

    @FennVectorCWA yeah especially the undo button lol I
    click it once and it goes back 10 steps lmao, thanks for the tips tho.

    3 months ago
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    @Visify Lol i know that issue ... there are too many scenarios your CoM , CoL and CoT Ends up in a one side ..while the other side looks connected ( it looks colored ( connected) while it should be silver/white ( unconnected) )

    or you pressed the crappy Undo Button ( that undo(s) a previous undo putting you in an infinite cycle of Undo(s) that causes horrible issues

    or fine tunner because of Scaling , and puting some parts at a specific position and changing their visual location somewhere

    and at last ... custom cockpit ( because it is in the center

    ehh i suggest making backup every 15 minutes or when something wqs achieved like improving the speed or maneuverability or adding bomb bay or whatever you find important addition )

    like

    p-38 Wip stage 1

    p-38 wip stage 2

    p-38 wip stage 3

    p-38 systems stage

    p-38 customs ( gear and cockpit)

    p-38 details

    p-38 finish then upload

    just create your names and numbers

    so as an example after adding a custom landing gear ... save it as p-38 landing gear +

    that would remember you what was special about that file ...without loading it

    then delete the useless numbered saves

    keep the ones that changed the maneuverability and performance ..rename them if you want

    i used to end up with 20 files per creation ...but after getting a new phone , the chances of glitches and crashes was lowered

    3 months ago
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    @Visify You're welcome

    3 months ago
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    9,146 Visify

    @Spinnes yeah it kept on messing up for some reason. Ty

    3 months ago
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    2,673 Spinnes

    You COULDN'T mirror!? Great job though!!!!

    3 months ago
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    9,146 Visify

    @FennVectorCWA I used to play that game sometimes few years ago lol. np thanks for the spotlight !

    3 months ago
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    Engine 1 ...Engine ...2 ...nose wheel steering

    sounds like Il-2 sturmovik controls ...

    ehhh ...comples engine controls ...i miss that game

    thanks for your effort :D

    3 months ago
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    2,439 saturn28

    @Visify np!

    3 months ago
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    9,146 Visify

    @saturn28 thanks!

    3 months ago
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    @TheOwlAce Ty

    3 months ago
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    @pushthelimits thankyuuu

    3 months ago
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    @MrMecha Ik still editing it XD

    3 months ago
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