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Nexa P-38 Lightning Olive Drab 2108mm (83") Wingspan - ARF


Nexa P-38 Lightning Olive Drab 2108mm (83") Wingspan - ARF

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P-38 Lightning Olive Drab 2108mm (83") Wingspan - ARF from Nexa - NXA1013-001

Lockheed Martin Officially Licensed Product

The Lockheed P-38 Lightning is a World War II–era American piston-engined fighter aircraft. Developed for the United States Army Air Corps, the P-38 had distinctive twin booms and a central nacelle containing the cockpit and armament. Allied propaganda claimed it had been nicknamed the fork-tailed devil by the Luftwaffe and "two planes, one pilot" by the Japanese. Along with its use as a general fighter, the P-38 was utilized in various aerial combat roles including as a highly effective fighter-bomber, a night fighter, and as a long-range escort fighter when equipped with drop tanks. The P-38 was also used as a bomber-pathfinder, guiding streams of medium and heavy bombers; or even other P-38s, equipped with bombs, to their targets. Used in the aerial reconnaissance role, the P-38 accounted for 90 percent of the aerial film captured over Europe.

The Nexa P-38 Lightning is a .60 size electric or gas option scale series warbird with a 2108mm wingspan, constructed primarily from balsa wood and covered with a fuel-resistant covering. This ARF requires assembly and installation of your choice of servos and power system, and includes fowler flaps, painted pilot, machine guns, antenna and other scale details. The large battery hatch affords ample room for either electric or gas setups. To complete the scale appeal of this P-38, the model includes electric retracts and scale struts. Impress at your flying field with this iconic stunner!

Visit the Official Nexa P-38 Lightning 2108mm ARF Discussion Thread on for additional photos, videos, reviews, and customer Q&A.

Fully Covered and Detailed

Fully Covered and Detailed

The Nexa P-38 Lightning comes fully covered including simulated panel lines, rivets, nomenclature and weathering detail.

Scale Details Throughout

Scale Details Throughout

There is no shortage of scale details with this P-38 including functional and distinctive fowler flaps, antenna, machine guns, painted pilot, electric retracts and metal main struts.

Prehinged and Installed Control Surfaces

Prehinged and Installed Control Surfaces

All control surfaces come out of the box fully prehinged and installed for your convenience.

Center-Mounted Bomb and Wing Pylons

Impressive Size

To add to the array of scale detail, the Nexa P-38 comes in at an impressive 1/7.5 scale.


  • Complete Balsa and lite-ply construction for rigidity and durability
  • Covered from tip to tail in scale details including weathering, functional fowler flaps, printed simulated panel lines and rivets
  • Fiberglass cowlings for strength and durability
  • The hand-painted pilot is ready for your added cockpit details
  • All control surfaces come out of the box pre-hinged and installed for convenience
  • Flaps, antenna, guns and more complete the fantastic scale appeal
  • Large battery hatch allows for your chosen electric or gas setup
  • Model officially licensed by Lockheed Martin


  • Nexa P-38 Lightning Olive Drab 2108mm (83") Wingspan - ARF
  • Electric retracts, wheels and struts
  • Fuel tank, hardware and servo trays


Gas Requires:

  • 2x .46 -.70 (7.45cc - 11.5cc) gas engines
  • 1x standard and 1x reverse gas propellers
Customer Note

Nexa ARF models are constructed out of balsa wood and plywood. These are not foam models. The assembly of balsa wood ARF aircraft requires basic model building skills including the installation of servos, ESC, and motor (or gas engine).

Product Specifications:

AGE LEVEL : 14 and up
SKILL LEVEL : intermediate
BUILD TIME : 6+ hours

Model Scale



2108mm / 83in


1460.5mm / 57.5in


7500g / 264.5oz

CG (Center of Gravity)

115-120mm from the leading edge of the wing's root

Power System

2x 770Kv Brushless outrunner motors for electric or 2x .46 -.70 (7.45cc - 11.5cc) for gas (required)

Electronic Speed Control

2x 65A (required)

Propeller / EDF

1x 12x8 standard and 1x 12x8 reverse electric propellers for electric (required)


45g metal gear standard: left aileron, right aileron, left elevator, right elevator, left rudder, right rudder, steering
17g metal gear standard: left outboard flap, right outboard flap, left inboard flap, right inboard flap

Landing Gear

Electric retractable tri gear (included)

Required Battery

TWO 4 Cell 14.8V 4500 - 5000 mAh LiPo Batteries (required)

Required Radio

6+ Channel (required)











Hinge Type



Balsa and light plywood

Skill Level


Build Time

6+ Hours

Recommended Environment


Product Spare Parts

Hitec HS-81 Micro Servo HRC31081S
10 reviews


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