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03-29-2018, 11:47 AM
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Posted By Seattle

Do you want to tell about it?

Do you want to tell about it?
03-29-2018, 11:46 AM
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Posted By Seattle

Maybe exact scale looks are less important than...

Maybe exact scale looks are less important than being able to fly the model reliably. The price for the Great Planes offering is good as well.
Forum: ParkFlyers
03-14-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Seattle

It is a bit of work alright. But if it leads to a...

It is a bit of work alright. But if it leads to a good flying small zero, it might be worth it. And spare parts would be no problem- just make another one from the molds.
Forum: ParkFlyers
03-13-2018, 02:40 PM
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Posted By Seattle

Crickets...

Crickets...
Forum: ParkFlyers
03-12-2018, 07:55 AM
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Posted By Seattle

Wow. You built a lot of these. This old...

Wow. You built a lot of these.

This old Thundertiger Zero really seems to be a relic. And not one that is fondly remembered.

Maybe the size and shape are the best things about it. Why not...
03-03-2018, 05:32 AM
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Views: 46,675
Posted By Seattle

To me, the A6M2 Zero was the coolest.

To me, the A6M2 Zero was the coolest.
03-03-2018, 05:28 AM
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Views: 11,683
Posted By Seattle

Best wishes for good weather. And good fortune on...

Best wishes for good weather. And good fortune on the first test flight.
03-03-2018, 04:40 AM
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Posted By Seattle

Here is a colorful rehash of the Zero's history...

Here is a colorful rehash of the Zero's history in one page. It has the best picture of the last flying Zero with an original engine that I have ever seen.
Myth of the Zero...
03-02-2018, 05:52 AM
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Posted By Seattle

Then there is semi-scale, like the Great Planes...

Then there is semi-scale, like the Great Planes Zer (https://www.ebay.com/itm/Great-Planes-Zero-Sport-Fighter-46-EP-ARF-R-C-Airplane-GPMA1209/372223616259?hash=item56aa41a503:g:aSQAAOSwcN1ahcfh)o....
03-01-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,664
Posted By Seattle

I've been thinking along just those lines myself....

I've been thinking along just those lines myself. Scratch building is a last resort. The size of the Flyzone offering is a bit larger than what I want though. The landing gear seems a bit off to me,...
03-01-2018, 06:22 AM
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Posted By Seattle

Good point. Similar planform.

Good point. Similar planform.
02-27-2018, 07:10 AM
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Posted By Seattle

This one at 36 inch span looks kind of nice. $20...

This one at 36 inch span looks kind of nice. $20 to have it printed.
Mitsubishi A6M5 (https://aerofred.com/details.php?image_id=82787)
02-26-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,683
Posted By Seattle

Come visit us when the ground dries out, maybe in...

Come visit us when the ground dries out, maybe in May. The whole place is saturated now, rain and snow.

Did you have a chance to try flying again this weekend?
02-26-2018, 06:43 AM
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Views: 2,664
Posted By Seattle

I should start collecting different plans of the...

I should start collecting different plans of the Zero.

Anyone know about this?

It would be interesting to see a version made out of all Dollar Tree foam.
Forum: ParkFlyers
02-21-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,447
Posted By Seattle

7 years ago...tales from the crypt, eh? ...

7 years ago...tales from the crypt, eh?

Weird thing is, I just obtained a ThunderTiger Zero from a guy on Ebay. Just like the lighter green one in Carlos' photos. Unbuilt. Like a time capsule. ...
02-21-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,683
Posted By Seattle

You have something non-existent in Seattle: A...

You have something non-existent in Seattle: A perfect field for high wing loading. Plenty of room for long approaches, no obstructions, a long paved runway.

Hopefully you've got sharper eyesight...
02-21-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,683
Posted By Seattle

This is a magnificent project that took a lot of...

This is a magnificent project that took a lot of dedication. Decades ago we had to do it this way, but the ready availability of foamies has got us spoiled.

I noticed that it's been 20 days since...
02-21-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,302
Posted By Seattle

The little UMX razorback P-47...

The little UMX razorback P-47 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fl2aXXH-Jpo) flies great on 3S 200 mah. Lively and predictable, even does well in a little wind. Recommend modding to make the top...
02-21-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,664
Posted By Seattle

Question Any experiences with Zero warbirds?

The more I read about the A6M Zero, the more interesting it seems. I plan to focus on getting a number of different models of this aircraft. Achieving a light AUW and balance with the short nose...
Forum: Foamies
02-17-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,675
Posted By Seattle

Congratulations on your ambitious achievement...

Congratulations on your ambitious achievement Yves. You inspire inspire me to try building a large foam plane. How did you reinforce the wings so they do not fold in flight?
02-14-2018, 05:27 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 35,474
Posted By Seattle

Ok, sounds like a good plan: ...

Ok, sounds like a good plan:

Rudder/elevator/throttle.
Small 1500kv motor.
300 mah three cell battery.
4 inch prop.
02-11-2018, 04:02 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 35,474
Posted By Seattle

That makes sense. What KV range sounds good?

That makes sense. What KV range sounds good?
02-09-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 35,474
Posted By Seattle

Yes, it sounds like they made choices that kept...

Yes, it sounds like they made choices that kept the product from "taking off' so to speak. ;-) Ouch.

I've got two old 'new' Zeros now and haven't had time to get even one flight ready yet. I...
02-07-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 35,474
Posted By Seattle

Gravity planes are available on Ebay at this...

Gravity planes are available on Ebay at this time. Convenient, and not expensive.
02-02-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 35,474
Posted By Seattle

Thanks for saving me from some trouble. Weight...

Thanks for saving me from some trouble. Weight and complexity has spoiled the fun for me before. I would like micro LEd running lights though.

Do you think the stock props would work with a 10...
02-01-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 35,474
Posted By Seattle

I see. maybe there is no need. I certainly don't...

I see. maybe there is no need. I certainly don't want to come in overweight.
01-31-2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 35,474
Posted By Seattle

I'm thinking of adding ailerons...:roll:

I'm thinking of adding ailerons...:roll:
01-30-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 35,474
Posted By Seattle

Glory days indeed! Pylon racing is exciting. It...

Glory days indeed! Pylon racing is exciting. It makes your hands shake.

Having had experience with four of them, can you share a tip or two? I've been staring at this little Zero kit and...
01-27-2018, 11:35 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 35,474
Posted By Seattle

Thanks. I am thinking about using a metal ruler...

Thanks. I am thinking about using a metal ruler taped down to provide a guide, and carefully running a folded piece of sandpaper along the edge to sand out a groove. Then maybe paint in a thin line...
01-26-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 35,474
Posted By Seattle

I like your dowel idea for my Zero, and intend to...

I like your dowel idea for my Zero, and intend to use that with a servo arm inset in the fuselage aligned with the centerpoint of the wing trailing edge. It will be mounted on a small basswood block...
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