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Old 08-06-2008, 04:53 PM
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Thats a nice looking unit.
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Old 08-13-2008, 03:47 PM
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Old 08-14-2008, 02:39 AM
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Hi THESCALEMAN

My hat goes off to you, that is one beautiful looking plane.

I'm also planning to build this plane, you have given me some great ideas.

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Old 08-14-2008, 03:13 AM
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thanks SmoO

any help i can give just drop me an e-mail!

painting will be soon and weathering.....that's what i enjoy

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Old 10-13-2009, 12:03 PM
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Any more updates on this ?
I'm just looking into getting one and am curious how they fly.
They seem an odd scale at 80" ?

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Old 10-13-2009, 01:21 PM
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Darren,

The first flight on mine was pretty good. See the video.... On my second flight I made a bad choice of trying to horse it off of the ground and damaged the wing and cowl. I have fixed the wing and I am putting the finish back on. I am also upgrading from the Fuji 50.(46cc) to the Fuji 64 (63cc) engine. Mostly because I have it and the mount dimensions are the same. My zero is pretty heavy 26lbs. After the 3.5 lbs of lead in the nose.The increase in power will be a good thing. I might even need less ballast with the bigger engine.

Keep the tail as light as you can, you probably know this stuff allready .. I liked the way the plane flew, the one time I had flown it!!!! [:@] DOH !!!!
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Old 10-20-2009, 05:19 AM
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Hi,

Thanks for the info.

Well I picked up a 2nd hand, and she looks a dream. A couple of small mods to make, fit my RX and I'm away.
It weights 23lbs, has a Fuji 43 up front, YA spinner, blue box pilot, YA retracts, and has been weathered a treat), 8411 on elev, 8321 on rudd.

What aileron/flap servos are people using ? - Yellow recommend 4kg ones This has JR 591's (5kg) on ailerons, and 577's (3.3kg) on flaps, which feels a bit lacking to me ? (even though the 591's meet Yellow's recommendations)

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Old 10-20-2009, 10:35 AM
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Darren,

Sounds good!! Good luck !!!
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Old 10-20-2009, 12:39 PM
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The manual I had was an old one that specified servos no longer available so I checked with YA what they recommed now.
They said a least 90oz/in (6.5kg/cm) so I'm planning on futaba 3010's for flaps and 3050's for ailerons, both of which are 90oz/in

What do others use ?

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Old 10-20-2009, 07:44 PM
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Finally got started on my zero again, installed the ailleron servos yesterday and solartex over the aillerons, next i will install the flap servos, does anybody know where to
get a japanesse pilot for my yellow zero, paint scheme goint to be the white one but thats still a ways off, Ian
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Old 10-21-2009, 06:21 AM
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Dave Platt used to have a Japanesse pilot in 1/5, I don't know if he still offers it.
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Old 10-21-2009, 09:57 AM
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in my yellow p-40 i have mostly hitech HRC35645S metal gear digital servos. elevator is a 8711 JR
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The resurrection: After a period of kicking myself while I was down I gathered up the parts to put my Zero back together. I have to finish the markings on the tail and fuselage still.
I have installed a DLE-55 and a new 2.4 receiver. It flies really well with gobs of power. I have three more flights on her since the rebuild.The Pictures were taken by my beautiful
wife who supports me in the hobby 110% Thanks honey!!!
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Old 09-30-2010, 07:27 AM
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Glad you got it back in the air - looks good too.

We were out flying ours again the other day, and it made me remember to look for some different oleos - preferably damped ones.
Had a couple of less than perfect landings, and the stock oleos on rough ground just make it bounce - plus the spats break off.

Any ideas on damped oleos that would fit straight on ?

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Darren,

If I had it to do over again I would go with Seirra units from Darrell. If you are just looking for the struts you might want to check with Shinden Machine. He may be able to fix you up.

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Old 10-25-2010, 10:13 PM
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Does anyone know which gas engine can be used on that plane without having to make large cuts in the cowl?
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Old 10-26-2010, 12:45 AM
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Bluffman,

Yellow Aircraft sells the pilot and the cockpit kit for the Zero. The pilot looks great and is reasonably priced. The cockpit kit is all resin and includes the two gun charging handles.Mine has a G-45 in it and is very fast. It is the best all around flying warbird I have ever owned. It is light on the sticks and goes exactly where you point it. Rudder is very effective in flight and they land like a dream. Good luck with your build.
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I’m finally starting to build my Yellow Zero Kit (I’ve had the kit for about 9 years). Am considering a DLE 35 or DLE 55 for power (both have rear exhaust). Would the 35 have enough power ..... or is the 55 a better option ?
I was thinking that the 55 might be a better option since I learned that a considerable amount of nose weight usually needs to be added for balance ....

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Go with the DLE 55RA!!
You have a throttle stick and prop choices to control the excess power. The slightly extra weight gain is not an issue but you will appreciate the extra power. I’ve run a DLE 35RA in a Seagull Model Zero and it’s ok. I’ve run the DLE 55 and 55RA in a P-51 and Corsair and that’s a nice combo with a Xoar 22x10.
You won’t regret is and you will have a great engine for future planes if nothing else.
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Thank you very much for the information Chris !
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