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Old 08-02-2018, 11:38 AM
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Just type his name in on the FB search and you’ll see his work it’s really good
Old 08-02-2018, 01:09 PM
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Mr. Toshiaki won Top Gun 2016 with his Type 22a Zero...flown by Dino DiGiorigio owner of Meister Scale Models. I think it was a Ziroli kit but can't be sure. Interesting that someone with his skills is starting to do what many of us are attempting...repainting and adding tons of detail to an existing air frame.
Old 08-02-2018, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by jimkron View Post
Mr. Toshiaki won Top Gun 2016 with his Type 22a Zero...flown by Dino DiGiorigio owner of Meister Scale Models. I think it was a Ziroli kit but can't be sure. Interesting that someone with his skills is starting to do what many of us are attempting...repainting and adding tons of detail to an existing air frame.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8F1TqbuzHU&t=14s
The model is a modified Meister Scale Zero
Old 08-02-2018, 02:24 PM
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Yep, makes sense since Dino was flying...
Old 08-03-2018, 04:17 AM
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Originally Posted by LtMash1A View Post
The model is a modified Meister Scale Zero
I donít think so....
Old 08-03-2018, 07:13 AM
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Originally Posted by n8622t View Post

I donít think so....
I' m not sure what that is about with the title Top RC. It obviously is not a TopRC Models Zero. Are you saying that it is or is not? Sorry to be confused by the post.
Old 08-03-2018, 08:15 AM
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He has many pictures of a TopRC Model on his Facebook page dating back to 2017 and talks about putting a Saito FG 90 in it. This Zero is a Type 52 not the Type 22 he won Top Gun with. My guess, he likes to kit bash... like some of us do.
Old 08-03-2018, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by LtMash1A View Post
I' m not sure what that is about with the title Top RC. It obviously is not a TopRC Models Zero. Are you saying that it is or is not? Sorry to be confused by the post.
Just to clarify, the airplane in the pictures posted is indeed a Top RC Zero ARF that Toshiaki is modifying, obviously, to be more scale. He also built and competed at Top Gun with a Meister Scale Zero several years ago. I believe the cost of transporting the Meister Zero back to Japan was not economical and so it passed into the ownership of Dino DiGorgio, owner of Meister Scale.
Old 08-03-2018, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Chad Veich View Post
Just to clarify, the airplane in the pictures posted is indeed a Top RC Zero ARF that Toshiaki is modifying, obviously, to be more scale. He also built and competed at Top Gun with a Meister Scale Zero several years ago. I believe the cost of transporting the Meister Zero back to Japan was not economical and so it passed into the ownership of Dino DiGorgio, owner of Meister Scale.
I see it now, Thanks for clarifying.
Old 08-03-2018, 02:22 PM
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Thanks Chad
Old 09-11-2018, 06:00 PM
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Default HELP!! Canít get my Saito FG84R3 to run right


I cannot get my Saito to run right. Throttle is wide opened and I can only get up to high 3000rpm. Lean in and lean out and still it does not get to 6000 rpm. When I broke the engine on a bench it was running fine at high and low rpm. Initially, I thought it was because I had the fuel tube too long inside the motor box and the carb pump could not pull the gas. So I shortened the tube and it kinked so no fuel to the engine. So I decided to run the part of he fuel lines outside the box so it will not kink. Yet it still cannot reach optimal high rpm. What am I doing wrong? Please help. Thanks.
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Old 09-11-2018, 06:06 PM
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Sounds like some trash got caught in the carb, Remove the cover plate and look at the screen inside the carb.
Old 09-11-2018, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by TimD. View Post
Sounds like some trash got caught in the carb, Remove the cover plate and look at the screen inside the carb.
I had the same problem. It turned out to be trash in the carb. Are you using an in line fuel filter or a klunk filter?
Old 09-12-2018, 04:07 AM
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Originally Posted by LtMash1A View Post
I had the same problem. It turned out to be trash in the carb. Are you using an in line fuel filter or a klunk filter?
i use a filter on the line to the engine as well as filter in the klunk.
Old 09-12-2018, 04:41 AM
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Originally Posted by liemtran75 View Post


i use a filter on the line to the engine as well as filter in the klunk.
re-examining my set up, it looks like I have ignition wires 2 and 3 mixed up. That maybe is the reason why it is not working properly.
Old 09-12-2018, 05:22 AM
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Do yourself a favor, even if the ign wires fix your problem.

Pull and fully clean/flush your tank. Nix the onboard inline filter.
Go get you a weed wacker filter and install it on your fill line from your gas can.
Old 09-22-2018, 03:14 PM
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Working like a charm now. Thank you.

Old 09-22-2018, 03:25 PM
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Very Good !
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Hello,


I am building my second TopRCmodel Zero. Just needed one again since i sold it.

I used the electric retracts that you can get for the model, and i was very pleased with it. No problem with those as long as i had it.

This time however i decided to use Sierra retracts air. Fantastic good quality on them. I also use a Sierra retract air on a TopRCmodel FW-190 that i currently also are building. Simply great retracts.

Just some pictures of the Sierra system:










My previous one


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Old 01-12-2019, 09:49 AM
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Good work Totto .............. I really like the grey version.

Working on my Zero too at the moment.
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I am nearing completion of mine with a Saito 84 and keleo exhaust with Robart retracts .With my setup I need around 1200g lead in the nose. I currently have 700g inside the cowl using lead shot and finishing resin.
I have made a few changes through the assembly, most of which have already be documented by others.
I hope to fly this in a couple of weeks time.
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Robart legs rotated 180 degrees to allow free movement of the scissor part.


Intake reduced in length to accommodate the exhaust.




Blocks tapped and glued in place to allow 6mm plastic screws to be used.


Lead shot and zpoxy laminating resin currently curing. Still more to add.


Rudder servo moved to the tail and linked with the steerable tail wheel via pull pull wiring inside.


Brass tube used to feed the overflow between the area of the exhaust and engine
Old 02-16-2019, 07:26 PM
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Can you elaborate on your tail wheel pull pull setup? Any pictures?
Old 02-17-2019, 12:29 AM
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Old 02-18-2019, 03:10 AM
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Hi Jimmy, any updates on the UMS engine? how does it fit in the cowling?
Old 02-23-2019, 12:55 PM
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My 1600g cowl! Balances now though.

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