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Old 11-07-2008, 02:32 AM
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Wing looks like A6M5, but I think "white" Zeke should be A6M2 with longer wing..... or M3....with square wingtip

also, could you show us it's cowling photo?

Thnks!
Old 11-07-2008, 06:26 AM
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This is a TBM Zero ARF I am building. I find the model to be a very high quality kit and I have built a few. It may not be a perfect scale match but it looks great. I am very excited with the purchase I have made. I do love this plane and can hardly wait to fly her.

As for the cowl I will be getting to that end next. I will finish the tail wheel first. Stay tuned for more this evening.
Old 11-07-2008, 06:34 AM
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F-15J I have no problem with you saving any photos that is why I post them.
Thank you, I find it is good manners to ask first as some people get up set if you copy their photos with out their permission.


I am very excited at this TBM Zero as from the photos you have posted it is the best looking Zero I have seen and I do like the wing set up, I am now praying that Jan 2009 hurries up and gets here so I can place my order for mind.

What engine will you be using in your Zero?




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Old 11-07-2008, 08:29 AM
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I have a Zenoah G62 and will be using it . I think this will have more than enough power. I will be installing the engine after the tail is finished. Thanks and I'll keep photos coming.
Old 11-07-2008, 01:33 PM
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Default RE: TBM 93" Zero ARF Build

I have the tail wheel mounted.
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Old 11-07-2008, 07:41 PM
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Hey CHAWKJIM, I don't think that tape will hold up too well after a couple of landings,,,,

Looking great !!
Old 11-07-2008, 07:49 PM
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Default RE: TBM 93" Zero ARF Build

HELLO:

WAS WONDERING WHAT THE DIAMETER OF THE COWL WAS?

Looks like a great looking plane
Old 11-07-2008, 08:06 PM
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Default RE: TBM 93" Zero ARF Build

I placed the cowl on with a couple bolts to get the distance from fire wall. 5 1/4. more pics
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Old 11-07-2008, 08:28 PM
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Today I had to open and inspect one of the white Zeros at my warehouse for a TBM customer who purchased one before he would take delivery. We were both like a kid on Christmas morning! This plane is absolutely beautiful, one of the best looking war birds that I have seen just out of the box. I hope I get the chance to see one in the air soon.
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Old 11-07-2008, 09:10 PM
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Aw that tape good for 100 mph. Ha.
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Old 11-07-2008, 11:47 PM
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The plane looks great but the website seems to be having problems . I wanted info on the P40 but it seems to not show when you click on the plane
Old 11-08-2008, 03:05 AM
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Default RE: TBM 93" Zero ARF Build

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The plane looks great but the website seems to be having problems . I wanted info on the P40 but it seems to not show when you click on the plane
Here is the direct link to the [link=http://www.troybuiltmodels.com/newsite/warbirds/tbm/p40.html]TBM P40[/link] it opened for me OK.
Old 11-08-2008, 08:39 AM
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Thanks for the link , I dont want to distract from this thread so my P40 comments will be brief , the zero is totally awesome , great details and well worth the money in its class . The P40 leaves much to be desired and compared to P40ties in its class Yellow and skyshark , its not even worth reviewing .

As far as the zero , its looks like they really got that plane correct . the details and quality in the pics appear to be dead on .
Old 11-08-2008, 05:23 PM
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Got a lot done today , The engine is mounted ,Throttle installed chock servo installed engine kill switch. The wing has the air tanks and valve and servos installed. All and all a good day.
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Old 11-08-2008, 10:16 PM
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I fitted the center wing this evening and bolted it up. This build is very simple I think I should be in the air by next Sunday.
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Old 11-08-2008, 10:19 PM
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Were can I get a Japanese Pilot?
Old 11-08-2008, 10:52 PM
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excellant work , on the pilot issue have you tried bluebox toys ?
Old 11-08-2008, 10:54 PM
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Blue Box Elite Imperial Japanese Navy Pilot
Why did the prices on Blue Box Elite shoot up from around $23.00 for the first series to Dragon-level $35.00-$40.00 on the next series? One reason might be that the facial expression mechanism was removed from the newer figures. And the quality of the clothing and gear improved a lot. Blue Box Elite seems to have stepped forward to give Dragon a run for their money in the competition for Collectors' dollars! Increasing quality is always a plus for the consumers. Blue Box Elite has produced an outstanding set called the Imperial Japanese Navy Pilot, Lieutenant Sakae.

Packaging: The box has lots of graphics and clearly illustrates how the figure should look once it has been properly put together.

Headsculpt: Lietenant Sakae has the look of serious dignity that most westerners have come to expect to see in a Japanese person. Whether it is the media, movies, or traditional stereotypes; usually a Japanese man is portrayed in Western media as a person who is dedicated to honor, tradition, and respect.

Articulation: The body is Dragon-style, so it is extremely well articulated.
Clothing: The figure brings a standard Navy Pilot uniform; which is a brown jacket and pants, boots, and a fur-lined flyers' cap. Everything is nicely tailored to a good fit. The cap fits perfectly, and it looks very realistic. Lt. Sakae also brings a sumo-type underpants. This attention to detail made me chuckle when I saw it, but it leaves an impression that the figure was very well researched, and that Blue Box did not cut any corners in producing it. Additionally, three iron-on transfers are included. The Japanese flag, the group insignia, and the Navy insignia. These should be easy to transfer, but I managed to burn a hole in the flag. I would have preferred that these insignias had already arrived on outfit. The last clothing item is the Zero head-band that is wrapped around the flyer's cap. It looks great, and Blue Box included a reasonable amount of fabric so that it was easy to place it on the figure.


Gear: Brings a Ceremonial sword and scabbard, a pair of extremely well detailed gloved hands; Pistol, magazine, and holster; binoculars and leather-like case; goggles, a wristwatch and a stop-watch or altimeter; life vest and what I presume to be the harness which could also have included a parachute. Everything is a true work of craftsmanship. This set is stunning in capturing the details. The paint applications are perfect, no drips or runs here.

Price: I paid $36.00 including shipping. This is one outstanding set! This is a legitimate collectible, and it will probably go up in price after production ends.

Overall: This Imperial Japanese Navy Pilot is a work of art.



Grade: A+
Old 11-08-2008, 11:02 PM
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THis was another post on pilots , hope this helps




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Posts: 31 Got my 1/5 scale full body (15") pilot from these folks:

http://www.inzpan.com/Scale_Pilots_s/125.htm

, impressive. More impressive was the scale details on the pilot. (I got a GA Pilot for my PZL Wilga) and I needed the GA headset, sun-glasses and seat belts.

Also you may want to have a peek at their scale cockpit accessories. They are the knees-bees...!
Old 11-09-2008, 12:55 PM
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I looked for the Blue Box Elite Imperial Japanese Navy Pilot and cannot find one. Any help would be appreciated. Link to store that has one maybe?

Thanks
Old 11-09-2008, 05:30 PM
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I will try to find the site that I bought my P40 pilot
Old 11-09-2008, 06:47 PM
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All hinges are epoxied in and the control horns are epoxied in place. I started the engine and was pleasantly surprised to find the G62 started so easy. The spring starter was easy I choked the engine it fired, I turned the choke off 1 spin and she was running. Happy days.

Thanks for looking for the pilot. I cannot find one.
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Old 11-09-2008, 07:43 PM
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Get your pilot from vailly aviation. Mine looks great in my ultra zero. By the way, the TBM should be a much better built plane than the ultra. The fuse is the same and the wing is built better but overall the plane is the same design. This is actually a good thing. My ultra zero flies awesome. Super stable, no bad tendencies. (Mine even has 6.5 lbs of lead in the nose!) Flaps require no elev mix. Yes I did have to do alot of tweaking to make up for the poor manufacturing but I believe TBM has addressed all those flaws. You will love this plane. I scrapped to worthless cockpit kit and got one from dynamic balsa. You have to compromise a little by shortening the sidewalls and making the cockpit shallow but still better than stock. I have more fun with this plane because it is not a full build. Less time invested in building and more time in flying. Don't let anyone criticize your new plane. If they don't think it's " that scale", they can build their own and put it side by side with yours and we'll see...... in about 9 months.
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Old 11-09-2008, 10:19 PM
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I have all servos and all retract hose installed. Tomorrow I pick up push rods and work on the cockpit and the canopy. I should be flying by Tuesday
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Old 11-09-2008, 10:28 PM
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ok this will go down in history as the quickest arf build on RCU lol .
I emailed a friend in Minnesota , there is a hobby shop called Hub Hobby , they have a ton of Dragon ,BlueBox and elete flight pilots , he will check at the store , he is there about twice a week and let me know ,if so I will PM you there number

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