CMP Mitsubishi A6M5 52 Zero Fighter 120 - 71" Scale Nitro Gas Radio Remote Control Warbird Airplane
Japan's Mitsubishi A6M5 "Zero" dogfighter is a great scale airplane for anyone
who likes scale flying. The kit includes a fiberglass fuselage and cowling. The
wings are made by balsa and covered by solartex. All covered surfaces are done in solartex
cloth covering and then the whole airplane is airbrushed. All control surfaces
have beveled leading edges and the control horn mounts are preinstalled. The
wing is complete with CA hinges. The leading edge of the wing is pre-shaped. The
kit includes full color decals.
It is among the preeminent aircraft of aviation history.
Designed in 1937, the Zero set new standards for air-to-air superiority and
wreaked havoc first on Chinese and then on American opponents. In this slim
history, Yoshimura (Build the Musashi, 1992) presents the Japanese view of how
the Zero ruled the skies for much of World War II, these superb fighter planes
became obsolete. Early sections of the narrative are heavy on the technology.
There is much here that is poignant, though, such as the description of a
skilled test pilot mysteriously slipping out of his parachute harness after
safely ejecting from a prototype aircraft that exploded in midair. Yoshimura
fascinates when recounting how the U.S. ignored early warnings about the Zero
from American pilot Claire Chennault, who encountered the remarkable dogfighter
while flying for China. He also manages to impart suspense to the oft-told tale
of Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, which occurred three years to the
day before an earthquake ravaged the Nagoya Aircraft Works, where the Zeros were
built an event that, here, presages not only the end of the war but also the
close of Yoshimura's knowledgeable history.
In World War II, The Zero was superbly agile and was well
armed making it a formidable fighter. It was little known to the allies prior to
Pearl Harbour although once encountered it was soon well respected. Not
particularly effective at high altitude it did however have a very good range
that made allied commanders think Japan had more Zeros than they did.
Most trainers have 60-inch wing. This one has 70.8-inch.
Bigger wing and bigger wing area helps give a more stable flight. 1 degree wing
dihedral gives a good balance flight stability and agility. All the hardware are
included (servo wire, fuel tank, wheel/landing gear, etc). You only need to
seperately purchase the nitro engine and radio system. Designed as a sturdy,
inexpensive trainer plane that will help you get started with R/C flight.
Wing Span: 1800mm(70.8")
Length: 1525mm (60")
Wing Area: 57dm sq.
Wing Loading: 84~87g/dm sq.
Engines: 2c~108 4c~120
Radio: 4~5 channel 5~6 servos