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Old Feb 08, 2016, 08:30 PM
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Those of you who modify to the Zero to 5s, what battery do you use?
Turnigy 5s 3000mah. Goes great
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Old Feb 08, 2016, 08:40 PM
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What's your set up on 5s mate? This is the only fmsbird I've left stock, (the rest get a mixture of 5s and 6s with the 4258-550), but left this one stock just because it's such a sweet flyer as is. (Imho). got any vid by chance?
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Old Feb 08, 2016, 11:36 PM
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Mines all stock with the gold motor although I did chuck in a 80amp ESC. I generally don't modify my planes as I like to fly them as scale as I can and the Zero does it very well
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Old Feb 09, 2016, 12:12 AM
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I really like your plane. It is the best I have seen. I like light weathering as well. My P40 has light weathering which looks really good in reality, but hardy showed in a photo at all. I'm not sure why. Still it is when you are standing beside that counts.
My zero will get the light weathering as well.
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Old Feb 09, 2016, 03:20 AM
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Mines all stock with the gold motor although I did chuck in a 80amp ESC. I generally don't modify my planes as I like to fly them as scale as I can and the Zero does it very well
I'd imagine the zero would be very nice on 5s. Good to hear you've had success with the stock motor, a few guys have lost a magnet with the combo in p51s.
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Old Feb 09, 2016, 09:28 AM
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What's your set up on 5s mate? This is the only fmsbird I've left stock, (the rest get a mixture of 5s and 6s with the 4258-550), but left this one stock just because it's such a sweet flyer as is. (Imho). got any vid by chance?
Hey Shirty. I have a version 1 FMS Zero with the original red 500kv motor. Upgraded Turnigy 55amp ESC. She runs exclusively on a 5S, 2700mAh battery. Performance is great on 5s. Low amp draw too. Only 44amps at WOT.
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Old Feb 09, 2016, 10:43 AM
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Sounds excellent. Got any vid Karl? I'm keen to see it. (Not that I'm upgrading mine.... yet).
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Old Feb 09, 2016, 04:47 PM
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@Seacondor No way! Have you seen the other's here lately? Their Zero's kick my plane's butt! Mine doesn't show that well either, but in person it's very evident

@Shirty My Zero is a bit slow compared to others in my squadron.. We have the same setup, but different models of Castle ESC. I got the Castle ICE, while they're on Castle Edge. My dad's Zero is also a slow poke with his Scorpion ESC. Everyone has stock propellers, and motors. The only difference we all have are the ESC's.

What I did to compensate for my loss of power is change my throttle curve to have 70% input by half stick, that way it gives me power. If you guys could give me any suggestions it would be great. My guts tell me it has something to do with the ESC settings.
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Old Feb 14, 2016, 11:27 AM
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Hi Shadow Breaker!

Finally got mine. Should we team up and hunt us some F4Us and P51 in our field?
4s 4000mah wont fit..i only got 2600 and 2200mah...

Also planing to get an external BEC with additional 2s for external power...Is this
necessary?
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Old Feb 14, 2016, 05:12 PM
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@Mikeramos One of my friends were chasing each other with their F4U/P-51B and the Zero. Yes an external BEC is needed for added safety.
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I don't use external BEC on this plane, but it adds peace of mind. Just get the BEC, no need for additional 2s.
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Old Feb 14, 2016, 11:16 PM
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thanks guys!!
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Hi Shadow Breaker!

Finally got mine. Should we team up and hunt us some F4Us and P51 in our field?
4s 4000mah wont fit..i only got 2600 and 2200mah...

Also planing to get an external BEC with additional 2s for external power...Is this
necessary?
I would go with the 2600 over the 2200, but you might have to add nose weight. Mine flies very nice with a 3300.
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Old Feb 15, 2016, 07:02 PM
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I'm also using 3300s.
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I'm using 2200, 2700, 3300 and 3700.

I just need to remember the flying times.
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