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Old Nov 05, 2011, 06:47 AM
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PSS Zero

Have always had a liking of the Japanese Zero as a warbird, mainly because no-one else had one. They all had Spits, Mustangs and Corsairs. I have embarked on a scratch built traditional 60 size Zero modified to be a suitable PSS sloper. The plans are Model World ones, fuse is unchanged but all flying surfaces enlarged to suit. I am making this fuse as a plug for a mould so I can have a fibre-glass shell. Have changed the airfoil to MH32 and changed the wing saddle to suit a zero incidedence.
This has been a slow process but am trying to get it all together for Manilla Slopefest 2012.
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Old Nov 11, 2011, 05:15 AM
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Is this a new Zero or are they old pictures?
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Old Nov 11, 2011, 05:35 AM
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Old photos Owen. I was hoping to have it done for MSF11 but holidays got in the way. I am in the process of epoxy coating it, filling, sanding, filling ,sanding.....you get the idea.
Andrew
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Old Nov 11, 2011, 05:55 AM
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I am in the process of epoxy coating it, filling, sanding, filling ,sanding.....you get the idea.
Andrew
I sure do! It just looks bigger than I recall. It will be a good size.
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Old Dec 09, 2011, 05:24 AM
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Not Happy Jan !!!!

After much pain I have decided that the fin needs to come off and make a new one to replace it with. I just couldn't get it symetrical and it was getting on my nerves, so off with its head ! I am going to make a balsa ribbed one as per the plan and fill it in with foam then sand it to shape. Hopefully this time with the right shape and symetry.
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Old Dec 29, 2011, 06:13 AM
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New Tail

As you can see I cut off the rudder post, made a new one out of Balsa and glued it in place. Some more filling and sanding to blend it in now.
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 03:46 PM
I was 1eyed But I fixed that
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Looking Good.
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