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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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Nov 11, 2011, 05:15 AM
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Is this a new Zero or are they old pictures?
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
Nov 11, 2011, 05:55 AM
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Originally Posted by EeleyEagle
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.
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.
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.
Mar 20, 2012, 03:46 PM
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Looking Good.

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