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Oct 18, 2016, 01:20 PM
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FMS A6M3 Zero 750mm w/ Lemon Rx Receiver / Stabilizer - 3S Test Flight w/ Dog Chase

Here is the initial test flight of my FMS 750mm A6M3 Zero on 3S, using the Lemon Rx 7-Channel Receiver with Stabilizer. (Click the "Show More" tab for details..)

FMS A6M3 Zero 750mm w/ Lemon Rx Receiver / Stabilizer - 3S Test Flight w/ Dog Chase (7 min 46 sec)

The FMS 750mm A6M3 Zero on 3S is a very impressive warbird and rendition of the once feared Mitsubishi Zero. Additional care with the setup of this plane is a must however, as this model came out of the box with some issues. The first matter to address was the inherent tail-heaviness of this model Having a 40mm CG and a short nose, it was absolutely necessary to use (5) 7-gram stick-on lead weights from Great Planes, in order to achieve the correct CG. The lead weights have been glued on using slow-cure epoxy at the front of the nose and covered by the cowl. The other issue was interior compartment space, or lack thereof. Careful cutting of the base of the fuselage allowed the Lemon Rx 7-Channel Receiver with Stabilizer to sit below the “cable traffic” and double-sided taped directly on the center of the main wing, unobstructed by wires and the ESC. The ESC has been upgraded to an Eflite 30-Amp Pro Switch-Mode BEC Brushless ESC (V2) and is double-sided taped to the port side of the interior of the fuselage, away from the Receiver. The final issue to resolve was the angle of the landing gears which would lead to frequent nose-overs and potential prop breaks. This was an easy fix, and the landing gear wires have been equally bent and raked forward, eliminating that issue altogether.

After these key points were resolved, I was rewarded with an excellent FMS mini-rocket warbird with solid handling and flight characteristics. This video was initially intended to be a short 4-minute test flight for later review. However, the flight was interrupted by an unwanted “guest” on the flying field which caused me to extend my flight to an additional 2 minutes and 44 seconds.. All caught on video. (WARNING - FOUL LANGUAGE FROM THE DOG OWNER).


Transmitter: Spektrum DX8 G2
Receiver: Lemon Rx 7-Channel Receiver with Stabilizer
Gain Settings: Aileron - 10 O'Clock, Rudder - 11 O'Clock, Elevator - 11 O'Clock
High Rates: 100-Aileron / 30% Expo, 100-Elevator / 30% Expo, 100-Rudder, 5% Expo
Low Rates: 70-Aileron / 25% Expo, 70-Elevator / 25% Expo, 70-Rudder, 5% Expo
Center of Gravity: 40mm from the leading edge of the main wing – (5) 7-gram weights placed inside the cowl for correct CG
Battery: Eflite 3S 1350mAh 30C
ESC: Eflite 30-Amp Pro Switch-Mode BEC Brushless ESC (V2)
Throttle Timer: 4 Minutes
Full Flight Time: 6 Minutes 44 Seconds
Time Over: 2 Minutes 44 Seconds
Lipo Final Voltage: 11.13 Volts out of 12.60 Volts (15%)

Camera: iPhone 6 at 1080P / 60 FPS

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Last edited by Blaze0021; Oct 18, 2016 at 02:57 PM.
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