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Jun 09, 2019, 01:38 PM
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FMS Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero 1.1m 4S Performance Flight


In 1080p 60fps - This is the 4S Performance Flight of my 2-year old FMS A6M5 Zero 1.1m Warbird, a Birthday present from the 2016-2017 Cheer Central Suns J2 “Glitter” (Glitterati).. the All-Star Cheer Team that I coached 2 years ago.

FMS Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero 1.1m 4S Performance Flight (5 min 51 sec)

Just a little more than 2 years later from the Maiden Flight Video, only this time upgraded to 4S with the original stock motor and stock 3-blade prop. I replaced the stock 40-Amp ESC with a ZTW Mantis 65-Amp ESC w/ 5-Amp ESC. In doing so, I also carefully enlarged the internal foam ESC compartment formerly holding the stock 40-Amp ESC, allowing it extra ventilation and room to breathe.

Powered by an Admiral Pro 4S 2200mAh 45C lipo, the weight of the 4-cell lipo was enough to counter 50% of the hidden nose ballast that I had originally hidden behind the plastic cowl and were removed, retaining the recommended 62mm CG from the leading edge of the main wing. Now only 56 grams of nose ballast (8 Great Planes 7-gram Sticky Back Lead Weights were needed to retain the proper CG at 62mm.

Max Static Amp Draw with a fully charged Admiral Pro 4S 2200mAh 45C lipo is at 52.2 amps.. well below the limits of the ZTW Mantis 65-Amp ESC. The stock 3536-850Kv motor comes down barely warm after a flight.

My former 100% throttle on 3S has now become my 50-60% throttle on 4S. The outcome is an aircraft with exceptional agility, speed, and climb, with power on tap when needed, limited only by the pilot's skills. This was always a great warbird on 3S power, but made outstanding with 4S behind it.. worth of being called, a Zero.

"Kirameki" is the Japanese word for Glitter. Still so thankful for the 2016-2017 Cheer Central Suns J2 Glitter "Glitterati" for this incredible Birthday present. They were my first team to ever surprise me with an aircraft. 2 years later and she's still a fierce beauty.

SETUP INFORMATION:

Transmitter: Spektrum DX8 (G2)
Receiver: Lemon Rx DSMX 7-Channel Diversity Stabilizer / Receiver (LM0033)
Gain Settings: Aileron 9:30 O'Clock, Rudder 10 O'Clock, Elevator 10 O'Clock
Rates Used: Aileron 100% / 22% Expo, Elevator 100% / 24% Expo, Rudder 100% / 0% Expo
Control Horn Hole: Aileron Innermost Hole, Rudder Innermost Hole, Elevator Outermost Hole
Flap System: Mid 50% / Full 65%
Flap Delay: 2.0 Seconds
Center of Gravity: 62mm - Added (8) Great Planes 7-Gram Sticky Back Lead Weights within the Plastic Cowl Interior.
Battery: Admiral Pro 4S 2200mAh 45C
ESC: ZTW Mantis 65-Amp ESC w/5-Amp SBEC
Max Static Amps: 52.2 Amps
Throttle Timer: 4 Minutes
Lipo Final Voltage: 15.22 Volts out of 16.80 Volts (34%)

Music: "Ethos" by Full Tilt
Camera: iPhone X at 1080P / 60 FPS
Cameraman: Mike "Deuces Wild" Frontiero

Thanks for watching!
Last edited by Blaze0021; Jun 09, 2019 at 02:25 PM.
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