Mitsubishi A6M Zero RCM&E Special Plan 2016
by Tony Nijhuis
Similar in construction to most of our other 'warbirds' this
model once again takes a simplistic approach to what is a complicated
full-size aircraft, full of compound curves! Although the model uses
curved balsa wood to achieve that traditional Zero look, it is surprisingly
easy to build and proved a real joy to fly.
There's a saying that if
it looks right, it will fly right and this version of the Zero epitomises
this saying to a tee. The model is well mannered and with flaps extended,
floats beautifully at low speed and remains reassuringly stable.
of the Zero, as with all our models is traditional, so no foam anywhere.
Jjust good old fashioned balsa and plywood.
The plans are full size and reproduced on two very large
sheets of quality paper.
A VAC form set is available which includes a
canopy, a scale spinners and radial cowl. As with all our models, a CNC
pack and wood pack, to complete the model is available. (Please note
that the wood pack assumes you are using the CNC pack in conjunction).
The CNC pack includes all fuselage formers, fuselage sides, the wing
ribs, fin & tailplane parts
and much more.
To assist the building of this model, we have made available
a free down load of the build article used in the 2016 RCM&E Special.
As per usual, we have worked with 4-Max Models Ltd who
have put together a superb bespoke electric flight package using their
high quality Black Series of Brushless Motors turns a scale
diameer 3-bladed prop and has more then enough power even if your Zero
is a couple of pounds over the target weight. This package, can only
be sourced direct from www.4-Max.co.uk.
Lastly and possibly the most important part of your
build is a photographic construction log which is also available as a
free download for you to print out.
These photos will be invaluable and
we would suggest downloading these before you start work so you can familiarise
yourself with the build.
1701mm / 67"
1244mm / 49"
4309g / 9.5lbs
here to download the RCM&E
build article in PDF format
here to download the build photos in PDF format
click here for the recommended
Although we carry selective
stock, we generally print
and manufacture to order
so deliveries may take up
to 28 days to reach you
from point of order. Also
delivery of plans, some
plastic parts and CNC wood
packs will be sent as separate
For overseas orders please