Hey look what's new! An 1100mm Zero from FMS. Same great quality in that 1100mm size everyone loves. It's got reinforced wing surfaces for advanced manuevering. Go ahead try an Immelmann, a split S, Cuban 8s, and any other maneuver you might need to do to get that F6F off your tail! Gorgeous scale retracts, inner gear doors, drop tank, plastic nose cowl with a double row radial engine moulded in, and even the unique Zero exhaust pipes are there. And don't forget the nicely done plastic split flaps, and the maximum attention paid to scale detailing.
They're getting closer to the ideal of a flyable scale model that would look great just sitting on your shelf, and as far as I'm concerned, the nicer a plane is, the more I want to reinforce it, so I get to KEEP it, no matter what happens while I'm flying. We're getting better and better at designing reinforcement kits that keep edging us closer to the cute trade name we gave them- "Crashproofing" has by now become very nearly exactly that! For instance, the rods in the fuselage come out of the foam and extend to the furthest forward point of the plastic nose cowl, like in our Durafly Corsair. You can see how the Corsair fared in a nose in crash into "hardpack" (the stuff at the edge of the pavement) in this video.
The Zero will fare just as well- REAL protection against mishaps. My ideal is a plane that can absorb the stress of a crash, and keep flying- so you don't have to go home to fix a plane right then and there. I like to call Crashproofing "FUN INSURANCE" for that very reason- since I started flying reinforced planes, I have added a LOT to my flying time, and subtracted all of that time directly from my "fixing broken planes" time- and you can do it too. Just add Killer Planes Crashproofing to make your foamie last flight after flight- and crash after crash!
And, in case you're interested, the high power setup from the FMS 980mm P-40 fits in the Zero. They put the motor mount in that fits both motors, and the plane has a large nose weight that can be easily removed to help with the difference in weight. After our initial flight for a video shoot, I'm going to do exactly that, too. Watch for the video!
(Also, you can remove the nose weights to accomodate a battery that's about 50% bigger, if you want to leave the original power setup and just fly for 50% more time. Food for thought.)
|Overall Length||845mm/33.3 in|
|Flying Weight||Around 1300g|
|Motor Size||Brushless 3536-KV850|
|Servo||9g Servo x 6|
|CG (center of gravity)||60-65mm (From Leading Edge)|
|Prop Size||10.5*7, 3 blade|
|Recommended Battery||Li-Po 11.1V 2200mAh 25C|
|Approx. Flying Duration||5min|
|Minimum Age Recommendation||14+|
|Assembly Time||1 hour|
|Is Assembly Required||Yes|
|Requires||PNP Requires Radio System, Battery and Charger|