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Hobby People Zero EP Rx-R w/Retracts BL (No Tx/Rx/Bat/Chgr)

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Regular Price: $159.99

Special Price: $99.99

No. 117236

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Quick Overview

This is a Hobby People Mitsubishi A6M Zero EP Receiver-Ready Airplane w/Retracts. No Japanese WWII fighter is more well-known than the Mitsubishi A6M Zero. Active throughout WWII, it was considered the most-capable carrier-based fighter in the world. And, with its wide gear stance and low wing-loading, it was one of the easiest to fly. The Hobby People A6M Zero EP retains those great flight characteristics in a 1/12th scale flying model that is fun and exciting to fly.

Hobby People Mitsubishi A6M Zero EP Receiver-Ready w/Retracts

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User's Guide (1.2 MB)This is the User's Guide for the Hobby People A6M Zero EP.
MAN Flight Test (1.8 MB)Review of the Hobby People Zero by Model Airplane News

Details

Hobby People Mitsubishi A6M Zero EP

Receiver-Ready w/Retracts

This is a Hobby People Mitsubishi A6M Zero EP Receiver-Ready Airplane w/Retracts. No Japanese WWII fighter is more well-known than the Mitsubishi A6M Zero (the official Allied reporting name was the “Zeke”). Active throughout WWII, it was considered the most-capable carrier-based fighter in the world. And, with its wide gear stance and low wing-loading, it was one of the easiest to fly. The Hobby People A6M Zero EP retains those great flight characteristics in a 1/12th-scale flying model that is fun and exciting to fly.

The airframe has panel lines, scale exhaust positions, guns and even a painted canopy. These details and paint scheme give the Hobby People A6M Zero EP scale good looks normally reserved for larger wood aircraft. It's ultra-quick to assemble too. Just glue on the tail, bolt on the wing and prop, install your own radio and battery, and you're ready to fly.

In the air, you'll get that great scale look that only comes when using retracts! The A6M Zero EP has simple mechanical retracts that are installed and adjusted at the factory. No mess, no fuss, just throw the switch and you'll have gear-up flight realism! The steerable tail wheel lets you taxi out and back just like the big boys. Top to bottom, tip to tip, the A6M Zero EP has the looks and performance you expect from a modern receiver-ready foam aircraft.

Features:

• Molded Foam Construction, Painted with Extensive Scale Details and Decals Applied

• One-Piece Wing with Dual Aileron Servos for Precise Control

• Mechanical Main Retracts with Gear Doors

• Steerable Tail Wheel

• Painted Canopy, Magnet Retained

• Easy-Access Battery Compartment

• Custom 11 x 10 3-Blade Propeller with Custom Spinner Finishes Off the Scale Look

• 3536 Size 800kV Brushless Motor and 50-Amp Brushless ESC

• Servos Installed with Control Linkages Ready for Final Setup Adjustments

• Great Flight Characteristics

• Scale Looks on the Ground and in the Air

Specifications:

• Wingspan: 39.75 Inches (1010mm)

• Length: 32.75 Inches (832mm)

• Wing Area: 265 Square Inches (17.10sq.dm)

• Weight RTF (Approximately): 32 Ounces (905g)

• Wing Loading: 17.4 Oz/SqFt (53.0g/sq.dm)

Items Required, But Not Included:

• 5-Channel or More Transmitter and Full-Range Micro Receiver

•11.1V 1500 to 2200mAh LiPo Battery

• LiPo Balance Charger

• Double-Sided Foam Tape

• Foam-Safe C/A Glue

• Basic Modeling Tools

Additional Information

SKU 117236
Manufacturer Hobby People
Mfr Part Number 117236
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Customer Reviews

Not as nicely built as Model Airplane News reviews it. Review by CobraJocky
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The HP A6M5 Zero is a very nice flying model, but it is hardly as well factory built or finished as "MAN"s review claims it is. First off the cowling fit and factory assembly is horrible, it's mounted about 2 degrees off from matching the fuselage lines or lining up with the built-in nose machine gun reliefs in the fuselage. Also the copper exhaust stacks don't match the cut out in the cowling either ... VERY sloppy manufacturing! /// The fuselage painting is very sloppy and incomplete on one side of the fuselage to point that bare Foam is exposed where the wing meets the "fuse". /// The fuse cut out for the vertical stabilizer is incomplete to properly install the stabilizer as well.

Ready for flight in an hour? Hardly!! I'm a very experienced builder - both Balsa and Foam - and I had to spend another good 3 to 4 hours "Fixing" the sloppy factory work. (Posted on 4/22/14)
Nice cheap warbird Review by Propnut48
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This is a nice warbird for the price. Tracks well and looks really good in the air. Only issue is the paint as it is easy to chip and CA and kicker will leave a white streak on the paint. For the first flight I didn't use the scale prop. I used an APC electric 10-4.5. Pulls nice, no pitching and like the retracts. Does nice loops and very axial rolls. Do not go over the throws as it doesn't need too much. When landing and the gear is down it has a lot of drag. Keep the throttle up about 1/3 till it is about a ft off the tarmac. Let it sink and don't try to flair it as it will balloon and stall. Keep the fuselage level. For the cost it is a pretty bird just like the full scale fighter. (Posted on 1/26/14)
Better Than Expected Review by Heath
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Picked up this plane at AMA Expo for $99. Wasn't expecting too much and have to tell you was surprised with it. Plane has a good feel to it. Quick to assemble and gives a great place to mount receiver. Packaging was terrible and rear wheel fell of in transit but quick fix with a collar from local hobby store. Lots of power using a 2200mAh 11.1v battery pushed all the way forward and nice CG with that battery. No weights needed. Takes off and flies great. Once trimmed and hands off stick it will fly level and straight. Landings do take a getting used to as you throttle down too quick plane drops and elevator gets a little touchy even changing expo dramatically. For newbies be careful and have someone set up for you as some things are reversed like rear gear turns opposite rudder direction so needed to swap over push rods. Also either put fuel tube or shrink wrap over all clevises. Landing gear is metal so no worries on snapping on grass landings but if you want scale you will need to slow them down as they go up and down super quick. The spinner and cowl could have been a little better made but again for $99 can't complain. Only other draw back is part prices. Look at the parts list on site and make sure you don't mind paying those prices as an extra prop costs with shipping almost $20.

Again better than expected for the price knowing that a hard crash that requires multiple new parts you might be better just replacing the whole plane. (Posted on 1/20/14)
BEAUTIFUL IN THE AIR! Review by x-planewarrior
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I love the the scale details of this plane..and the paint job is outstanding!...Even the the exhaust stacks are painted . I thought the retracts are weak but after 8-10 landings on dirt and paved runways it is holding up well....specs show it has a metal gear servo for retracts....The only caveat, or minus siqn is the flimsy plastic spinner and prop. I changed these to a 3-bladed 11x6 Master Airscrew prop plus a Dubro spinner. In the air, I feel the power is just right.....it is not a speed demon but good enought for scale flying...I received lots of compliments from other flyers...Not for a beginner because it won't correct itself or float when sticks are released plus you have to fly with speed and good smooth elevator/rudder/ailerons movement because the nose tends to drop/stall. You have to land with some speed as in any other warbird...However, for intermediate and advanced flyers it is a dream to fly! (Posted on 12/15/13)

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