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Tora! Tora! Tora! Zero
One of my all-time favorite war movies is Tora! Tora! Tora!, about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. I first saw it with my parents at a drive-in movie, so that tells you how long ago that was. I have always wanted to build a sorta-scale RC Zero, but all the kits I see in the hobby shop are too big. Would you, by chance, know of a source for an electric-powered Zero that would be easy to build? Thanks for a great magazine.—paul Mcdaniel, Dearborn, MI
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Paul, thanks for being a reader. Tora! Tora! Tora! was a great wartime aviation movie, followed by Midway. I think these two movies really left their mark with aviation lovers and RC modelers alike. You are in luck as we do have a set of plans for a Zero on our website, Airagestore.com. Our good friend and electric scale
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master designer Mark Rittinger came up with this impressive Zero a while ago, and it is one of our best sellers. Look for plan number X0314A. This rising-sun World War II warbird has a 49-inch span, is 38 inches long, uses conventional balsa-and-ply construction, and features foam wing cores. The model can be built with or without retractable landing gear, and it features a quick-release wing attachment for fast battery changes. Rudder and retracts are optional. It was designed for an E-flite Power 25 brushless motor.—gy