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A6M3  ZERO

Jack Devine's Giant-Scale A6M3 Zero R/C kit Price: $330.00  

Break the "Weight Barrier" that has existed between modelers and great flying R/C warbirds for so long!!
Our Giant-Scale sport-scale A6M3 Zero R/C model kit has a wingspan of 82", wing area of 1550 square inches, and a typical finished weight of just 15 to 18  pounds using a gas engine,  giving the lightest wing loading and the best flying and landing characteristics of any Zero model sold today! 

"PEARL HARBOR"

We are pleased and proud to announce that Universal Studios chose to use some of our Jack Devine Zeros in the advertising of their  blockbuster movie "PEARL HARBOR" !  

With the Jack Devine A6M3 Zero model, much of the work has already been done for you. Imagine opening the box and finding a fully-formed foam frame waiting there for you!  You won't have to imagine what your model is going to look like framed up.  The frame is done, the shape is already complete!  All that's left to do is follow the easy video instructions for capping, sheeting, and installing some hard points like a firewall and landing gear blocks, and your model is ready for gear and finish!  Once you look at it you'll realize with a Warbird this size just how quickly you can be in the air compared to a stick-built model.  There's just no comparison in building time, a Jack Devine model builds faster every time!   

 The Mitsubishi Zero, or A6M3, was the primary fighter used by the Japanese Forces throughout WW II.  Both fierce and agile, the Zero's reign of terror grew to epic proportions, finally encompassing most of the south Pacific.  The Japanese had paid close attention to the early years of the Golden Age Racers, and had incorporated many of the innovations from those racers into the Zero.  Until such time as America was able to introduce faster, tougher, nimbler, and more powerful warbirds with newer innovations from the later years of racing, the Zero's supremacy was essentially unchallenged.  Even when Allied Air Forces started taking back the skies and the Japanese stronghold on the South Pacific began to crumble, the pilots of these Zeros fought to the death.  Often provided enough fuel for only a one-way trip and some fighting, they were ordered to perform the Kamikaze maneuver and dive their Zeros into the ships of the American fleet, which most pilots willingly did for the glory of the Japanese Empire.  This desperate attempt to to regain superiority may have been futile, but often the results were devastating to Allied ships.  Here at the turn of the century, there are only a very few examples of the Japanese Zero left in the entire world, due to the orders to melt ALL instruments of war (including Zeros) down, which were laid out in the unconditional surrender of the Japanese.  Most "Zeros" as we know them are Hollywood Zeros, created by modifying American AT-6 Texans for use in Hollywood movies.  

    The Zero is an excellent choice for modelers who want to fly a Warbird, because of the generous wing area of the original Zero.  This also makes the Jack Devine A6M3 Zero a terrific scale endeavor, as our foam-core technology combines lightness with light wing loading, allowing a lot of scale additions!  That's easy to see when you look at Don Hopper's smile as he shows off his beautiful Jack Devine Zero model above!  It is designed and cut to very scale dimensions, so this sport-scale giant will not only fly well, it's a real eye-catcher with its true-to-scale silhouette.  You just can't help but look good at the field!  

     It comes with our instructional video to help you build it easily.  The video guides you through the capping and sheeting of all foam pieces, and the gearing up for hardware, mounts, etc.  Are you wondering about the processes involved?  This website also has building articles filled with a variety of tips and techniques to help answer many of your construction questions, both now and after you start building your Jack Devine model!  

    The wings have pre-cut control surfaces, servo pockets, and wire channels. Included is all of the balsa you will need for sheeting, a generous hardware package consisting of hardware, landing gear, and a fiberglass cowling and Lexan canopy are included as well.  Cutting for retracts is optional.  Uses Robart Retracts Model #622 with 4"wheels.

Click on the small photo above to see other shots of Zeros!  

Building time:  This kit can be built in as little as 25 hours, even with limited building experience!

Flying skills required:  Average Flyer or above.

  

SPECS:   17.35% Scale   /    0.00" = 1'

Wingspan        Length          Wing Area              Weight               Engine Size
     82"                  62"         1550 sq inches         15-18 lbs.         ST3250 or G-38

          Price in U.S. Dollars- $330.00  plus shipping & handling.

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