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1/16 Mitsubishi Zero official build 39-46 Options
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#1 Posted : 20 September 2012 17:51:09
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#2 Posted : 01 October 2012 11:33:56

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Stage 39 - Contains ribs 23 & 24, valves, cylinder castings, gun magazine & bar casting, and the flap bulkhead.

Prepare and label ribs 23 and 24 as before.

Cut and prepare six lengths of truss: a 3mm, 5mm, 9.5mm and an 11mm length, plus two 10mm lengths.

Cut and prepare six lenths of tube: a 3mm, 4mm, 6.5mm and 8mm length, plus two 7mm lengths. When shaping the ends of the 3 and 4mm lengths, only flatten 1mm in from each end.

Fit the truss and tube to ribs 23 and 24 in the locations shown in the steps, then fit these into position in the starboard wing frame.

Remove ribs 3-11 from the wingframe, then position the flap bulkhead as shown, and whilst holding the flap bulkhead in place, refit rib #5 into place, followed by ribs 3 & 4, then 6-11.

Remove any burrs from the cylinder casting and taps, then assemble the cylinder halves and paint the cylinder fitting in your chosen guise.

Assemble the machine gun castings as before and paint the assembly black
Cut four taps from the fret, glue one tap to the top of each of the cylinders already within the cockpit framework, and glue the fourth tap onto the the cylinder just assembled, then glue th cylinder assembly in the framework as shown.

That's its for this stage, carefully store the remaining taps.

Future parts sets/stages:

40 - Contains ribs 1-4 and 25 & 26, cylinder castings, wing edge & tip castings, hinges, ribs F & R and screws.

41 - Contains battery storgae box castings and three LED lamps.

42 - Contains a landing gear strut, tyre, wheel parts a port side instrument panel casting

43 - Contains the starboard landing gear housing, ribs 6.5 & 7.5, upper strut parts, radio casting and a length of rod.
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Tomick
#3 Posted : 05 October 2012 12:21:35

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Stage 40 - Contains ribs 1-4 and 25 & 26, cylinder castings, wing edge & tip castings, hinges, ribs F & R and screws.

Prepare and label ribs 25/26 as before.

Cut three lengths of truss: 3mm, 9mm and 10mm.

Cut and shape three lengths of tube: 2.5mm, 5mm, and 5.5mm.

Then glue these on to rib #25 as indicated.

Prepare and layout the wing tip parts as before, then assemble in the same manner as the the port wing tip.

Add casting 'B' to rib 25, then insert the rib into position on the wing frame.

Remove any burrs from the cylinder castings, glue together and add taps to their tops, then paint the assembly in your chosen guise.

Glue the cylinder assembly in place into the rear of the cockpit section as shown in the steps.

That's it for this stage, carefully store rib 26.

Future parts sets/stages:

41 - Contains battery storage box castings and three LED lamps.

42 - Contains a landing gear strut, tyre, wheel parts a port side instrument panel casting

43 - Contains the starboard landing gear housing, ribs 6.5 & 7.5, upper strut parts, radio casting and a length of rod.

44 - Contains the landing gear box & generator castings, fittings and hinges.
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#4 Posted : 15 October 2012 09:18:34

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Stage 41 - Contains battery storage box castings and three LED lamps.

Remove any burrs from the battery box castings, then glue the halves together and finish in your chosen guise.
Glue the unit towards the rear of the fuselage section as shown in the steps.

The LED and fuel tank installation is a repeat of the port wing assembly.

Prepare the starboard wing as before, by removing 3 and 4mm lengths from the two indicated ribs.

Remove all the ribs from the wing and finish in your chosen guise. Carefully identify each rib number using the rib plan.

Paint the three LED's as before, then locate each and each of the ribs back onto the wingframe, and adding the fuel tank before adding ribs 6-1.

Ensure that the wiring is routed as indicated and test all three lamps before and after installation.

Thats it for this week, carefully store the front of rib #7 and rib #26.

Future parts sets/stages:

42 - Contains a landing gear strut, tyre, wheel parts a port side instrument panel casting

43 - Contains the starboard landing gear housing, ribs 6.5 & 7.5, upper strut parts, radio casting and a length of rod.

44 - Contains the landing gear box & generator castings, fittings and hinges.

45 - Contains the starboard wing flap parts and the air intake castings.
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#5 Posted : 19 October 2012 14:47:17

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Stage 42 - Contains a landing gear strut, tyre, wheel parts and port side instrument panel casting.

Remove any burrs from the wheel rims and landing strut. Paint the strut as before and paint the instrument panel cockpit green.

Pick out the detail items on the panel as shown in the steps, then locate the dial decals and bezels in place.

Glue the panel into the cockpit as shown, making sure that you route the lamp wire through the slot as shown in the instructions.

The wheel and strut assemply are a repeat of the previous assembly for the opposite wing..
Assemble the wheel rims into the tyre, then add the back plate onto the axle (positioned as shown), followed by the wheel and face plate, then secure the face plate in place with the screw.

Fit and glue the wheel plug at the bottom of the strut and position at a right to the strut.

That's it for this week, carefully store the strut assembly.

Future parts sets/stages:

43 - Contains the starboard landing gear housing, ribs 6.5 & 7.5, upper strut parts, radio casting and a length of rod.

44 - Contains the landing gear box & generator castings, fittings and hinges.

45 - Contains the starboard wing flap parts and the air intake castings.

46 - Contains the starboard wingframe, air intake pipe and circuit breaker castings.
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#6 Posted : 25 October 2012 17:47:28

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Stage 43 - Contains the starboard landing gear housing, ribs 6.5 & 7.5, upper strut parts, radio casting and a length of rod.

The assembly of the strut is a repeat of that previously made. Remove any burrs from the castings then paint and assemble the strut as before.

Remove any burrs from the radio casting then paint cockpit green and highlight the controls as shown. Then position and glue the radio casting into the cockpit as shown.

Take the hinge sprue, then cut the hinge parts from it.

Make three 2mm hinge pins from the supplied rod and taper the end of each as shown which will assist with placement.

Fit each of the hinges in turn onto the port wing, starting with the large hinge, position in place then gently nip the hinge together using pliers so that it holds in place.

Fit a hinge securing pin into the hole of the hinge so that it sits evenly, then crush the tapered end with pliers which should retain the pin.

Repeat with the medium and small hinges.

That's it for this week, carefully store the wheel assembly and remaining parts.

Future parts sets/stages:

44 - Contains the landing gear box & generator castings, fittings and hinges.

45 - Contains the starboard wing flap parts and the air intake castings.

46 - Contains the starboard wingframe, air intake pipe and circuit breaker castings.

47 - Contains the port side wingframe, aileron trailing & leading edges, aileron ribs and screws.
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#7 Posted : 16 November 2012 13:58:49

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Stage 44 - Contains the landing gear box & generator castings, fittings and hinges.

Remove any burrs from the castings, then finish the gearbox in a similar way to the previous gearbox made, and paint the generator casting black.

Fit and glue the generator casting into the hole on the port side instrument panel as shown in the steps.

The gearbox assembly and installation of the gearbox, landing gear & housing, and machine gun, is a repeat of the installation for the opposite side wing, therfore I will not be repeating the process here.

That's it for this week, carefully store the hinges.

Future parts sets/stages:

45 - Contains the starboard wing flap parts and the air intake castings.

46 - Contains the starboard wingframe, airintake pipe and circuit breaker castings.

47 - Contains the port side wingframe, aileron trailing & leading edges, aileron ribs and screws.

48 - Contains the aileron and tail fin skin sheets, radio and aileron castings.
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#8 Posted : 26 November 2012 09:18:47

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Stage 45 - Contains the landing gear box & generator castings, fittings and hinges.

Remove any burrs from the air intake parts, then prime and paint as shown, and then glue the two parts together. Then install the air intake into the cockpit as shown.

The assembly of the right wing flap is a repeat of the left wing flap assembly, so no need to repeat the steps here. You will need to retrieve the flap template provided at stage 33 and also the stage 44 hinges.

Install the wing flap into the right (starboard) wing as before.

That's it for this week, carefully store the remaining rod.

Future parts sets/stages:

46 - Contains the starboard wingframe, airintake pipe and circuit breaker castings.

47- Contains the port side wingframe, aileron trailing & leading edges , aileron ribs and screws.

48 - Contains the aileron and tail fin skin sheets, radio and aileron castings.

49 - Contains an aileron leading and trailing edge, aileron ribs and counter balance.
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#9 Posted : 03 December 2012 12:41:55

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Stage 46 - Contains the starboard wingframe, air intake pipe and circuit breaker castings.

Remove any burrs from the castings, then paint the parts as shown and highlight the controls on the circuit breakers as shown.
Add the dial and its face to the circuit breaker then glue/fit the cockpit castings into the locatiosn shown.

Fit and glue the air intake casting into the right (starboard) wingframe.

Take the upper wingframe, and use a 1mm bit to drill out the mount holes.

Secure frame in place with screws and ensure that the traling edge LED is correctly positioned.

That's it for this week, carefully store the remaining screws.

Future parts sets/stages:

47 - Contains a wingframe, aileron traliing & leading edges , aileron ribs and screws.

48 - Contains the aileron and tail fin skin sheets, radio and aileron castings.

49 - Contains an aileron leading and trailing edge, aileron ribs and counter balance.

50 - Contains the engine back plate, mounting racks, spark plug and distributor cables, screws and nuts.
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