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A6M5 Zero Plan

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Product ID: ZIR:ZERO1

  • Scale: 2.5" - 1'
  • Wingspan: 91"
  • Length: 73"
  • Wing Area: 1400 sq/in
  • Weight: 26-32lbs
  • Power: 50-75 cc gas

The Zero, produced in large quantities and many variants, was the mainstay of both the Japanese Air Force and the Imperial Japanese Navy. When fitted with a set of floats it became the "Rufe".


The giant scale A6M5 Zero plan set is 1/4.8 scale and consists of four large sheets that clearly illustrate all structure as well as showing installation of flaps and retracts. The A6M5 Zero plan shows the installation of Robart retracts, fixed wire gear, servos and Koritz 2.7 engine and features one piece wing.  The basic structures use conventional “modeling” tools and materials such as balsa and plywood, and the techniques are straightforward; easily accomplished by anyone with previous model building experience. There are many online building threads at www.rcuniverse.com forums and www.rcscalebuilder.com  forums for Nick’s plans. Tech support is also available via email at www.ziroliplans.com or by phone 9:00 to 5:00 Mon - Fri EST 631-467-4765. The plan includes full-size templates for all the required parts allowing you to cut a complete “kit” before you start construction. If you would like to purchase a wood kit see KIT CUTTER'S on selection bar at the top of each page.  The plans have building notes on the plans.  If you choose gear or an engine not shown on the plan you should have them on hand when you start construction to make any changes needed for mounting. Nick Ziroli Plans recommends covering the airframe with 1 oz fiberglass cloth and ZAP Z-poxy finishing resin and elevator and rudder with cloth covering such as Solartex.  Nick Ziroli Plans has building and scale accessories available for the A6M5 Zero. 

Plans Specifications:
  • Specifications: A6M5 ZERO
  • Scale: 1/4.8
  • Inches to the foot: 2.5" - 1'
  • Length: 73"
  • Weight: 26-32lbs
  • Wing loading: 42-52oz/sqft
  • Wing area: 1400 sq.in
  • Wing span: 91"
  • Wing incidence at root: +2 degrees
  • Stab incidence: +1 degree
  • Dihedral: 4.5" under W11
  • Power: 50-75 cc gas
  • Washout at wing tip: 2 to 3 degrees built in with jig
  • Aileron throws: 3/4" up and 5/8" down
  • Elevator throws: 3/4" up and 3/4" down
  • Rudder throws: 2" to right & 2" to left
  • Flap degrees down: 40-50
  • Cowl length: 8 3/4"
  • Cowl height front: 9.5"
  • Cowl height rear: 10.5"
  • Cowl width front:: 9.5"
  • Cowl width rear: 10.5"
  • Engine offset degrees: 2 right 2 down
  • CG Location: 6 1/4" back from leading edge of wing at the fuse with the gear down
  • Requires:
  • Ziroli cowl
  • Ziroli canopy
  • Engine: 50-75 cc gas
  • Spinner: 3.5" spinner P-51 style
  • Fuel tank:: 32oz square
  • Control Horns: (2) 1/2", (2) 1"
  • Hinges: (23) DUBRO #257
  • Covering: 1oz fiberglass cloth and epoxy resin
  • Retracts Main
  • Tail gear strut
  • Retract Air Kit
  • Wheels Main: 5"
  • Wheels tail: 1.5"
  • Radio channels: 6 or more
  • Servos: Flaps (2)150-200oz MGBB, Ailerons (2)90+oz BB, Elevators (2)90+oz BB, Rudder (1)120+oz BB, Gear (1)50oz, Throttles (1)50oz BB
              MG-metal gear BB-ball bearing