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Mitsubishi A6M Zero, Dino Di Giorgio’s Road to Top Gun Entry

Mitsubishi A6M Zero, Dino Di Giorgio’s Road to Top Gun Entry

A longtime competitor at Top Gun, Dino Di Giorgio from Fort Pierce, FL, will be competing with his new Japanese Mitsubishi A6M Zero in the Pro Prop class.  His Top Flite Zero has all-wood construction and comes covered in Monokote. It has an 86-inch wingspan, weighs 26 pounds and is powered by a DLE 61cc gas engine turning a 21×10 3-blade prop. It is equipped with a J-Tec muffler. Down and Locked retracts and a Futaba 18SZ radio with S3071 S-Bus servos round out the Zero.

Dino scuffed the covering finish and repainted the plane using Tamiya paints. Dino has been flying RC since 1977 and started flying at Top Gun in 1992.

Dino will also be flying his 118-inch-span Zero, (built from a Meisterscale kit) in the Unlimited class. Powered by a Moki 150 radial engine and turns a 24-inch Solo 3-blade propeller.


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  2. I first met Dino thru a mutual friend – John S., from the Wayne, NJ area. We’d see Dino at various Fun Fly events, and Dino was always generous with his unique brand of kindness and hospitality, ready and willing to answer my dumb, newbie questions. Dino sets a great example of how to present model aviation in a truly positive way! I like Futaba for selecting Dino as a Team member!

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