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Old 12-20-2012, 10:22 PM   #1151
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:34 AM   #1152
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:48 AM   #1153
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You should really try and make it out on Saturday too. Many more pilots there then and they are all pretty knowledgeable. Hopfully I will see ya this weekend.
Hey Chuck :-)
What time you gonna be at the field tomorrow? I'm gonna pop over and say "hi"
I checked the place out couple afternoons ago.. I think I was the only flier there..
I flew over to the right - east of the dump I guess. Lovely large area if I got the right location?
ATB Billy

Well I flew for a little while before a hard "landing" but it was cool not having to fret about ploughing it into someones backyard! It's all good..

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Billy,

Wow! Is that a New Model from Park Zone? I have not come across this larger Park Zone T-28 Trojan as of yet? I looked and looked Horizon Hobby and Park Zone Web Sites and nothing?

Hum....
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:13 PM   #1155
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Billy,

Wow! Is that a New Model from Park Zone? I have not come across this larger Park Zone T-28 Trojan as of yet? I looked and looked Horizon Hobby and Park Zone Web Sites and nothing?

Hum....
LOL.....

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Old 12-24-2012, 06:30 PM   #1156
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Billy, we flew there yesterday but, around 9:30 it began to rain so everyone packed it in. Hopefully I will see you there soon. I plan on flying on the 26th in the AM since I am off work that day. Then we will probably all fly on the 29th and 30th.
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Old 12-24-2012, 08:55 PM   #1157
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Originally Posted by Chucksolo69 View Post
Billy, we flew there yesterday but, around 9:30 it began to rain so everyone packed it in. Hopefully I will see you there soon. I plan on flying on the 26th in the AM since I am off work that day. Then we will probably all fly on the 29th and 30th.
OK Chuck thanks, I will come over on "boxing day" as we call the 26th Dec... :-) I will bring my T-28 but after my visit on saturday I'm now planning on buying a slightly larger "floater" a.s.a.p. which will be better for me to fly in company and over concrete - as you guys do when together in O-side... Have a turbulence-free Xmas! B

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Old 12-27-2012, 08:06 PM   #1158
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Billy, it rained yesterday so we didn't fly. Do you have a black or blue SUV? I thought I might have seen you driving up about 9:30 yesterday, but I left because of the wind and the wet conditions. We are all going to meet again on Saturday and Sunday this weekend. I hope you can come out then. Check out the AXN Floater Jet on HobbyKing. They are a great flying airplane.
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:31 AM   #1159
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Well Guys,

Stay tuned for some neat Progress I have made from the terrible crash my AirForce Trojan suffered last weekend. I finally got all the parts and looked in my various hobby drawers and found a new Castle Creations PHX 35-AMP ESC and new Park Zone 480 Brushless motor and most importantly a new Castle Creations BERG 4-Channel DSP Receiver.

In the mean time, go ahead and enjoy this Video from my new 808 Key Chain Camera onboard my old 6+ year old T-28 NAVY!

https://vimeo.com/56392017


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Old 12-29-2012, 06:49 PM   #1160
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I have a little experience with this great plane as I had a 102 flights on my T-28 last week-end when I killed it (story later)...
There is a great way to improve the slowing down of the T-28: Earlier in March, I installed a Spectrum AR6200 receiver in my T-28 to use my DX7 radio instead of the ZX10. This mod allowed the use of flapperons and therefore you can use the ailerons as flaps in the down position to float even more or in the up position to use as air brakes. I have been flying my plane all summer over the lake and using a very small grass area to land in between trees Scary but cool. The use of the flapperons was critical there to get the proper approch: to short and it falls in water, to long and the landing is rough in bushes. I don't use the landing gear. If you ever get a DX6 or DX7, try that as it realy improves the control on approch.
The other advantage of the DX7 is the programmable dual rate for the aileron. With 120% aileron, snap rolls are relatively easy.


Now, about the crash on Sunday: I was showing off to my friend how cool it was doing 3 snap rools back to back when thhe plane is coming towards us when I screwed up close to the ground, 30 feet away from us (yes coming strait toward us) and pushed it down to the ground instead of up . The crash was awful with a terrible noice. The front of the plane is totalled....

The good thing is that I found and bought Sunday night on e-bay a huge lot of defective Parkzone T-28 airplanes for sale by Hobb-e-mart (horizon hobby e-bay store for defective merchandise). This was a huge lot of 5 fuselages, 4 wings, 4 radios, 2 batteries, motors, esc, servos, wheels, etc... It was a good deal considering that for $306 I am hoping to be able to put together 3 new planes, fix my "old" one and keep a few spare parts. I plan on spitting the lot with my friend so we can all fly T-28 fly with our sons. I will probably repaint one or two planes to avoid having 4 identical planes in the air.

Here is a good link to get great ideal for paint schemes: Wings Palette: http://wp.scn.ru/en/ww3/a/875/3/0

Here are 2 pictures of my scary flying field at the cottage...
Hi Beavenx5, im new here, and was just lookin around...and i gotta tell ya that headon shot of your T-28 coming in over the water is just AWESOME!! looks like the real deal!
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:14 AM   #1161
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Billy, did you get the AXN yet?
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:19 AM   #1162
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Love my T28 ! Just converted her to a tail dragger. Better off grass, no breaking the nose gear anymore and larger prop clearance. Post pic when I get back

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Got mine last week. I'll maiden it Thursday. Hope I don't destroy it.
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Got mine last week. I'll maiden it Thursday. Hope I don't destroy it.
Mattman,

You'll be fine. I've had mine for 2 years now and she's taken alot of abuse. Pretty tough ole gal. I now use it to experiment. Upped the power with a HURC 450, running 4S, trying 3 axis stabalizer for high wind days. She's rockin now.

Might want to include some expo to smooth out the control surface throws. I started out with 40 aileron, 30 elevator and 20 rudder but you may not need that much.

Good luck ! You'll love this plane !

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Old 01-09-2013, 06:50 PM   #1165
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Set your dual rates and fly on low rates at first. I have mine setup with 60% aileron and elevator and 100% rudder. It tames her down a bit.
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Well Guys,

Stay tuned for some neat Progress I have made from the terrible crash my AirForce Trojan suffered last weekend. I finally got all the parts and looked in my various hobby drawers and found a new Castle Creations PHX 35-AMP ESC and new Park Zone 480 Brushless motor and most importantly a new Castle Creations BERG 4-Channel DSP Receiver.

In the mean time, go ahead and enjoy this Video from my new 808 Key Chain Camera onboard my old 6+ year old T-28 NAVY!
As promised.........

Hi guys!

Several days ago my beloved Park Zone T-28D Airforce crashed due to the rush to fly itch and well you can see for yourselves the results:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1788300

Now, fast forward we have a very successful repair results and a few items to note that the Nose Wheel Steering arm had to be replaced, the motor mount, Motor, ESC and of course the Receiver. My personal taste was to go back to the solid and less sophisticated yet very solid 72-Mhz Castle Creations BERG 4-Channel DSP receiver. The only thing that did not need to be replaced was the 3-Blade Master Airscrew 10 X 7 X 3 propeller!

EDIT: (Sorry for forgetting what kind of Glue I used!)
In the past, I have used WHITE GLUE (The stuff used at schools) such as Elmer's Glue, as it cures without leaving any residue and the bond is very strong, however, due to the long cure time you need to secure the two items together for a long time. Since the FUSE was slightly deformed up front that required some strong forming, I used the CA.

Using most exclusively CA and Accelerator such as:



A few pictures of the progress!!

Old Nose Wheel Steering Arm:



New Nose Wheel Steering Arm:


New Power System & Receiver:


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Motor Mount (Old on Left & New on Right!):


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Heading to the Flying Field (Smooth Concrete) for re-maiden!!
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:11 PM   #1167
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I hope it went better this re-maiden.
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Originally Posted by Chucksolo69 View Post
I hope it went better this re-maiden.
Thanks!!!!

It has flown many good flights since the Repairs, thank you!!

Here is the Video from my rebuilt Airforce Trojan! Need to secure the camera a little bit more. It was mounted at the end of the Tail Boom under Belly so, there was hardly any surface there!

Enjoy!
https://vimeo.com/56433804



A few Pictures of my Park Zone T-28D Airforce Trojan, Post Re-Maiden Flight!





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Thanks!!!!

It has flown many good flights since the Repairs, thank you!!

Here is the Video from my rebuilt Airforce Trojan! Need to secure the camera a little bit more. It was mounted at the end of the Tail Boom under Belly so, there was hardly any surface there!

Enjoy!
https://vimeo.com/56433804

A few pictures from December 28th, 2012!

A few Pictures of my Park Zone T-28D Airforce Trojan, Post Re-Maiden Flight!





That is beautiful! I wish they still made that one. I'd have gotten that instead of the navy. :/
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Originally Posted by mattman0182 View Post
That is beautiful! I wish they still made that one. I'd have gotten that instead of the navy. :/
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HOBBY TOWN USA
Address: 300 North Entrance Road, Sanford, FL 32771
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They have at least one left up high in their shelf on the North End Wall!

Ask for the manager and they will ship!

The price that I saw was $169 for the PNP!!

Hurry!!!
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Little late now lol. But thanks!
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I heard the AF T-28 is hard to see when the sky is blue. I do like the looks of the AF one though. I will continue to fly my Navy T-28 until she fails to come back from her final mission. Then, I'll get another!!!!

BTW - Billy, we expect to see you fly your AXN Floater Jet THIS WEEKEND!!!
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I just did this one up for the San Diego Pylon Race series..

My airbrush broke as I was masking the star for the rudder.... gonna get a new one ASAP.





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Can't believe this thread is still going after 5 years wtf!!

I'm just getting back into RC planes after a few years of no flying, i had to scrap the T28 as it was beyond repair! I still have all the electronics and stuff so i might just buy a complete new air frame.

I have a MKII PZ Spitfire on Ebay UK if anyone is interested, i am under the alias of joe_vr46 so if anyone is interested PM on here and we can either go through Ebay or sort something else out!
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