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Old 10-14-2007, 06:21 PM   #1
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Default pz t-28 trojan

Anyone pick one up yet? Just trying to find out how they fly. I like flying my mustang just wish it had more power. Just want to hear what you guys think about it first before I buy one. The rtf one,Thanks

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Old 10-14-2007, 07:47 PM   #2
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Don't think they are available yet.

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Old 10-14-2007, 08:09 PM   #3
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I think that they are "due for release" in Nov.

Have fun with the parkzone planes, they are really allot of fun to fly...

There is such a word as Jigawatt!!!!


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Old 10-14-2007, 08:18 PM   #4
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Yeah, they were first "expected" in June then July then August, then September, etc., etc.

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Why does the thought of Vista come to mind?

Yea I don't think they were postponed that many times, but she sure does look like a nice plane

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Old 10-14-2007, 09:29 PM   #6
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I seen that you can order them online now where they used to be preorder only. I didnt know that they just came out. The last time I checked they were due late august. So nobody preordered one then.

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Old 10-14-2007, 09:35 PM   #7
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Somebody mentioned yesterday on anther forum that PZ started shipping the T-28 late last week.

I'll be getting a PNP one next spring.

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Old 10-15-2007, 12:14 PM   #8
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Got this Email from Hobby Zone today:
The much-awaited ParkZone T-28 Trojan is now released and we will begin shipping pre-orders today. By the end of the month, we are expecting the T-28 Trojan Plug-N-Play version along with the ParkZone J-3 Cub Brushless RTF and PNP versions.

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Cool cant wait to hear all about it.

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Saw one at my LHS last night. Nice looking airplane! My only gripe is that the pilot figure is not scale. He's too big! If you've ever seen a T-28 up close and personal, it is a huge airplane! I stand 6'5" and I can barely see up onto the wing.

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my lhs got them a few days ago, the owner try'd one out. he said they are not as fast as the spit or mustang, but they fly great , and you sure can't beat the price for what you get they are a great deal . they are great out of the box for scale type flying ,(he said they go inverted real nice) and for mastering 4 channel contol. a perfect next step up from the super cub. they are also great for practicing rog's and landings. i know...i'm starting to sound like a parkzone commercial...but i think they look like a great deal. (just my opinion)

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Old 10-18-2007, 08:32 PM   #12
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I really really want one of these for X-Mas!

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Old 10-19-2007, 12:30 AM   #13
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Got notice from Hobby Zone today that my T-28 PNP has shipped with 1 to 5 business days for delivery.

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I've put about 10 flights in on mine so far...what an awesome flyer! Good power, smooth axial rolls, handles extremely well in the wind.
This plane seems to be a quantum leap for Parkzone. Brushless motor, steerable nose wheel, digital servos, nice thick foam body.
VERY NICE PLANE!!!
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I just bought one today, I am a fairly new flyer. I cutt my teeth on the super cub and was looking for more excitement, I sure hope I can handle the 4th channel. I am nervous to put in the air..
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I just bought one today, I am a fairly new flyer. I cutt my teeth on the super cub and was looking for more excitement, I sure hope I can handle the 4th channel. I am nervous to put in the air..
Forgive me if I'm stating the obvious, but you only really need to worry about that 4th channel when steering on the ground. Don't even try to use the rudder in the air to begin with. The ailerons will turn the plane just fine in the air.

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Thanks for the input, The guys at the hobbystore made it sound as if I needed to use the rudder in air as well. Also They told me the landing is much different than the Supercub because the cub would float in so slow, I would cut the motor and drift in to land. I guess with the trojan I need to power land.
Any thoughts ?

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Old 10-20-2007, 12:55 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by Rock2160 View Post
Thanks for the input, The guys at the hobbystore made it sound as if I needed to use the rudder in air as well. Also They told me the landing is much different than the Supercub because the cub would float in so slow, I would cut the motor and drift in to land. I guess with the trojan I need to power land.
Any thoughts ?

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I have the same problem at my LHS. Some of the guys think they know way more than they really do! But they are probably right about landing. Maybe someone who has actually flown one can chime in.

You can practice power-on landing with the SC too. All you need is enough throttle to keep the motor turning and just fly it onto the ground. Not fast, but just a little faster than with power off. And with the T-28, use your time in the air to get a feel for slow speed handling. I'm sure you'll do just fine.

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If you can land that Supercub you can land power off on a low wing bird no problem. In fact, power off is a good way to protect a prop. Everthing happens faster thats all. Grease it in under low (1/3 - 1/4) power as low as you dare to maintain airspeed, control authority and avoid a tip stall. Then cut the throttle off and just basicly let her sink slow 'till it meets the ground. And don't worry if you crunch it--happens to everone.:p

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I just picked mine up from the LHS today. I bought the PNP version and was pleased at how it looked coming out of the box. After reading the instructions, I was surprised that there was no recommended C/G location or control throws noted in the instruction booklet! Although I'm going to call product support and can calculate the C/G and control throws, I'm wondering what those of you who have one are using?
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Seems like all the PZ/HZ/E-Flite planes have the CG point stamped in the wing, either on the top or the bottom. Of course that doesn't tell you what the flyable range is + or - from that point.

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I'll have to look closer. At first glance, I didn't see any marks. I'll check after dinner (stomach is growling to beat the band).
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I have not found it necessary to land "under power" with the Trojan. It glides extremely well, at VERY slow speeds. In fact, in a decent wind, I was able to basically hover it onto it's wheels with no problem.
All you really need to land her is space.
Line her up where you want her to land, get her low, cut the power, and wait. It takes a few seconds, (and therefore some space) but she slows down, and flares very nicely.
I have noticed NO tendency to tip stall on this plane until her airspeed is basically zero.
In my Opnion, If you have basic proficiency with a Super Cub, this airplane is well within your grasp.
Another thing I am impressed with in this plane is flight time. I've been getting 12-15 minute flights on the stock 1800 mah battery. I'm sure I'll get even longer out of my 2200's.
If there is a weakness in the whole kit it's the Parkzone balancing charger. It is prone to taking forever to charge, and sometimes just never peaks. I guess that's why I bought my Super Brain.
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Well, No C/G marks on the wing top or bottom. Not an insurmountable problem though, I can compute it and experiment with control throws. Too bad the forcast is for high winds up here in Cleveland. Looks like the maiden will have to wait a day or two.
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Thanks for all the tips, they are well apreciated. My LHS also told me that I should land on a concrete or a very smooth surface, and to avoid any grass landing's.
Any thoughts?

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