After a few months of weighing-up the Pros & Cons of the Airfield 1400mm T-28, the Parkzone 44-inch T-28D and the 1275mm (51") Dynam T-28, I was surprised by my wife & family on my birthday with the DYNAM.
I got the ARF model. It comes with everything but the receiver, transmitter and lipo & charger.
I have to say, this plane is absolutely incredible
... and HUGE.
First of all, it comes with retracts. There is nothing cooler than doing a 1st-lap low pass and watching the landing gear slowly pull-up into the fuse!
Next, it is just the smoothest, "floatiest" and easiest flying plane I've ever flown. This thing just will not stall
. I have cranked the throttle down to 40-50% and it just drifts by with little-to-no wing tipping or sudden drops.
WARNING: You will not break any air speed records
with the stock Dynam T-28.
It is "quick" at best under WOT. But I'm a fan of the low n' slow
, so this plane was like a dream-come-true for me. By simply switching from the 11" 3-blade to a 12X7 or 12x8 2-blade, you can get some better performance.
Also, some guys are adding a higher KV motor with a higher amp ESC. And I've also read that a guy had some increased power by simply going to a Master Airscrew 12" 3-blade (which I may experiment with.)
Unlike many of the Airfield planes, the Dynam came with a nice instruction booklet with a parts # page. I put this plane together and had it taxiing around my family room floor within 45-minutes of opening the box.
Another plus is that it has pre-cut slots for huge
flaps and comes with 6 hinges and 2 push rods. All you need are (2) 9g servos and a servo reverser
lead (for one of the flaps) and you have nice, wide flaps!
This plane already lands like a dream, adding flaps would make it land even more slowly and would really reduce wear & tear on the retractable gear.
Finally, they installed 4 LED lights in the wings and fuse. And incredibly, they are all prewired through the wings and rear fuse to the center. All you need for lights is a servo plug and, in my case, some know-how required to properly solder the 4 LED leads to the proper servo plug leads.
All of this for just $119? What a great deal!
BTW: there is no glue required whatsoever to build this model. It is screwed together and needs no adhesives.
Anyway, I highly recommend the Dynam T-28.
The only Con
I have are those 2 lil' redheaded pilots; they make the plane look "toyish." But I've ordered the F-86 pilot from Hobby King and will give these guys their pink slips when the new pilot arrives from China.
The canopy flew right off the plane during take-off on the 2nd flight. The magnets hold but could use one more at the rear tip of the canopy.
I recorded the maiden flight on my hat cam, but it was grey and gloomy outside. But the following day, I was able to fly her under sunnier skies so I compiled some nice, low fly-bys for fans of the T-28 who might be weighing-up which version to buy.
BTW, I did fly the Parkzone version and it was a great flying plane as well, but I didn't fly the Airfield T-28. From the reading I've done, I believe the Airfield needs to land a little hotter than the PZ or Dynam - but the flaps on the Airfield will help that. But the Airfield costs more than double the price of the Dynam.
So here's the video and thank you for reading my short review.