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Old 02-11-2013, 02:28 AM   #1
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Default PZ Archer or PZ T-28 Trojan for flying in a baseball field

I am torn between the parkzone archer and the parkzone T-28

Does anyone have experience with both?

They both seem to fly very similar although the T-28 has a larger wingspan.
Which one flies slower and would fit in a normal baseball field?
Have a Champ and a Picor Moth but want something a little bigger and can handle some wind.

If you could only get one and you just wanted an easy, somewhat slow/lazy flyer than can handle some wind (5-8mph), which is better?

Thanks for any insight/guidance
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:05 AM   #2
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My Archer is on the way - but suspect it will be the better choice for smaller field setups.

I have talked to several who have both and ALL of them rave about the Archer, strong praise considering the T-28 is just about the best thing since sliced bread.

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The smallish 39" wingspan prevents me from buying this plane. I wish it was at least a 42" or maybe 44".
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Don't let it compact size detour you, it's a blast!

Flown the T28, terrific flyer, but early stages kept bending the front nose landing gear, it's bigger and also a hoot to fly.

Just flew the Archer moments ago, strong winds aren't favorable for its gentle size, but up to the pilots skill.

Here is the difference from my experience with both.

Archer has a very nice scale look, love it's darker burgundy color.

This puppie nearly fits in the passenger seat!

Flight times easily near 10 minutes with any throttle management.

Not its strong point but I aileron roll mine every flight, some throttle and elevator attention.

It will fly slow and jet tail winds when you really shouldn't be flying.

Love dead sticking a piece of cake here if your so inclined.

My decision, requires both planes, each awesome in their own right.

Both Winners.

Last note after hundreds of flights my Trojan beat up beyond repair.

Admit only few dozen flights on Archer, due to its light weight, zero nose wheel bend, zero dings, 200 more flights see how she fairs by spring, Hah!
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Forgot to mention wind wrong direction for normal pavement flight, so to the small baseball sandy infield. Easily takes off in this confined area course into the wind.

Was concerned on targeting this smaller landing zone, but came in correctly mostly if perhaps all deadstick, flared touchdown 1/3rd on apron of sandy area still stopped and able to taxi around back.

Most definitely a ballfield or even infield flyer, but when your ready.

It floats well coming in, easy to land, and will take loads of landing abuse because of the lighter weight.
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