View Full Version : T-28 Trojan Crash at WV Fairgrounds

07-15-2008, 11:26 PM
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This was my first flight. I warmed up a bit having a fun time with my Super Cub. The T-28 flew really well. Unfortunately I stopped focusing on the plane and looked at my transmitter display. I believe I stalled it at about 50 ft up and spun into the ground.

The cowl is in multiple pieces. The motor ripped itself from the mount and twisted the wires to the point of breaking the insulation. So far the wire looks good but I'm not sure if I should just heat shrink or replace them. The main fuselage has only minor damage. The wing has three cracks. The parts where the wing mounts to the fuselage are broken. The wing wheels busted off.. I didn't think they were on too secure anyway. The pilot ejected safely.

I also lost my Wiha ESD screwdriver set. :mad:

Going back to the fairgrounds to search for my screwdrivers I did meet another flier. He had a couple gas planes. So I'm not the only flier in my area.

I'm going to go have a beer. :rolleyes:

07-16-2008, 12:05 AM
Sorry to hear about the T-28 and the Wiha screwdrivers. Those screwdrivers are really nice. I am not familiar with the ESD set.

Of course, it goes without saying, don't look away from your plane. Of course, I never do that.:tc:

I actually lost sight of my Ember while flying outdoors around trees in my pasture. I messed with the throttle, looked all around the sky for what seemed like 15 seconds and had decided it was in a tree. Then I saw it heading toward my house. Got it back. Much luckier than you. I have no idea where it was for 15 seconds.

If you need to look at your transmitter, hold it up in the direction of your airplane and glance from the plane to the transmitter and back quickly.

07-29-2008, 03:00 AM
If you need to look at your transmitter, hold it up in the direction of your airplane and glance from the plane to the transmitter and back quickly.

I need to work on this concentration thing. I hear a loud vehicle and I want to take my eyes off the plane. I did remember this time to hold up the transmitter to look at it's countdown timer. Of course I should have the timer properly set before the plane takes off :roll:

My T-28 was repaired with some gorila glue and time. I have flown it three times now. I love the way it looks and flies. It does make a little noise now when it flies. I can't find anything rubbing and it was practically silent before.

Getting a DX7 for this plane was a good idea. While flying I noticed someone a distance away had brought a plane out. I'd rather it crash because I did something wrong than from radio interference.

07-30-2008, 07:48 AM
I knew better than to fly that Day, it was just too Windy.
I had completed a Tail Wheel mod and really wanted to get some video of it so I decided to taxi around but not fly.
Well, I couldn't resist...


After I got it Home I went to work fixing the cheap Motor mount: