Can a T-28 tow a glider? Heck yea it can! Me and a buddy have been experimenting with towing gliders. A Piper Cub would probably work better but we wanted to start small (cheaper) and work up to using his Cub and my Thermic. Anyway... he built this super cheap glider (which flies great BTW) and towed it up using my T-28. At first it was awkward and we had a lot of breaks early but we finally got coordinated and got up to 500 ft before we break away. A string with a card with velcro on the end attaches to the glider. Pulls good all the way up as long as the glider can stay behind the tow plane. It breaks easy and all the glider pilot has to do is pull up. We laughed our butts off just trying it out.
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I built this little speed demon with the intent of just havin some fun.
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I got the flying bug when I was about 10 years old. My first plane... P-51 Mustang profile U-control with a Cox .049 engine. Back in those days I built with balsa and tissue covering, spent many childhood days scratch building the next X plane which was usually a glider or rubber powered and RC planes were just a dream I had. I grew up, got married and then the next 25 years I spent making a living and raising a family and in my case didnt include much building or flying. But Christmas 2007 my wife bought an RC plane for me and the flying bug started all over again. I flew again (this time RC) on January 1st 2008 and it was great! Brought back alot of "old" memories. Graduated to a RTF foamy trainer, then a ARF balsa and then... WOOHOO! I built my first glider kit this 2008/2009 winter! And I used Monokote for the first time. WAY better than tissue and dope covering... hehehe (somehow I think this isnt news to anyone) I've learned and re-learned so many things in this last year since I've rediscovered flying and I am definately hooked. Check out my website, I post my builds once they are finished. I havent found any clubs that have a flying site within 30 mins of my town but that is suppost to change soon so I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a good site to fly at soon. I have a good place to fly now but few people go there and even tho thats good for me to have alot of flying time, its not so good when it comes to learning more good RC stuff. No matter tho... its time to toss another plane into the sky to tease and caress the clouds.