Maidened the T-28 on Saturday. It was BEAUTIFUL day for flying. I flew my AT Corsair first to get the shakes out of my hands before I took up the Trojan. Winds were mild at about 5 mph and the Corsair handled beautifully.
I had to wait about 20 minutes for others to fly before I flew the T-28. It is totally stock with the stock BNF 15C 1800 3s battery. I put her on low rates (80%). The winds were now about 10 mph and there was a cross-wind at 90 degrees to runway. I almost didn't go...but I did...
I headed her straight down the runway adding throttle slowly until the end of the runway and then WOT. It flew up with authority...not vertical mind you but well. It was trimmed almost perfectly, just added one click of down elevator. By the end of the 3 circuit around the field, I changed to high rates and the fun really began! It rolls crisply and well. It looped easily and scale-like. I had no trouble with orientation of the plane in the bright sunlight but I could understand losing orientation easily with this plane. It needs some brighter colors on wingtips (maybe yellow stripes?).
My first landing had one little bounce 'cos when you reduce throttle on this puppy it falls! My second landing (and three subsequent) was smooth as silk and a beautiful sight to behold. This is my new favorite plane!
I have it all charged up and ready to fly this afternoon...winds allowing...and I've added the PZ 3-Blade prop that others have suggested just to see how it flies. Will...Continue Reading
Posted by RGS2010 |
Apr 06, 2010 @ 11:47 AM | 3,551 Views
I had a chance to take out my Viking and fly this weekend at Tom Bass Park for quickie. It is a 4 channel sport plane with huge control surfaces. I got it through Northeast Sailplanes a couple of years ago and it still flies great. It is no longer sold by them and nowhere else that I can find. It is a great second aileron plane that can float in for a landing with the large top wing area. But it can get vertical very quickly with the MpJet 28/20-7 motor. I fly it with a Turnigy 5000 LiPo for more than 25 minutes flight time, although my neck can never last that long.
This is just a short video of takeoff and landing...it was my 7 year-old's first time to video. He did a great job but most everything else would make you sea sick if I posted it