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Old Apr 19, 2014, 07:40 PM
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Ultra Micro Icon A5 or UM T-28 Trojan?

The Hobbyzone Champ RTF was my first RC airplane, and then I was given the Carl Goldberg Eagle 2 Nitro. It is a Beautiful plane, but I still want a small, 4 Channel electric plane, preferably BNF, (as I already have a DX5e) that I can easily transport and fly. I have plenty of space to fly, just not quite enough to fly and land the Eagle 2, at least until I'm a more experienced pilot. My price range is around $130.00. I am now trying to decide between the Parkzone Ultra Micro T-28 Trojan and the Parkzone Ultra Micro Icon A5. I am also considering one of the Aircore Warbirds. Any suggestions are appreciated!!
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Old Apr 20, 2014, 08:38 AM
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I have the Champ and have put over 100 flights on it. I had bought a FZ Nieuport but the motor didn't work well enough to get it off the ground. I returned it to the LHS and got a PZ T-28 UM as a replacement for the Nieuport. It's a sweet plane. I would recommend the T-28 any day.

I love mine. Wish the wind would lay down so I could get some more fights on it.
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Old Apr 20, 2014, 11:02 AM
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One of the reasons I want the PZ UM Icon A5 is that we have a large pond and I want to do water Take-Off/Landing.

How much power does the UM T-28 have? I have flown underpowered planes and I want one with a lot of extra power. Is it very durable?
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Old Apr 21, 2014, 10:35 AM
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my 2 cents:

i haven't flown either craft but i'm not a big fan of brushed motors. hence, my vote for the icon.

power-to-weight:
if you look at stock batt (assuming 1C discharge) or even max ESC rating, icon has a higher power-to-weight than the t-28. hope this helps.
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Old Apr 21, 2014, 12:16 PM
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Never flown the Icon, but the T28 will fly very nicely on 1/2 throttle. It's a fun little plane, and easy to handle IMO. Also very tough.
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Old Apr 21, 2014, 01:22 PM
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I'm going to vote again. The T-28 is super.

I hit the concrete light pole in front of my house many days ago when the T-28 was new. Spun the T-28 around 360 twice but she kept on flying. After landing in the street I found almost no damage to the underside of the nose.

It's a great little plane. All for under $ 100.00 bucks? To me it's a not brainer!

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Old May 19, 2014, 04:46 PM
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I have an ultra micro t28, and I'm getting the icon (ultra micro) but to me the t28 felt a little "wobbly," it being a low wing plane. Now they added as3x into the icon, which added a litle on the price tag, but I would try the icon, and then go to the t28
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Old May 19, 2014, 07:26 PM
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Thanks, I already bought the UM T-28, and it is AWESOME!!!!

Two days ago, at a swap meet, I bought a used UMX MiG 15 w/AS3X for only $30.00!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is now probably my favorite plane.

But yesterday the left aileron servo failed. I tried just about everything, but still N. I'll just buy a replacement from Horizon Hobby.

Luckily, the servo failed while the plane was on the ground. If it had failed in the air, I'd be needing more than a replacement servo!
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you would have been fine. i landed my mig once with a stuck aileron. as long as the deflection angle isn't too much, the handling is manageable.
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