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Old May 19, 2015, 09:14 PM
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Quick update:
Canopy from parkflyer plastics showed up today. I didnt waste any time getting into it.

Next up is the pilot.

Main gear and some mechanicals en route now.
Lookin Good BlindFury...
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Old May 20, 2015, 07:32 PM
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looks like nice calm conditions tomorrow. ready for some water flights! first of the season...
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looks like nice calm conditions tomorrow. ready for some water flights! first of the season...
Videos always appreciated!
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Old May 21, 2015, 07:58 AM
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Old May 21, 2015, 08:48 AM
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Suggestions to reduce the glide slope for a new t-28 flier?

I tried flaperons but it doesn't seem to helps much.

Is it worth adding separate flaps that could be setup for closer to 90 degree angle to act like air breaks?

I fly in tall tree bordering open spaces the largest of which are 200 yards square so pretty tight for the plane for my skills anyway.

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Old May 21, 2015, 09:04 AM
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Suggestions to reduce the glide slope for a new t-28 flier?

I tried flaperons but it doesn't seem to helps much.

Is it worth adding separate flaps that could be setup for closer to 90 degree angle to act like air breaks?

I fly in tall tree bordering open spaces the largest of which are 200 yards square so pretty tight for the plane for my skills anyway.

Thanks
You face a challenge... One idea worth trying is same setup as flareorn but set them up as spoilerons instead... practice up high as you will be losing lift instead of adding lift but definitely reduces the approach angle at a cost of higher ground speed... Many others have very successfully added flaps to the Trojan but 90 degrees might be excessive in my opinion ( )

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Old May 21, 2015, 01:36 PM
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there are some great tutorials on adding flaps. that would be the coolest way, IMHO. Walt. i got rained out today...
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Old May 21, 2015, 01:41 PM
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You face a challenge... One idea worth trying is same setup as flareorn but set them up as spoilerons instead... practice up high as you will be losing lift instead of adding lift but definitely reduces the approach angle at a cost of higher ground speed... Many others have very successfully added flaps to the Trojan but 90 degrees might be excessive in my opinion ( )

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If I recall spoilerons are preferred over flaperons because the induce a tip stall. I think I remember this because it is sort of backwards logic. Different planes react differently.
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Hi Blade Crasher... I was at an RC airshow last year where 2 guys were doing pretty much 3d style aerobatics with their matching T28s. They were using flaps exactly as you described. At the end of the show, they came down in a vertical dive with the big prop windmilling and full flap deployed.... sooo sloooowly. At head height (still vertical) they cranked full elevator and landed with about 10 feet of rollout on the grass. Was a hoot to watch. They were using 11 or 12 inch prop which helped keep it all slow.
I have added photos of my son's T28 which slows up very well and was modeled on what we saw at the airshow.
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Old May 22, 2015, 12:36 AM
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Thanks for the flap or spoileron comments. Faster is not good, so flaps maybe the approach to try.
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Luv the big yellow stripes, that's just what I need on this plane, it is much harder to see at distance than the my white one..
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They really help on grey days and with trees in the background. The strips and on the rudder are 3M reflectorised tape. Where we fly, there are hockey feilds next door (about 500m away) and they practice at night during the week. The massive lights make the reflector strips glow like they are powered. Makes flying it at dusk a sinch!
Just keep the light at your back and the bird in front of you and she glows like a christmas tree!
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Hey All,

My battery was pretty loose in my fuse' so I decided to secure it with good old fashioned hook and loop fabric/tape. Not sure what you guys have done but this seems pretty cheap and simple.

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works and simple
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