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Old Jan 30, 2013, 05:52 PM
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Thats my choice for my next plane as well. But Im going to enjoy the Cessna for a while and improve my skills.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 06:10 PM
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3000mah lipos are not widely available in the UK. hopefully weather changes soon.

Looking at getting the FMS T28 as my next plane
You wont regret it man. I have it and it flies very nice and stable. Everytime I take it to the field someone offers to buy it lol
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 07:09 PM
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hmm, I don't think it would make for a good 2nd plane. How often do you crash?
Were you able to go 200 or more flights without a crash? If the answer is no, I would not recommend it as your second plane. Wolfe convinced me against it originally and I am happy he did. It has god knows how many servos . It has a lot more moving parts. It will be much harder to fix if it crashes and it is not going to look great afterwards. Don't get me wrong. It is a beautiful airplane, but I don't think its the one you really want to improve your flying skills on. Get a good precision pattern flier that would allow you to improve your aerobatics skills. I ended up getting the GWS Formosa II (also at wolfe's recommendation) and I am really happy that I did. At $50 the kit is cheap and it flies like a dream. it is a fun fun addicting plane and it will make a better pilot out of you. If you can fly the Mosa II you will probably be able to fly (almost) anything... You can build it nice and floaty or you can make it go as fast as a rocket. Once you have such plane, Look here. Make a flight plan, and make sure you try and fly it.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 07:54 PM
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hmm, I don't think it would make for a good 2nd plane. How often do you crash?
Were you able to go 200 or more flights without a crash? If the answer is no, I would not recommend it as your second plane. Wolfe convinced me against it originally and I am happy he did. It has god knows how many servos . It has a lot more moving parts. It will be much harder to fix if it crashes and it is not going to look great afterwards. Don't get me wrong. It is a beautiful airplane, but I don't think its the one you really want to improve your flying skills on. Get a good precision pattern flier that would allow you to improve your aerobatics skills. I ended up getting the GWS Formosa II (also at wolfe's recommendation) and I am really happy that I did. At $50 the kit is cheap and it flies like a dream. it is a fun fun addicting plane and it will make a better pilot out of you. If you can fly the Mosa II you will probably be able to fly (almost) anything... You can build it nice and floaty or you can make it go as fast as a rocket. Once you have such plane, Look here. Make a flight plan, and make sure you try and fly it.
It does have a lot of moving parts but its not that hard to fix especially if you have some build time under your belt. I bought the kit so I had the option of installing only the features I needed.

I installed the cowl flaps on mine and I switched the servo operated gear doors to the trip wire system. I also didnt use the stock 580kv motor. I used a Tacon Bigfoot 46 motor.

But I do agree that this is not the a good second plane to buy unless you can land consistenly and you have warbird exp.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 08:09 PM
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yeah, the point is not that it will be hard to fly in general say like some of the other warbirds (lets say a Spit). Its that it will be hard to improve precision flying and aerobatic experience with it (and keep your wallet intact if you need to keep buying it or parts for it).

Either way, as you pointed out, the only way to go with these Planes are the kits where you can ensure you put quality components into.....
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 09:45 PM
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yea, stick to planes you can find parts for at a local hobby store til you are comfortable rebuilding mishaps...man, I have even scratchbuilt a few planes now.....I like the T28 too, But there is just too much going on, you bust that prop( and you will) it's gonna hurt your wallet.....
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 09:16 AM
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Im not planning on buying it yet. The t28 will be my 3rd plane. The other 2 are still in one. So in a month or 2 ill be purchasing it
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 10:52 AM
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What airplane are you considering as your 2nd/next plane?
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 11:23 AM
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yea, stick to planes you can find parts for at a local hobby store til you are comfortable rebuilding mishaps...man, I have even scratchbuilt a few planes now.....I like the T28 too, But there is just too much going on, you bust that prop( and you will) it's gonna hurt your wallet.....
A propeller is $10 on bananahobby. Probably even cheaper to source one at your LHS.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 11:23 AM
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my 2nd plane? I already have my second plane? I started off with a Supercub. Now got 1400mm FMS cessna 182 and t28 as my thrid
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 11:46 AM
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oh ok. So you should be fine. If your interests are aerobatics, I would still recommend a precision flier tough...
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 11:51 AM
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yea, buy a PZ EXtra300...
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 03:52 AM
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yea, buy a PZ EXtra300...
I've got a mint condition PZ Extra 300 BNF for sale. Only has about 3 flights on it. All original. PM if interested.

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Old Feb 03, 2013, 02:12 AM
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sweet plane

My experiences tells me to CG not even a few mms further back than recommended, or will get too unstable at slow speed. Maybe a few mms forward. Flaps are fun make landing slower speed but mushier and bumpier. Was windy day. Plane was just a few mms tailheavy for this maiden day. Used full flaps on 1st takeoff and landing to make it more interesting. I love this plane, so relaxing and funscale. So I put in the 'romantic' section of video lol. On a later day with same CG there was incident, will post pics later.

FMS 55" Sytrainer Maiden Flight (4 min 0 sec)
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 08:08 AM
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Great Vid. Can't say the same for the music. LOL

Nice landings considering the bumpy field. What size tires are you using?

Also what video editing software?


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