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Old Feb 21, 2011, 10:32 AM
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Parkzone T-28 Wheel Upgrade...

I have a new T-28 on order and because I fly off of grass I decided to get some 2.5" dubro light treaded wheels....

I notice the axle holes are 5/32"....are these going to be ok on this plane? Will I need collars as whell or is the stock retaining method re-usable?

thanks!
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Old Feb 21, 2011, 12:30 PM
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I upgraded my T-28 by putting the wheels from the PZ P-47 on it. The standard nuts that came with the T-28 cracked so I just took the landing gear to the LHS and bought some nuts from there. I like it much better with bigger wheels on it.
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Old Feb 22, 2011, 08:14 PM
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I upgraded my T-28 by putting the wheels from the PZ P-47 on it. The standard nuts that came with the T-28 cracked so I just took the landing gear to the LHS and bought some nuts from there. I like it much better with bigger wheels on it.
I did the same to my T-28. Taxis much better now.
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Old May 20, 2011, 07:52 AM
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Did you replace all three wheels or just the two rear?
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Old May 20, 2011, 08:08 AM
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Did you replace all three wheels or just the two rear?
All 3.
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Old Jun 17, 2011, 09:32 PM
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I used all wheels the same size with 5/32 brass tubing in the wheel hole and over the wire.
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Old Jun 18, 2011, 01:22 AM
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Did you replace all three wheels or just the two rear?
I replaced only the front wheel with the P-47 wheel and it has not nosed over since. To me, doing just the rear wheels I would think would make it worse. Replacing all three may help a little (and look better). But imo replacing just the front wheel, without a doubt, will help the most.
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Old Jul 30, 2011, 06:39 PM
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P-47 wheels

How large are the P-47 wheels... are 2.5 or bigger?
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Old Jul 30, 2011, 08:56 PM
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How large are the P-47 wheels... are 2.5 or bigger?
They're 2.5"
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Old Aug 02, 2011, 12:05 PM
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If you are flying from grass, you want large diameter but thin wheels. The DuBro will be better than the PZ P-47 wheels. If you are flying from dirt, sand or gravel, the wide P-47 wheels will be better.
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Old Aug 05, 2011, 09:02 PM
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Thanks Guys... Yeah I'm considering the fatter gear... I want to land on a gravel road.
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Old Jan 27, 2015, 12:30 PM
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Four years after the last post on this thread, I figured It might not hurt, better than creating a new one (?).

Want to upgrade mine, after maiden yesterday I noticed even in the carpet-like fake grass of the soccer field by me the plane was tumbling and shaking all over the place rolling for takeoff. It did nose over once (well, where the plane stands on a wingtip, the nose wheel, and the prop adapter/cowling).

So getting 3x 2.5" Dubro treaded wheels would do the trick? Is it significant added weight or not really? I wonder how the end caps hook on the axles, whether they are threaded or glued.

Thanks for any advice!
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Old Jan 28, 2015, 05:52 AM
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You don't want the threaded wheels, which are rather wide. Get the micro wheels: http://www.rcfoam.com/zippy-lipo-bat...FdgPgQodVG4AqQ

The thin wheels work much better on grass. The wide wheels are better on sand/gravel.

The additional weight is insignificant.
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Dave Brown Lectra Lite-flite wheels work good.
Get the treaded ones because they have a rounded edges.

http://www.ohio-superstar.com/dave-b...treaded-wheels


This ebay pic shows the differance.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/3216299...lpid=82&chn=ps
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