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Old Jan 25, 2012, 08:13 AM
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Are the wheels rubber?
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Old Jan 25, 2012, 03:32 PM
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Are the wheels rubber?
Yes Tires (tyres) are rubber
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Old Jan 25, 2012, 04:37 PM
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Yes Tires (tyres) are rubber
Lol, I like that two spellings you wrote there for tyres

all the more reason to grab this bird!
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Old Jan 25, 2012, 08:29 PM
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Happy to report that the beefier front retract has held up to 4 successful landings on grass today.
The rear retract will be perfect for the front if HobbyKing make it available.

On a side note if you fly from grass all the time remove the rear wheel covers as they can cause trouble when cycling the landing gear.
I had to belly land on one of my landings today as the retract would not open all the way due to catching on the wheel over when opening.

Happy to report that the prop is pretty durable. It held up to a belly landing as well as a mid air collision where it chopped the front off of a p51 mustang. :-0
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Old Jan 26, 2012, 04:54 AM
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HK Review Video by Scott

Nice aerobatic in-flight footage. Looks quite lively. Thanks Scott.
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Old Jan 26, 2012, 05:12 AM
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Brilliant video, the way Scott describes the T-28 is spot on.
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Old Jan 26, 2012, 07:32 AM
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finally a review!
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Old Jan 26, 2012, 12:15 PM
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Hi all

material is EPS, EPP or EPO ?
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Old Jan 26, 2012, 03:38 PM
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material is EPS, EPP or EPO ?
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It's EPO
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Old Jan 26, 2012, 03:43 PM
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Mine arrived this afternoon, but I had to go out to mow our grass runway so I didn't have time to give the kit a good going-over beforehand. A couple of points which were obvious in the quick look I took were ...


Correct, squeeker - the instructions spend several pages dealing with safety and pre-flight issues (which, we know is important of course) but there's absolutely no information included which deals with wiring to the receiver.

The assembly manual doesn't discuss fitting the linkages between servos and control horns and although someone with experience will work it out, it's probably going to cause some consternation for a complete newb.

Overall, the build quality looks as good as has been reported - very slick surface finish and detailing, general assembly and parts look good. The motor is a "GC 3536 - 850 kV" which sounds about right, but I've not yet put the prop on and fired it up with the Wattmeter included.

Looks good ... more details to follow as I get time tomorrow to put it all together and run it up with a few tests.
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Old Jan 26, 2012, 09:30 PM
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Hi all what is the size of this prop? and will it take a 2-Blade Prop to Spares arrive? thanks.
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Old Jan 27, 2012, 01:30 AM
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Sorry mate - the prop doesn't have any markings on it at all, or the one on my plane doesn't anyway (which is a bit unusual). I don't have any way of attempting to measure the pitch either.

Yes, you could stick a two-bladed replacement on it however there's a nut on the shaft of the prop adapter which recesses into the stock prop and that would mean that your two-bladed replacement would sit a bit proud. You'd have to do a little experimentation with a selection of props and a wattmeter - certainly have to keep the diameter of a replacement down so that you can maintain ground clearance.

Not a very helpful reply in summary, I'm sorry to say.
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Old Jan 27, 2012, 02:58 AM
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Sorry mate - the prop doesn't have any markings on it at all, or the one on my plane doesn't anyway (which is a bit unusual). I don't have any way of attempting to measure the pitch either.

Yes, you could stick a two-bladed replacement on it however there's a nut on the shaft of the prop adapter which recesses into the stock prop and that would mean that your two-bladed replacement would sit a bit proud. You'd have to do a little experimentation with a selection of props and a wattmeter - certainly have to keep the diameter of a replacement down so that you can maintain ground clearance.

Not a very helpful reply in summary, I'm sorry to say.
something in the size of a 12x5 or12x8 would be to big?
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Old Jan 27, 2012, 04:14 AM
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Yep - way too big! The stock prop has a 10" diameter (and I suspect something like a 6.5" or 7" pitch, but that's a guess). As it is, with the stock prop, there is only about 20mm ground clearance. Those props are probably also too big in the electrical sense as well as the mechanical but that too is a guess, because I don't know the KV or maximum current rating of the motor.

You'd be better off with something like a 9.5" x 7.5" - the stock Parkzone T-28 prop would go well.
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Old Jan 27, 2012, 03:56 PM
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Yep - way too big! The stock prop has a 10" diameter (and I suspect something like a 6.5" or 7" pitch, but that's a guess). As it is, with the stock prop, there is only about 20mm ground clearance. Those props are probably also too big in the electrical sense as well as the mechanical but that too is a guess, because I don't know the KV or maximum current rating of the motor.

You'd be better off with something like a 9.5" x 7.5" - the stock Parkzone T-28 prop would go well.
thanks will have to order some of these and try.
the motor is a 750kv will put it on a wattmeter and see what i get.
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