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Old Dec 05, 2012, 10:21 AM
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I have the Park 480 with MAS 10 X 7 X 3 prop and it goes vertical. I fly it on Zippy 30C 3S-2200's for 8 minutes and come back with 3.74 per cell easily. It's not 3D or anything but nice power, nice speed (not speed demon) and best of both worlds. Love it.

Russ
yeah im not looking something this plane is not build for.. i want a little more speed and a little more vertical... can i ask you something? how did you resolved the (motor too short issue) ??
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 10:23 AM
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The E-Flite 480, 1020Kv "and" with a higher pitched propeller such as the same Park Zone 9.5 X 7.5 Stock Propeller will make the model zoom with zest appeal.

It depends on what you want. I like longer flights as the motor you are inquiring certainly pulls more AMPs and thereby shorter flight times.

I like the Stock Park Zone 480 with the 3-Blade MAS 10 X 7 X 3 as it provides very good performance for what I like to do (Continuous Knife Edges) and still be able to fly 7 - 8 minutes on 2200mAH (3-Cell), 25C discharge Li-POLYs.
thanks man, ill try that setup before i jump on it
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 11:04 AM
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yeah im not looking something this plane is not build for.. i want a little more speed and a little more vertical... can i ask you something? how did you resolved the (motor too short issue) ??
I had a nose in crash about a year ago and had to replace the nose steering firewall anyway t so I got a custom motor mount made for the Park 480, see below:
http://www.customrcparts.com/index.p...products_id=86
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 11:07 AM
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i was looking at that one... but i cant see how long it is.. so basically this mount is long enough so you dont have to use spacers to get the eflite 480 out of the cowl right?
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 11:14 AM
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i was looking at that one... but i cant see how long it is.. so basically this mount is long enough so you dont have to use spacers to get the eflite 480 out of the cowl right?
I did have some issue with the cowl and remember having to reposition the screws and where they went into fuse. I remember that they were very close to the edge and I may have used one spacer on each to get it out a bit more but it wasn't much trouble. Has not given me any trouble in a year...thank goodness.

My decision was that both motors cost about the same at my LHS so I went with a little higher kv motor to see what would happen. I like it but at the time I didn't know I would need a new motor mount, which added to the cost. I don't know if I would have done it now since the stock setup is so nice, really. I have enjoyed the little extra with the 3-blade prop though so....

Just your comfort level really.

Good luck,
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 11:15 AM
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I did have some issue with the cowl and remember having to reposition the screws and where they went into fuse. I remember that they were very close to the edge and I may have used one spacer on each to get it out a bit more but it wasn't much trouble. Has not given me any trouble in a year...thank goodness.

My decision was that both motors cost about the same at my LHS so I went with a little higher kv motor to see what would happen. I like it but at the time I didn't know I would need a new motor mount, which added to the cost. I don't know if I would have done it now since the stock setup is so nice, really. I have enjoyed the little extra with the 3-blade prop though so....

Just your comfort level really.

Good luck,
Russ

thanks a lot for sharing your experience buddy!!!
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 07:34 PM
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charging 12 batts as i type and thinking about the temps as they slowly sink for tomorrows flights. good thing i have a great warm hat with fleece ear flaps that snap down over the ears. makes such a big difference to the enjoyment level with a warm body. how long do you guys fly when the mercury drops? 12 flights seems about my max.
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 08:36 AM
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charging 12 batts as i type and thinking about the temps as they slowly sink for tomorrows flights. good thing i have a great warm hat with fleece ear flaps that snap down over the ears. makes such a big difference to the enjoyment level with a warm body. how long do you guys fly when the mercury drops? 12 flights seems about my max.
I'm in Texas the mercury almost never drops
Our biggest problem is not leaving batteries in the sun for too long!!!
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 11:02 AM
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lucky!
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 06:08 PM
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can someone give me pointers on the quickest way to convert this plane to a taildragger? thanks.

ps - preferably with parts i can get at an lhs rather than online.
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 07:42 PM
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It's been done and you'll have to read way back in this thread.

But why?

I love the tricycle landing gear. Sets the 28 apart from the rest of the warbird foamies in this class. There are lots of tail draggers out here in this foamy class. JMO.

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can someone give me pointers on the quickest way to convert this plane to a taildragger? thanks.

ps - preferably with parts i can get at an lhs rather than online.
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 09:43 PM
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already searched in the thread - didn't find anything informative. guys talking about planning to do the taildragger mod, about moving aileron wires for new LG, etc. barely anything to go off from. that was pretty much all i found, unless i missed something. thats why i thought i'd ask.
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 10:03 PM
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already searched in the thread - didn't find anything informative. guys talking about planning to do the taildragger mod, about moving aileron wires for new LG, etc. barely anything to go off from. that was pretty much all i found, unless i missed something. thats why i thought i'd ask.
There are so many great scale tail wheel aircraft around, why would you want to make your T-28 into an ill-handling beast on the taxiway? After all that effort one good ground loop could ground you for a good long while...
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 10:16 PM
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i know there are choices out there. for instance, i have a spitfire and it handles just fine on the ground too. i am still interested in knowing about the taildragger mod. would appreciate if someone could point me to some resources.
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 10:37 PM
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Here's some design data on conventional "tail dragger" landing gear.
http://www.aerospaceweb.org/question/design/q0200.shtml
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