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Old Dec 19, 2012, 04:16 PM
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Yes it works on the stock setup. Performance will be about the same, but I have noticed that it sure looks and sounds a lot nicer. The real T-28 was equipped with a 3 blade prop and I like the scale look it gives the plane.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 05:28 PM
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Yes it works on the stock setup. Performance will be about the same, but I have noticed that it sure looks and sounds a lot nicer. The real T-28 was equipped with a 3 blade prop and I like the scale look it gives the plane.
thanks chuck, i'll have to give it a shot. I just put a 3 blade on my Flyzone Beaver and it real made it sound nice as well.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 06:28 PM
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This prop:

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dproduct=30902

may need to be reamed to fit, but looks great and is very smooth.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 12:50 PM
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Hey, how does the Beaver fly? I am interested in getting one and selling my Flyzone Cessna 182 to fund it. I recently purchased a new Flyzone F4U Corsair and it is a beauty. I am really liking the big Flyzone planes. I have 2 of the FZ Focke-Wulf FW 190's and they are also great flying planes.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 04:05 PM
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Trojan thread Chuck...

I know, there's way too many models to keep track of...
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 09:36 PM
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added 3d pushrods to my girl! got inspired reading through the p-47 thread for tips on my soon to be glen eagleston p-47! practicing for my next level JUG build. silver painted toothpicks. WARNING --- please balance your corsair props! they need it!!!!! then they are smooth as glass.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 09:54 PM
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added 3d pushrods to my girl! got inspired reading through the p-47 thread for tips on my soon to be glen eagleston p-47! practicing for my next level JUG build. silver painted toothpicks.


Walter... my p47 will arrive tomorrow.... but wont be ablo to even see the box until xmas... can you help me out with my wife??
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 10:05 PM
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Looks great Walter!
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 11:21 PM
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i bought my wife a i-robot vacuum for x-mas. its what she asked for. she said but i didnt get you anything yet... i said dont worry, i just picked up my present. wrapped up the jug and placed it next to her present under the tree. now we both have presents i said. i stare at it everyday. so looking forward to the build AND the weathering AND modifications AND upgrades... i love this crazy hobby. reminds me of building static models as a kid. mostly planes too. but now i get to actually fly them and not just hang them from the ceiling with fishing line. walt. p.s. - thanks for the compliments guys. these engine mods are really fun AND free too. best part. every little tweak here and there just adds to the wow factor for me. while i work on my jug this winter my father will be converting a 1/8 scale mustang IC to electric as well. i got him back into it.
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 12:15 AM
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Just for fun...

Landing your ParkZone T-28 (2 min 4 sec)
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 12:26 AM
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#6 looked painful, but it appears the tough ol' Parkzone T-28 survived to fly another day....
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 12:42 AM
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I recently put together a T-28 and noticed several irregularities.
The one that bothered me most because it can't be easily changed was the angle on the horizontal stab. Has that been a common complaint or did I get one put together by a workee after a night of binging?

The prop spinner nut was screwed on so tightly that I had to make a jig to hold the prop and a long handled hardened metal tool to remove it. The first tool used bent but didn't budge the nut.

The canopy fits so tightly it can't be pressed down for the magnet to hold.

The hinge tape for the elevator and ailerons was seperating from the foam.

Props were unbalanced.

I don't know if this was an old stock but the PnP manual included had optional parts listings that included crystal sets for transmitters.

The styrofoam had some impact damage and discolouration where the fuse had been glued together at the tail.

The manual also talks about a 25 amp ESC - I didn't check to see if that or the 30 amp was actually installed.

There's another issue regarding CG. The manual just states to measure 2 1/2 " behind the leading edge of the wing. There are other statements made regarding CG measurement on the internet - one states to measure 1" out from the fuselage and another to measure back at the fuselage.
It balances out with an EFlight 1800 battery at 2 1/2 " back from the edge of the wing at the fuselage. Measuring 1" out from the fuselage puts the CG forward by about a 1/2 inch.
So... which is correct?



Are these issues uncommon?
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 01:02 AM
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You recently put it together...

Did you recently buy it and from where? I think, and it's only a guess, that by your spelling of "discolouration" you're from somewhere other than the U.S., and perhaps, maybe this is old stock from somewhere.

Don't know, but sounds like you got old stock. Which is entirely "okay". Heck, Carlos' model is six years old and flying knife-edges around his club field in Florida. Regardless, just put the 1800 battery in the spot where it belongs, i.e. the little pocket under the front part of the canopy, and place the canopy in it's proper spot. The foam has some flexability so this will not be a problem. Then, invert the model and balance upside down as per the owner's manual. 2 1/2 inches from the leading edge.

I'd also recommend getting someone from an LHS or flying field to help. Sounds like nothings wrong, just typical questions from someone getting started, which is why we're here !

BTW, my prop adaptor was on pretty tight as well....once I broke it free, all was well. Really, if you're not going to be changing out props, there's no reason to remove it anyway....unless of course you prang a prop, in which case you'll be buying repair parts anyway... Additionally, if you're just getting started in the T-28 business, there's no reason to go fiddling with anything anyway until you learn to fly the thing....
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 02:27 AM
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I recently put together a T-28 and noticed several irregularities.
The one that bothered me most because it can't be easily changed was the angle on the horizontal stab. Has that been a common complaint or did I get one put together by a workee after a night of binging?
The prop spinner nut was screwed on so tightly that I had to make a jig to hold the prop and a long handled hardened metal tool to remove it. The first tool used bent but didn't budge the nut.
The canopy fits so tightly it can't be pressed down for the magnet to hold.
The hinge tape for the elevator and ailerons was seperating from the foam.
Props were unbalanced.
I don't know if this was an old stock but the PnP manual included had optional parts listings that included crystal sets for transmitters.

The styrofoam had some impact damage and discolouration where the fuse had been glued together at the tail.

The manual also talks about a 25 amp ESC - I didn't check to see if that or the 30 amp was actually installed.

Are these issues uncommon?
1) Stab. Not sure. Would have to see a picture to compare to others.
2) Spinner. They are very snug. Should be. Yours may have been a bit more.
3) My canopy was tight as well. Loosens up after a few replacements. Also check holes in front are clear and tape over magnet is flat. Mine was turned up on one side, which did not help. Replace tape if needed.
4) Hinge tape. Mine does not have hinge tape on elevator, only rudder.
5) Props. Props are always unbalaced, or assume they are.
6) ESC. Not sure what mine is either. Can't read specs on it without removing it.

I would add
1) Wheel system seems an after thought. Axles too loose on wheel. Wheels wobble causing binding on axle and against strut. Needs plastic spacers and different rods or wheel holes for better fit.
2) Front wheel horn is crack-plastic. Will crack if you tighten a bit too much. Mine did. Should be balistic nylon or something else with brass threaded insert. My wheel was turning in the housing so when I went to give a snug, it cracked.
3) The canopy is also a bit hard to get off. Good and bad. Almost need to get your nails in there. Over time, damaging your foam. Not sure of a good solution there.
4) Side tape on walls of battery compartment pulled off the front ends where the end wrap around front near firewall. Does not stick well to foam, especially after it pulled off once. Need better tape.
5) Mine seems to roll slower then sim model even at full throttle. Not sure why as all horns maxed out. Did not set any DR either. Just about 25% expo.
6) Why don't they just mark the CG on these planes? Would seem to be a simple addition to the paint process.
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 03:59 AM
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Got some good footage of chasing another RC Airplane model (GLOW) with my T-28 Navy!

Park Zone T-28 Navy Trojan with 808 Key Chain Camera and it malfunctioned 12-20-2012 (2 min 14 sec)
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