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Old Jan 08, 2013, 05:13 PM
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Airforce T-28D Trojan:

I use nothing except the Model Masters Acrylic Paints and for the Blue:

http://www.testors.com/products/136805

It maybe a little off but, I liked the slight darker shade as it gives it a better contrast to it while in the Air and you can see it better.

Grey is already part of the color of the foam and I have not as of yet matched it with any color, however, you can go to this web site and select a close match:
(Make sure you see them all by selecting NEXT at the lower Right side):

http://www.testors.com/category/136645/Acryl_Paints
thanks, Air force grey & blue have been out of stock at LHS for awhile so I went for the navy version (stab. was all white )
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 05:34 PM
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passed 100 flights with lunchtime flying
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 08:05 PM
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Spray paint for these foamies is Krylon spray for plastics. Many colors. Available here in the Denver area at Walmart.
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 08:12 PM
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congrats on making it to the triple digits! im at 131 with my t-28 at the moment.
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 08:28 PM
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passed 100 flights with lunchtime flying
Nice... i dont even keep a log with my planes... dont even know where im at right now... might need to start keeping flight logs... its cool to know how many flight you have on one model
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 08:54 PM
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I quit counting how many flights I had on my T-28, it was probably in the mid to upper 40's. as of Sunday though it safely resides in a trash bag now. I usually blame my crashes on my dumb thumbs, but this time I honestly have no clue what happened. I was in a bank making a wide turn, at about 60% throttle and all the sudden it came straight down. I tried to pull it out because I seemed to be plenty high enough but it had no response.

So it kind of blew apart when it hit the ground, puffed the battery which I found about 15 feet away, pushed the motor up into the fuse, ect.. ect... The motor shaft got pushed back into the motor but it didnt warp. I think that and the esc was salvageable along with the servos. That was about it. Oh well it lasted a lot longer than I expected for a first plane. I'm sure I will order another airframe soon!
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 08:56 PM
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Very sorry to hear that....

Hope you can replace her soon
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 09:11 PM
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I quit counting how many flights I had on my T-28, it was probably in the mid to upper 40's. as of Sunday though it safely resides in a trash bag now. I usually blame my crashes on my dumb thumbs, but this time I honestly have no clue what happened. I was in a bank making a wide turn, at about 60% throttle and all the sudden it came straight down. I tried to pull it out because I seemed to be plenty high enough but it had no response.

So it kind of blew apart when it hit the ground, puffed the battery which I found about 15 feet away, pushed the motor up into the fuse, ect.. ect... The motor shaft got pushed back into the motor but it didnt warp. I think that and the esc was salvageable along with the servos. That was about it. Oh well it lasted a lot longer than I expected for a first plane. I'm sure I will order another airframe soon!

Do it man.. out of my 5 planes... shes the one i do fly more relax and fun
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 09:37 PM
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congrats on making it to the triple digits! im at 131 with my t-28 at the moment.
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Nice... i dont even keep a log with my planes... dont even know where im at right now... might need to start keeping flight logs... its cool to know how many flight you have on one model
thanks guys. yeah, i keep a log to record battery performance. helps me also count number of flights.

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I quit counting how many flights I had on my T-28, it was probably in the mid to upper 40's. as of Sunday though it safely resides in a trash bag now. I usually blame my crashes on my dumb thumbs, but this time I honestly have no clue what happened. I was in a bank making a wide turn, at about 60% throttle and all the sudden it came straight down. I tried to pull it out because I seemed to be plenty high enough but it had no response.

So it kind of blew apart when it hit the ground, puffed the battery which I found about 15 feet away, pushed the motor up into the fuse, ect.. ect... The motor shaft got pushed back into the motor but it didnt warp. I think that and the esc was salvageable along with the servos. That was about it. Oh well it lasted a lot longer than I expected for a first plane. I'm sure I will order another airframe soon!
very sorry to hear of your crash. hope you get back up on a new one.
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 09:58 PM
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Very sorry to hear that....

Hope you can replace her soon
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very sorry to hear of your crash. hope you get back up on a new one.
Thanks guys, I'm almost positive I will get another airframe. I really liked my T-28 and it taught me a lot. Take offs, landings, flying in a circuit, loops, rolls, flying in heavy wind, upgrading power systems, foam repairs, reinforcements ect..

I've pretty much salvaged all the hardware and electronics from it. I still have my original motor, I just need a stock esc if I decide to make one stock again. Last night I decided to take a couple wrinkles from the nose of my radian pro but I didnt want to use the hot water trick because when I did that with my T-28 it gave me alligator skin looking foam. I tried something new, I used a hair drier. Even the crashed T-28 came in handy because I practiced on it with some bent foam just to see how close and how long I could keep the heat on it to pull the wrinkles out without bubbling the foam.

I finally got a pretty good technique down, went to my radian and it turned out perfectly like they was never there. So much better than hot water I was amazed. So even though the T-28 is in a trash bag, I'm still gonna keep it around just for experimenting with different ways to repair, maybe for a scrap of z-foam if needed for another plane and such.
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 10:01 PM
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So even though the T-28 is in a trash bag, I'm still gonna keep it around just for experimenting with different ways to repair, maybe for a scrap of z-foam if needed for another plane and such.
That's awesome; now you can use her like those poor old worn-out planes in A&P classes
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 10:05 PM
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I tried something new, I used a hair drier. Even the crashed T-28 came in handy because I practiced on it with some bent foam just to see how close and how long I could keep the heat on it to pull the wrinkles out without bubbling the foam.

I finally got a pretty good technique down, went to my radian and it turned out perfectly like they was never there. So much better than hot water I was amazed. So even though the T-28 is in a trash bag, I'm still gonna keep it around just for experimenting with different ways to repair, maybe for a scrap of z-foam if needed for another plane and such.
Imagine that?

Last week I did the same thing on the Flyzone Millennium Master TxR and posted over at the thread.

Boy, it is amazing how we all think the same

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Old Jan 08, 2013, 10:40 PM
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Sorry about your crash. I always analyze any problems I have until I find an answer so I can avoid them in the future. For the hardest situations I sometime did not figure it out for weeks.
Which way was the wind blowing? Did a gust hit your tail?
Did you try moving the ailerons or rudder as you went down? If the plane was stalled, up elevator has no affect other than guarantee a crash. Did the plane spin as it went in?
How many minutes had you flown - how strong was the battery?
Where was the antenna in the plane at that orientation? Behind the battery? I use two antenna in every plane in different places.(6210)
Which way was your tx antenna pointing that day? How far was the plane from you?
How much reserve did your ESC have for your load? I use a 50 CC Amp ESC in my T-28. I like margin on every critical part.
Do you have any accessories or extra servos pulling amps from the BEC? I use a separate 10A CC BEC in most of my planes.
-- Suggestions to consider -- Good luck.
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 11:56 PM
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Since the Park Zone T-28D Airforce has been discontinued....I am assuming you are asking about the NAVY?

Thanks but still confused. Read the article http://www.northamericantrainer.org/t-28.htm but it made no mention of VT-2. Are these T-28B/C variants? What was the horsepower and engine used?
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 12:02 AM
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VT-2 is a Naval Training Squadron (the oldest, actually) based at NAS Whiting Field, near Pensacola in the Florida panhandle; they used T-28B and C models.
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