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Old Jan 09, 2013, 09:48 PM
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Six ounces heavier! That's like adding a whole other battery! I think I'm going to be looking to pick one of those up....


[QUOTE=PittSpecial;23764111]Yes indeed, that is exactly what my 6+ year old NAVY Trojan has in it along with the today's Park Zone standard (E-Flite 30-AMP Switch Mode ESC). I have a two blade APC "E" 9 X 7.5 on it but, I also use the MAS 3-Blade 9 X 7 X 3 and never had any issues with wings as they are completely stock without any re-enforcements.

You can read up on mine conversion to the Park Zone 15 here:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1553951
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 10:11 PM
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Six ounces heavier! That's like adding a whole other battery! I think I'm going to be looking to pick one of those up....

You can read up on mine conversion to the Park Zone 15 here:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1553951
At least I did post my findings accurately and I can attest that my heavier (6 oz.) NAVY T-28 Trojan can Knife Edge continuously around the field and with this power system, it allows to gain altitude while in a Knife Edge. Additionally, it penetrates windy conditions much better.

Suit yourself, and do what you like!
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 10:38 PM
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Looking for a Park Zone 15 (Extra 300)??

Well,

If anyone is looking for a slightly Used Park Zone 15 (PKZ5116) from an Extra 300 then, feast your eyes on:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Parkzone-15-...item2ec534032d

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Old Jan 10, 2013, 12:06 AM
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I don't know if this has been posted somewhere here in the 1770 some-odd pages of this thread, but I recently found this video of the incomperable Bob Hoover flying a display in Oz back in the nineties in a plane that resembles the basis for this thread !

Bob Hoover in the T28 at Archerfield (2 min 36 sec)


Note, he always starts his rolls with a little nose-up pitch. Lots of RC pilots don't and as a result their rolls look like poop. I try very hard to make my rolls look like this as they are just so graceful and amazing. To me, that's what scale flying is all about .

Break out the it's movie time!
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 12:13 AM
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Yes indeed, Bob Hoover is legendary.

You should see what he does with a Shrike Aero Comander!

My Fav. was watching him fly the Rockwell International P-51D, Old Yeller!
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 12:17 AM
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Oh yes my friend,

I've seen him several times at NAS Miramar back in the 70's and 80's flying his Shrike routine....unbelieveable what he could do with an unmodified, civilian aircraft
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 12:19 AM
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RE: BOB HOOVER, 91 Years Old?????

Check this out!

So, he must be 91 years old?

http://www.aafo.com/hangartalk/showthread.php?t=8713
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 03:12 AM
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Thanks for answering. Looking forward to fly the Trojan. And I will tame it a bit down before I get used to it.
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 04:36 AM
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Check this out!

So, he must be 91 years old?

http://www.aafo.com/hangartalk/showthread.php?t=8713
Some people never get older. Here is the oldest Gentleman in our club. He is 91, and go skiing every day. And cycle with his racer in the summer. He flew Spitfire during the war, and model planes since he was a boy.
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 09:11 AM
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Thanks for sharing that Arne!

That's what life is all about, and I like to think the models help to keep us young both physically and mentally !

Cheers and happy flying
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 10:41 AM
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He flew Spitfire during the war
get his autograph

to me anyone who flew one of those is a legend
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 04:10 PM
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[Bob Hoover] always starts his rolls with a little nose-up pitch. Lots of RC pilots don't and as a result their rolls look like poop. I try very hard to make my rolls look like this as they are just so graceful and amazing. To me, that's what scale flying is all about !
Thanks for the memory... haven't heard that guttural growl since I was a kid.

My father was one of the Navy test pilots who took delivery of the factory-fresh T-28's and T-34's. Flying out of Barin Field, he and his mates used to wring them out over our house in rural Baldwin County Alabama, an air show every afternoon.

There were grass strips all over the county where we could watch the NavCads touch and go practising their carrier approaches. We could turn up 50 cal shell casings with our toes in the shallow water after gunnery practice over Perdido Bay.

Those were the days...
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 05:24 PM
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PittSpecial, not complaining, just like the idea of basing how much heftier the motor is with something I know the heft of. Thanks for the fleabay link, and for the writeup.

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At least I did post my findings accurately and I can attest that my heavier (6 oz.) NAVY T-28 Trojan can Knife Edge continuously around the field and with this power system, it allows to gain altitude while in a Knife Edge. Additionally, it penetrates windy conditions much better.

Suit yourself, and do what you like!
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 08:07 PM
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heeding out tomorrow to test my mas 3 blader forthe first time! seems like forever since i got my t-28 in the air. going to run 12 batts through her and get the dust off my thumbs! lol.
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 08:22 PM
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Well,

If anyone is looking for a slightly Used Park Zone 15 (PKZ5116) from an Extra 300 then, feast your eyes on:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Parkzone-15-...item2ec534032d

I am glad someone won! I did not need it anyway!!!
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