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Posted by PittSpecial | Sep 30, 2019 @ 02:52 PM | 2,552 Views
Hello good people!

In my quest to keep my Park Zone T-28 Trojan operational and with the Tricycle Landing Gear, most especially the NOSE Wheel Strut steering, I am investigating other models that will work to re-construct the lower portion of the STOCK Firewall of the Park Zone T-28 Trojan and Steering!

My model has completely been busted with lost of ill fated landings (no, I am NOT a beginner) just that it has over 1,000 flights and stuff happens even with the most experienced RC Flyer! Poor model is OLD and has lots of flights on it's log.

Okay, I am closely looking at this model: (FMS 1400mm Sky Trainer 182 - BLUE):
https://www.horizonhobby.com/pdf/FMM007-Manual-EN.pdf

You will see the plastic firewall and the nose wheel strut with spring loaded action!

I have ordered both!

We shall see how this ends up! I will provide a new thread over at the ParkFlyers Section!

You can see these parts at the Horizon Hobby Web Site!

https://www.horizonhobby.com/FMM007P...SABEgKIw_D_BwE
Posted by PittSpecial | Sep 29, 2019 @ 01:42 PM | 1,447 Views
Okay good people,

First off, this has ZERO to do with the Re-Release of this same model by Horrizon / E-Flite a few weeks ago!


Besides Rocketsled666 who I know is going to say NOT to install any more additional items to make the Retracts work better because one is adding more stuff to fail (failure points), I am wondering what the REST of you OUT there have experienced with these Electric Retracts by E-Flite?

WHY?

Because at the start of initial activation of my Model the Main Retracts will NOT come DOWN so, I can taxi this large & heavy model. Yes, I store this model with GEAR-UP. I would have to disconnect the NOSE Wheel Retract in order to get the MAINS DOWN and then, Disconnect the MAINS and reconnect the NOSE retract so, ALL gears would be in the GEAR-DOWN position.

Not only is this a Hassle but, unnerving from a stand point of flying this model and placing the Retracts in GEAR-UP position as I am NOT certain if they will come back down????

I have the NOSE Retract and the Mains in a Y-Connector and the Output plug towards the Receiver so, NO separate Battery configuration as of yet.

My QUESTION "IS" does anyone have experienced this issue and if so, how did you solve it?

A Video that I recorded today but, as you can see ALL Operated like it should!

TIA!

E-Flite Carbon T-28 Trojan 78-inch wing span RC Airplane Model Retracts (2 min 49 sec)

Posted by PittSpecial | Sep 28, 2019 @ 04:00 AM | 1,899 Views
Been flying the TAR out of my little GWS pico Tiger Moth and still with the Himax HC2212-1180 Brushless Outrunner without any issue or problems!

A little additional Kv so, I can fly my pico Tiger Moth with just 2-Cells and still have good power while swinging a GWS 8 X 6 prop. Performs it ALL including a loop from level flight and etc....etc.....

Just a super power system!

Okay, for those wondering:
http://stores.aeromicro.com/himax-22...-runner-motor/


Power System Setup:

Himax HC2212-1180 Brushless Outrunner
Castle Creations ThunderBird 9 AMP Brushless ESC
GWS Std Narrow Servos
Castle Creations BERG 4-Channel Receiver
2-Cell, 1200mAH, Li-POLY <-- This is the largest Battery I use! It usually a 850mAH 2-Cell to keep it really light!
Pilot from ParkZone P-51D Mustang "Frankie"
Wheels, Dubro Lite Foam 1 1/2 inch diameter

Keeps my model really light!

Tiger Moth (2 min 29 sec)

Posted by PittSpecial | Sep 27, 2019 @ 10:00 AM | 2,355 Views
Guys!

Been flying my ParkZone Snorting Bull P-47 Thunderbolt for the past two days and visiting my RC Club on the way to work

The model is spectacular and never disappoints plus, it lands dead stick with minimal UP Elevator input. However, I was shocked this morning as I found myself landing with the Flaps with 4 degrees in the UPWARD Position, I mean it performed almost a perfect three point landing with very scale effects!

There was one RC Club member (Milt Farrow) who witnessed the calamity

Anyone landed their P-47 with UPWARD Flaps?

A few pictures!