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Posted by PittSpecial | Dec 24, 2018 @ 11:33 PM | 12,816 Views

Okay, I did activate my Model and watched it closely and in fact the Left Rudder deflection was observed as having the Steering Block come UP against the Plastic "Ball Point Pen" Housing that I installed while the Nose Wheel Gear was UP position. The bending of the Steering Rod was not that much but, I did notice some so...................................

E-Flite Carbon-Z T-28 Trojan Nose Wheel Mod using Spring 12-24-2018 (5 min 21 sec)

Posted by PittSpecial | Dec 23, 2018 @ 09:26 AM | 12,749 Views
RE: E-Flite Carbon-Z T-28 Trojan


A video and pictures of what I did to avoid the Steering ARM Block from moving while the Nose Wheel Retraction is in motion.

This mod prevents the Steering attachment BLOCK from sliding along the Steering ARM such that it will NOT twist the Nose Wheel Assembly and hit the Foam end stops of the FUSE.

Video contains the pictures as well.
E-Flite Carbon-Z T-28 Trojan Nose Wheel Mod 12-23-2018 (4 min 25 sec)

Posted by PittSpecial | Dec 20, 2018 @ 03:18 PM | 12,401 Views

If anyone has replaced the Nose Wheel Retract, it may have been someone who modified it with something else because I just could not see any post that had someone replace the STOCK for STOCK nose wheel retract.

Let me tell you......................to me it was a BIG pain in the ASHE!

Certainly, this doesn't fall in any solid manner of a modification but, it does fall in a slight mod in terms of what you have to do in order to successfully replace a STOCK retract with ALL the disassembly and re-assembly!

Okay, I am beat from a couple of hours with playing ROPE-A-DOPE with this Nose Wheel Retracts!

It seems like grease may have played a part in the BURNING of the Nose Wheel retract Circuit board "or" someone took-off or landed the model in WET GRASS!

You need to look at the pretty pictures I have provided to see what I had to do and some recommendations!

Thanks for your patience with me....Continue Reading
Posted by PittSpecial | Dec 17, 2018 @ 08:27 AM | 11,810 Views

Packed up the Giant E-Flite Carbon T-28 Trojan and had a super Sunday with it along with a Tower Sport 60 (Balsa) RC Model.

The E-Flite Carbon T-28 Trojan performed just amazingly. I was able this time to really test the Main Gear Retracts and they work perfect.

Nothing really in terms of Modifications, however, I did take the time to measure the Current Draw of the Retracts during DOWN / UP Operational Cycles and I have recorded these within the following Video:

E-Flite Carbon T-28 Trojan Sunday 12-16-2018 (8 min 8 sec)

Posted by PittSpecial | Dec 17, 2018 @ 01:59 AM | 12,110 Views
Some of you may not know this of me but, I decided to share it with you and some of my close friends and family members that visit my Blog......

Okay, back in Miami, Florida during 1979, I bought (by mistake) a used 1973 super bug (Semi-Automatic).

Needless to say this Super Bug was fast as there was no Clutch in the traditional manner. All shifting was done by Vacuum assist with the Shift Stick and Three forward Speeds plus one reverse.

I was a struggling Student attending College and had to work UPS facility at Miami near the International Airport (That Facility still exists) and had to work the grave yard shifts. Needless to say I had a couple of Drunks rear-end me and that's where theses Large Vacuum Tanks were located, at the underside of the rear fenders! Without them you could not shift, period.

One Drunk Driver rear-ended me and I went after him in 2nd Gear at 50-MPH and he almost eluded me but, I found him by his Brake Lights. I was crossing North West 22nd Avenue Bridge (Over Miami River) and as I saw him with the excitement, I made the mistake of turning too soon to continue and give chase and went off the bottom end of the bridge and the car went AIR borne 5 feet off the ground and landed going 40-MPH, the VW Super Bug continued and I was able to catch the SON of BEECH! He was SOOOO DRUNK that I had to reach in and Turn OFF his car and get the Car Keys from him. We both Struggled in the dead of the night and perhaps woke up the entire block.

Police...Continue Reading
Posted by PittSpecial | Dec 15, 2018 @ 02:05 AM | 12,419 Views

As reported a few pages back, I have noticed that the Left wing had what appeared to be Hangar Rash but, WAIT a Second...................a closer look yield an UGLY thing known as Retract Almost Punch Through syndrome Certainly, we all know that I am the 3rd owner so, who knows what happened before my ownership. ALL I KNOW "IS" I have been pretty gentle with this model and it lands like a docile Trainer but, yes these Retracts / Struts don't give so, the landings have to be picture perfect. Otherwise, the motor end of the Retract tends to bend into a THIN PIECE of foam and you will see it protrude on the top side of the wing!

Okay, finally had some time to do this and the only way was coming home from work and taking a lap for 2 hours and now I am refreshed and doing an ALL NIGHT-ER of sorts and I feel like a Freight Train and going to town with this model. I am pretty happy with my results and the ONLY MOD was to insert a 1/16th Basswood inside where the Left Retract goes and insert this piece at the deep end of the wing where there's sufficient foam (Strength) and using WHITE Glue to keep it stay! Additionally, using two small washers, I was able to lift the Motor End of the Retract some so, it will have a higher sitting and not tend to go directly and punch through so easily. I am hoping that the Basswood would keep it from punching through during a hard landing.

What I am amazed "IS" the rather THIN PIECE of FOAM in this area...Continue Reading
Posted by PittSpecial | Dec 09, 2018 @ 11:54 AM | 12,129 Views

Was able to meet up with two of my flying RC buddies over at the East Coast of Central Florida over at a park field North of Titusville, Florida and what a show Mark S. (Marked) gave us all this morning (Saturday, 12-08-2018).

Mark's EPP MXS-C 32-inch 3D Airplane 12-08-2018 (1 min 38 sec)

Posted by PittSpecial | Dec 01, 2018 @ 09:51 AM | 12,404 Views
May you rest in peace and thank you for not dying in that Avenger and thanks to your service to the USA!