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Oct 30, 2012, 01:50 PM
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T-28 Halloween Costume

Here's my T-28 dressed up like a F8F Bearcat for halloween.
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Oct 30, 2012, 02:43 PM
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bearcat looks sweet! nice work.
Oct 30, 2012, 03:08 PM
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Very Nice..
Nov 08, 2012, 11:38 PM
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Added lights to my T-28

Just reading through this forum.
Some really good info on this bird, which I used to learn on (also many hours on Phoenix RC).

Ive been flying for 2 and half years now and own most of the ultra micro fleet from HH.

Anyways, flying the UM T-28 has given me so much joy and confidence that I bought the full sized one by Parkzone.

Recently I added a set of lights to my UM T-28, from SF Design Solutions.
Awesome lights and service, Ill definitely buy some more in the future (thinking about putting them on my UM MIG 15! and Corsair.)

My UM T-28 is pretty old now and the motor really struggles, its time to change the motor over to a new one.

I have a new standard motor spare that I bought for another project, however its yet to be used.

I read that people go brushless in their Trojans. Im kind of leaning to go that way myself - a 2S setup, with a brushless motor.

Im thinking that Ill buy canopy mod (park flyer plastics) and that should allow me to put the 2S battery inside the fuse... Apart from carbon fibre rods down the wings, what is the general consensus about what Im planning?

Will it be worth it? My Trojan has always been my go to plane, always ready in the car boot for a sortie, but since flying the UM Spit and Skyangel Nano Trojan shes looking a bit old and tired.

I had thought of modding her with retracts. (Have them from Yellow Baron, just need the steerable nose gear one that he's built.)
But with the lights taking the Xport cant really see that happening!

Nov 09, 2012, 12:02 AM
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She looks good to me upgrade it man
Nov 09, 2012, 12:31 AM
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There's a guy on you tube that did his to brushless and it looks awesome. He flies it in his front yard and it really cooks. He starts the video with a list of what he uses.i have a extra fuselage and wing that I bought for spares, but I never crash it hard I don't think I will ever use them. I just got the spit with as3x and the rudder servo doesn't work. Hobby zone sent me a new brick so I'm thinking of putting the one with no rudder in my spare fuselage with a motor from rcbabbel. I think the lighter t-28 with as3x and a stronger motor might be cool. Should be a good winter project. All I need is a aileron servo and tail assembly. eBay here I come.
Nov 09, 2012, 02:07 AM
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GC, just add an SX motor from RC Babbel. 2S power is going to be alot of trouble, in case you aren't familiar.
-get the right ESC
-get the right motor
-either use the brushless ESC converter and a diode in the battery wire or plug the esc into the xport and then there's a huge diagram of diodes and wires and connectors that you have to solder to make it all work on 2S
-now you have to mount the motor, with a few degrees down thrust and about 5-10 degrees right thrust.

The canopy mod from parkflyer plastics is beautiful, makes her a little top heavy, but if you use a bigger battery in the battery compartment(like the mini aviation 190 or a hyp 240) it should even it out. The SX motor from RC babbel would add about a 20-30% increase in thrust. However, if you do the brushless 2S, your power could dwarf that!! It all depends, an easy plug n play option for more a power. Or a modeling project that will have its own frustrations and rewards and all the modelling pleasures.
Nov 09, 2012, 03:55 AM
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Cheers Airpower,
So your recommending that I go for a 1S brushless upgrade?
Which is a SX motor from RC babbel and a ESC that can handle the amp draw?
I like the option of an easy upgrade without too much hassle.
Will I still be able to power the lights that I put in with a 1S brushless?

Nov 09, 2012, 01:19 PM
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The sx motor is actually brushed, which decreases the hassle! The esc will handle the amp draw fine, the lights will work fine.
You will not see much of a power increase unless you use 25c+ batteries.
Also no one has ever had a SX motor wear out, they have extremely long longevity.
Nov 09, 2012, 09:52 PM
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Thanks Airpower, as soon as I get some cash I will go the SX motor, ESC and new batteries. Thanks for the advice.

Regards, Nath.
Nov 10, 2012, 04:39 AM
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You wont need an ESC for the SX motor. Just the motor, it will plug in exactly like stock and fit in the gearbox exactly like stock.
Nov 10, 2012, 05:13 AM
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Great Airpower, that's good to know, as my soldering skills are terrible and didn't fancy the hassle of installing a ESC aswell.
Nov 10, 2012, 05:15 AM
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Im the same way, i was not afraid to solder but i had a brain tumor that brought my fine motor skills on par with an old man, so im always looking for the cleanest easiest solution.
Nov 10, 2012, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by airpower
Im the same way, i was not afraid to solder but i had a brain tumor that brought my fine motor skills on par with an old man, so im always looking for the cleanest easiest solution.

you know, i have those days too (not as bad as you, im sure, i get hypoglycemic) and i keep tossing around an idea for a arm based on hobby servo to take input from an old school computer joystick and move it really slow. the massive reduction should take out the jitters.

the love tiny machines, i hand solder SMD part. it would be great for that too.
but right now, i have no servos big enough. im shooting for 9g servos. i want a machine the size of a shoebox.
Nov 10, 2012, 08:26 PM
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That sounds great nemoskull, id be very interested to see how that turns out, if you ever make a build thread show me the link.

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