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Jan 27, 2012, 06:47 PM
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Another question, is the tailplane just a flat plate or is there any actual aerofoil profile to it?

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Jan 28, 2012, 01:47 AM
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It's a symmetrical aerofoil - not really tapering to a thin trailing edge of course, so it's more an ellipse, but it's not a flat plate for sure.
Jan 28, 2012, 02:41 AM
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The heck, I posted a reply 2hrs ago and it's not here :S

Anyhow, maidened her today all was okay only on landing it managed to dig into the grass as I missed the cricket pitch runway.

One of the landing gear doors has snapped a hinge thing but I can fix it, and about twenty minutes ago I had it sitting on the floor was making sure the gear was cycling and somehow bumped the throttle to max and snapped a blade!

Now I've done it, at least she flew without any issues.

Do HK have spare props yet?
Jan 28, 2012, 02:58 AM
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The heck, I posted a reply 2hrs ago and it's not here :S

Anyhow, maidened her today all was okay only on landing it managed to dig into the grass as I missed the cricket pitch runway.

One of the landing gear doors has snapped a hinge thing but I can fix it, and about twenty minutes ago I had it sitting on the floor was making sure the gear was cycling and somehow bumped the throttle to max and snapped a blade!

Now I've done it, at least she flew without any issues.

Do HK have spare props yet?
have been looking at this. Master Airscrew propeller 10x7 or is it to much Pitch .
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idproduct=8097
Jan 28, 2012, 03:21 AM
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Nice aerobatic in-flight footage. Looks quite lively. Thanks Scott.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHrFG...eeFAAAAAAAAAAA
Cool little video. Skyraider looks cool. Too bad they slowed the video down some during the flights though. I would prefer to see the flights in real world speed, not slowed down on a video.
Jan 28, 2012, 06:03 AM
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... the motor is a 750kv ...
Thanks - yeh, you're right. That's what it says on the HK product description.
Jan 31, 2012, 07:12 PM
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[QUOTE=jim350;20444625]Received my T28 Trojan yesterday and assembled it last night.
Quality of this kit is excellent. Went together very easily.
Only modification required was a little foam removal to fit my battery and adjustment of the elevator linkages.
looking forward to the maiden this weekend.

hey jim
did you used glue or screws to install the elevator and rudder
Jan 31, 2012, 08:26 PM
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Received my T28 Trojan yesterday and assembled it last night.
Quality of this kit is excellent. Went together very easily.
Only modification required was a little foam removal to fit my battery and adjustment of the elevator linkages.
looking forward to the maiden this weekend.

hey jim
did you used glue or screws to install the elevator and rudder
sorry not quite understanding your question?
are you referring to the control linkages (which screw on)
or
the rear horizontal tail pieces which glue in with the supplied glue.
vertical tail piece is part of the main fuse.
Feb 01, 2012, 11:29 AM
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T28 Durafly - Nose gear


Hi,

It's interesting to read all your advices about the T28 DURAFLY, thanks.

No replacement parts available fot his T28. I received mine two days ago and before made the first flight, I found a problem on the landing gear.

There is a square support of the front wheel plastic of very poor quality. This support covered on the front wheel is broken into several parts.

Could you advice me for a replacement part or a e-retract system or a new support between the wheel and the systel retract ?

sorry for my froggy english and merci for your help.
Feb 01, 2012, 03:53 PM
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Can you explain with a picture?
Feb 01, 2012, 05:21 PM
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T 28 Nose gear


Hi Jim,

I will post a picture tomorow.

The servoless main retracts have metal trunnions, which have proven to be very sturdy (own three other models), but the nose gear is different : the rears have a metal/alloy pivot whereas the front is plastic.

I am waiting for Produit ID: HK-5094 Electric Retract with Reversable Mount (1pc) 18.8g and a Servoless avant rétractable Landing Gear Produit ID: STTE-03. I hope to find a solution to adapt the original wheel...

Regards,

Serge
Feb 01, 2012, 05:52 PM
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Hi Jim,

I will post a picture tomorow.

The servoless main retracts have metal trunnions, which have proven to be very sturdy (own three other models), but the nose gear is different : the rears have a metal/alloy pivot whereas the front is plastic.

I am waiting for Produit ID: HK-5094 Electric Retract with Reversable Mount (1pc) 18.8g and a Servoless avant rétractable Landing Gear Produit ID: STTE-03. I hope to find a solution to adapt the original wheel...

Regards,

Serge
so you have had the exact same problem i have had with the plastic trunnion snapping.

i have temporarily installed one of these http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...stem_1pc_.html with some modifications so it would fit.
it has held up really well so far.

i have ordered some of these http://www.pw-rc.com/product_info.ph...oducts_id/2525 which should resolve the problems with the stock front retract.

i haven't received them yet so when i do i will install them and post my findings.
Feb 01, 2012, 05:58 PM
Bathurst, NSW, Oztralia
Thanks for all the work and tinkering Jim. I really want to order one of these bad boys but the lack of spare props and the trunnion issue is scaring me off! If you get back to us with a favourable report I will get one for sure.
Any ideas for a replacement prop?
Feb 01, 2012, 06:00 PM
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Nose gear


Thanks JIM !

I finaly find the good word, thats trunnion. You post this solution. Let's try !

Serge
Feb 01, 2012, 06:10 PM
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Trunnion


Have to find a metallic trunnion in europe...

I ordered this item but without trunnion and i can't find trunnion on the HK site....

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=17538


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