T-28 RC Plane by Parkzone

T-28 Trojan RC Plane

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When our sons were young, we enjoyed flying remote controlled planes. It was a family hobby. The kids, and especially "Dad" loved it. At that time, remote control planes for the most part had gas engines. Today, electric engine planes have become very popular.

Recently, my husband Mike, has returned to this hobby. He now owns two planes. His first plane was a "Super Cub". Now, he has added a T-28 Trogan. That is the plane I will review here.

History of The T-29 Trojan

The T-28 Trojan RC plane is modeled after a military post World War 2 plane. In the 1950s, the T-28 was the plane most used by the air force to train their pilots. It was also used by the Navy and the Marines as a trainer. Later on it had some use as a spy plane, After the United States quit using the plane, it was adopted by some other countries for military use. (1)


Mike with his new T-28 Trojan Parkzone plane
Mike with his new T-28 Trojan Parkzone plane

Mike's Top Reasons for Wanting This Plane

  • Good looking, realistic plane
  • Low wing, for balanced aerobatics
  • Responsive, and fast
  • Jumps into the air on take-off
  • This plane has ailerons, as opposed to just an elevator and rudder.
  • It is an intermediate plane. A challenge, and fun to fly.

Transmitter (Sold Separately)

A transmitter is needed to fly RC planes.  Many models are available.  Mike's transmitter is a Spektrum DX 6i
A transmitter is needed to fly RC planes. Many models are available. Mike's transmitter is a Spektrum DX 6i

Specifications

  1. Wingspan - 44 inches.
  2. Length - 36 inches
  3. Engine - electric
  4. Specktrum Sport receiver installed. (You need your own transmitter.)
  5. Strongly made from Z-Foam (Will tell you a little more about this later)
  6. Wt. - 30 oz.
  7. Plastic cowl and propellor

First Outing With T-28 Trojan RC Plane

After The Crash

Not bad for straight down from approximately 50 feet in the air.
Not bad for straight down from approximately 50 feet in the air.

The Crash

As I said earlier, I will now tell you about the strength of the "Z-foam" used in this plane. On our second outing with this RC plane, it had a major crash. This was through no fault of the plane. We have been flying in the late afternoon. The sun was very bright in the west. It is easy to lose sight of the plane this time of the day. We had already experienced this.

On this flight, the T-28 again got very hard to visualize in the sun. Mike made a "pilot error" and the plane came straight down, on the other side of the woods. We expected it to be in a zillion pieces. Wonder of wonders - IT WASN'T THAT BAD.... Very fixable!

The plastic nose cowl was broke. This cost $5.99 to replace. The propeller was bent. Luckily, Mike already had an extra of these. It had only cost $3.99. The wing was cracked, but able to be glued back together. The plastic pilot dome was cracked, and the model pilot came loose from his seat. This was also all fixable.

No one wants a crash, but this is testament to how well the plane is made.

T-28 Trojan Parkzone Owners Please Rate

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References

1. Wikipedia. T-28 Trojan history.

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Comments 4 comments

Mike Sisk 4 years ago

This is a great peak into RC flying. The T-28 is a great second plane, very aerobatic, fast, and challenging. This is truly a great hobby! This hub was well written.


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susansisk 4 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

Thanks Mike! Glad you liked the hub.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Very interesting;not a subject I would look out for but I enjoyed this read. Great work.

Eddy


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susansisk 4 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

Glad you stopped by to read Eddy! Does anyone fly RC planes in Wales?

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