T-28 RC Plane by Parkzone
T-28 Trojan RC Plane
Easier Flying Electric Plane
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'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)
- Wingspan - 44 inches.
- Length - 36 inches
- Engine - electric
- Specktrum Sport receiver installed. (You need your own transmitter.)
- Strongly made from Z-Foam (Will tell you a little more about this later)
- Wt. - 30 oz.
- Plastic cowl and propellor
First Outing With T-28 Trojan RC Plane
After 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.
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1. Wikipedia. T-28 Trojan history.