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    Parkzone T-28 to glow?

    Has anyone converted the Parkzone T-28 Trojan to Glow?

    It seems to be a good candidate...
    What motor would you recommend?

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    RE: Parkzone T-28 to glow?

    I stay away from foam planes and nitromethane.
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    RE: Parkzone T-28 to glow?

    I recently converted their corsair to nitro, using an O.S. .25 LA, it worked fine with no damage to the foam or paint. You just need to reinforce the firewall and wings.

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    RE: Parkzone T-28 to glow?

    Foam and glow for some reason doesn't seem like a good match. I had given a fleeting thoght to convert my Apprentice 15e to glow, but thought, foam + Glow fuel = melted plane. I also don't know how well it would hold up to vibrations.
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    RE: Parkzone T-28 to glow?

    I would like the bump this thread since I am thinking of converting my old beater T-28 to glow since the electric motors don't provide enough fun . Has anyone done this before? I was thinking of using my ASP 21A I got from hobbyking with a 90cc fuel tank also from hobbyking. Would this setup work?

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    RE: Parkzone T-28 to glow?

    What is interesting about glow fuel + foam planes is that Cox used to sell ARF foam planes with their 0.49 engines in them back in the lates 80s, early 90s. They were two channel (rudder/elevator)

    I don't remember if Cox fuel had Nitromethane or not. Maybe using FAI or low Nitro fuel would be the answer.


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    RE: Parkzone T-28 to glow?

    Lots of foam wing glow planes back in the day. No problems as I recall. The Parkzone stuff is usually EPP foam which is even more resistant than traditional foam. I have painted dope straight on Hobbyzone Cub without problems. I wouldn't worry about it at all.
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    RE: Parkzone T-28 to glow?

    Damn that sounds like fun! I have a Norvel .15 looking for a home.
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    foam + Glow fuel = melted plane
    No, not at all. You are confusing most fuel proof paints which will melt stryofoam, but not EPP.
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    I had a Cox .049 powered Hobby Zone Super Cub for a while. Made a simple balsa-ply firewall but it got oil and fuel everywhere and never melted anything.

    A friend currently flys a old Cox Ranger 42 that is a foam plane from the '70's were guessing and even though his is brushless they were supposed to be Cox powered.

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    Hmmm, I have the ParkZone Corsair....never thought of it. BTW Cox fuel was 25% nitro I believe. I have an old OS 25FP sitting around.
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    I would say the only problem with converting a foam plane to glow would be to keep the oil from soaking in. You would need to seal it. I have had many all foam glow planes back in the day when electric power was just a gleam in your daddy's eye!
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    Im my experience with the one I had and what looks like all the other who posted on here is that Glow does NOT eat foam planes.

    Mine also never soaked in any fuel or oil. The could not absorb the fuel like wood can, it simply wiped off.


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