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Old 03-28-2023, 02:13 PM
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Default New TopRC T-28 Trojan

Saw posted on TopRC page on fascist book that there is a 2.8m T-28 being released. Usual boring colour schemes though
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Iím really surprised this didnít gather any interest.

Gotta say I want one!

Maybe some more info and some pics might help?

Specifications
Wingspan: 2800mm/110.24nch
Length: 2200mm/86.61inch
Power: 100cc 2 stroke, radial engine eg. Moki 250 or Valackh R5 250


Features:
- Full composite construction
- Pre-painted surfaces with clear coat and decals applied
- True scale outline with accurate details
- Scale full depth cockpit
- Detachable wings and tail for easy transportation
- Functional flaps for smooth landings
- Complete high-quality hardware package
- Working landing gear doors, nose and main
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Old 05-26-2023, 01:06 PM
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What gear?
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Old 05-26-2023, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by BOLTMAN
Iím really surprised this didnít gather any interest.

Gotta say I want one!

Maybe some more info and some pics might help?

Specifications
Wingspan: 2800mm/110.24nch
Length: 2200mm/86.61inch
Power: 100cc 2 stroke, radial engine eg. Moki 250 or Valackh R5 250


Features:
- Full composite construction
- Pre-painted surfaces with clear coat and decals applied
- True scale outline with accurate details
- Scale full depth cockpit
- Detachable wings and tail for easy transportation
- Functional flaps for smooth landings
- Complete high-quality hardware package
- Working landing gear doors, nose and main

you saved me the effort Mick Talking
Old 05-26-2023, 02:29 PM
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I'd like to see some photos of the internals, especially the wing tube area. These TopRC ARFs are nice but the glue used is awful, a very dry slurry of resin and microballons that is quite brittle. For an extra bit of cost to final price they could use a quality glue like hysol etc.
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Old 05-30-2023, 06:18 AM
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It's got my attention. Looks like a three piece wing (center section with two outer wing panels). Got a UMS 260 that should fit inside the cowl. Any pricing info available?

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Old 05-31-2023, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by BOLTMAN
Iím really surprised this didnít gather any interest.

Gotta say I want one!

Maybe some more info and some pics might help?

Specifications
Wingspan: 2800mm/110.24nch
Length: 2200mm/86.61inch
Power: 100cc 2 stroke, radial engine eg. Moki 250 or Valackh R5 250


Features:
- Full composite construction
- Pre-painted surfaces with clear coat and decals applied
- True scale outline with accurate details
- Scale full depth cockpit
- Detachable wings and tail for easy transportation
- Functional flaps for smooth landings
- Complete high-quality hardware package
- Working landing gear doors, nose and main
Yes was waiting on more info. Gator RC hasn't posted anything yet. I am wanting to order one for sure.
Old 06-01-2023, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by speedaholic
Yes was waiting on more info. Gator RC hasn't posted anything yet. I am wanting to order one for sure.
This could be very interesting
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I am really interested in the airplane and does anybody have a weight specification on it? I have been searching and wondering if a Moki 180 would work and have enough power for aerobatic maneuvers. I know that energy management is important, but there is no replacement for displacement. Thanks.
Old 06-06-2023, 01:32 PM
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https://www.dragonrc.com.au/TopRCMod...-p/trc-t28.htm

Old 06-06-2023, 01:48 PM
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Thanks for the link, There are some good specs, but just I am just looking for an estimated AUW to see if I can use this Moki 180 instead of going out and buying a 250 like listed on the DragonRC website. I have no doubt the 180 radial will fly it, but always nice to has some power to spare for aerobatic maneuvers.
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Check with the folks at Gator RC. I believe Mike is in the process of setting up his TopRc T-28 that will be powered by a UMS 150/180 radial engine.
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Originally Posted by David Jackson
Check with the folks at Gator RC. I believe Mike is in the process of setting up his TopRc T-28 that will be powered by a UMS 150/180 radial engine.
Hi David, thanks for the reply. I did check with Ashley and Mike at Gator RC and they are installing a UMS 210 Radial in their prototype. I believe a Moki 180 will fly it great and looking forward to getting one, once they become available.
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Got mine on order, aiming to keen engine simple and reliable. Trusty DLE-111.
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Just curious, where did you place your order for the Top Rc T-28?
Old 06-12-2023, 12:12 PM
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go back up a few posts . . .
Old 06-14-2023, 06:05 AM
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Sure would be nice if they would have taken a bit more time and added some surface detailing to the molds. Looks like a really nice project, but it is pretty plain jane in the detail department for $3K-
Just my opinion-Mike O.
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Old 06-18-2023, 05:25 AM
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Got mine almost 2 weeks ago, must be one of the first in captivity.
I havenít made a start yet, just need to finish up a couple of other small jobs & should be onto it this week.
So far I like what I see.
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Old 06-18-2023, 12:40 PM
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It does look good. Hopefully no issues fitting that DLE-111 in? I'll have to pop around for a look.
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There are glue fillets on the formers inside the fuse. Are they factory or did you add them?
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Originally Posted by Lifer
There are glue fillets on the formers inside the fuse. Are they factory or did you add them?

Thereís a really well hidden, very subtle clue in my post if you read it very carefullyÖÖÖ.

ď I havenít made a start yet ď.

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Just noticed that one of the features listed for the TopRC T-28 sold by Gator RC is a sliding canopy. That's a nice touch. Curious to see if any weight will be needed to get this model balanced at the c/g.

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Originally Posted by David Jackson
Just noticed that one of the features listed for the TopRC T-28 sold by Gator RC is a sliding canopy. That's a nice touch. Curious to see if any weight will be needed to get this model balanced at the c/g.
it is not sliding as you are expecting, no rails, there are small locating lugs that the canopy can slide back a small distance on for removal. Very similar to the FW-190
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They said the same thing for the P-47; "sliding canopy" NOT.
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Originally Posted by David Jackson
Just noticed that one of the features listed for the TopRC T-28 sold by Gator RC is a sliding canopy. That's a nice touch. Curious to see if any weight will be needed to get this model balanced at the c/g.
Mine has a removable canopy as a hatch. As the full size canopy is 2 separate sliding pieces it would be a fair bit of work to get it sliding.

As for nose weight, unless you are fitting a radial, Iíd pretty much guarantee it.

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