The North American T-28 'Trojan', a piston powered two seater trainer aircraft, was the last piston powered trainer to enter service with the United States Air Force and Navy. Designed in the 1950's, this aircraft played a key role in helping pilots transition from basic trainers to jet aircraft.
The T-28 version we are offering is based on a plane that was restored to airworthy in 1991-1994. It has the distinctive "Just Dreamin'" nose art as shown below. Our version has a separate decal of the nose art so it's up to you whether or not to apply it.
The Arrows T-28 is one of the easiest flying aircraft on the market today. A beginner with basic flight experience could easily fly the T-28 with ease- without the assistance of a gyro system.
Featuring a realistic three bladed propeller, rivets, panel lines, retracts, landing gear doors and functional flaps, the T-28 looks as real as its full sized counterpart.
A powerful 40A ESC and 3536 850kV power system provides more than adequate thrust whenever necessary.
The Arrows Hobby T-28 is a perfect aircraft for pilots transitioning from high winged aircraft and those who are looking for a scale aircraft that is easy to fly.
love this plane!!! flew great right out of the box. Needed expo because it flies HOT
To all my fellow pilots out there you definitely need to add the Trojan t28 to your collection. Thanks to the great folks at Hobby Zone i maiden it 2weeks ago . My first flight was great easy and stress free .The plane will almost fly itself. So if you are looking for a new plane then cop the Arrows 1100mm Trojan t28 .
Picked this Up to replace my T28 from another well none company. Arrows product is built so much more solid. Easy to put together.
I have yet to maiden but I was frustrated with the nose gear, specifically ability to retract properly. After a couple of hours of trying to get the node gear not to bind when retracting and getting the doors to close I discovered the problem, from factory: The nose gear steering rod is to be installed "under" the white nylon bracket roughly in the middle of the pushrod in the wheel bay. Mine from factory was on top and was causing the binding. Also, the spring to hold the doors open and then closed is very weak.
Have old Parkzone T-28. This new one is perfect addition. Many of the same qualities, but updated. Flown 3x and all is good. Installed Ar637t ....fun!! Arrows seems to make a quality product. Thank you Hobby Zone!
Good quality plane paint nice easy to see in air. three minor issues . Main gear doors hit wheels, just removed the doors, some of the stickers were coming off , put a little clear tape on them no more problems. Maybe they should change to waterslide decals. CG in manual is off using a 3s 3300 still had to add 5oz of weight. Moved the cg back to 80mm removed all the weight same battery CG is prefect. It is my new favorite plane take it to the field every time i go Thinking about getting another as a spare just a great flying plane.
This airplane is very good to transition from a high wing airplane to a low wing airplane, while still flying with tri-cycle landing gears. The plus side is that the airplane has retracting and it is very quickly put together and the pilot will be flying the next day or in hours after completion.
Flies very well on 3s 2200 batteries, I'm at 4:30 on the timer and only down to 3.9v per cell flying aerobaticly. My CG is ~50mm back from the main leading edge, not the wing root as shown in the manual. I put the battery as far forward as possible and it balances out very well. The CG in the manual is WAY too far forward.
Takeoff is smooth and scale-like, and it slows down very nicely for landing with or without flaps. No bad tendencies so far. I use about 20-30% expo and it flies very well at half throttle. I had 3 issues with it: 1 - One of the plastic links for the nose gear door was broken. Not the greatest plastic but the nub still functions with the rubber band all the way up. 2 - There was flashing left on the leading edges of the wings and tail, a lot! I took a #11 xacto blade and carefully removed it so the leading edge was smooth. A little 600 grit sandpaper helped too. 3 - The nose gear wouldn't fully close the gear doors when retracting. The nose gear was turning on the way up and not going all the way (not unique to this plane). I put the nose steering on a separate channel (#7) and set the radio to force the nose wheel steering to a specific position when I raise the gear. It goes up and closes the doors correctly every time now.
This is a really nice plane. It's built solid and it flies great. A plane this price with flaps and retractable landing gear is well worth it. I'm a fan of the unique paint scheme also.
The only thing that I'm not a fan of is the cowling. It is super thin plastic that is guaranteed to break on any type of a rough landing. I'd recommend that you spend some time reinforcing it on the back side with fiberglass, or plan on replacing it often.
I'm pretty happy with the Trojan overall. I have been dealing with it being very touchy at the elevator even with minimal throw. This usually points to the CG being off. I've looked all over trying to find a reliable CG remedy for this plane even before the Arrows rebranding but I only found other frustrated people who've added between 1 and 3 ounces of lead up front to bring the nose down to where the plane balances. We all know battery weight and placement factor in also. I think I'm going to end up with 2-ounces of added lead and forget about using the light 3S 2200 pack in this. I think it needs the weight of a 2700-3300 battery. I decided to see if the specified 45-50mm CG was correct so I did some math and made a pattern of the wing-half to find the MAC line location from which the center of lift/center of gravity would be measured from the leading edge. It is at this point I verified the CG at indeed 45mm HOWEVER, that is from the leading edge at the MAC line. Drawing a perpendicular line from the MAC line to the fuselage established the CG to be approximately 80mm from the datum illustrated in the manual-not 45mm. So the plane is not as tail heavy as believed since it is the CG position called out in the manual being to far forward at the 45mm specified. So I believe the correct CG is actually at 80mm, not 45mm. With that said, you would think not much lead would be needed afterall but as I said, my plane is still tail heavy so I'm probably going to end up with 2-oz. of lead up front to balance the plane out. I would like to hear what others have found and I could be way off base. I'm awaiting shipment of the Bearcat and there appears to be mystery surrounding CG and required weight on this one too.
So when I first put this together, I had a real problem with the CG. Didn't seem to balance at recommended points with any of my batteries. initially used a lot of nose weight then realized this couldn't be right, got rid of most - but not all of the added weight and kind of accepted a wait and see in regard to CG - well it is flying great now with minimal weight in the nose and I have to say it is a great deal of fun flying this model. However, I'm going on my 4th nose gear assembly. Any rough landing (most recently I didn't even think I hit it roughly) and that gear breaks. 3rd set is now stuck down, won't come up. Ordered my fourth set. If this one breaks in a questionable circumstance, I'll probably give up on the plane and move on.
Wouldn't have bought except for the $30 off sale. It's just a re-branded Eleven Hobby T28 Exactly. Terrible nose gear and doors. Would not pay $199 for it.
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