T-28 Trojan




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trainer
two
Wright R-1820
1,425 h.p.
6,425 lbs.
8,500 lbs.
33 ft. 0 in.
40 ft. 1 in.
210 mph
345 mph
2,900 fpm
35,500 feet
1,000 miles
9/24/49
1950




T-28 Trojan

T-28 Trojan

The T-28 Trojan from North American Aviation is a trainer aircraft  for the U. S. Navy and U.S.A.F. that entered service in 1950.

In addition to being used for training, some T-28 Trojan aircraft were equipped with three hard points under each wing. These carried bombs and rockets for the attack role. The airplane was used for close air support and counter insurgency operations in Algeria, the Congo, the Philippines and Vietnam.

Flying the T-28 Trojan

Pilots report that the Trojan's 1,425 h.p engine provides robust acceleration.  During take off, engine torque pushes the aircraft nose to the left and must be countered with pressure on the right pedal to keep the aircraft tracking straight. At just before 70 mph, a little back pressure on the controls will get it in the air.

Once in the air, the T-28 Trojan is a joy to fly.  All around cockpit visibility is excellent. Ailerons, elevator, and rudder all have just the right feel. The airplane is responsive without being twitchy. Loops, rolls, and other maneuvers are easily accomplished, provided attention is paid to torque that wants to pull the nose from straight ahead.

Landings are easily managed, with the airplane slowing down nicely and tracking well once its wheels touch the ground.

T-28 Trojan aircraft flew with the U.S. military as trainers until 1984. In all, 2,232 of the airplanes were produced. About 140 are still flying to date.

RC T-28 Trojan

RC T-28 Trojan

Durafly's RC T-28 Trojan has a 43 in. wingspan and is 37 1/2 in. long. It is PNF and includes an AeroStar 3536-750 Kv motor turning a 3 blade 10 x 6 prop, controller, working flaps, dive brake, nav lights and retractable landing gear.  Weight is around 3 1/4 lbs.

The RC T-28 Trojan from Graupner comes almost ready to fly - ARF.  Wingspan is 48 in. and length is 39 in.  It is of balsa and ply construction.  Recommended power is a Speed 400 size brushless motor.

Joe McGowan from Riverside, CA writes:
"I would like to tell you about my experience with the RC T-28 Trojan for sale from Graupner. It is a high quality ARF made of all wood that has some of the best construction I've ever seen. Although the kit comes with a fuel tank, I decided to use an AXI 990 Kv motor for power.

The airplane went together quickly and looks terrific. The motor has more than enough power and you have to throttle back if you want the model to fly at scale looking speeds.

I was surprised at how well the airplane carries its speed through maneuvers. Although it looks a bit bulky, it is pretty slippery. It will do huge, perfectly round loops, with power to spare. It doesn't seem to mind cross winds and just goes where pointed. A slow pass over the runway really looks great.

My favorite maneuvers are touch and goes. It does really well with just a touch of power carried until it sets down. Then it will get back into the air with just a slight roll before the throttle is fully advanced. When you are ready for a full stop landing, it will roll out straight and true, with no tendency to nose over.

While the real aircraft was used as a trainer, I recommended the RC T-28 Trojan from Graupner for pilots who have some flying experience."

Thank you very much for telling us about your RC T-28 Trojan for sale from Graupner, Joe, and happy flying!

The RC T-28 Trojan from FMS has a 55 in. wingspan and is 46 1/2 in. long.  It is PNP with a 4258 - 650 Kv motor turning a 13 x 9 three bladed prop, retracts, flaps, and nav lights.

E-flite has a RC T-28 Trojan that is BNF.  Its wingspan is 48 in., length is 39 in. and weight is about 3 1/2 lbs. all up.  Included is a 15 size 850 Kv brushless motor turning a three blade prop, flaps and retracts. 

ParkZone's RC T-28 Trojan has a wingspan of 44 in. and it is 36 in. long.  The ARF is powered by an included brushless motor.

Dynam has a RC T-28 Trojan for sale. It has a 50 in. wingspan, a 39 in. length, and an all-up weight of around 3 lbs. Included with the PNP model is a radio, motor, controller, flight battery, charger, and servos.

The Airfield RC T-28 Trojan comes as a foamy kit. Its wingspan is 57 in. and length is 47 in. Weight is around 5 1/2 lbs.




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