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T-28B Trojan
JackFlash
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Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 10:21 AM UTC

Training aircraft at any point in history have always played a very important role. Roden has stepped up in fine fashion with a new 1:48 mould of the T-28B. Here is Aeroscale''s first look.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
GhostHawk
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Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 11:47 AM UTC
Hi,

Yes it's look like a Roden kit...

The clear parts needs a lot of "ultra fine polishing compound" before future wash,

The engine back side is horrible at this days standars, but, nobody can see to much from in-there,

It has some flashing & sinks, but (ones again), nothing We ca not deal with...

Shape, and rivet counting... Well, I can not speak about that..

So, I hope to see some Fennecs in Argentinian Navy markings to built... (decals or boxing)

I have not harry...

And, Yes, It's nice to see some trinners in 1/48...!!!

Bye
Merlin
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AEROSCALE
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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 08:41 PM UTC
Hi there

It looks like it could be pretty good, and I definitely approve of the price being almost 10 cheaper over here than the Traveller and Turbo Porter. It'll look great next to the SH Buckeye, so I reckon I'll be treating myself to one when I've saved up up a little cash.

All the best

Rowan
JackFlash
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Posted: Sunday, April 15, 2012 - 06:46 AM UTC
Ms. Jessica has the review sample for a build. She seems very happy with the new moulding by Roden.
Jessie_C
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Posted: Monday, May 21, 2012 - 06:18 AM UTC
Well, mostly happy
I've discovered a glaring error in the painting instructions though. The international orange of the USMC scheme is specified as Olive Drab in all 4 paint ranges called out in the instructions. The correct paint should be Testors Model Master #2202 instead. There don't appear to be any direct equivalents for Humbrol, Lifecolour or Gunze although Hasegawa's instructions for the TA-4 in the same scheme recommends a 70/30 mix of Gunze H14 orange and 327 red. Equivalents for those colours could easily be mixed up. For example, Humbrol's equivalents are 18 and 153; Tamiya X-6 and XF-07.
JackFlash
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Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 02:10 AM UTC
Good call Ms. Jessica!
flypaper
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Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 05:04 AM UTC
France DID NOT build the t-28 under License, kits were developed and those were sent to France were the aircraft were modified.
Also as a former Marine crew chief of T-28 for 2 years, flaps down always otherwise you have to be a monkey to get on the wing to enter the A/C, also I never saw a T-28 parked with the dive brake deployed....in fact I only saw it deployed once and thats because I wanted to see it down. On the tarmac there is no reason for it to be deployed.It doesn't suffer from hydraulic bleed. Better Roden would have given a open pilots cargo hatch behind the dive flap at least that would have been more 'to life'.

Flypaper
Merlin
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Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 09:19 PM UTC
Hi Flypaper

Thanks for the info - there's no substitute for personal experience of an aircraft. I've got the kit in my "to-do soon(-ish...)" pile, and I'll certainly remember your tips.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 03:31 AM UTC

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Hi Flypaper

Thanks for the info - there's no substitute for personal experience of an aircraft. I've got the kit in my "to-do soon(-ish...)" pile, and I'll certainly remember your tips.

All the best

Rowan



Hello Rowan

A few other things, I see the Roden CW 1820 is a farce! It is lacking 2 very prominent things
1...Sump pump at the front of the engine at 6 o'clock (this is where the engine oil is drained when the aircraft is in for a check). 2...at 12 o'clock is the prop control mechanism. Both very noticeable on in any picture of the T-28
Don't bother replacing from Quickboost, they have made the same mistake.

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=t-28+engine&id=4E402683AC11374725CF47FB37051FEFDED19008&FORM=IQFRBA#view=detail&id=646E522A15096D83B3B4CD71FD2B81DBB2DB7BA7&selectedIndex=13

Even Though Roden gives separate rudder etc., unless there is a pilot in the seat the flight controls were locked by a yoke that came up from the cockpit floor and attached to the stick. Pumping the top of rudder pedals 3-5 times engaged the a/c breaks and locked the rudder pedals in a neutral position so all movable flight controls are in neutral position. Even in a slight breeze with the rudder unlocked it would bang back and forth and the flight line Sr.NCO would be up your butt in a flash.

If any one is interested I can start a thread with some photo's and some insight.

Flypaper
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Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 04:15 AM UTC

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If any one is interested I can start a thread with some photo's and some insight.



That would be really great. If you want to send the pictures and text to me, I'll assemble them into a walkaround feature for the front page. This will save it into the walkarounds reference section of the site so it could more easily be found later.
Merlin
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Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 09:46 AM UTC
Hi again Flypaper

That sounds fantastic. A Walkaround is the best way to both save your own storage space and ensure it's as accessible as possible for the widest audience.

All the best

Rowan
JackFlash
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Posted: Friday, March 29, 2013 - 01:44 PM UTC
Please let me chime in with a resounding yes! Providing more info would be great I'll even provide a new Roden Trojan T28 kit if it will help. Its a review kit that needs a home and some forum exposure.
Jessie_C
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Posted: Friday, March 29, 2013 - 03:51 PM UTC
In the interests of completeness, I must report that Roden moulded the speed brake to be deployed. If one wants to show it closed, one must cut off the mounting points and chisel away all the detail on the inside face of the brake. Then it needs to be sanded down considerably until it fits flush with the surrounding airframe surfaces. Luckily, Roden's plastic is soft enough that this is not too difficult.
srr111
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Posted: Monday, April 22, 2013 - 06:08 AM UTC
I need the NAS Whiting Field VT-6 decals...Most of us did not fly in VT-2 or VT-27.
srr111
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Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 12:28 AM UTC
Hi Flypaper-
I have huge interest in building the T-28B model in detail since
I was a pilot in VT-6 at Whiting. What should i buy to get the most accurate rendition of the engine other than the Quickboost?
srr111
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Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 12:36 AM UTC
Jessica-
has the walk-around of the T-28B been completed?
Jessie_C
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Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 02:09 AM UTC
I haven't received the submission yet. I suspect that flypaper is working on it