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New 78" Carbon-Z® T-28 BNF Basic with AS3X® Technology

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale RC General Discussions' started by SleepyC, Jul 2, 2015.

  1. SleepyC

    SleepyC 150cc


    WOAH - WANT!!!!!

    From Mike McConville: It is an early Christmas today from Horizon.
    Introducing the new E-flite Carbon-Z T-28. (Yup that's the CZ Carbon Cub in the background to give you an idea of the size). Uses same 6S battery as the CZ Cub. Has retracts and flaps out of the box.
    This is a true pilots airplane. Very light wing loading makes it a SWEET SWEET flying airplane!! It will takeoff and land at a crawl with just a little head wind.
    $569 BNF Basic in the U.S. $519 for the PNP version.
    78" wingspan. 2-piece wing so transportation is easy.
    Available August.

    The Friendly Warbird
    The E-flite® Carbon-Z® T-28 airplane is a big warbird model with all the benefits that make RC flight fun. Exclusive Carbon-Z construction allows a large airplane such as this to be rigid like a conventional all-wood airframe, yet lightweight so it can have friendly flying characteristics. Plus, the durability of the Z-Foam™ material means that any bumps along the way are simple to repair. Numerous scale details include a cockpit with instruments and pilot figure while the fitted cowl highlights a dummy radial engine. Of course, no warbird would be complete without functional flaps and operational retracts—both are factory installed.

    Since the boom of practical electric power, foam has been an important construction material for RC aircraft. Stable and lightweight, revolutionary Z-Foam material came along to add a level of resiliency and reparability that made RC flight more fun, especially for pilots with very little free time. Exclusive Carbon-Z construction combines the durability of Z-Foam, the strength of lightweight plywood and carbon-fiber with a specially designed hollow-core airframe to take high performance flight beyond any other construction method. Today, Carbon-Z delivers “Big Foam” with a platform that’s as friendly as the iconic ParkZone® T-28, yet maintains all of the above benefits for an experience that’s impressive at the field and in flight.

    The advanced AS3X® (Artificial Stabilization – 3-aXis) system built into the Spektrum™ 6-channel AR636A receiver is what helps give the E-flite Carbon-Z T-28 an incredibly solid look and feel in the air. It works behind the scenes to help counter the effects of wind and turbulence by combining 3-axis sensing with specially tuned flight control software. As a result, an impressive model like the T-28 is made even better because your workload to fly smoothly is significantly reduced.

    Start flying right away with your full-range 6+ channel transmitter with Spektrum DSM2®/DSMX® technology, a 3500–5000mAh 6S 30C 22.2V Li-Po flight battery and suitable charger.

    Carbon-Z® Construction
    Exclusive Carbon-Z technology features composite construction that allows the wing to be chambered, significantly reducing weight while increasing rigidity comparable to all-wood construction.

    The AS3X advantage
    The AS3X® technology that’s a part of the AR636A receiver installed in the T-28 BNF Basic version significantly reduces your workload to fly smoothly. Only its specially tuned electronics and software offer flight performance that feels rock-solid, right out of the box.

    Electric retracts
    The tricycle landing gear of the Carbon-Z T-28 feature nose wheel steering and the reliability of servoless retraction. Split-main gear doors and strut covers add to the scale appearance.

    Operational flaps
    The operational flaps feature movement much like the full-scale T-28 and independent servos for the most reliable system of control possible.

    Scale detail
    Under the clear canopy sits a pilot figure and additional cockpit detail. The cowling features a dummy radial engine and the scale-inspired paint scheme offers excellent in-flight visibility.

    Powerful 60-size motor
    The potent 60-size brushless power system drives a custom 2-blade propeller and is able to use a wide-range of 6S Li-Po battery packs from 3500–5000mAh (battery sold separately).

    Easy assembly
    The main-wing separates into two pieces for easy transport and features a fiberglass wing joiner. Each plug-in horizontal stabilizer half attaches to the tail section with a single screw.

    High-quality metal gear servos
    Seven servos throughout the airframe help deliver the primary control functions. The single micro-class servo for nosewheel steering saves weight while offering precise ground handling.

    Key Features
    • Easy to complete final assembly
    • AS3X technology delivers flight performance that’s rock-solid
    • Electric retractable tricycle landing gear (installed)
    • Operational flaps with individual servos (installed)
    • Rigid Carbon-Z construction for a rigid airframe
    • Scale appearance with cockpit and radial engine detail
    • Spektrum™ 6-channel AR636A DSMX® receiver (installed)
    • Powerful 60-Size brushless power system (installed)
    • 7 × High-quality, metal-gear servos (installed)
    • Accepts a range of 6S 22.2V Li-Po batteries from 3500–5000mAh
    • Large canopy hatch with latch closure
    • Two-piece, bolt-on wings and stabilizers
    • Vivid trim scheme with U.S. Navy inspired graphics
    • 2-blade propeller (included)
    • Flat-style pin hinges on the ailerons, rudder and elevator
    • Scale landing gear strut details and two-piece main gear doors

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    Fuel Type: Electric
    Material: Z-Foam
    Wingspan: 78 in (198 cm)
    Length: 63 in (162 cm)
    Wing Area: 1073 sq in (70 sq dm)
    Flying Weight: 12.0 lbs (5.5 kg)
    Motor Size: 50-60 Size
    Recommended Motor Battery: 22.2V 5000mAh 30C 6S LiPo
    Minimum Required Radio: DX6
    Flaps: Yes
    Retracts: Yes
    Approximate Flight Time: 8 minutes
    Approximate Assembly Time: Less than 1 Hour


    For more info: Horizon Hobbies
  2. Bbcorvette18

    Bbcorvette18 70cc twin V2

  3. Xpress

    Xpress GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    It's huge!!!
  4. Cool:D
  5. Bartman

    Bartman Defender of the Noob!

    huh, a legitimate giant scale foamie.......hmmm, i wonder what the guys in the club would say if I showed up at the gymnasium with that
    dhal22, 49dimes, pawnshopmike and 2 others like this.
  6. love the T-28, I can understand the benefits of large foamies just not for me :)
    dhal22 and Bartman like this.
  7. Xpress

    Xpress GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    Now we just need a 78" 3D foamy!!!
    49dimes, Bbcorvette18 and Bartman like this.
  8. SleepyC

    SleepyC 150cc

    The 48" or so Horizon T-28 was on of the most fun "back seat" planes ever. I had over 400 flights on mine before I combated it to death.
    I am thinking this is exactly what I have been looking for. NOW... to sell a kidney....
    49dimes and Bartman like this.
  9. I learnt to fly on that plane, was my first "flying" model, man it was awesome, good memories
    SleepyC likes this.
  10. kork

    kork 70cc twin V2

    NOW... to sell a kidney....

    Yep, a bit pricey but very cool!
    That is about where the wife would want to take me out:beaten: spending 5 beans on a chuck of foam.
    Still, very cool though!
    Bartman likes this.

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