The T-28 Trojan has had a long service record. The aircraft was mainly used by the United
States as a trainer for more then 30 years. It was also used in the secret war in Laos and in
unsuccessful coup attempts in the Philippines during the 80s. The aircraft is sometimes
known as a tora tora, based on the movie Tora Tora Tora.
Even though there were no T-28s back in December of 1941, and tora tora tora means
Surprise, we woke the sleeping giant, or tiger, the name tora tora stuck because of the
resemblance to aircraft used in the film.
Today we are going to talk about the Ultra Micro T-28 Trojan from Horizon Hobby. It’s a 4
channel 2.4 GHz micro war bird in the park zone series of aircraft. The RTF version sells for
about $130 and it comes with a transmitter, battery, charger, and the fully assembled 4
channel aircraft with a steerable nose gear. I love being able to drive it around on the ground,
It looks great with its navy paint job whether it’s taxing around or flying high in the air.
Everything is set up and ready out of the box, simply charge the battery and go. It’s well
constructed with strong micro servos and a good engine. You can easily access the interior
and adjust things like the servo rod lengths or conduct repairs and upgrades.
My first flight was absolutely amazing, it was the first time I’ve ever flown a 4 channel airplane
outside of a simulator and I was impressed, I was doing loops and rolls and fast turns within 5
minutes. The aircraft responds instantly to your commands, and it responds with power and
authority, if you need to turn in a heart beat you can, if you need to glide in for a smooth
landing you can with no trouble. I can’t begin to tell you how much of a joy it is to fly.
It’s also very easy to land. The aircraft comes with a set of detachable landing gear and a
steerable nose gear so you can drive it around on the ground and do normal rolling take offs
and landings or you can catch it in mid air or land it on soft grass.
When it comes to durability you wouldn’t think a foam airplane could take a hit, but this thing is
made of dense strong foam, and it can handle being knocked around pretty hard. I’ve hit polls,
trees, walls and the ground with it. And it just jumped right back into the air and kept flying like
The battery is a standard 3.7 volt battery just like the ones used in e-flight MCX and MSR
helicopters and thankfully they are interchangeable. The battery can also be charged in the
supplied charger or a standard E Flight Charger.
Your flight times are going to be more then 10 minutes and charge times are around 30
minutes. And you can switch out batteries and keep flying all day. It is a 4 channel airplane so
it does take some skill to fly, but it has low and high servo throws, so beginners can get a
good stable flight, and professionals can have a fun 3D experience. Its perfect for kids of all
ages no matter if you’re in to helicopters or airplanes, it’s a great aircraft for your collection.
A special thanks to New Age Hobbies for supplying this aircraft for us to test.
RC 101 with Taoistflyer
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