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#1 Out2gtcha

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 09:53 PM

This is my version of the new KHM T-28 Trojan. I have seen several of these built, and all but one have been in this scheme, as I think it is one of the more pretty schemes for the ol girl.

The kit is without a doubt one of Kitty Hawks best kit, and all the evidence points to KHM getting better and better with each later release of LSPs. 

 

Some observations on the Kitty Hawk T-28 if I may............

 

 - KH did a nice job of fixing the delicate ignition ring, Id LOVE to see that type of engineering continue on all further radial-engine powered KHM kits. It REALLY saves you from having to scratch a new one, with the extra part in the center to help give it strength. 

 

- KHM also did a VERY nice job of listening to what most of us want.......... reduced # of open panels. I would love to see this too continue, as I do think the majority of people buying this that DO want open panels will not have an issue cutting their own. This also gives lend to some great fit all around.

 

- Wheels. The OS2U had weighted wheels if I recall correctly, and I would have loved to have seen that on the T-28. The lack of weighted wheels really puts a quite large and heavy plane "on its tip toes" so-to-speak.

 

- Pylons. The armed version of the T-28 had quite a few of them, and thats understandable, but I think the majority of people building this one love it because it is a trainer, which means no pylons. However, the OS2U did have these filled (but needed to have a place in the instructions where it mentioned punching them out before wing assembly) and let you punch out holes as needed, which in the end was a MUCH better solution than having to punch out discs to fill the pylon holes.

 

All that said, this is by far and away one of the easiest OOB builds I have done, and other than having to know you need more nose weight, its a pretty straight forward build, that fits REALLY well, and has all the potential in the world for super detailing if one desires. 

I tried to keep the weathering so it was no so overbearing but keeping the well used theme going, with enough dirt that could have realistically accumulated on a trainer that saw lots of use/hours.

 

I also realize that bright sun-light is not the ideal picture taking light, but its what I had to work with so hope you find them acceptable. So without further babbling, here is the T-28 built for Glen and KHM that you may see on one of their display tables in the future. Its quite pic heavy so bear with me:

 

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#2 Out2gtcha

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 09:56 PM

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#3 Out2gtcha

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 09:58 PM

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Thanks again to one and all who stopped in and commented.

Cheers! 


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#4 Smitty44

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 10:23 PM

Sweet! Good work there Brian! I am hoping for one to show up for my birthday next week, and if not ...well time to spend a little $$


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Posted 05 June 2016 - 10:40 PM

Looks great, Brian! Very nice indeed.

Jay
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Posted 05 June 2016 - 10:59 PM

that's what a Trojan looks like, great build!!!

 

J.


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#7 LSP_Paul

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 11:13 PM

Turned out really well there Brian, Good work!

  Paul 



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Posted 05 June 2016 - 11:24 PM

Terrific build, Brian! Looks great after all your hard work. May I publish it on the website?

 

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 11:48 PM

Looks awesome, Brian. The best one yet! Now for your yellow one..
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Posted 06 June 2016 - 02:53 AM

Thanks guys, very kind. Of course Kev, go right ahead.   Im thinking maybe something different next???



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Posted 06 June 2016 - 02:54 AM

.................... Now for your yellow one..

 

 

Yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyep! 


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Posted 06 June 2016 - 02:19 PM

Need more pics fella!

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Another goodie leaves the bench!!

:goodjob:  :thumbsup:


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Posted 06 June 2016 - 02:52 PM

Need more pics fella!

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Another goodie leaves the bench!!

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Tanks man!  Good to see ya round the old place   ;)



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Posted 06 June 2016 - 03:31 PM

 What a Beauty!   neat, tidy, crisp, and clean.....don't get any better. :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:


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Posted 06 June 2016 - 03:58 PM

Brian,

 

very nice work my friend, like i said before, you're WIP will be an example for my future T-28 project.

 

Congrats with this very nice result. :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:

 

Greetz

 

Danny


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