AT A GLANCE ...
Model type: Gas, glow, or electric
Skill level: Intermediate builder;
1, 165 square inches
Spektrum DX18 2. 4 GHz
AR7000 DSM2 receiver;
four Hitec HS-5485HB
Price: $289.99 for laser-cut
ARF; $15 for optional
1/5-scale pilot figure;
$47.99 for optional
1/5-scale scale Vickers
machine gun set;
$15.99 for optional EP
conversion motor box.
Components needed to complete:
Building supplies; four-channel radio with four
servos (five for gas or
electric power system
Power system: E-flite Power 110
motor; APC 17 x 8E
Phoenix ICE2 HV80 ESC;
Castle CC BEC PRO
two Thunder Power
4S 3,300 mAh 25C LiPo
batteries; Great Planes
Series Deans U 2 to 1
Flight duration: 8-plus minutes
Flying weight: 13 pounds
Wing loading: 25. 7 ounces per square
43. 29 amps;
104. 4 watts
• Excellent flight characteristics.
• Covering could use a matte finish.
• Elevator linkage hole leaves a large,
unnecessary opening in the fuselage.
When taxiing back, utilize up-elevator to keep the tail
planted. Avoid trying to make tight turns and the Nieuport
will enter and exit the field as a WW I fighter should—on its
wheels and off the wingtips!
The Maxford USA 22% Nieuport 28 wasn’t difficult to
build and is a joy to fly. It provides the thrill of piloting a
WW I fighter flown by America’s top ace without needing to
be an ace pilot.
Although some may be put off by its shiny covering or
because it has a tail wheel instead of a tail skid, most will
appreciate it for what it is—a low-cost, Giant Scale biplane
fighter that can be comfortably flown by an intermediate
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Nieuport 28 manual