MaxFoRd USa niEUpoRt 28 Ep aRF
The Nieuport 28 is a slow flier with mild stall behavior. As with many WW I designs, the rudder is effective—and mandatory.
When the US joined the fight during World War I, we didn’t have fighter aircraft of our own.
Our pilots had to settle for French hand-me-downs, namely the Nieuport 28.
Flight photos by Fitz Walker
must apply the self-adhesive numerals
and other markings.
After unboxing the Nieuport, I found
everything to be in good shape. The
fuselage covering required only a little
ironing to secure a few seams, but the
wings were pristine. The hardware and
other airframe components were of good
quality. I read the entire manual and
cleared my workbench!
This model is not for beginners. Given
the Nieuport’s relative complexity and
scale details (some optional), having a
few ARF builds in your logbook would
The manual has a few missteps
that may deter unseasoned builders.
It appears that the kit has undergone
a few improvements, and the manual
(including the existing online
addendum) hasn’t kept pace with
the changes. Despite the imperfect
instructions, experienced builders
should have no problem identifying and
overcoming the trouble spots.
AUGUST 2013 www.ModelAviation.com