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#1 Doubletap Feb 14, 2011 07:36 PM

Phase 3 Phoenix II 2M EPP EP Glider
 
Received my Hobby People sale flyer today , and saw this new Pase 3 Phoenix IIall EPP molded EP 2M glider: It comes in several different equipment levels:


http://www.hobbypeople.net/index.php...-and-prop.html


http://www.hobbypeople.net/index.php...tor-decal.html



http://www.hobbypeople.net/media/cat...1/0/107325.jpg



It's in stock for the president sale, good for So. Calif. and Las Vegas NV residents, just go to your local Hobby People store.


Kit version is $119.99

#2 Elmog Feb 20, 2011 10:15 AM

Have you had a chance to fly it yet? Do you like it?

#3 the_closer11 Feb 21, 2011 12:47 PM

Crashed Mine
 
The instructions on the kit version were the same as the RTF version. It didn't explain what type of servos to use, speed control, etc. It also didn't explain how to secure the wings properly. I had a feeling that I should have glued the carbon fiber tube into the wells on the wings just in case.

My first flight was a disaster. I launched it, it went straight up (good thing...plenty of power). It was a windy day and the plane wasn't terribly responsive (needed more dual rates). Then the wings began flapping like a bird (should have glued them on). Needless to say I didn't have a great maiden flight. The good news is that the plane glided well (until I lost sight of it) flapping it's wings like a wounded duck.

I found it...it was repairable, but I decided to just buy another one and build it to my specs.

#4 TimJohnson Feb 25, 2011 12:07 AM

LOL the above review from someone that has one post and just joined...... here is how the airplane truely performs. Here is a video from Michael Heer at the Arizona Electric Festival. http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...mentid=3783489

The airplane is designed in such a way that it does not require any glue or screws.

Let the above video speak for this wonderful flying motor powered sailplane.

#5 Doubletap Feb 25, 2011 10:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TimJohnson (Post 17512229)
LOL the above review from someone that has one post and just joined...... here is how the airplane truely performs. Here is a video from Michael Heer at the Arizona Electric Festival. http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...mentid=3783489

The airplane is designed in such a way that it does not require any glue or screws.

Let the above video speak for this wonderful flying motor powered sailplane.



HAHA!!:D Isn't funny how Newbs are always so ready to blame their mishaps on the equipment, but it is never a result of their inexperience, lack of skill or their lack of knowledge.:rolleyes: Thanks for posting the vid of Mike Heer flying this bird.:cool::)

#6 TimJohnson Feb 25, 2011 11:32 PM

Hobby People just released this video on the Phoenix.
Phase 3 Phoenix II (7 min 17 sec)

#7 Elmog Feb 26, 2011 01:50 PM

Good video. I wonder how you would remove the vert/horiz if you have to replace it? How tenaciously does the tape stick?

#8 TimJohnson Feb 26, 2011 07:36 PM

The tape seems to hold okay. I have not had a problem with it yet. I would imagine if you needed or wanted to replace either surface, it would not be much of an issue. May be attaching the new one with 3M tape, or 5 minutes expoy?

#9 the_closer11 Feb 28, 2011 02:51 PM

LOL the above review from someone that has one post and just joined
 
I really don't see what the number of post I've made on this site have to do with what I said. The instructions on the kit version were definitely lacking. The Phase3 website doesn't even list the plane or any specs on it.

The instructions are for the RTF and I-bind versions.

The kit version has a removeable channel along the wings where the wing spar and servo exentions fit. They fit snugly and appears stable and even worked well with a few low level, straight ahead test launches. However when I gave it power and climbed to altitude the wings began to flap.

After I purchased a new kit...glued the wing channel in...it flies fine.

#10 TimJohnson Mar 01, 2011 08:59 AM

Ah, I can see why your wings would flap now. It is due to you not assembling the airplane correctly.

I think Phase 3 assumed that most who would purchase the kit would know how to assemble an airplane, and know where to use glue on the kit version.

I decided to be lazy, and picked up the receiver ready version.

Thank you for sharing your experence on the Kit version. :) Now we know what to look for in the Kit version. :)

#11 CSpaced Mar 01, 2011 06:05 PM

I just got the RTF version and will be doing a review real soon...

#12 TimJohnson Mar 03, 2011 09:35 PM

I can't wait to read it! :)

#13 TimJohnson Mar 14, 2011 05:08 PM

How is that review coming along?

#14 John Gallagher Mar 14, 2011 08:44 PM

Any info on how heavy this plane will be?

#15 CSpaced Mar 14, 2011 10:01 PM

2.2lbs RTF


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