Originally Posted by molenjin
No, I am telling you that a $200 range RTF foam glider from China isn't going to have the same performance as a $200 range RTF balsa glider from China.
What the Phoenix II has going for it is the fact that it is
foam means it will take more abuse on hard landings, hangar rash etc, and is easier to repair, while still performing well in the air.
On top of that it is backed by Hobby People, so if you have any problems with it they will sort you out pretty quickly.