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Old Jul 09, 2014, 04:02 AM
Chasin' that Neon Rainbow
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I did the maiden of my Phoenix 2000 today. I used it as a glider (motor only to get it to altitude) and had no problems or heating issues.

It was a bit windy and didn't get to try out the flaps for landing. Next time!
You may not need flaps if it is windy as the gliders slows well enough when landing into wind.
Sometimes flaps can get you into trouble if you try using them when it is blowing and cause you to land short or worse.
If you must use them leave it till the last few seconds.
Calm days are a totally different thing and they are really beneficial.
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Old Jul 09, 2014, 10:49 AM
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Phoenix 2000 Maiden (4 min 39 sec)

Maidened mine on the slope. Didnt use the motor, i have it on a switch to deactivate it for the slope.
A nice flying model and a at the price a steal.
Couple of observations on the maiden.
Fit flaps to assist with roll rate, with the ailerons only it is rather sedate.
The rudder could do with some reinforcement at the bottom.
Apart from that a great model, if the wings do flex a lot in 20-25mph!
The ESC motor is connected the wrong way round, can i reverse this using the TX somehow?
Cheers,
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Old Jul 09, 2014, 12:17 PM
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I did the maiden of my Phoenix 2000 today. I used it as a glider (motor only to get it to altitude) and had no problems or heating issues.

It was a bit windy and didn't get to try out the flaps for landing. Next time!
Crow is great when its windy,!
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Old Jul 09, 2014, 12:19 PM
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Reverse the motor direction by swapping any of the 3 wires to the motor.
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Old Jul 09, 2014, 12:23 PM
Flying mostly pop-wings now.
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https://vimeo.com/100099690
Maidened mine on the slope. Didnt use the motor, i have it on a switch to deactivate it for the slope.
A nice flying model and a at the price a steal.
Couple of observations on the maiden.
Fit flaps to assist with roll rate, with the ailerons only it is rather sedate.
The rudder could do with some reinforcement at the bottom.
Apart from that a great model, if the wings do flex a lot in 20-25mph!
The ESC motor is connected the wrong way round, can i reverse this using the TX somehow?
Cheers,
No, you must swap any 2 wires on the motor.
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Old Jul 09, 2014, 01:23 PM
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2 or 3? I tried 2, didnt work.
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Old Jul 09, 2014, 03:07 PM
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I think i will need to replace the motor in mine.. is doing strange sounds from 50% rpm onwards.. it sounds like if its disintegrating or grinding hard in there ... and a power measure returned 400W from a motor suposed to top arround 350 with a propeller equal to the one it has now (10X6)

So i guess i should start looking for a motor.. one that can handle a 10X6 in 3S ... at least 250W and with a front bolt fix (i dont know how to reverse shafts)..
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Old Jul 09, 2014, 03:17 PM
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You may not need flaps if it is windy as the gliders slows well enough when landing into wind.
Sometimes flaps can get you into trouble if you try using them when it is blowing and cause you to land short or worse.
If you must use them leave it till the last few seconds.
Calm days are a totally different thing and they are really beneficial.
Yep, that was my point. A calm day is better to try the flaps out for the first time.
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Old Jul 09, 2014, 07:37 PM
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Jimbo, you make me want to take mine out on the slope! I just wish the slopes here had more grass. Landings are nasty.

Tom
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2 or 3? I tried 2, didnt work.
Swap any 2 of the 3 wires and it will reverse the motor.
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Old Yesterday, 07:53 PM
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As mentioned, switching any 2 wires will work. I just had to do this on my maiden the other day. It's a little hard to do space wise but it works.
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Old Today, 12:22 AM
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Strange motor sounds

Had that issue after the 5th flight. Disassembled the motor, it was a bearing. You get a new one for 1 or 2 bucks in ebay. Everything fine again since 1 1/2 years,.
Greetings from Germany, Wolfgang

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I think i will need to replace the motor in mine.. is doing strange sounds from 50% rpm onwards.. it sounds like if its disintegrating or grinding hard in there ... and a power measure returned 400W from a motor suposed to top arround 350 with a propeller equal to the one it has now (10X6)

So i guess i should start looking for a motor.. one that can handle a 10X6 in 3S ... at least 250W and with a front bolt fix (i dont know how to reverse shafts)..
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Old Today, 06:58 PM
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Jimbo, really nice video, thank you, I can tell you really know how to fly.

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