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Old May 31, 2015, 10:49 AM
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Finally being shown on Tower Hobbies.... Looks Nice. Wish it had functional canards.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...FGLA&P=NW#tech

More picts here....

http://phoenixmodel.com/Product.aspx?ProductId=613
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Old May 31, 2015, 05:28 PM
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My guess is the canards can be used! Maybe an upgrade! if you look at the pics they re deflected nose up in one of the shots
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Old May 31, 2015, 07:21 PM
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Yes, it looked like a pivot in some close ups... the descriptions are all jacked up and inaccurate for the model as of yet. I hope they update their info... TOWER is notorious for not being very complete in their description.
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Old Jun 25, 2015, 06:10 AM
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Phoenix Model 1/7 Gripen EDF ARF (2 min 45 sec)
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Old Jun 25, 2015, 06:13 AM
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Funny how they did not show the landing.... must have been a NO GOOD FOR VIDEO landing. I have those all the time.

Pretty funny that Tower relies on these cheesy manufacturer vids from China (usually the pilots are not so good) instead of getting the models and flying them locally and getting some footage that sell them.

Also... looks like they need 85 deg retracts (the 90 deg versions on the plane look horrible)... another bad selling point in the video.

I do like air frame.. looks nice and looks like it flies LIGHT.
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Old Jun 25, 2015, 09:52 AM
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Well, actually they are!

Thunder Streak EDF Jet ARF 90MM (3 min 15 sec)
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Old Jun 26, 2015, 06:20 PM
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Wow Robert. Nice scale carrier landing. Even the throttle work sounded scale. Seems to slow down nicely. What is your AUW?
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Old Jun 26, 2015, 06:25 PM
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Funny how they did not show the landing.... must have been a NO GOOD FOR VIDEO landing. I have those all the time.
Umm, you may want to watch the WHOLE video you posted - you know, to the end...
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Old Jun 26, 2015, 10:14 PM
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Umm, you may want to watch the WHOLE video you posted - you know, to the end...
Yep you are right..... my miss on that.
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Old Jun 27, 2015, 05:41 AM
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Wow Robert. Nice scale carrier landing. Even the throttle work sounded scale. Seems to slow down nicely. What is your AUW?
Thank you it weighs 10.5 pounds. It is extremely easy to land.
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Old Jun 28, 2015, 10:30 AM
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Look at the still photo at 2:28 in the video. It appears that the canards are functional. They are clearly deflected for the landing flare.

Oh, that has already been posted. Sorry.

Nice looking jet.
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Old Jun 28, 2015, 11:49 AM
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Very nice model but looks like it will need $1100 -- $1200 to get it to the taxiway ? Maybe not a fair comparison but that is three 80mm foamies !
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Old Jun 28, 2015, 02:08 PM
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Yes, but only about 2 90mm foamies. Probably a toss up choice. Just depends on what you are after I guess.
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from the phoenix web site "
- Control throw Ailerons: Low: 8mm up/down, 10% expo; High: 10mm up/down, 10% expo
- Control throw Elevators: Low: 11mm up/down, 12% expo; High: 13mm up/down, 12% expo

- Control throw Rudder: Low: 15mm right/left, 15% expo; High: 20mm right/left, 15% expo
- Control throw flap : Mid : 15mm down; Landing : 20mm down"


I thought delta wing jets don't use FLAPS ?????



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Old Jul 04, 2015, 02:03 AM
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sapac gripen:
Wing Span: ..................... 35.4 in
Wing area: ...................... 23 sq dm
Wing Loading:................. 1.8 oz /sq dm
Weight:............................ 42.33 oz
Length:............................ 59.05 in


this gripen; Length: 65.1 in.. is about the same size as sapac gripen; length : 59.05 in


phoenix gripen
- Wingspan: 1084mm (42.7 in)
- Length: 1655mm (65.1 in)
- Flying weight: 5.4 - 5.6 kg
- Wing area: 42dm2
- Wing loading: 135g/dm2 or 4.76 ounce/dm 2
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