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Old Feb 21, 2014, 11:13 AM
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Cheap 4 flap wing glider.

Today I had the first slopeflying with the the cheap Hobbyking Phoenix 2000.

Phoenix 2000 on the slope. (2 min 35 sec)


Perfekt first 4 flap wing glider, and realy nice to fly without any bad habits.

I realy like it, and specialy the Price... 66,99 $


This should not be sold as a Motor glider, but as a pure slopeglider....
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...Search=phoenix



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Old Feb 21, 2014, 11:24 AM
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Nice video Soren, are you going to DS it next?
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Old Feb 21, 2014, 11:48 AM
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Soren,

I was going to order a plane from hobby king, not one like yours but I was just curious, how much was the Shipping, was it from a US warehouse, and how long did it take?

Thanks
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Old Feb 21, 2014, 11:55 AM
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Nice video Soren, are you going to DS it next?
Yes I will DS it,

just waiting for the right Wind direction.

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Soren,

I was going to order a plane from hobby king, not one like yours but I was just curious, how much was the Shipping, was it from a US warehouse, and how long did it take?

Thanks
Bill
I got mine from the Europe warehouse in Holland.( I live in Denmark)

Shipping was 8 $,
and I ordered it Thursday and got it Wednesday
(6 days)

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Curse you and your superior flying skills. Now I have to buy one.
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Old Feb 22, 2014, 01:29 AM
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Today I had the first slopeflying with the the cheap Hobbyking Phoenix 2000.


Perfekt first 4 flap wing glider, and realy nice to fly without any bad habits.

I realy like it.

This should not be sold as a Motor glider, but as a pure slopeglider....



Cheers
Soren
Very impressive. Surprising performance. Wondering:
- are you using 'snap flaps' to assist when inverted?
- wind strength?
- RTF weight?
Cheer and thanks in advance....David
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Some HK info. Great price point!


Specs:
Wingspan: 2 meters (78.74inch)
Length: 1160mm
Flying Weight: 980g
Motor: Brushless 2815/1050Kv
ESC Included: 30A

Required.
3S 7.4V 1300~1800mAh LiPoly Battery
4-5 Channel Transmitter and Receiver
$84
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Old Feb 22, 2014, 03:03 AM
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Very impressive. Surprising performance. Wondering:
- are you using 'snap flaps' to assist when inverted?
- wind strength?
- RTF weight?
Cheer and thanks in advance....David
I use all wing snapflaps (around 10 mm) this give much better inverted flying, and it even make some nice inverted loops.


Wind 12 -14 knots
Flying weight 1240 gram.

I got my kit arf (no motor servos), but in the kit there is dummy spinner, folding prop, and all extention servo wires for the wing + 2 y wire + all fittings you need.

The Price was 67 $ + 8 $ shipping.

I use Hxt 900 in the fuselage and Turnigy tgy 9025mg in the wing.
1000 mha 3 cell lipo with ubec, that gives a flight time at around 4 hour.

We will use this as a standart glider in my RC Club and we now have 10.
Some with and some without motor.

Maiden flight day for 3 of them:

3x Phoenix 2000 maiden flight day. (2 min 26 sec)


And my first flight towed after a multiplex Mentor:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIRAV...re=c4-overview

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All very good information. Thank you Soren......Cheers...D
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Excellent. And that price is too hard to resist.
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The late great "Cliffhanger" also enjoyed the Phoenix as an aerobatic glider:

Phoenix 2m slope soarer in good lift (3 min 6 sec)
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Soren; Any thoughts re. the 1600? Looks to have the same design & components, including flap potential. Likely a higher wing loading? Small area rudder & elevator could be extended at the TEs with lam film.

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The late great "Cliffhanger" also enjoyed the Phoenix as an aerobatic glider:

https://vimeo.com/47102009
Impressive flight and video, and also one of the reasons why I bought mine.
But a little cheating, because he uses a custom made ​​wing with aerobatic airfoil.


As he describe on Vimeo:
After flying it for some time the original wings were getting quite used and abused, so I had another pair of EPP wings made.
These were to airfoil SB 96V and SB 9SVS- the same as on Le Fish and other aerobatic gliders.
The wings were then covered in 75 micron (3mil ) laminate film. It's my favourite plane for light wind aerobatics.



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The late great "Cliffhanger" ...........]
What happened to him? Does that mean late as in deceased?

I've been wondering why I have not seen any posts of his for some time. Great modeller and flyer.
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