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Old Feb 02, 2011, 07:03 AM
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Just Ordered my Phoenix from here,,,

http://www.r2hobbies.com/eng/proddet...od=rcpl2401001


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Old Feb 10, 2011, 01:27 PM
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Ordered on the 2/2/11 my Phoenix from here,,,

http://www.r2hobbies.com/eng/proddet...od=rcpl2401001



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My ARF Phoenix Arrived today...from HongKong...Posted on Monday...
Only took 4 days

Ordered from HobbyKing the same day ...
FS40-4.0 . Folding Prop Spinner 40mm / 4.0mm shaft
T2836-1000 . Turnigy2836 Brushless Outrunner 1000kv
TGS10x6F . TGS 10x6F Precision Folding propeller
HKESC35A . H-KING 35A Fixed Wing Brushless Speed Controler
HK-SS30A . Hobbyking SS Series 25-30A ESC
HXT900 . HXT900 9g / 1.6kg / .12sec Micro Servo
T2200.3S.20 .Turnigy 2200mAh 3S 20C Lipo Pack

All the above where ment to be in stock...
They haven't even left the HongKong warehouse yet ...

Yet HobbyKing Have my Money

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Old Feb 10, 2011, 01:30 PM
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Down-thrust (well, downward-pointing motor which gives some up-thrust more accurately) is normal for all electric sailplanes, otherwise they tend to climb (sometimes enough to loop from launch) under power. It is also possible to mix in down-elevator trim with throttle.

Left angle is unusual. Normally a little bit of right angle is needed. But I would fly it as the designers intended first and see, maybe this plane needs a little left thrust?
I'll have to drive down to Kerry and see you Chris,
once I get all my parts from HobbyKing
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Old Feb 10, 2011, 05:48 PM
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This looks like a Radian and Radian Pro killer for sure. I have a Radian and love it but can hardly wait to get my hands on one of these.
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Old Feb 10, 2011, 06:19 PM
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This looks like a Radian and Radian Pro killer for sure. I have a Radian and love it but can hardly wait to get my hands on one of these.
I got my Phoenix 2000 ARF today, I must say I'm very imprest with the finish on the foam wings, looking forward to getting my order from HobbyKing so I can fit all the parts needed to get it flying...
I love my Radian,But that mite change once the Phoenix is flying...



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Old Feb 10, 2011, 07:57 PM
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Can't wait for your flight report, Skyhawk.
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Old Feb 11, 2011, 06:23 AM
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Here some photo's of my new toy....
Still in the box as it arrived..( some type of foam )


Even the carboard box in side is wraped in bubble wrap..


All the parts inside are wraped in bubble wrap aswell


Out of the box and put together..


Lots of room inside the fuse from my 2200mAh Li-Po..


Tail and Aileron clevises are not the best ,
so I've fitted heat shink tube to them to stop them poping open..


Only fitted sticker to the elevator and Fuse ( pain in the a$$ to do )


So that's it, just got to wait now for all the running gear to arrive from Hobby King...


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Old Feb 12, 2011, 10:27 AM
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Finally - the maiden

Finally got the plane maidened today. Its all stock from HK except I had to replace one servo and the esc. Earlier I mentioned the motor had no down thrust and its tilted a little to the left. Well, that didn't seem to have a negative impact. For the maiden I used a 1300mah 20c 3S and it was probably too light - strong tendency to climb when flying against the wind. A 2200mah 20C 3S was used for the second flight and it flew much better.

Looking into replacing the stock spinner/prop and setting up flapperons/flaps next.
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Old Feb 12, 2011, 12:26 PM
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Finally got the plane maidened today. Its all stock from HK except I had to replace one servo and the esc. Earlier I mentioned the motor had no down thrust and its tilted a little to the left. Well, that didn't seem to have a negative impact. For the maiden I used a 1300mah 20c 3S and it was probably too light - strong tendency to climb when flying against the wind. A 2200mah 20C 3S was used for the second flight and it flew much better.

Looking into replacing the stock spinner/prop and setting up flapperons/flaps next.
What ESC did you use??

Did you stick with a 30 amp.....
Just wondering if your gonna run 6 servo's
would you not be better fitting a 35 amp ESC....



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Old Feb 13, 2011, 12:41 AM
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I used a Turnigy Plush 30A. The stock (yellow) was DOA.

Probably starting off with flapperons first since that's easy to setup.
Eventually, I will probably set up flaps with six servos (HXT900) in total. However, I don't think the esc (2A/5V) can handle six servos?
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Old Feb 13, 2011, 12:07 PM
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What ESC did you use??

Did you stick with a 30 amp.....
Just wondering if your gonna run 6 servo's
would you not be better fitting a 35 amp ESC....



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Unless you're going to do full span ailerons, you won't be using the two flap servos very often, so you can probably get away with just the ESC's BEC. The ESC's BEC should handle four 9 gram servos no problem.

If you plan to use the flap servos as full span ailerons in addition to being flaps, then 6 is too many servos moving all the time for the ESC's BEC. Then you should go with a stand alone switching BEC.
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Unless you're going to do full span ailerons, you won't be using the two flap servos very often, so you can probably get away with just the ESC's BEC. The ESC's BEC should handle four 9 gram servos no problem.

If you plan to use the flap servos as full span ailerons in addition to being flaps, then 6 is too many servos moving all the time for the ESC's BEC. Then you should go with a stand alone switching BEC.
Is there one you would recommend from HobbyKing.....



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Old Feb 13, 2011, 12:59 PM
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Is there one you would recommend from HobbyKing.....
I don't have any personal experience with it, but this one has been recommended by others in different threads.

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...idProduct=4319

I suppose this one would work just as well:

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...dProduct=10312
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Old Feb 13, 2011, 01:37 PM
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I don't have any personal experience with it, but this one has been recommended by others in different threads.

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...idProduct=4319

I suppose this one would work just as well:

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...dProduct=10312
Thanks for the links....

The user reviews are not that good on both of the BESC....
now I've never had to use a BESC before and know nothing about them
(as I've never had to use 6 servos)

But while I was there I found this one.
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...idProduct=6320

Would / could you use the one in my link.....

Thanks Sean

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