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Old Aug 06, 2008, 07:19 PM
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New Product
Phase 3 Receiver Ready P-40 with retract!


https://www.hobbypeople.net/gallery/107318.asp

Specifications:

Wing Span: 39.5" (1000mm)
Wing Area: 275 SqIn (17.75dm2)
Length: 33.5" (851mm)
Flying Weight: 25 Oz (710gr)
Wing Loading: 13 Oz/SqFt (40gr/dm2) Features:

Factory-Assembled and Receiver-Ready
Lightweight Micro Servos for Control Surfaces and Landing Gear
Mechanical Retractable Landing Gear
High-Performance Warbird for Advanced Pilots
Painted Airframe with Decals
3-Cell 11.1v 1500mAH Li-Po Battery
Brushless Motor, Matching ESC, and Propeller
12-Volt DC 3-Cell Li-Po Battery Field Charger
Easy-to-Access Battery Cover


Anyone knows more details? Like whether the preinstalled retract is scale rotating one or not?
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Old Aug 06, 2008, 07:31 PM
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Scale rotating retracts would get me all over this buggy.
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Old Aug 06, 2008, 08:01 PM
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I'm doubtful they will be rotating, it would be a little complex and incease mfg. costs-but-I'd love to see rotating gears in models this size for sure

Is that the UF P-40 used as a basis for this offering?
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Old Aug 07, 2008, 06:37 AM
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It looks promising. Just the right size, with retracts. I might just have to order one of these.
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Old Aug 07, 2008, 10:08 AM
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...and very competively priced with the new Parkzone Corsair.

Was hoping Parkzone would offer a ARF P-40, but sounds like this one will do just fine.
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Old Aug 07, 2008, 10:14 AM
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No details on motor... it looks like there isn't easy access either.

Anyone else think those ailerons look skimpy?

I suspect no chance of rotating retracts though. That would be way out of character with the rest of the Phase-3 planes.

Looks awesome though.
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Old Aug 07, 2008, 10:29 AM
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If they are indeed twist and turn then it may well be a nice addition to the UF P40, though the P3 P40 is a little bigger.....
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Old Aug 07, 2008, 10:32 AM
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Interesting..
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Old Aug 07, 2008, 11:11 AM
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yes, very interesting...she looks pretty good to me and the price doesn't seem bad considering all she comes with...specs are almost identical to the gws version...
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Old Aug 07, 2008, 11:13 AM
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Is it just me, or does the landing gear bulge on the leading edge of the wing look to far inward? If they did use rotating retracts, landings may be a little hairy due to the narrow landing gear track.
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Old Aug 07, 2008, 11:39 AM
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Looks that way to me too. Let's hope it's not like that in the foam...
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Old Aug 07, 2008, 11:56 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by barmonkey
Is it just me, or does the landing gear bulge on the leading edge of the wing look to far inward? If they did use rotating retracts, landings may be a little hairy due to the narrow landing gear track.

Good eye, barmonkey. You're completely right on that.


I'm still really excited about this plane despite the few concerns. The other P3 planes I have are excellent flyers. The EDF-16 is my favorite plane in my fleet.
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Old Aug 07, 2008, 12:53 PM
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unless this 3 view is off, ailerons and gear location look ok...
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Old Aug 07, 2008, 02:35 PM
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Point taken gunracer. Maybe it's an illusion from the photo angle...

My Ultrafly P-40's are definately spaced further out.
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Old Aug 07, 2008, 05:54 PM
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I like how Phase 3 keeps getting better and better, giving u almost everything in the box under 200 and makes other companys wish they could do something nice like them ... all you need is a reciever too ? and it comes with a battery, BRAVO PHase 3!!!! Sign me up
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