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Oct 22, 2012, 09:39 AM
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And with a bit of work they make a great large scale vintage sailplane.....
Glass the d boxes as you will put your fingers through them.....
Oct 22, 2012, 10:59 AM
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Glass the d boxes as you will put your fingers through them.....
I was surprised that a model of this size used balsa for the D-box and not ply.....
Oct 22, 2012, 11:41 AM
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Nothing wrong with balsa just that someone got over excited and sanded mine paper thin.....
Oct 22, 2012, 11:42 PM
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Finally got mine in the air this past weekend. About 10 flights. No problems.

Maiden Flight of the Phoenix (4 min 27 sec)
Oct 22, 2012, 11:57 PM
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I like the color! Did you reinforce the wing at all?
Oct 23, 2012, 12:33 AM
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Nice.

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Oct 23, 2012, 01:05 AM
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http://www.rc-network.de/forum/showt...er-K-8b/page91

Post number 1356 has pictures from what looks like the new version of the wing..... Hmmmmm if this is what they offer looks like I'll just redo the wings I have with the 1" carbon tube....
Oct 23, 2012, 06:07 AM
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Great video. Thanks.

Neil.
Oct 23, 2012, 06:08 AM
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Very nice
Oct 23, 2012, 07:31 AM
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Ken, a very handsome color scheme. What did you recover with? Any mods to the inner wings?

TIA,

Steve
Oct 23, 2012, 11:08 AM
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See post #316 for mods to the inner wing panels. Basically basswood spars and ply shear webs.

I used Stits Lite to recover the plane and the Polyfiber paint system. Probably the same thing as on the full size except for the fabric weight. The Bahama Blue and Christian Eagle Blue look like they are a perfect match right out of the can.
Oct 23, 2012, 11:12 AM
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Thanks Ken, how did you go about covering the fuse, especially the transition around the areas where the fuse transitions to the wing roots.

Steve
Oct 23, 2012, 04:03 PM
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Notice to Owners of Phoenix Models K8B 6000mm Sailplane ARF

If you purchased a K8B 6000mm Sailplane ARF (PMMA1580) from Tower Hobbies or a Great Planes authorized dealer, please note that Phoenix Models recently re-examined and redesigned the model’s two inboard wing sections.

This change is in response to one structural failure in the United States and reports of instances elsewhere in the world. New, replacement inboard wing sets have been shipped to Hobbico and are expected to arrive at our Champaign facility around the end of November.

These sets replace the parts originally included with your model, at no cost to you. If you purchased your ARF from Tower Hobbies, you should receive yours around the end of November or the first of December.

The new inboard wing sets will also be sent to authorized Great Planes dealers selling the K8B. Customers who bought their model through such a dealer should contact that dealer directly for their replacements.

Thank you for your patience. We hope you enjoy your Phoenix Models K8B for many flights to come!

Sincerely,

Bill Baxter, Manager
Hobby Services
3002 N. Apollo Dr. Suite 1
Champaign, IL 61822
USA

Phone: 217 398-0007
Fax: 217 398-7721
Email: hobbyservices@hobbico.com
Web: http://www.bestrc.com
Oct 23, 2012, 04:25 PM
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Bill,

Now that just proves the are still some great companies out there that stand behind their products. Thank you Hobbico and Phoenix Models for taking care of this problem.

See Ya,


Pat McCleave
Wichita, KS


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