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Old Mar 05, 2014, 12:28 PM
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Preceptor Sport Jet ARF from Phoenix Models


The Preceptor is a 90 mm sport jet of all balsa and ply construction and covered in Oracover. The model is a nice size at 60 inches in length and a 55 inch wing span, wing area is 40dm squared which is 620 squares inches if I converted it correctly. The model uses 8 mini hi torque servos such as the Futaba S3174HV
Flying weight is 10.5-11.5 pounds as quoted by the manufacturer. Lipos as suggested, 4000 maH 8-12S to power a 90 mm fan. The model comes with trailing link struts and wheels with an internal compression spring. The strut is connected to the retract unit using a 5mm pin.

I will building the model over the next week but I will post photos of the components to show the construction of the model. In the end I will list any pros and cons I have about the model. As soon as the weather breaks I will do a flight review.
Enjoy!
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Old Mar 05, 2014, 12:38 PM
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Thank you for your time, Robert
Old Mar 05, 2014, 12:56 PM
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Old Mar 05, 2014, 12:58 PM
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Looks good Bob. Im sure I will need one of these eventually...
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Old Mar 05, 2014, 02:53 PM
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Looks nice an pretty strong!
Old Mar 05, 2014, 04:11 PM
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excellent bob! glad to see you got it. are these in stock in the us now? id like to order one up this week. did it come with a manual?
Old Mar 05, 2014, 07:34 PM
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excellent bob! glad to see you got it. are these in stock in the us now? id like to order one up this week. did it come with a manual?
Bob's doing something better than a manual. He is providing you a build thread with color photos that you can then ask any question you might have.


Bob, I will make the drive when you're ready for your maiden.

Jon
Old Mar 05, 2014, 07:53 PM
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Man, that kit looks great!
Old Mar 05, 2014, 07:58 PM
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pretty amazing how well it looks being just built up balsa....
air bubbles in the covering will sort of stink in the summer but hey it's a great deal.... looking forward to hearing how she flies
Old Mar 06, 2014, 02:00 AM
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Wow, it comes with struts too! I am #3 on the list and looks like there are 3 more available for preorder....I wouldn't mind having one electric and one turbine. Hmmmm
Old Mar 06, 2014, 06:02 AM
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Look'n good. Hopefully I'll have one with a turbine before the end of this summer.
Old Mar 06, 2014, 08:44 AM
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Bob's doing something better than a manual. He is providing you a build thread with color photos that you can then ask any question you might have.


Bob, I will make the drive when you're ready for your maiden.

Jon
really? I didn't notice
Old Mar 06, 2014, 10:37 AM
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Bob, I think you mentioned on the main thread that Phoenix has some e-retracts that would fit? I checked the website but could not find it. Do you by chance have a link?

Thanks!
Old Mar 06, 2014, 11:29 AM
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All balsa..thats flippin sweet!
Old Mar 06, 2014, 12:50 PM
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Bob, I think you mentioned on the main thread that Phoenix has some e-retracts that would fit? I checked the website but could not find it. Do you by chance have a link?

Thanks!
They are shown in the "photo tab"
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