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Jul 11, 2019, 07:53 AM
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Funnily enough I just happen to have one up my sleeve!

Ta da!

It was almost ready so just a little touching up and voila ...
I like it!

Had to try it silently as our house guests are snoozing, but flies great.

Thanks, rick

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Jul 14, 2019, 07:20 AM
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Stinson Detroiter


While perhaps not as well known as the iconic Stinson Reliant, the Detroiter is breath taking in person.
I happened upon one recently a small museum in Vacaville, CA and was just blown away.
The Reliant drips golden age charm, and I couldn't resist creating a Phoenix model.
If you're in northern CA, the Center for Freedom & Flight in Vacaville is worth a visit.

This particular aircraft (NC-469-Y) is flyable and has been modernized a bit, but still has the cute tail light on the rudder.
The Phoenix model has lights as well, and as the flight demo video shows is a bit more aerobatic that the original.
The flight demo is twice as long as normal, but it was so much fun that I couldn't quit!

Unzip and install the pkg file and you'll find "Stinson Detroiter" in the scale list.
Installation instructions: https://www.dropbox.com/s/zj2o7vx9b0...0File.pdf?dl=0

360 degree tour:
Detroiter in Builder (0 min 21 sec)


Flight demo:
Detroiter in PhoenixRC (2 min 1 sec)


Enjoy! rick
Jul 14, 2019, 07:38 AM
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Nice flying!

You sure were having fun on that little excursion.

Where did you get that engine???
Jul 14, 2019, 07:49 AM
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Nice flying!

You sure were having fun on that little excursion.

Where did you get that engine???
From you, of course!

With apologies for not acknowledging that in the post.

Thanks, rick
Jul 14, 2019, 08:33 AM
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No problem, I did wonder.

I though I recognised it but you have done quite a few mods so I wasn't sure.
Jul 20, 2019, 08:01 PM
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Pfalz D.III


Katana was kind enough to poll his RC club members for new model ideas, and one of the suggestions was the Pfalz D.III WW-I fighter.
Similar to the Albatros, the Pfalz is striking when painted as used by Lt. Burkhard von Buttlar.
And easy to maintain orientation, which comes in handy when you're playing WW-I ace and get a bit too far away.

No bad habits in the air - easy to fly and land, but watch sharp turns at speed on the ground or you'll drag a wingtip.

Here's the 360 degree tour in Builder:
Pfalz D III in Builder (0 min 24 sec)


And a quick flight demo:
Pfalz D III in PhoenixRC (1 min 9 sec)


Unzip and install the pkg file and you'll find " Pfalz D.III" in the scale list.
Installation instructions: https://www.dropbox.com/s/zj2o7vx9b0...0File.pdf?dl=0

Enjoy, rick
Jul 20, 2019, 08:13 PM
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She is a beauty!

Just love these early biplanes.

Well done Rick!
Jul 21, 2019, 07:59 AM
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She is a beauty!

Just love these early biplanes.

Well done Rick!
Thanks Naga - I love them too.
Which brings up a question - do you have a bipe in your collection of real models?
If not you might pick up a UMX Pitts. Very, very entertaining.

Cheers, rick
Jul 21, 2019, 08:13 AM
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Thanks Naga - I love them too.
Which brings up a question - do you have a bipe in your collection of real models?
If not you might pick up a UMX Pitts. Very, very entertaining.

Cheers, rick
I would have to count how many. Let's see:

Three UMX Beasts plus a Beast 60e
Two Viking 280s
Two Great Planes Fokker DVIIs plus a GP Neiuport
One P3 Revolution 180
One Flyzone Albatross

Oh, and a UMX Pitts S-1S. And that is just the biplanes!

I need to update the list but here is a list of my aircraft.

Ridiculous!
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Jul 21, 2019, 08:23 AM
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I have:

UMX Beast
UMX Pitts
UMX Waco
Viking 280
Pitts S-1S 850mm
Dynam Pitts Python


Also have 2 spare NIB UMX Pitts just because they are THAT cool
Jul 21, 2019, 08:32 AM
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I understand.

That is why there are two Great Planes Fokker DVIIs and so on in my hangar. Cheaper to buy a whole airframe as a spare parts source than to get the bits separately.

Besides, the Great Planes had been discontinued and those were the last in stock. I can justify having two of each (two Great Planes Fokker D1s too) as NIB they are actually going up in value, not that I am currently interested in selling.

Also, with a spare or two in the stash, they are not so precious so more likely to get used.
Jul 21, 2019, 08:52 AM
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My method of operation is to fly plane 1 until it is unflyable, then fly plane 2 until it is unflyable, then use parts from both unflyable planes to make one that does fly.

I crashed my Durafly Das Ugly Stick recently and that kinda hurt since I have no spares and it's been long discontinued. At least it looks like an easy fix
Jul 21, 2019, 08:55 AM
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Good luck with fixing it!
Jul 21, 2019, 09:01 AM
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I'm not the best repair guy, so luckily I have clean breaks and no missing foam. A pic is in this link https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...postcount=1093
Jul 21, 2019, 09:08 AM
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Ouch!

You love 'em, you fly and bust 'em up and it breaks your heart.

That is one of the things I like about Phoenix (apart from cheaply satisfying my collector's urges). You crash, they break apart nicely if they are well made (a trick Rick taught me) and you just press the Reset button! Voila, they immediately take to the air again.

To get back on topic; three more Phoenix models in the pipeline! They are in Builder right now! Watch this space ...


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