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Phoenix Model A-26 Invader Twin ARF

Phoenix Model has a new scale ARF coming next month, the A-26 Invader. It's a 1/9 scale model with a huge 90.5" wingspan that uses twin .46 size glow engines, but you'll likely want to throw in two equivalent sized electric brushless motors to power this beast.

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Twin Engine Scale A-26 Arrives in September

Phoenix Model has a new scale ARF coming next month, the A-26 Invader. It's a 1/9 scale model with a huge 90.5" wingspan that uses twin .46 size glow engines, but you'll likely want to throw in two equivalent sized electric brushless motors to power this beast. This WWII era bomber includes air retracts with CNC metal suspension struts along with the air valve system. It has a two-piece wing, a detailed cockpit with instrument panel, painted pilot and more scale details that make this model stand out. The A-26 will be available in mid September and costs $429.99.

Features:

  • Designed for intermediate pilots
  • Works with glow or electric power
  • Quality balsa and ply construction
  • Two-piece wing with functional flaps
  • Includes air retracts with suspension struts and air valve system
  • Factory-covered in high-quality Oracover film
  • Fiberglass cowls
  • Detailed cockpit with instrument panel and painted pilot bust
  • One-piece canopy with painted-on frame lines

Specifications:

  • Wingspan: 90.5 in (2,300 mm)
  • Wing Area: 951 in² (61.4 dm²)
  • Wing Loading: 34.4 oz/ft² (105 g/dm²)
  • Weight: 15.4-17.6 lb (7,000-8,000 g)
  • Length: 65.5 in (1,664 mm)
  • Requires: 8+ channel radio with 9 standard servos, two .46-.55 glow engines OR two .60 brushless motors, two 80A ESC, two 4S 4500-5500mAh LiPo batteries and charger

Check out the Phoenix Model A-26 Invader Twin ARF

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Aug 26, 2017, 06:40 AM
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The Invader had a 70' span. This is a 1/4 scale model at 90.5" ?
Aug 26, 2017, 08:04 AM
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Yeah more like 1/9 scale. Must be an error on their page. I'll update the article.
Aug 27, 2017, 05:45 AM
Ldm
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The suggested power system in electric is incorrect , its has been updated in a thread that was started on this model.
After a relentless exhausting teeth pulling process for facts from Tower Tech team they updated the system to a suggested 2x 60 electric power system on no less then 80amp ESCs .
The original stated system while supposedly flown by Phonex was clearly understated in both ESCs and weight to thrust ratings on the rimfire 32s .
Aug 27, 2017, 08:41 PM
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How would you get to the batteries?
Aug 28, 2017, 02:40 AM
Ldm
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Both ESC wires come into the center pod area, the center fuse pod has an easily removable hatch and the battery packs are located in that area.

I just pulled the trigger on one for a backorder along with two Phoneix 90 talon ESCs.
Once i have the plane in my possession I will start my plane on the epower selections.
Going with two 60 size motors on 2x 6 cell packs , but I have not make my selection on the brand of motors.
I want to wait and see on the my potential prop clearance before I make the final motor selection.
Last edited by Ldm; Aug 28, 2017 at 03:46 AM.
Aug 28, 2017, 10:15 AM
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[QUOTE=Ldm;38176624], its has been updated in a thread that was started on this model.
QUOTE]

Link? I can't seem to find it...
Aug 28, 2017, 11:16 AM
Ldm
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Hi on a plane from my slow internet connection
But the thread is in electric warbirds
Aug 28, 2017, 12:41 PM
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Found it, thanks...
Sep 06, 2017, 11:38 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason Cole
Yeah more like 1/9 scale. Must be an error on their page. I'll update the article.
1:9 1/4 (or 1:9.25), not 1/4. just the way they presented it that was confusing.
Sep 16, 2017, 05:12 AM
Ldm
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I think they are flying this at NEAT this weekend so we should get plenty of first hand accounts on appearance, flight time and over all performance.
The model is being flown stock with two rimfire 32 and two 4 cell packs.
The videos in another thread look pretty good ! I have one on order but I am waiting out the power options in the event I want to go up in 2x 6 cells .
Just based on my supply , i have an abunadnace of 6 cells vs 4 cells and considering this is a 90" 16 lbs model , i know it can take the weight differnace


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