This 2 meter wingspan glider takes 15 minutes to assemble and lasts a lifetime! The wings and tail are made from tough EPO foam. However, the fuselage is made from a really strong blow molded nylon skin with plywood formers, making it almost indestructible, this is usually reserved for baby toys*. The virtually indestructible fuselage is smooth and rigid yet still light enough for the glider to perform. Both the main wing and tail are screwed into place and the two wing halves have a carbon fiber rod for added strength. The main wing includes 1 servo per aileron for strong control surface movement plus there is a pre-molded slot so you can add your own flaps later. All 4 9g servos, speed controller and brushlessoutrunner are included. Just add your own receiver and battery to be flight ready! This really is a super strong glider that takes 15 minutes to put together and is virtually indestructible.
Go on net look up volantex look under the support tab at the top you can find all 3 of the Phoenix range there look through the list and you will find wings and tail plane as a set. But the other way to do it is to buy the Phoenix as the kit form from the nearest warehouse to you it's possibly the cheaper way to do it.
Got the firstar yesterday and spent an hour putting it together and the wings are exactly the same as the Phoenix so I have the 2 meter and the 1.6 version and the Phoenix and a spare set of 1.6 wings to the fuselage is big it made me jump when I open the box wasn't expecting it to be that big looks good hope it flys as good to windy for maiden, going to have to wait
i love mine it almost flies itself. and the glide path is great it seems to float very very well i go up and cant get it back down it catches thermols like a huge sloper. dont use full thotle to much though because i had two motors ripped clean off the nylon front is quite weak it was added after the two side were seemed together it looks like to me. in any case full throtle is really not needed. also i switched out the servos as they are the cheap ones that come stock i broke 1 just flying normal it started skipping a tooth. happy flying
I'm think of getting out one of my spare fuselage and sorting it over the winter I'm looking at NTM 35 ** 1250 kv or there abouts and 11" folder see if I can rip the wings off lol. Dutchrc what transmitter do you fly with I've just got the hitec aurora 9 and I'm looking at the telemetry that can go with it wooooo it's blowing my mind
With what kind of glue will you be putting the 2 parts together again Alboot? There was a question about repairs to these kind of blow-molded fuselages on a Dutch site..
I fly with a Futaba 14SG with this plane. And by chance, the Phoenix is the only plane I use telemetry on :) I like to know if it is catching a thermal, so I have a altimeter in it :)
I haven't had to repair one yet but if I did I would melt weld it with a soldering iron. You will need a thin strip of the same plastic to use as a sort of solder !! You put a piece of tape some where close to hold it together as tight as possible then melt the thin strip along the split it works quite well as I said I haven't done it on this but I have made some rain water hoppers for a plumber friend of mine using the same principle. I've just bought the hitec telemetry set with rpm variometer gps temp sensor plus I can add other add on's voltage, air speed and a few other bits and it can all be run from tranny to an iPad
I agree if it was possible to damage it I don't thing there would be much left of anything else lol.
8 thumbs up!
Received mine today.
No outside damage, very well packed and no missing pieces.
Comes with Y wire for ailerons, extra servo accesories, extra push rods for flaps (just rods, no extra clevis), instructions and extra cone to fly without motor.
- Servos are fast and strong.
- Wood reinforcered wings, elevator and rudder
- Hard plastic chasis
- ESC placed under battery, with some tape. Motor wires are taped too
- Battery compartiment comes with velcro belt.
-Included clevis are fragile.
-Stickers are hard to place as they are very thin.
-Wing servo wires are bit short. Comes a problem if u dont wanna use Y wire and plug them in separate channels. In this case u need to extend them manually.
-ESC battery plug ends with a T-Connector. A con for me as all turnigy batteries that fit this plane come with the xt-60.
-Change or reinforce clevis with shrink tube for example.
Feel free to ask me any questions about plane or if u need some extra photos.
Im planning to make a video and upload it aswell.
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10/10 for the packaging ! Nothing mooved during the shipping. I then understand than 2 clevis was broken before to be shipped... This thing (the poor plastic clevis) is so fragile and you need to change all of them before your first flight... Or it could be your last ! The 2 wings do not fit perfectly and it was P.. in the As.. to insert the screw. But as I do not have clevis for this size, I will have to wait for them...
To be continued...
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Just received my glider and i have to say that upon first inspection I'm very impressed. the Phoenix 2000 is well built and the structural support inside the wings was great, aluminum square rod tubing with a 3x2x25mm carbon fiber rod inside. The Blown plastic body is as advertised and seems near indestructible.
As for power there is plenty of it, i thought that the included motor wouldn't be enough so i ordered a second higher 2800 kv motor and a 30 amp hk blue series esc but when flying the glider for the first time and pulled a complete loop without using full throttle i knew it wasn't a necessary upgrade. So far I have no complaints but would recommend a few retrofits like adding a foam front wheel to the existing bulge on the bottom of the body for better landings so that nosing into the ground on rougher surfaces isnt a problem. The propeller is good.. but shatters easily so order extras with your purchase I'll get back with the correct size and the differences when I install the new motor and esc for kicks, I am also running a 2200 3s and the cg is a little front heavy but can be compensated with a little finesse and relocation. With my current setup I got concurrent 25 min flight times. Also be sure to order cf or fg rods to reinforce the outer 8 inches of the wings as they take the most beatings in a crash, and have no reinforcing like the rest of the wing
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Hey H.K.! The Phoenix is a nice aircraft, but you urgently need to replace those very poor clevis!
Today two clevis, one on aileron, one on rudder unlocked in flight!
Very lucky to get down in one piece.
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I was offered to buy this glider for 77.47 us. i ordered it and waited for approval. It never came. I reordered it at a cost of 87.00 us. Is this your std procedured when u offer it at a lower cost. The money is not at question, it is your way of enticing customers to buy the product. i now know it is on b/o from the usa w/h so why did u offer me the lesser price when u did not even have the product to ship