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.
Just receiving mine today. I was a llitle concern because it only came with factory box wrapped with some kind of strong paper(You know how wild international postal services can be), but everything seems to be fine, I made a quick test of servos and motor, and a glance over epo parts, fuselage and other small parts. I think I'll have time to put her toghether the next week, hope not to find somethig wrong or missing at that time. Also, as varadero says (one comment below) Elev servo is 11g. but my Esc is 30A and branded Volantex. I really miss an ESC manual. Does any one knows how to set brakes on this Volantex Esc?. After maiden, I hope to made a wider report.
Hello Miguel. You can find ESC manual under FILES tab on this page so you can ser brake with your transmitter very easy.. Mine ESC is Volantex as well, but 20A. I have tested current use on full throttle and it is maximum 11A, so 20A ESC is quite enough for me.
That ESC manual worked for me well, I had to set brake as well using that manual. I won't complain since there is different motor than on specs on mine, as I wrote on my previous discussion, with lower KV so replacement is not necessary. I do have 30 and 40 A ESC on my stock, and if stock one fails, I will replace it.
Just received mine, it is very very nice model.
Installed 2 servos for flaps, now I am waiting better weather conditions for maiden flight.
Now, data about this plane is wrong on HK site.
First of all, mine didn't come with any manual :(
But that was no big problem, since there is manual for download on FILES tab.
Motor, well it isn't as described 2815/1050Kv, mine has 4025 850KV motor, big and heavy.
Allso , ESC is 20 A not as described 30A.
Elevator servo is 11g, not as on picture and as in data sheet (9g).
That brings a lot difficulty to set CG 8mainly because of heavy motor). Ifa I plan to use 1800mAh battery, I must add allmost 30g of lead to the tail, and there is no room for that much ballast.
Anyway, it is nice model which needs some modifications to fly proprely.
Hi varadero. Mine also came with an 11g elevator servo, but my esc is 30A and isn't set on brake. She came with user manual, but any ESC manual at all, so I'm looking how to programm brakes on this ESC. Also has a couple of decalls on wings where CG supposed to be, I'm plannig to use a 2200 mah, I have read some comments (RCgroups) that they hit CG propperly with that battery, but as you say I think she is very nose heavy, and I don't know if I will have to go on a smaller lipo, please let us know how it went to you with the CG issue.
I have managed to balance CG at 70mm from leading edge of the wing using 1800 mAh battery, but I had to add 20g of lead to tail. Used hot glue and 2 pcs of 10g lead sticks and put them into the hole at the back of fuselage. Be sure not to close that hole because it is ventilation out hole. Even with 1300 mAh battery I couldn' make CG properly without adding weight to tail. With 2200 mAh battery, you will probably have to add 5g lead more than I did. The best thing you can do is try with different weight on tail until you are satisfied.
The one supplied with the plane is a 10x6 if you are thinking of going bigger be careful of over propping the motor I fly mine on a 10x6.5 graupner carbon this is a more efficient prop than the one supplied and is a great prop I have also upgraded every thing else to motor and esc
No there must be a typing error it should be 3s 11.1V I fly these and I use 3S 2200 mAH lipo with this it balances perfect and you can fly for a good 30 mins before changing battery's
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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