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 moulded nylon skin*, Usually reserved for baby toys, with plywood formers, making it almost indestrucatable.
The virtually indestrucatable fuselage is smooth and ridgid 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 requires 1 servo per aileron for strong control surface movement plus there is a pre-moulded slot so you can add your own flaps later. To complete this model you will require 4 9g servos, a 30A speed controller, a brushlessoutrunner, your own transmitter and receiver (Tx/Rx) and a 1300~1800mAh Lipoly battery.
This really is a super strong glider that takes 15 minutes to put together.
The spinner can also take the 4mm motor shaft, I have bought a Turingy SK3 2830 motor 1130 kV with 30A ESC. and it is awsome it climbs at 45°** on 3S lipo. For slope soaring I add another 200g weight to CG.
It says "30A required", so not included
after it says in "required parts" section, a 30A esc, so you need to buy it to complete your plane. If it is required, then you need to buy it if you haven't....
For folding prop / spinner search internet using the models wing registration number or "call sign". Various Chinese suppliers sell at around US$10. Not stocked by HK. For motor, consider using one of the many outrunners at HK. Discussion groups reveal a number of good choices depending on your flying purposes. Personally, I use the NTM3530 but you've got choices.
Well worth every penny or dollar I havent flown for 25 years, bought the ARF version use futaba radio gear, good power from standard esc and motor. I have also cut in the flaps very stable in flight. Have in flight move on youtube Mralboot666. Or search phoenix 2000 glider.
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Glider/plane name: Phoenix 2000
Thermal or Slope: Thermal
Date and Time of flight: 9/16/2011 1:10PM
Duration of flight: 52:23, 40 sec motor run
Location: Marymoor R/C Club field, Redmond, WA, USA
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Hello, I earn this glider for around sixt month, it's a very good product for the price. I have used it as a first model, it fly gently and is capable of soaring decently. Jusr be warned that it's more soaring oriented than hotlining, if you use it for fast pass & acrobatic you will have to upgade motor & esc. Also a good idea is to change the stock servo, at least for ailerons, for some HTX900 witch are stronger and faster.
Last concern for me, there is lot of thing to assemble once on the field witch take bit of time.
Anyway it's a good glider, witch have very good apearance (looks very good in ther air) and nice flying caracteristics.
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my preferred setup:
4 hxt 900 servos (of course)
4 nylon clevises
turnigy sk3 2830 920kv bl motor
hobbywing 30am esc, since turnigy plush 30 esc is on back order
turnigy mode 2 transmitter and receiver
i'd fly up about 800 ft or more and shut off the motor. the wind and thermals take over. the pheonix 2000 would go upward. loops, rolls and inverted flights are easy. i prefer gliding. this is a well made and well designed glider. handles wind like nothing, floats and is acrobatic. awesome plane. one of my better purchases.
Bought the kit version. Arrived in double packaging and in good condition. All parts wrapped in bubble wrap. This is my second Phoenix 2000 glider! Love this plane. Easy to fly. Glides very well with flaps.