6/18/2010 by Jim Booker
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Hangar 9 has been known for introducing exciting and innovative models but the “new” Phoenix 7 makes you take a “step back” in more than one way. The Don Lowe designed Phoenix is an aerobatic model from the days before 3D. “Old style” aerobatic competition has been making a comeback around the country and the Phoenix 7, with it’s swept-wing appearance, will instantly have people thinking of the precision flight characteristics we were accustomed to in the 1970s (or earlier!). The ballistic flight of the Phoenix is a sight to behold. This airplane may introduce newer RC enthusiasts to the kind of airplane that we “used” to take to the flying field years ago. Hangar 9 has made what was “old” new again, but now ARF construction replaces the original month- long building project with a beautifully finished, well-made model that can be completed in just a few evenings. The fully sheeted wing and painted fiberglass fuselage guarantee that your model will be as nice as Mike McConville’s example in our video.Mike is going to give us a background on the Phoenix and outline the features the model introduces that make this retract-ready model much better than the original. Our video might have you thinking it is time to get one of these remarkable airplanes.
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