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Old 06-02-2016, 09:26 PM
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Well, thoroughly searched and found no info on this plane:

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXFGHT&P=ML

Tower was running a May special. With discount coupon, price came to $116 with FREE SHIPPING! Just to damn good a deal for a 1/4 scale model to pass up.

I also picked up an RCGF 20 cc SBM from a Hobby People sale last month, $167 also shipped free.

Anyone else have this plane? It seems very similar to Phoenix models 1/4 edge , which has a favorable track record.

May have to do a build/flight log if no one has any experience.
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Old 06-03-2016, 04:39 AM
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My experience with Phoenix has been generally well built planes, that are just a hair heavy for my tastes. If this plane will actually come in at the weight they advertise (6.5lbs+-), that would be spectacular and should be a really nice flying plane. Even if it comes in 2lbs over that, it will be a really nice flying plane (assuming the rest of the specs are accurate).

Interested in how you make out with it.
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Old 07-18-2016, 11:11 AM
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I purchased one from Tower during the special as well, $115 shipped! I put a DLE 20RA in mine and did the maiden flight on Sunday. The air frame seems to be constructed well but I believe the advertised weight is a misprint. I will need to weigh it but there is no way it is in the 6 pound range, probably more like 11 pounds. It is a nice flying plane but I only have three flights on it so far so the engine is far from broken in yet. The DLE 20 pulls it nice with almost unlimited vertical. I have a 16 x 6 prop on it now for break in but I believe a 17 x 6 will be even better.
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