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Old 07-02-2002, 08:37 PM
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I have recently adopted a balsa usa phaeton 2 (slightly used). does anyone have an opinion on this plane (engine , throws , etc...) thanks
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Old 07-19-2002, 08:25 PM
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finished the pheaton installed os46 fx and a hitec flash 5x it sure turned out to be a great looking plane . first fx........first bipe.......first hitec........hopefully not my next pile of sticks!
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Old 07-20-2002, 10:16 AM
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I had one of the earlier ones (about 10 years ago) and it was a blast. It was one of the few planes I've had that you could roll inverted and fly hands off with no trim changes. I have one other that will do that, the small Lazy Ace. I also have the big Phaeton 90 with a Quadra 72 on it. It is also a ball to fly but does require that you hold some up elevator when flying inverted.
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Old 08-02-2002, 07:30 PM
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the pheaton flies great needs more than a 46 took a ton(well 22 oz)to balance it but flies pretty good and pretty fast with the 46fx
it does perform very well inverted.
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There is a Phaeton and a Phaeton 2 . They are different sizes I had the Phaeton which flew great with a .45. The Phaeton 2 would need some thing in a much larger engine.

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the phaeton has a 70" span and the phaeton 2 has a 52" span I have the phaeton 2.
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John,

The 52" Phaeton was my first biplane, it seems like a 100 yrs. ago. It had wooden cabane struts at that time. It was very aerobatic and yet slowed down for a landing like a trainer.

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