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Old 12-03-2005, 09:33 PM
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Anybody had an oppurtunity to compare these two planes. Which would be the better of the two?Interested in a comparison of quality and flight characteristics.
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Old 12-05-2005, 02:10 AM
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I've not heard of the F20 Phoenix, do you have a link to it ??
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Old 12-05-2005, 03:34 AM
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I had the Pheonix F20, but nobody else in my area had an F20 to compare it too. The build quality was good but the hardware let me down.

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http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXKWN8&P=7

That's a link to the Tower ad for the Phoenix F-20. Doesn't look bad, and the price is right, but the dimensions are just "off" to me. 54" long with a 57" wingspan instead of the S/A and Kangke 54" length and 47" wingspan. So it probably flies great, just not nearly as fast as the others.

I do like that it uses dual aileron servos, however. Anyone know if there's room in the center of the wing on the S/A model to use dual ailerons side by side with the torque rod setup? It'd be nice to have a little backup there, plus flaperons might be fun to play with.
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Old 12-05-2005, 03:16 PM
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The wing would make the whole difference. The Phoenix look like it would fly slower and more "trainer like" with the larger wing surface. But the SA F-20 like mine still has great slow speed reliablity because it's a delta shaped wing.

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Old 12-05-2005, 04:50 PM
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That thing is fine. Mine should be here in a few days. [8D]

What do you think about the dual aileron servos, mounting them side by side? The added weight is never a good thing, but to have that reliability it might be worth it.
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Old 12-05-2005, 06:41 PM
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PM sent Cobra99 [8D]
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Old 12-05-2005, 08:57 PM
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Will the PNX take retracts?
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Old 12-05-2005, 09:21 PM
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Hey Vic,

Having had a look at mine without the covering on I dont think it would be possible, but who knows someone will probably find a way.
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Thanks, I figured it was the same as the others.
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