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Old 09-25-2003, 11:38 AM
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Default Phoenix Models Giles 202 and Sukhoi ON SALE!!!!

Just wanted to let everyone know that the Phoenix Models Giles 202 and the Sukhoi are one sale at towerhobbies.com. I had recently purchased the Funstar 3D and have loved flying it for the past few weeks. These arfs are as close to ready to fly as they can be. The surfaces are hinged(and pinned), the motor mount is in place and the canopies are already glued. I bought the Funstar at $109.00. I just purchased the Giles for $87.13 and the Sukhoi for $88.93. Let me know if anyone else has any experience with these planes. This seems like a deal not to be passed up.

PS: reply to this post if you end up purchasing one or if you just want to add your 2cents.
Old 09-25-2003, 12:37 PM
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Default RE: Phoenix Models Giles 202 and Sukhoi ON SALE!!!!

I got my Sukhoi yesterday. What a pleasant surprise. The quality is outstanding. I'm extremely happy with my purchase. I'm going to start assembly today at lunch. I recommend this plane to everybody (with some time at the sticks). At $89 its a steal (I paid $103 a week ago). Later!
Old 09-26-2003, 04:18 PM
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Default RE: Phoenix Models Giles 202 and Sukhoi ON SALE!!!!

No doubt!! What a great price, I ordered my Sukhoi yesterday. I should have it by Monday or Tuesday. Can't wait to build and fly it!!!

My father ordered the Giles 202, he received it today. He says it's the best looking ARF he has ever purchased, and the packaging is outstanding.
Old 09-26-2003, 04:24 PM
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Default RE: Phoenix Models Giles 202 and Sukhoi ON SALE!!!!

guys, comone..LETS SEE SOME PICS!!! woohoo!
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Default RE: Phoenix Models Giles 202 and Sukhoi ON SALE!!!!

As soon as I recieve mine I will post pic's next week.......
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Default RE: Phoenix Models Giles 202 and Sukhoi ON SALE!!!!

I paid $130 for mine when Tower first started carrying them and I thought that price was a steal once I saw the quality!!
By the way, the Sukhoi flies great!
Old 09-26-2003, 05:10 PM
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Default RE: Phoenix Models Giles 202 and Sukhoi ON SALE!!!!

I have both the Giles and the Sukhoi coming at today's prices... just couldn't let them sell out.

I'll be sure to pick up spares if they go lower still.

-Steve
Old 09-27-2003, 01:47 AM
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Default RE: Phoenix Models Giles 202 and Sukhoi ON SALE!!!!

Well this has got to be the best buy in a 40 size ARF
Old 09-27-2003, 07:14 AM
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Default RE: Phoenix Models Giles 202 and Sukhoi ON SALE!!!!

I just ordered mine yesterday. I also got notice that it was shipped. With shipping it was under 100.00 Screaming deal. I might order another just so I can have two. I don't have a four stroke engine yet but I think it might be time to get one for this plane. Would a .72 be to much or not? or maybe a RCV .53?
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Old 09-27-2003, 04:24 PM
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Default RE: Phoenix Models Giles 202 and Sukhoi ON SALE!!!!

Couldnt pass up this deal, just ordered the Sukhoi for an old never used ST 45. Now they are selling for 85.09. Tower said they are probably discountinuing, so get em while they last!!
Old 09-27-2003, 07:19 PM
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Default RE: Phoenix Models Giles 202 and Sukhoi ON SALE!!!!

Darn it... I knew I shouldn't have read this thread. Ordered a Suhkoi. The wife will love to see that box on the porch !
Hmmmm...Irvine .53 sounds about right...
Old 09-27-2003, 07:34 PM
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Default RE: Phoenix Models Giles 202 and Sukhoi ON SALE!!!!

Tower just started carrying Phoenix models didn't they? Seems odd they would be discontinuing them already, but I'm not complaining at this price

Carl
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Default RE: Phoenix Models Giles 202 and Sukhoi ON SALE!!!!

I have one on the way too! I saw some pics of it on another thread and it is a fine looking ARF for the money. Makes you wonder how many of these things Tower has stacked up. I know they must be selling quite a few of them. I might get another just to have it. Can't lose on this one. I've seen others in this class that was selling for nearly twice as much. Yep, it's a good deal. And the Giles is probably worth looking into as well.
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Default RE: Phoenix Models Giles 202 and Sukhoi ON SALE!!!!

I just ordered the Giles and Sukoi ARF's. Got them both for $158 with free shipping and $10 off coupon. Wife's gonna love that!!!!!! At least I ship this stuff to work and not the house
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Default RE: Phoenix Models Giles 202 and Sukhoi ON SALE!!!!

ORIGINAL: cfossa

Tower just started carrying Phoenix models didn't they? Seems odd they would be discontinuing them already, but I'm not complaining at this price

Carl
Besides stuff about to be discontinued, Tower also puts things on sale that might be slow moving, overstocked or have newer version coming. My guess is that they over-estimated initial demand for these small aerobats OR the second batch coming are a little different than the first.
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The things we do for our planes. This must be a disease. My question Snyperx is this, do you bring the planes home without her knowing? I have tried to smuggle a few in the backdoor, but my kids usually rat me out. Oh well, I always find a way.
Old 09-28-2003, 12:27 AM
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Aeronaut,
LOL!!! Yes I try and sneak them in then try to disguise them with little decorative doilies I am thinking I need to work on a new plan
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When you get it figured out let me know. I plan to be in this hobby for awhile, and in order to feed the habit, we gotta be creative you know
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Default RE: Phoenix Models Giles 202 and Sukhoi ON SALE!!!!

my wife calls the UPS truck the "Brown Airplane Truck".......The UPS guy knows to put my stuff on the back porch....then I go get it after she's gone to bed......I just need to train the FedEx guy now......LOL
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Default RE: Phoenix Models Giles 202 and Sukhoi ON SALE!!!!

Friend of mine flies the Sukhoi...and not much difference from my 25% Sukhoi...flies great...drops like a rock when you chop power, like a good aerobat should!!

Seriously, for the money, this is one heck of a deal...my friends Sukhoi was built well. The only reason I don't have one is because my 45 year old eyes don't see as well as they used to. May still do it, and fly close...

Mark
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Here are some pictures of the Giles, my Sukoi should arrive early to mid of this coming week. I will post more photos then. Enjoy..........

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Old 09-28-2003, 10:44 AM
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Default RE: Phoenix Models Giles 202 and Sukhoi ON SALE!!!!

Glad I found this thread. I saw them on tower about 2 weeks ago, but was cautious because of the price. I figured that they would be junk.
After reading and seeing the pics, I will head over to tower right now for the Giles.
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Default RE: Phoenix Models Giles 202 and Sukhoi ON SALE!!!!

They dropped the price even further. I bought them late last night and now they are $81.07 ans 83.07 each. Wow!!!! Get them while there hot!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Default RE: Phoenix Models Giles 202 and Sukhoi ON SALE!!!!

I ordered a Giles myself I was wondering has anyone flown one yet. I have a TT54 four stroke laying around and I was thinking that would fly it ok and my ST75 might be a little overkill. mine should be here next week I ordered mine through my LHS he called tower and is selling it to me at tower's price that was listed on Thursday. that's how I sneek my planes home and it saves me shipping too!
I hope we enjoy these planes Greg
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Default RE: Phoenix Models Giles 202 and Sukhoi ON SALE!!!!

Oh I'm sure you will enjoy them. I know I will enjoy the Sukhoi when it gets here. $92.00 shipped. Now that's a deal, and the quality seems to be there

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