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Old 10-11-2016, 08:21 AM
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What can you tell me about SkyGlas fabricators? I have a kit but I see no name of the model, but it looks to be a 60 size.

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Old 10-11-2016, 06:36 PM
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I built a few SkyGlass kits back in the 70's. They were made with polyester resin and glass with a white Gel Coat outer layer. layer.

I think they were produced by Hobby Barn back then. The kits were OK, but not great. They sold for approximately $79.95.

Post a picture of the kit, fuselage and wing and we can tell you what plane it was.

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O.K. here it is.
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Old 10-12-2016, 11:06 AM
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Forgot it is 54" long with a 65" wingspan.

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I'm thinking it's a Phoenix, but not quite sure which one, 6 maybe?

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Old 10-12-2016, 05:46 PM
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I also built several Sky Glass kits in the 70's. That looks like a P 6 to me also. If the tail fin is slightlty tilted to one side it's definitely a 6. Lots of the P6 kits had to be cut apart down the top seam and re-glued to fix them. If my memory is correct, Bob Reuther was the originator of Sky Glass and sold them through his hobby shop, Hobby World.
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It could have been Hobby World, I built a few of their A6 Intruder kits. They were extremely heavy and the wing saddle was uneven.

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Well you guys are pretty sharp, found a little tag that was bent over on the box which read Phoenix 6.

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The pictures don't show the foam cores for the stab. Do you have them also?
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I had both the Phoenix 5 and 6. I preferred the 5 because it was a little smaller, I think a little more stylish, and a little quicker. The 6 was smoother. They were both very nice.
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That's definitely the P-6. Had one that I never had a chance to get to, but found one again a while back that will get built in a few years. Back in the day, it was a bit difficult to distinquish between the P-6 and the P-7 while airborne. My H9 P-7 does fly very, very well though.
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