Kyosho Phantom

The biplane that dominated the Reno Air Races, designed in cooperation with the original flying team. Enjoy the breathtaking racing performance of 70-class power! With repeated victories in the biplane-class, Phantom has dominated all rivals at the famed Reno Air Races. As a biplane, the aggressive form of Phantom has been especially designed for peak air racing performance. The focus on speed and turning control has resulted in a scaled down model that delivers the full-size flying experience. From the start of the 2007 Reno Air Races, the original flying team proudly wears the Kyosho logo as a sign of Kyosho’s sponsorship and the close collaboration in model design. Naturally these graphics are included on the 70-class model as well. The FRP fuselage combines with balsa main and tail wings to realize an optimal lightweight structure. While the wing has a slightly larger leading edge radius than the original plane, it also produces low speed stability and stall characteristics that you wouldn’t expect from a racer. Almost completely pre-built, there aren’t many steps needed for the finishing touches so intermediate to advanced fliers will find themselves airborne in a relatively short period of time. While still regarded as a middle size, there is plenty of power and performance to experience the true excitement of air racing battles.


Some comments / remarks:
After Flying this baby for the first time, it became clear, that the aillerons require some more travel, then that what is in the manual, as the roll rate is more then poor, when using factory settings. Also, I have added some “colorfull” stripes to the top Wing, so the plane can actually be seen when it flies by…. Visibility is really a thing with this plane, so better add some markings / decals to that top wing. Landings are a breeze, gently glide towards runway, and add a little throttle just before touching down….

For some however, this is not the case……..

Technical Data
Length 1,220mm
Width 1,264mm
Weight 2,500g (approx.)
Engine See Motor Spec below
Wing Area 33.4dm2
Wing Load 41.5g/dm2 (approx.)
Wing Type 12% Original synmmetrical

Motor: Scorpion S4020-10: 

Specifications

Stator Diameter 40.0 mm (1.575 in)
Stator Thickness 20.0 mm (0.787 in)
No. of Stator Arms 12
Magnet Poles 14
Motor Wind 10 Turn Delta
Motor Wire 25-Strand 0.25mm
Motor Kv 630 RPM / Volt
No-Load Current (Io) @ 10 v 1.6 Amps
Motor Resistance (Rm) 0.016 Ohms
Max Continuous Current 95 Amps
Max Continuous Power 1500 Watts
Weight 304 Grams (10.72oz)
Outside Diameter 48.9 mm (1.925 in)
Shaft Diameter 5.98 mm (0.235 in)
Body Length 46.15 mm (1.816 in)
Overall Shaft Length 78.40 mm (3.086 in)
Max Lipo Cell 5s
Motor Timing 5deg
Drive Frequency 8kHz

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