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……..
|Engine||See Motor Spec below|
|Wing Load||41.5g/dm2 (approx.)|
|Wing Type||12% Original synmmetrical|
Motor: Scorpion S4020-10:
|Stator Diameter||40.0 mm (1.575 in)|
|Stator Thickness||20.0 mm (0.787 in)|
|No. of Stator Arms||12|
|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|