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    Not sure if you guys and gals are following all the news on our Facebook page, so I decided to post some info on here.

    We recently started a new Industrial Design project with a local university. The purpose of this, second project, is to explore some adaptive flight controls and assistive devices for disabled pilots. This will include a folding wheelchair and stowage in addition to the adaptive flight controls.

    We are running this project in co-operation with a non-profit company that I am founding called 'The Adaptive Flight Foundation'. Apart from the (auto)gyro(copter/plane);) project we are also researching an off-road paragliding wheelchair. This obviously to help disabled veterans and other folks enjoy the sport of paragliding.

    BUT, our first collaborative project with this particular school has come to an end and everybody involved learned a great deal, and we ended up with some very cool ideas and new designs for Phenix gear.

    I'll be posting some pictures over time. Feel free to ask questions, critique, lol and contribute with your own sketched and doodles.
    Last edited by Phenix USA; 03-25-2013, 05:14 PM.
    Phenix Aero International, LLC website:
    www.phenixgyro.com
    Adaptive Flight Foundation website: www.adaptiveflightfoundation.org
    Phenix Aero International, Spain website:
    www.phenix.aero
    Phenix Aero International Facebook page:
    www.facebook.com/PhenixAeroInternational

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  • #2
    These are two basic mockups the students built for them to fit their particular designed items into.
    Attached Files
    Phenix Aero International, LLC website:
    www.phenixgyro.com
    Adaptive Flight Foundation website: www.adaptiveflightfoundation.org
    Phenix Aero International, Spain website:
    www.phenix.aero
    Phenix Aero International Facebook page:
    www.facebook.com/PhenixAeroInternational

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    • #3
      For the folks interested in the progress with the Phenix, here is a picture of the existing cockpit and control layout. I post this as a baseline for whats to come….
      Attached Files
      Last edited by Phenix USA; 03-25-2013, 04:52 PM. Reason: two left fingers
      Phenix Aero International, LLC website:
      www.phenixgyro.com
      Adaptive Flight Foundation website: www.adaptiveflightfoundation.org
      Phenix Aero International, Spain website:
      www.phenix.aero
      Phenix Aero International Facebook page:
      www.facebook.com/PhenixAeroInternational

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      • #4
        Just put an MGL or a Dynon in there and eliminate all that other "stuff".

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        • #5
          Way ahead of you there FA. This is #002, our current demo and testing aircraft, all the instrumentation in it is from #001 the proof-of-concept ship.

          Our line-up of 3 civilian models for the general aviation (GA) market and the Phenix LEO for the Law Enforcement market, will feature MGL iEFIS across the range.

          Only the specific avionics abilities and add-ons will change in complexity for each model.

          We are also re-designing the instrument panel to provide a distinct personality and feel for each model, from the Lite, the Xtra to the Luxe.
          Phenix Aero International, LLC website:
          www.phenixgyro.com
          Adaptive Flight Foundation website: www.adaptiveflightfoundation.org
          Phenix Aero International, Spain website:
          www.phenix.aero
          Phenix Aero International Facebook page:
          www.facebook.com/PhenixAeroInternational

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          • #6
            Here is one design for an instrument panel. Not quite what we are looking for, but some design elements will make it into out new redesigned panels.
            Attached Files
            Phenix Aero International, LLC website:
            www.phenixgyro.com
            Adaptive Flight Foundation website: www.adaptiveflightfoundation.org
            Phenix Aero International, Spain website:
            www.phenix.aero
            Phenix Aero International Facebook page:
            www.facebook.com/PhenixAeroInternational

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            • #7
              One of those 'elements' we are looking at keeping would be the 'cubby-hole' storage in the panel.

              Pics to come...later.
              Phenix Aero International, LLC website:
              www.phenixgyro.com
              Adaptive Flight Foundation website: www.adaptiveflightfoundation.org
              Phenix Aero International, Spain website:
              www.phenix.aero
              Phenix Aero International Facebook page:
              www.facebook.com/PhenixAeroInternational

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              • #8
                Current cyclic stick and throttle lever layout. Brake is from Behringer for the disc brakes on the mains.

                Note the red guarded switch on the panel: that's the pre-rotation system on/ off switch. Does a self-test to let you know if the system is good to operate.

                Note red button on the throttle; that's the engagement switch for the pre-rotator.

                Basic systems will stay the same, but the layout is going to change. Everything will be much more ergonomically laid out for better overall operation, flow and safety.

                Again...pics to come.
                Attached Files
                Last edited by Phenix USA; 03-25-2013, 04:54 PM.
                Phenix Aero International, LLC website:
                www.phenixgyro.com
                Adaptive Flight Foundation website: www.adaptiveflightfoundation.org
                Phenix Aero International, Spain website:
                www.phenix.aero
                Phenix Aero International Facebook page:
                www.facebook.com/PhenixAeroInternational

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                • #9
                  It has been a while since we posted on the RWF, but it has been time spent well.


                  Here is a sneak peak of some Phenix awesomeness...
                  Attached Files
                  Phenix Aero International, LLC website:
                  www.phenixgyro.com
                  Adaptive Flight Foundation website: www.adaptiveflightfoundation.org
                  Phenix Aero International, Spain website:
                  www.phenix.aero
                  Phenix Aero International Facebook page:
                  www.facebook.com/PhenixAeroInternational

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                  • #10
                    Looks nice. With that extended glare shield like that you could almost flat mount an iPad in there and then run WingX 7 with a Bluetooth AHARS and ADS B receiver without worrying about sun glare. You'd have the same amount of EFIS horsepower for cheaper.

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                    • #11
                      Good idea, We do intend to have the option of mounting an iPad in the cockpit for whatever you want to use it for.

                      The triangular spaces on the outside of the panel are actually storage areas and we are considering putting an USB connection in there so you can charge your iPad or cellphone, camera etc.

                      On a different note, go check out our baseball cap designs on our Facebook page. Vote for your favorite one and you could win a Phenix cap of your own.
                      Last edited by Phenix USA; 10-26-2013, 09:50 AM.
                      Phenix Aero International, LLC website:
                      www.phenixgyro.com
                      Adaptive Flight Foundation website: www.adaptiveflightfoundation.org
                      Phenix Aero International, Spain website:
                      www.phenix.aero
                      Phenix Aero International Facebook page:
                      www.facebook.com/PhenixAeroInternational

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                      • #12
                        How about I win a Phenix of my own instead of a cap ?:)

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                        • #13
                          We can do that... 100% sure-win lottery tickets start at only $90,000

                          In the meantime, vote for a cap design and maybe get it (the cap that is) ... for free :)
                          Phenix Aero International, LLC website:
                          www.phenixgyro.com
                          Adaptive Flight Foundation website: www.adaptiveflightfoundation.org
                          Phenix Aero International, Spain website:
                          www.phenix.aero
                          Phenix Aero International Facebook page:
                          www.facebook.com/PhenixAeroInternational

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                          • #14
                            Phenix LUXE cabin

                            Here is another mouthwatering teaser for the LUXE.

                            This is one of the color combinations we are looking at offering. Top of panel could be a nice saddle leather and the rest of the panel and seat covers in a softer leather.

                            Sure to have that new Phenix smell :D
                            Phenix Aero International, LLC website:
                            www.phenixgyro.com
                            Adaptive Flight Foundation website: www.adaptiveflightfoundation.org
                            Phenix Aero International, Spain website:
                            www.phenix.aero
                            Phenix Aero International Facebook page:
                            www.facebook.com/PhenixAeroInternational

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                            • #15
                              Picture for the above...
                              Attached Files
                              Phenix Aero International, LLC website:
                              www.phenixgyro.com
                              Adaptive Flight Foundation website: www.adaptiveflightfoundation.org
                              Phenix Aero International, Spain website:
                              www.phenix.aero
                              Phenix Aero International Facebook page:
                              www.facebook.com/PhenixAeroInternational

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