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  • I think the Phenix ranks as one of only two absolutely gorgeous gyroplanes. Fully enclosed just like the other beauty, the Windryder!

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    • Thanks Kevin, we think she is gorgeous too

      More pictures and video on our Facebook page:
      https://www.facebook.com/PhenixAviationUSA
      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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      • Update on moving forward

        Fellow Gyronauts and PHENIX afficionados,

        We'll, we've been pretty quiet for the last few months, but for good reason (uh, no...can't say why ) BUT...I can say that Phenix Aero International is now based at Ballenstedt airfield in Germany for the final flight testing program !

        Yes, it is official, we are in the final stretch of certification.

        More news and pictures on the Facebook page, so go check !

        ps. for some reason I am unable to upload any pictures to RWF ? I'll try again later, but in the meantime, check the Facebook page.
        Last edited by Phenix USA; 10-15-2015, 06:10 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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        • Serial #002 flying in Germany.
          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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          • Another pic of #002 over a field near Ballenstedt.
            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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            • Originally posted by Phenix USA View Post
              Another pic of #002 over a field near Ballenstedt.
              The Phenix looks very good. I am wondering about the fin on the nosewheel.
              Please explain why there is an extra fin in front?
              Assuming it is a controlled moving surface, can you not just fair the nosewheel to the required volume and use rudder pedals to move it?

              Thanks.

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              • The nose wheel fin is part of a high angle of attack/low speed testing program. We like to investigate and learn from different setups. Yes, we did try the fairing but the results were not satisfactory.

                Regards,

                Carlos

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                • There you have it, kmtck, straight from the designer himself.
                  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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                  • Update

                    The flight test portion of certification in Germany is coming along well. We are evaluating a new propeller choice to see if we can better the current performance and testing results.

                    Location decisions for the factory have been made and that process is also progressing along well.

                    After three months in Germany, the team is taking a short break, and returning to Spain to see their families. This break will also allow us to prepare and equip for further steps in the flight testing phase of the certification.

                    We are very happy with how things are progressing and enthusiastic about the future of the certification program.
                    Last edited by Phenix USA; 11-12-2015, 09:40 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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                    • Update

                      The new propeller should have arrived by now and been fitted to the certification ship.

                      Last timeline had us finishing around June with the certification.

                      It looks like there might be some changes in the model line up and equipment choices made and I am waiting for official word.

                      A decision should be made soon about our initial engine offering; 135hp turbo charged.

                      We have found a location in Denver to hangar the PHENIX, and are in talks to cement a relationship with a maintenance organization to become our first Phenix Aero Service Center. More on that as things develop.

                      The only hiccup is insurance, as you folks probably know. We are following up with a number of companies to see about getting a quote for the PHENIX.

                      If anybody has had success in getting their gyroplane insured, please send me an email with your insurance company's info. I would appreciate it tremendously.

                      I hope to have some concrete info to post soon.
                      Last edited by Phenix USA; 02-27-2016, 07:17 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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                      • ""A decision should be made soon about our initial engine offering; 135hp turbo charged. ""

                        Looks like it already has been - 912RST from AAT see below

                        http://trendak.eu/news/news_stream/a...ix-gyrocopters

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                        • Here is the prop currently being tested:
                          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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                          • Feb 2017 Update

                            Hi all,

                            We have made a tremendous amount of progress with the certification in Germany aka climbing Mt. Sisyphus. As far as my knowledge goes right now, we have completed the vast majority of all the required work, Phase1, Phase 2 and 99% of Phase3 work is done.

                            We hope to be able to post positive progress information here (relatively) soon.

                            Closer to home, I have had a very productive and informative meeting with my local FAA folks recently. This is a different project than the certification in Germany, and I can't say too much, but it will add a very nice option in the US market :-)
                            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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                            • update your websites...none really work

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                              • I just ran through them, they all worked for me. Don't use internet explorer.
                                Jerry
                                435-201-9888

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