The flight of the Phenix

Phenix5

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Hello to all.

The Phenix team is proud to share with you the maiden flight trials with our new gyro.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYZoteQ7bb8

We are very happy with the preliminar results.

It has been more than three years of hard work based on a dream, with a lot of people involved in it, moved by simple faith in the project.

Will keep you regurarily posted as the trials proceed.


Carlos
 

jcarleto

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I see you are using push-pull cables for the rotor control. I used them on my two-place build and was very happy with the outcome. I'd like to hear how they work for you as well.

Thanks,
 

barnstorm2

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It is GREAT to see a tractor gyro in the works!

Thanks!
 

animal

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Very Nice, looks like ya'll have a Winner.

will be looking forward to seeing more of this design in the Future.
will it be a kit or factory built Gyroplane?
 

skier

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Beautiful. Are you planning on marketing it as either a kit or a factory built aircraft?
 

ckurz7000

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Great achievement and nice work. It's also pleasing to see a tractor design among all the pushers around.

-- Chris.
 

Phenix5

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Thank you guys for all the nice words.

- Jon: It is the first time we use the push pull cables in our gyro designs but I must admit that they work great, smooth and effective.

- Tim Heilig and Skier: In principle we are going for factory built units only, but we´ll see how things turn out and take decissions after.

Also, this is our first tractor design and from what I have learnt and discovered, I will never build a pusher again!!!

Carlos
 

StanFoster

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Carlos- Congratulations and well deserved. Its refreshing seeing new stuff developed.


Stan
 

twistair

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Congratulations to builders and pilot!

Best wishes to you and your new bird!
 

reelmule

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Congratulations Carlos, you have returned gyro design to its roots!!
 

rfonseca

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Congratulations!/Felicidades! A new design gyro from the land where the gyro was invented!
 
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