Another AD Phoenix rises! - Page 5 - RCCanada - Canada Radio Controlled Hobby Forum
RCCanada - Canada's Radio Control Hobby Forum
Jet Aircraft Discuss Jets in Canada

Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-11-2007, 04:55 PM   #41
RCC Pro Contributor
JimBrown's Avatar
I am: Jim Brown
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Rockland, Ont.
Radio of choice:
Jeti DS-16
# of RCs: 10

Feedback: 18 / 100%
Posts: 1,937
Total Props: 4

       Remove this ad - become a site supporter!
I don't think 600' of grass will be a problem at all.

On Phoenix I, the flap, rudder and aileron cutouts were designed for mini sized servos. I used Hitec 5245's. The elevator cutout is designed for a standard size servo. I used a Hitec 5625.

However, I discovered that the 5245's on the flaps could not handle the load if they flaps were dropped while still going fast. They eventually burned out. So I replaced them with Hitec 225MG's and they worked fine. If the flaps were dropped while going to fast, the would just blow back, unlike the digitals which wanted to get where they were supposed to be no matter what. After the switch, I had no further problems with the flaps.

The 5245's and 225's had to be slightly modded to fit the plastic servo holders provided as they are just a bit longer than other mini sized servos. I had to shave off about half the mounting lugs on one end (the mounting lugs slide into slots with a bar across the side.)

On Phoenix II, the flap and aileron cutouts had been changed and were designed for standard size servos, so I used Hitec 5625's. No problems with those at all.

The 5625's were a loose fit in the servo holder slots as they are slightly shorter than other standard size servos, but that was easily fixed with a bit of wood. Also, all of the servos had a small stiffener between the two lugs that had to be cut out so that the servos would fit in the servo mount slots.

There is a bit of a clearance issue with the elevator servo, but that can be solved with a bit of tweaking on one side of the bar that holds the servo in place. This will occur with any standard size servo.

Hope that helps,
JimBrown is offline   Quick reply to this message.

Sponsored Links - Subscribe to remove this ad.
Old 09-11-2007, 05:20 PM   #42
RCC Supreme Contributor
AJCoholic's Avatar
I am: Andrew Coholic
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Timmins, Northern Ontario
Radio of choice:
JR 12X

Feedback: 5 / 100%
Posts: 9,873
Total Props: 1
Yes that helps - standard size servos all around is easy if they fit. I already have a bunch of the (older) 5945's w hich are excellent servos and have been in at least 4 of my planes. If I can use them thats less to buy.

I really like the new scheme out for the PHoenix. Its #1 right now on my list of potential models for 2008.

Thanks again for the info!

Andrew Coholic -MAAC #26287L

1/2A to giant scale, IMAC, SAM, R/C sport, turbine jets, Heli's...
if its got a wing or two and an engine - I like it!
AJCoholic is offline   Quick reply to this message.
Closed Thread

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the RCCanada - Canada Radio Controlled Hobby Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Member names may only be composed of alpha-numeric characters. (A-Z and 0-9)

!!ATTENTION ADVERTISERS!! If you intend on advertising anything on this forum, whatsoever, you are required to first contact us here . Additionally, we do NOT allow BUSINESS NAMES unless you are an Authorized Vendor. If you own a business, and want to do sales on this site via posting or private message, you will need to follow the rules. Shops, Stores, Distributors, Group Buys without being authorized will see your account terminated.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Your Name
Your first name and last initial is required if you plan on using the forum.
Which city & province you live in. This is mandatory for classified listings.
Radio of choice?
Which radio is your current favorite to use?
Number of RC Vehicles?
How many boats, cars, planes do you own?


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
vBulletin Message

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:26 PM.

vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.