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Old 11-13-2014, 11:35 PM
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Phoenix Models 60cc Tucano (Volcano)

Hi all,



Just bought myself an early x-mas present, I've had a few Tucano's in my time, this will be the biggest so far. Kit is due on my doorstep in 7 days. Can’t wait

Kit: Phoenix Models 60cc Tucano ╝ Scale
Engine: EME60, wrap around pitts with smoke
Servos: PilotRC 20kg (Savox Rebrands)
Tech Aero Optically Isolated U-Bec for ignition
BoomaRC For power distribution

Will be swapping out the air retracts for electrics, either Electron 40’s or Lado actuators with the original frames depends on the quality of the retracts when they arrive


Official Site Information: http://www.phoenixmodel.com/Product.aspx?ProductId=590
Introducing

A real beauty aircraft. Anyone who likes the war birds is bound to love this airplane. It has a large wing and very strong construction. Control surface size and the right tail moment promise great flying characteristics, wide speed range, slow landings and precise aerobatics. An impressive scale Landing gear is also included with the kit. It is designed exclusively for this aircraft. It is a piece of engineering of its own. The Volcano is an easy-to-assemble, easy -to-fly blast for any pilot interested in large-scale flight. Functioning scale flaps make takeoffs and landings a breeze. Factory-created scale detail like the canopy, cockpit, pilot, control surfaces... Its authentic ORACOVER covering supplies a superior sheen. The VOLCANO ARF is part of PHOENIX MODEL's complete line of top-quality aircraft and accessories.

Technical data

- Wingspan: 2567mm (101in)
- Length: 2190mm (86.2 in)
- Flying weight: 11-13 kg
- Wing area: 101 dm2
- Wing loading: 99g/dm2
- Wing type: Naca airfoils
- Covering type: Genuine ORACOVER«
- Retract gear type: Air-retract With CNC Suspension Metal Struts (included)
- Spinner size: 115mm (included)
- Radio: 6 channel minimum (not included)
- Servo: 10 standard hi-torque servo: 2 aileron; 2 flap; 2 elevator; 1 rudder;1 retract; 1 throttle; 1 steering nose. (not included)
- Recommended receiver battery: 6.0V 2400/2600mAh NiMH (2) (not included)
- Servo mount: 21mm x 42 mm
- Propeller: suit with your engine
- Engine: 50- 60 CC gas engine (two stroke) (not included)
- Motor: brushless outrunner 2600-3000 W, 190 KV (not included)
- Gravity CG: 141 mm (5.5 in) Back from the leading edge of the wing, at the fuselage
- Control throw Ailerons: Low: 12mm up/down, 10% expo; High: 15mm up/down, 10% expo
- Control throw Elevators: Low: 12mm up/down, 12% expo; High: 15mm up/down, 12% expo
- Control throw Rudder: Low: 30mm right/left, 15% expo; High: 45mm right/left, 15% expo
- Control throw Flaps: Mid: 25mm down; Landing: 35mm down
- Experience level: Intermediate
- Plane type: Scale Military

RECOMMENDED MOTOR AND BATTERY SET UP
- Motor: Hacker A60 (not included)
- Propeller: 22x10 E; 22x12 E APC (not included)
- Lipo cell: 12 cells / 5500 – 6000mAh (not included)
- Esc: 120-160A / HV (not included)

Features
- Designed for compatibility with both GP and EP flight
- Covered in genuine ORACOVER«
- Separate fuselage and wing structure allows compact transportation
- Extremely lightweight laser-cut all-wood construction
- Air-retract With CNC Suspension Metal Struts included
- Full-depth cockpit and instrument panel and pilot included
- Scale plastic bomb included
- Bolt-on two-piece wing for easy transport and setup at the field
- Removable canopy for easy change lipo battery and set up radio
- Superb flying characteristics, plus an accurate scale outline
- High-quality hardware package included

Will be updated the Thread as and when build commences

Build Log:
Opening the box: Link
Build Part 1:
Build Part 2:
Build Part 3:
Build Part 4:
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Old 11-15-2014, 01:59 PM
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Wow, very nice.
I may just be motivated to sell my TFGS P-51 to fund this one.
Now I just have to see if its available in North America.


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Old 11-15-2014, 05:31 PM
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Look here for US sales:

http://zigirc.com

Their website says the Tucano is coming soon, not sure what that means, but I just bought the Phoenix giant P-51 from them and had a good experience. Their warehouse is in Oklahoma City and they shipped fast. They told me they had a shipment of new ARFs coming from Vietnam in December, so maybe that's when the Tucano will show up.
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Old 11-15-2014, 06:20 PM
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The P-51 is a good one of theirs as well, I had to redo the hinges on mine though as there was too much slop, was an easy fix though
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Old 11-15-2014, 07:40 PM
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I saw your report. They must have seen it too and made some fixes, mine had no slop whatsoever. I'm about half way through putting mine together, no issues so far.
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Old 11-15-2014, 10:31 PM
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I saw your report. They must have seen it too and made some fixes, mine had no slop whatsoever. I'm about half way through putting mine together, no issues so far.
That's good to know, hoping this kit has had similar changes made to it.
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Old 11-15-2014, 11:32 PM
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Did you ever get the Mustang's tail wheel doors to work? I don't see any way they ever will, guess I'll put a couple of servos back there and give up on the spring.
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Old 11-16-2014, 03:51 PM
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I end up removing the doors on mine, I'd take a pic of what i did but I sold my mustang a while ago
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Old 11-18-2014, 01:03 AM
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Just spoke with my LHS, should have this one in my hands on Thursday
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Old 11-19-2014, 07:18 PM
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I need one of these but I cant deal with air retracts anymore. Any idea if there is an electric retract substitute?
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Old 11-19-2014, 07:32 PM
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there are a few options, none of which are cheap, I will let you know what I end up doing as I am also not going to use an air system.

my thoughts are either:
Down and Locked conversion of original units ($500US + shipping)
Electron Retracts and control unit (use original struts) - Modify wing if needed (EUR370-420 for tri set + Shipping)
Lado Actuators and convert units myself (USD360 + Shipping for 3)
Electron complete kit including 7075 struts, 7075 hub wheels and electromagnetic brakes and control unit (EUR735-785 + shipping)

My preference is Electron as I have allot of old friends in europe who fly 15-18kg turbine jets on those retracts and not one has failed them, only issue might be is if they will be an easy swap

I will find out more about the retract options as I build.
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Old 11-19-2014, 10:52 PM
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Update, Kit has arrived

I am still at work so only got a quick sneak peak but all looks in order and reasonably well packed.

Will try to get some photo's done tonight of the parts for you all.
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good info pal. I will follow this thread. I want one but again, it will have to be electric retracts or no dice for me. Look forward to seeing your build
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Old 11-20-2014, 01:43 PM
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There's these:

http://www.wingspanretracts.com/LGM1590T-105
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Old 11-20-2014, 03:49 PM
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Not a fan. The casings are cast and I've got a mate who bought a set that cracked on a hard landing. They might be able to hold the weight just but not my first choice.
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