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Phoenix Model A-26 Invader

The A-26 from Phoenix Model is a giant scale twin that's perfect for fuel or electric power.

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A Monster Twin Available Through Tower Hobbies

The all new A-26 Invader from Phoenix model sports a 90.5" wingspan and can be outfitted with a pair of .46-.55 2-stroke engines or a pair of Rimfire .32 brushless motors on 4s 4500mAh each. The A-26 is constructed of balsa and lite-ply with fiberglass cowls, and a one piece canopy that's perfect for housing batteries or a fuel tank.

Phoenix Model 1:9 1/4 A-26 Invader Twin GP/EP ARF 90.5" (3 min 17 sec)

The Phoenix Model Invader comes complete with air-driven CNC retracts, a 2-piece wing with flaps, a detailed cockpit with instrument panel and painted pilot bust, and a generous hardware package. The A-26 retails for $429.99 and is currently in pre-order status at Tower Hobbies.

CLICK HERE to pre-order the Phoenix Model A-26 Invader

Features:

  • Designed for intermediate pilots.
  • Excels with glow or electric power set-ups.
  • Balsa and ply construction.
  • Two-piece wing with functional flaps.
  • Air retracts with CNC-machined metal suspension struts, air valve system with quick-connect air hose.
  • Factory-covered in high-quality film.
  • Fiberglass cowls.
  • Plywood motor mounts.
  • Two-piece composite plastic engine mounts.
  • Detailed cockpit with instrument panel and painted pilot bust.
  • One-piece canopy with painted-on frame lines.
  • Fuel tank.

Specifications:

  • Wingspan: 90.5" (2300mm)
  • Length: 65.5" (1664mm)
  • Flying Weight: 15.4 - 17.6lbs (7000 - 8000g
  • Wing Area: 951 sq in (61.4 sq dm)
  • Wing Loading: 34.41 oz/sq/ft (105 g/sq dm)
  • Wing Type: NACA airfoils
  • Servo Mount: 0.83 x 1.6" (21 x 42mm)
  • Center of Gravity (CG): 3.9" (100mm) back from leading edge of wing measured at the fuselage
  • Control Throws: Low Rate High Rate
  • Ailerons, up/down: 0.35" (9mm) 10% expo 0.55" (14mm) 12% expo
  • Elevators, up/down: 0.43" (11mm) 12% expo 0.55" (14mm) 12% expo
  • Rudder, right/left: 0.79 (20mm) 15% expo 1.4" (35mm) 15% expo
  • Landing Gear, down: 0.59" (15mm)

Last edited by Matt Gunn; 07-05-2017 at 03:36 PM..
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Old 07-05-2017, 03:55 PM
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Nice!
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Old 07-05-2017, 04:02 PM
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OMG!!! finally a subject for my twin OS hyper 50's!
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Old 07-05-2017, 04:52 PM
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I was really hoping it would use DLE 20cc engines... but not quite that big of a plane
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Old 07-05-2017, 05:17 PM
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I was really hoping it would use DLE 20cc engines... but not quite that big of a plane
A pair of saito fg-14's might fit.. that would sound awesome.. a pair of 14cc 4 stroke gassers
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Old 07-05-2017, 10:18 PM
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Thats awesome! Would love to see a bunch of new twins this size
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Old 07-06-2017, 09:20 AM
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I was really hoping it would use DLE 20cc engines... but not quite that big of a plane
I'd love to see this bird in a 120" wingspan.
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Interesting, but I'm not sure about the scheme from the visibility perspective.
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I have awful eyes, but that is what is awesome about big planes... at 90.5" it should show up well in the sky even if you are a few mistakes high.
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I just finished a Super Cub by Phoenix. I hope the quality of the A-26 is better that the Cub. The control rods provided with the kit were so soft I could actually bend them into a U with just my fingers. The hinges on the upper half of the cabin door were just barely being held in by the glue (looks like hot glue). When I opened the door, one of the hinges came out. While I was cutting the engine holes in the cowl, I used my air hose to blow the dust off. I also blew the clear coat right off the cowl. It was not adhered to the paint underneath. I had to spray new clear coat on the cowl. They also provided CA hinges with the kit. For me, that is a no-no on a plane this size (90.5").

Overall, it made a nice looking plane, just took some work to fix the problems. Haven't flown it yet, but it should fly fine.

Would I buy another Phoenix model? Most likely not.

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I just finished a Super Cub by Phoenix. I hope the quality of the A-26 is better that the Cub. The control rods provided with the kit were so soft I could actually bend them into a U with just my fingers. The hinges on the upper half of the cabin door were just barely being held in by the glue (looks like hot glue). When I opened the door, one of the hinges came out. While I was cutting the engine holes in the cowl, I used my air hose to blow the dust off. I also blew the clear coat right off the cowl. It was not adhered to the paint underneath. I had to spray new clear coat on the cowl. They also provided CA hinges with the kit. For me, that is a no-no on a plane this size (90.5").

Overall, it made a nice looking plane, just took some work to fix the problems. Haven't flown it yet, but it should fly fine.

Would I buy another Phoenix model? Most likely not.

Bill Hodges
So it was the same quality as the Hangar 9
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I'm interested to see how it does on the EP setup. It seems kinda weak sauce on the .46.
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