It was so well built that very few things have changed
on it over twenty years after it first entered production.
This year Phantom Aeronautics introduced their latest
version of the Phantom which will be available as both a single and two
place. The new look Phantom has been totally redesigned from the ground up.
A new aerobatic strut braced wing has been designed,
which is also tapered. The new wing has had all the load testing done on it
and will be used on both the single and two place.
The new struts and tapered foldable wing design have come
about from customers
requesting them. The new wing which has been load tested
to 6,000 lbs on the single place, is more efficient providing the same
amount of lift with less drag. The tapered wing also allow the wings to be
folded back without having to remove the tail.
This will give the two place a cruise speed of 85 m.p.h.,
with touch down speeds in the 35 to 40 m.p.h. range. Climb rate is expected
to be just over 800 feet per minute, and the single place over 1,000 feet
Phantom II specs
||600 ? 800 fpm
||300 ? 350 feet
||142 sq. ft.
||10 ? 20 Gallons
Manual flaps have been added to the single place and
electric flaps will be on the two place. The flaps will decrease the stall
speed by 8 m.p.h.
Power for the two place Phantom will come from the Rotax
65 H.P. liquid cooled 582 aircraft engine, or the two cylinder 60 HP HKS
engine. The kits are basically bolt together units and should take the
average person about 150 hours to assemble.
Standard features are a three blade prop on the 582,
engine instruments, plus airspeed indicator and
altimeter. The frame comes powder coated in a number of colors, and a shock
absorbing front suspension, as well as newly designed trailing
link shock absorbing main gear.
The new Phantoms will be available in the
Light Sport Aircraft Category and can also be a 51% rule amateur built
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