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The Phantom was the first of the really hot ultralights. This aircraft proved that it could handle aggressively, still be relatively easy to fly, and offer additional fun and versatility that some of its competition lacked. The design was first introduced in 1981.

The Phantom X-1 allows you to pop off the pavement after just a 100 foot roll; you'll then climb out somewhere at a rate of 800 fpm. Cruise speed is 60 mph, and you'll be able to travel for about 150 miles, before having to land on the 5 gallons of fuel on board.

If you decide to go for a larger engine like the Rotax 503 or 582 you will have to fly in the experimental or lightsport aircraft category. The Phantom 1, takes about 100 hours to assemble, with no tools or jigs required. It is powered by the Rotax 447, mounted, in front of the pilot, above the wing.

It feature a tricycle gear landing configuration, with standard stick and rudder controls, with a right hand stick and left hand throttle. The high wing tube and fabric, bolt together kit boasts full span ailerons, and has folding wings for storage.

Some of the options include cockpit adjustable trim, spring aluminum spring landing gear, flaps, BRS parachute.

ZOOM Report:
The Phantom may be one of the best designs to come out of the 1980's ultralight revolution. This
thing really flies well, has modest sport aerobatic capabilities and is agile, obedient and rugged. I've owned two and they held up well.

Design/Engineering: B+ Very strong airframe
Ground Handling: B
Flight Characteristics: B+
Kit/Plans: B Pretty simple assembly style kit
Bang for the Buck: B

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