PHANTOM II

 

 

New Pictures posted!! (3/11/06)

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The new Phantom two seater is complete. The aircraft is very recognizable as a Phantom. It is a high wing, high engine aircraft similar to the single seat Phantom X-1. The engine options are the 65 Hp Rotax 582 or 4-Stroke 80 Hp Rotax 912. The airframe is aluminum. The wing coverings are Dacron. The fuselage aluminum airframe is surrounded by an ABS Vacu-formed plastic shell. The cockpit is fully enclosed with gull wing removable doors. There is a baggage area behind the cockpit. The pilots will sit side by side and each will have a center stick. There is a shock absorbing nose gear and a spring steel main gear. The aircraft can be built (by yourself or by the factory) as an Experimental Light Sport Aircraft (E-LSA) or as a 51% rule Experimental Amateur built aircraft. The aircraft was designed to meet the S-LSA Certification Standards. The plane comes standard with electric flaps and strut bracing. The S-LSA model will be available near the beginning of 2007.

 

PROGRESS UPDATES

 

1/22/06 Two seater is finished.

 

9/5/05 Currently the wing, tail, keel tube, engine, and engine mount setup are complete for the two seater. This combination is being mounted on a single seat airframe for flight testing. This will allow the testing to go on while the two seat frame is being completed. Final funding has been acquired for the two seater and progress will be moving much more quickly toward completion.

 

Pictures of the two seat strut braced wing, tail engine combination on the single seat airframe are shown below. This wing was debuted at Oshkosh 2005. The wing is also adaptable to any existing single seat Phantom. Flaps are automatically included and it is recommended for use on aircraft with Rotax 503 or Rotax 582 engines. Click on the images for larger pictures.

 

Notice the larger taper towards the wing tip. This allows the wing to be folded back against the keel tube without having to remove the horizontal stabilizer. The wing is 30 feet in span which is 1.5 longer than the single seat wing. The keel tube has been lengthened to balance the weight of larger engines such as the 582 or HKS. This will remove any nose heavy feel that existing single seaters have with the larger engines.

 

Wing is also available with streamlined struts.

 

 

Load Tests Positive G Wing Load tests are also complete for the two seat wing. The wing has been loaded to 8040 lbs and did not break. We ran out of weight or we would have gone further. Weight distributed across the wing was comprised of bags of sand, corn and grass seed. Negative G load tests have also been completed. Pictures of the load tests are shown below.

 

This limit gives the following G ratings. (Aircraft empty weight approx 550 lbs).

 

 

With a Total Aircraft Gross Weight 890 lbs

+6 G Rating with an Ultimate Load Rating of +9 G

(AEROBATIC CAPABLE)

 

With the aircraft at a the maximum gross weight of 1100 lbs

+4.9 G Rating with an Ultimate Load Rating of +7.3 G

 

9 Gs WITH 890 LB AIRCRAFT (4020 lbs on one wing) 6 Gs WITH 890 LB AIRCRAFT

 

3 Gs WITH 890 LB AIRCRAFT

 

With a Total Aircraft Gross Weight 890 lbs

-3 G Rating with an Ultimate Load Rating of -4.5 G

(AEROBATIC CAPABLE)

 

With the aircraft at a the maximum gross weight of 1100 lbs

-2.4 G Rating with an Ultimate Load Rating of -3.6 G

 

-6 Gs WITH 890 LB AIRCRAFT (2680 lbs on one wing) -4. 5 Gs WITH 890 LB AIRCRAFT (1995 lbs on one wing)

 

-3 Gs WITH 890 LB AIRCRAFT (1330 lbs on one wing)

 

 

 

WING STRUCTURE