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Delta Wing Kites and Gliders Phoenix
 
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Phoenix
 
The Delta Wing Kites and Gliders Phoenix first came out in 1975 or 76. It was a new swallow-tail design and was so much quieter and smoother than the old 87 degree nose angle Bennett Rogallos the we had been flying up until that time.
 
When pulling it out of the water, it could easily get banked off to one side, and you could not recover and just had to release the tow line and start over.
 
The Delta Wing Kites and Gliders Phoenix 4B first came out in 1976.
 
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Phoenix 4B
 
The Delta Wing Kites and Gliders Phoenix 6B first came out in 1976.
 
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Phoenix 6B
 
The Phoenix 6C was released by the end of 1977.
 
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Phoenix 6C
 
The Phoenix 6D was released in 1980.
 
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Phoenix 6D
 
A group of Ecuadorians who used 6D's from training all the way to national competitions in the 80's. They were regarded as magnificent, reliable and easy to maneuver, having flown over 12000 feet asl in all kinds of weather, and the gliders were so reliable. Some hold some of the national records and won the 1st place and 2nd place in one of the national competitions in Quito. Part of the success was that they performed as expected.
 
The Phoenix 8 was a 1976 version.
 
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Phoenix 8
 
The Phoenix 8 gave approximately 8:1 glide ratio. Turns started slow and then would whip around. A little squirrelly to handle on the ground and in the air. It had great wind penetration and was able to fly in higher winds then most kites of the time.
 
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Phoenix 12
 
Phoenix 6B
Wing area: 17.9 m²
Wing span: 9.4 m
Aspect ratio: 5.25
Hang glider weight: 20 kg
Packed length: 6.25 m
Nose angle: 100°
Phoenix 6C Junior
Wing area: 15 m²
Wing span: 9 m
Aspect ratio: 5.4
Hang glider weight: 23 kg
Minimum pilot weight: 50 kg
Maximum pilot weight: 70 kg
Packed length: 5.65 m
Packed length short: 3.5 m
Number of battens: 10
Nose angle: 104°
 
Phoenix 6C Médium
Wing area: 16.7 m²
Wing span: 9.6 m
Aspect ratio: 5.52
Hang glider weight: 25 kg
Minimum pilot weight: 70 kg
Maximum pilot weight: 90 kg
Packed length: 6.28 m
Packed length short: 4.3 m
Number of battens: 10
Nose angle: 100°
 
Phoenix 8 Junior
Wing area: 15.8 m²
Wing span: 9.98 m
Aspect ratio: 6.3
Hang glider weight: 25 kg
Minimum pilot weight: 56 kg
Maximum pilot weight: 80 kg
Packed length: 6.1 m
Packed length short: 3.5 m
Number of battens: 10
Nose angle: 110°
 
Phoenix 8 Médium
Wing area: 17.18 m²
Wing span: 10.98 m
Aspect ratio: 7
Hang glider weight: 26 kg
Minimum pilot weight: 70 kg
Maximum pilot weight: 95 kg
Packed length: 6.7 m
Packed length short: 3.5 m
Number of battens: 10
Nose angle: 110°
 
Phoenix 8 Senior
Wing area: 20.9 m²
Wing span: 10.98 m
Aspect ratio: 5.7
Hang glider weight: 28 kg
Minimum pilot weight: 85 kg
Packed length: 6.7 m
Packed length short: 4.3 m
Number of battens: 12
Nose angle: 110°
 
 
 
 


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