Phoenix 7-40 (oz12671)

 

Phoenix 7-40 (oz12671) by Joe Bridi from Airborne - plan thumbnail

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Phoenix 7-40. Radio control pattern plane. Wingspan 54 in, wing area 565 sq in, for .40 engines.

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  • (oz12671)
    Phoenix 7-40
    by Joe Bridi
    from Airborne
    58in span
    IC R/C LowWing
    formers unchecked
  • Submitted: 08/12/2020
    Filesize: 928KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: JeffWorsham

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Is a design of don lowe's?
Saludos cordiales
Rolando Cladera - 14/12/2020
On the plan it says: Designed by Joe Bridi. Was the original design by Don Lowe?
SteveWMD - 14/12/2020
Hi Steve. I see the box art attributes Don Lowe as the designer which is my recollection from reading RCM & MB and flying aerobatics in the 70's. Don Lowe (and Joe Bridi) were respected pattern flyers then. Joe's designs were usually 'Kaos' based but Don's were Phoenix variants.
Regards, Howard
Howard Funnell - 14/12/2020
Designer credit should be Don Lowe, not Joe Bridi.
SJW - 15/12/2020
Hmmm. We don't have the original Phoenix 7 plan. We only have this one. This plan here is the later 40-size version, kitted by Airborne RC, and it has a printed title block saying: "Designed by Joe Bridi". So I'm inclined to leave this for a while, and muse upon it. Certainly we are not in the business of re-writing history. And this plan is a piece of history, like it or not. Remember we also list plans here individually, so the question here (on this page) is not "Did Don Lowe design the original?" but rather "Did Don Lowe design this 40 kit for Airborne RC?". If some info comes along to show I'm wrong, then I'll happily change this designer credit. But until then, I'd say the best way forward is if you send us in a plan of the original 60 model, and we'll list that one accordingly, as the original design, by Don Lowe.
SteveWMD - 15/12/2020
A comment from Don Lowe's son on Phoenix saga, post #5: https://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/classic-rc-pattern-flying-379/8044661-don-lowes-phoenix-vi.html but it doesn't clarify if 7-40 is a reduced version redesigned by Bridi, in this case correct attribution.
pit - 15/12/2020
It was pointed out in RCG by Doxilia (a frequent contributor in the classic pattern forum in RCG) that this appears to be a re-drafted Dirty Birdy 40 (oz10468), a Bridi Design. I think he nailed it. Span, length, wing area, are all the same. Many details on the plan are the same, except of course, wherever they had to be changed to conform to the Phoenix 7 shape. So yes, it appears to be "Bridi" based, although the Phoenix 7 design as such is Don Lowe's (due credit on the Airborne RC's box).
RC Yeager - 16/12/2020
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