13. Phoenix Y joint test

14. Phoenix 20 ft prototype.

17. Plan and front view

18. Side view

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20. Chuck model

22. Applying tape

23. Applying glue

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24. Phoenix, Melinex on table

25. Applying glue to webs

26. Phoenix, ironing 1

27. Phoenix, ironing 2

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28. Plywood attachments

29. Attachments detail

30. Wing tip detail, on table

31. Phoenix prop construction 1

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33. Phoenic prop + Melinex

34. Phoenix frame

35. Phoenix frame test

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37. Phoenix, final sewing on table

38. Phoenix final assembly 1

39. Phoenix final assembly 2

40. Phoenix unloaded at Alton

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41. Phoenix at Alton

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43. Phoenix aerofoil test

44. Aerodynamic strips

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46. Hoops installed, Alton

47. Phoenix repairs

48. Phoenix on car

49. Phoenix, preparation 1, Chiswick

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50. Phoenix, preparation 2, Chiswick

51. Uprighting Phoenix at Chiswick

53. Phoenix at Chiswick, attching frame

54. Hoops detail at Chiswick

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55. Fred at Phoenix controls

56. Phoenix, assembling servos

57. Phoenix assembled, Chiswick

58. Phoenix crash 1

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59. Phoenix crash 2

61. Phoenix crash 3

60. Phoenix crash 4

62. Phoenix crash 5

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64. Phoeinx in foggy weather

65. Phoenix, Fred pedalling in foggy weather

36. Phoenix prop at LDDC

66. Phoenix in LDDC hangar 1

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67. Rigging in LDDC hangar

68. Fred Phoenix, LDDC

69. Phoenix before take-off at LDDC

70. Phoenix taking off at LDDC 1

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71. Phoenix taking off at LDDC 2

72. Phoenix takes off at LDDC

73. Phoenix flight (wide angle lens)

74. Phoenix flight, close-up

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Phoenix, an inflatable HPA built by Fred To and flown in 1982. Fred had previously been involved with Solar one, a solar powered aeroplane  in 1978 and and was subsequently involved with Stingray, an inflatable aeroplane

All photos and drawing are Copyright © Fred To. Most of the photos are reduced in size. If you require larger versions please e-mail picture.

Phoenix