THE VSKYLABS Phoenix Air U-15 Phoenix Project

The VSKYLABS Phoenix Ait U-15 Phoenix Project

For X-Plane 11

The VSKYLABS Phoenix Air Phoenix Project

The development of the VSKYLABS Phoenix Air U-15 Project for X-Plane 11 was approved by Phoenix Air. Although acknowledged by Phoenix Air, it is an independent VSKYLABS project which is not affiliated with and/or endorsed by Phoenix Air.

Project Introduction:

The Phoenix Air Phoenix is my second, real-life LSA project for X-Plane flight simulator. Like in the VSKYLABS Aeropro EuroFOX project, this project's focus is about the virtual aircraft performance, simplicity and effectiveness of its design and engineering.

The project features the Phoenix U-15 aircraft, which is a kind of a 'hybrid' aircraft; powered aircraft by Rotax 912 ULS 100 hp engine, and at the same time, a high performance glider. I have plans to get further with this project and to develop the D-14 variant of the Phoenix, which is an electric powered, retractable landing gears motor glider.

The VSKYLABS Phoenix Air Phoenix project is under constant development. Package updates are to be expected. Update/upgrade plan is including (among other things): 3D modeling and aircraft performance refinements. The free updates are being pushed out automatically to all buyers.

Phoenix Air Phoenix background and history

The Phoenix Air Phoenix is a Czech low-wing, two-seat motor glider, designed and manufactured by Phoenix Air (http://www.phoenixair.cz - developed by Martin Stepaneck) and provided as a complete ready-to-fly aircraft. The Phoenix was designed to comply with the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale microlight rules and US light-sport aircraft rules.

The aircraft is certified in the USA as an S-LSA Glider, and imported to the US by Phoenix Air USA (http://www.phoenixairusa.com)

The aircraft features a cantilever wing, a T-tail, a two-seats-in-side-by-side configuration, enclosed cockpit under a bubble canopy, fixed conventional landing gear and a 100 hp Rotax engine.

It is built from composites. Its 15 m span wing can be converted to 11 m by removing the wing tips and installing shorter ones for faster cruise speed when flown as a microlight aircraft. An electric powered version (D-14) is under development.

The Phoenix can be flown for hundreds or thousands of miles with either sets of wings. It is a super-versatile, state of the art light sport aircraft.

Useful External links and Documents:

Please refer the following documents (Pilot Operating Handbook) of the real Phoenix aircraft as the operation manual of the VSKYLABS Phoenix for use in X-Plane flight simulator, in terms of flying characteristics, handling, techniques etc...

Phoenix Air (main Czech website):

http://www.phoenixair.cz

Phoenix Air USA:

http://www.phoenixairusa.com

Phoenix S-LSA U-15 Aircraft Operating Instructions:

http://www.phoenixairusa.com/uploads/AOI_Phoenix_02-U15.pdf

AV WEB video overview of the Phoenix:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FrUgIYSGYI

Light Sport and Ultralight Flyer look at the Phoenix:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0jrEb70rj0&t=317s

Plane&Pilot - Phoenix Motorglider: Chase The Shouting Wind:

http://www.planeandpilotmag.com/article/phoenix-motorglider-chase-the-shouting-wind/#.WNeIRHWGOIY

Nice video #1 (electric version):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_298DhhjRc

Nice video #2 (towing):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjfG5X_P-10