Phantom Pilots

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cefn
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Phantom Pilots

Post by cefn » Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:10 pm

Been thinking to buy a Nova Phantom ( https://www.nova.eu/en/gliders/phantom/ ) and I gather there are quite a few pilots (Neil, Andy, Brian) already flying them in the NHPC.

Can anyone who flies one share their experiences? What's the catch, apart from the price? I can't help thinking there's a catch to a wing with EN-C gliding and bar performance but low EN-B recovery characteristics.

One thing I've noticed is that there are very few Phantoms anywhere near the top of the XCLeague tables, but if the claims of its performance were true, I'd expect XC hounds to be the first to sign up - allegedly same performance as e.g. a Sigma, but less hairy in rough air. By contrast there are quite a few Mentors in the top 100. The first Phantom comes in at 144 (at the time of writing).

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