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#1 TimJohnson Jun 23, 2008 11:04 AM

Kyosho F-4 Phantom ARF

Fly the jet fighter that ruled the skies across the world for a generation!

Commissioned in 1958 as America's main strike fighter, the F-4 PHANTOM is still in active service in many airforce's around the world today although it has now been officially retired from the American military. With a impressive history established over more than half a century, the more than 5,000 supersonic jets produced for the West is a record that still stands. KYOSHO is proud to reproduce the universally acclaimed performance of this famous fighter, powered by the unique DF55 electric ducted fan unit that generates realistic jet flight performance. The almost completely finished fuselage with intricate camouflage coloring allows you to focus on the enjoyment of flying. This PIP (Plug in Play) kit is pre-installed with 2 micro servos, brushless motor and speed control amp so you can use your choice of transmitter. Stability and precision control replicate the true jet fighter flight characteristics that are ideal for intermediate-level fliers in performing jet flight maneuvers. Enjoy the user-friendly experience with the dynamic attacking flight style of KYOSHO's F-4 PHANTOM!

Styrene main fuselage realizes a lightweight form complete with camouflage color scheme.
Includes a special 25A amp. for brushless motor control.
Compatible with 11.1V-910-1300mAh Lithium Polymer battery.
Battery room size holds large capacity battery packs up to dimensions: 106 x 32 x 20mm.
Includes two micro servos for elevon control.
Simply attach the fan to the ducted unit, glue the main and tail wings to the fuselage, set the linkages and apply the decals to complete.
Kit includes 2 servos, ESC, motor and EDF unit.

Tech Specs
Width:............... 534mm
Length:.............. 756mm
Weight:.............. 450g - 500g
Wing Area:.......... 9.5dm2
Wing Type:......... 9% Original Semi-Symmetrical
Dihedral Angle:..... Wing Tips 15

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#2 TimJohnson Jun 23, 2008 11:32 AM

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Well I just grabed mine...LOL....I may get this baby up in the air in the morning.....We will see. :)

#3 kydawg1 Jun 23, 2008 12:49 PM

....hurry up on the Maiden Report........... what do you think???


Originally Posted by TimJohnson
Well I just grabed mine...LOL....I may get this baby up in the air in the morning.....We will see. :)

#4 Sammy70 Jun 23, 2008 12:52 PM

Awesome F4! How much $ are they?

#5 TimJohnson Jun 23, 2008 01:13 PM

street price should be around $199.99. This airplane comes with the EDF, Motor, 2 servos, and ESC.

I will hold my thoughts, until I get her up in the air. :)

#6 ATIS Jun 23, 2008 01:32 PM

Tim, is that the same motor as the F-16 and A-6??

#7 slowflight Jun 23, 2008 03:18 PM

great looking F-4 but it needs

1/ ailerons + elevator instead of only those tiny tailerons :eek: :eek:
2/ better size fan for 500 g AUW, 60mm fan would be better
and it look like there is room for it

#8 TimJohnson Jun 23, 2008 09:11 PM

I guess there will always be critics........

BTW Slowflight, you forgot rudder.....http://www.lanmaniac.com/forums/imag...n_rolleyes.gif

#9 corsair nut Jun 23, 2008 09:14 PM

i guess it looks decent besides the stabs, but thats a easy fix. i still really like the A-6 though :) i think they hit the nail on the head on the looks of the A-6.

#10 Kilo60 Jun 23, 2008 10:49 PM

Not really digging those obtrusive elevon control rods on top of an otherwise beautiful airframe.

Kyosho really needs to copy Alfa on the hidden/flexable control rod design... very subtle and intuitive...

Also, looks like a 200% FSA.... :(

#11 ace128 Jun 23, 2008 10:55 PM

looks sickkk :)

#12 TimJohnson Jun 23, 2008 10:59 PM

You will not see the control linkage at 20 feet out....The negativity flows in this forum.....

#13 CarreraGTSCS Jun 23, 2008 11:09 PM

Not negativity. We're slowly learning to expect more from a $200 foamy. Looks nice. Good luck on the maiden.


#14 f86esabre Jun 24, 2008 12:17 AM


Originally Posted by TimJohnson
You will not see the control linkage at 20 feet out....The negativity flows in this forum.....

I agree Tim.It will look great in the air where it's supposed to be.

#15 skyhawk Jun 24, 2008 02:21 AM

Didn't you already fly one of these like a month ago?

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