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#1 DiabloKid Jul 18, 2008 12:22 PM

HobbyLobby F-4 Phantom Thread
I got this in email this morning along with the new F-16. The F-4 looks fun! $249 RTF is pretty good if you ask me but im sure many will mod this thing to death :p

Anyone getting one? Let the discussion begin! :D


#2 AIR SALLY Jul 18, 2008 02:20 PM

specs how big ,fan size ect.

#3 helifann Jul 18, 2008 02:21 PM

This one may also be a must!!!

#4 OV101 Enterprise Jul 18, 2008 02:26 PM

Does anyone have a link to the page about it, I was unable to find it on their website.

#5 tomme21 Jul 18, 2008 02:34 PM

here u go


#6 ATIS Jul 18, 2008 02:41 PM

man she looks good. Anyone notice the giant influx of F-4's??

#7 OV101 Enterprise Jul 18, 2008 02:45 PM

A giant influx of F-4's is not a bad thing, I for one and going to get at least one of them. Now I have to make the difficult decision of deciding witch one.

#8 DiabloKid Jul 18, 2008 02:47 PM

28-3/8" wingspan, 43-3/8" length, 250 sq. in. wing area, 34 oz. flying weight. This all-molded foam airplane comes completely painted in an attractive matte finish with waterslide decals applied. The 70mm fan with brushless outrunner motor is pre-installed, as is the 45A brushless speed control. The jet has 5 pre-installed servos: (2) ailerons, (2) elevators, nose wheel steering. Landing gear is fixed but can be easily removed for hand launching.

per HL's official description

#9 Coop Jul 18, 2008 02:58 PM

Looks like the one EDO Models has out. Just a resell of a tiny jet.

#10 Smokescreen38 Jul 18, 2008 03:04 PM

Hmm... looks better than the F-16 co-sell as far as scale appearance.

I would need to see stats before I seriously considered it though.

#11 corsair nut Jul 18, 2008 03:16 PM

not too bad. a little work here and there, and wala! a pretty sweet F-4. just wish you could get a arf instead of a RTF. bummer. wasted money eh.

#12 lavochkin Jul 18, 2008 03:27 PM


Originally Posted by corsair nut
not too bad. a little work here and there, and wala! a pretty sweet F-4. just wish you could get a arf instead of a RTF. bummer. wasted money eh.

Well thats how they bend you over the barstool if ya know what I mean?!!

#13 kahloq Jul 18, 2008 05:10 PM

ummm guys...the F-4 is an ARF. It is NOT a RTF package. There is no radio included. Now, I can understand not wanting the fan/motor/battery, but hell for 249 your getting a LOT of included stuff including 5 servos, a 45amp esc, etc.

The HL F-16 is a larger version of the kyosho F-16. The difference is, its bigger and has ailerons and a rudder instead of just elevons. Its the same design though including canopy and panel lines....probably the same plant in china makes both. Either that, or the china plant that makes this HL F-16 took a kyosho one and simply scaled it up some and added the functional control surfaces. Who knows.

Fortunately, the F-4 here looks a lot better then the Kyosho one since the control rods on the Kyosho are VERY visible on the top of the plane. The paint schem is also different.

#14 skewba98z28 Jul 18, 2008 05:46 PM

Pretty sweet, but if it flys like the other HL RTF jets it's going to need some horsepower!!

#15 rick88ss Jul 18, 2008 06:07 PM

Isn't there an F16 out that's the same size as this one also with the front landing gear in the same spot?

GWS is coming out with a 70mm F4 also

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