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Old Apr 12, 2014, 07:17 PM
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Ducted fans!

FMS, you make some of the finest ducted fan models available. The F4 Phantom, the A4 Skyhawk are really some beautiful models that also fly excellent.

Problem is that they are in need of a freshening. Motion has an updated - sort of - Phantom, but all that was done was to stick in a 10 blade fan and bigger ESC . Are the molds not up to a switch to EPO foams? Not up to some upgrades to better details, like smaller panel lines, flaps adds, retract possibles, full-flying stabs like their real counterparts?

Worse, some are now about impossible to get. The A4 and the F-16 come to mind immediately - fabulous airplanes that really need to be made available again, thru as many vendors as possible.

Finally......how about offering these as kits, for once? Some of us take enormous pleasure in outfitting the airframes with parts of our choosing, forestalling the retrofit of otherwise un-useable stuff that comes glued in.

Hope these comments come to you in the good spirit intended. Your consideration of these thoughts would be welcomed with open arms and wallets.
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Old Apr 16, 2014, 04:58 PM
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Their EDF's are outdated. Some are from 2008. They are but anything from the finest models available. They are getting left behind by the other manufacturers in about every regard. Scale, performance, features, you name it.

With as nice as their warbirds and latest offerings are, the EDF department needs stiff wake up call.
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Their F4 is awesome ! The biggest problem with it is finding one , once you crash the last one .. HOWEVER it would be cool to incorporate a version with built in retracts like the durafly vampire . Oh and make sure it's got the Camo paint job .
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Old Jun 10, 2014, 03:57 PM
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fms, you make some of the finest ducted fan models available. The f4 phantom, the a4 skyhawk are really some beautiful models that also fly excellent.

Problem is that they are in need of a freshening. Motion has an updated - sort of - phantom, but all that was done was to stick in a 10 blade fan and bigger esc . Are the molds not up to a switch to epo foams? Not up to some upgrades to better details, like smaller panel lines, flaps adds, retract possibles, full-flying stabs like their real counterparts?

Worse, some are now about impossible to get. The a4 and the f-16 come to mind immediately - fabulous airplanes that really need to be made available again, thru as many vendors as possible.

Finally......how about offering these as kits, for once? Some of us take enormous pleasure in outfitting the airframes with parts of our choosing, forestalling the retrofit of otherwise un-useable stuff that comes glued in.

Hope these comments come to you in the good spirit intended. Your consideration of these thoughts would be welcomed with open arms and wallets.
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Old Jun 10, 2014, 04:02 PM
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Their F4 is awesome ! The biggest problem with it is finding one , once you crash the last one .. HOWEVER it would be cool to incorporate a version with built in retracts like the durafly vampire . Oh and make sure it's got the Camo paint job .
MotionRC and DiamondHobby both carry the F-4. It is still the same EPS airframe only with a new motor and 10-blade fan w/ 70A esc.

It's not a bad model, just old. They basically put a new flag pole in front of an old building.


http://www.motionrc.com/jets-and-duc...eatured&page=2
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Old Jun 10, 2014, 04:56 PM
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I'm actually looking for parts , and they're out . I don't need a full 170.00 kit when I already have the 10 blade fan servos motor etc . Thanks for the links though
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