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Old Jan 20, 2014, 08:34 PM
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Banana Hobby / LX Twin 70mm F-4 Phantom II Build Thread

It has been far too long since I've done a build thread, so here I go. This thread is intended to cover the build and/or any mods pilots would like to post on the LX F-4. This is the PnP version, so I'll condense the process to hopefully get the owners in the air quicker. Ultimately, making the experience of build and modification a little easier for anyone interested and those pilots who own the jet.

This LX Twin 70mm F-4 PnP is from Banana Hobby and features the Navy Jolly Roger Scheme:
http://www.bananahobby.com/8-ch-blit...f-jet-arf.html

After the build and several shakedown flights, I plan to repaint and mod the jet into an Air Force F-4D....markings TBD.

All the best,
Tony
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Old Jan 20, 2014, 08:43 PM
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Sweet.

Rhino's are a long-time favorite. Remember them well.

Looking forward to your experiences - thank you for stepping up with a thread to follow. Especially looking forward to flight debrief; the LE slats look - please excuse me here - cartoonish and it will be good to know whether or not they should just get glued back into place.

Best of luck here. And thanks again.
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Old Jan 20, 2014, 09:26 PM
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+1 to ya "xplaneguy". I'll be "on your 6' for the entire build. I'm hoping to order mine come Feb. (stock allowing), to have this bird airworthy by May. Build On my Man.....
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Old Jan 20, 2014, 10:08 PM
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Looks great btw!!!!! Nuce thunk about water slide decals is....you wont see them when you put that killer sea camo over the top of them
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Old Jan 20, 2014, 10:33 PM
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Brent-Very true! I'll let it live in the Jolly Roger scheme for a short time and if she's a winner...the airbrush is coming out! I expect the ESC will be fine without the drag from the external stores, otherwise I'd probably throw in two 80A ESCs. My LX A-10 needed the upgrade.

Tonight, I'm focusing on painting all the little stuff (control rods & horns, etc.).

Best,
Tony
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Old Jan 20, 2014, 11:01 PM
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I'll follow along. Maybe gleam some tips for when mine eventually comes out of the box again.
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Old Jan 20, 2014, 11:19 PM
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Great idea for a new thread on this Tony. Can't wait to get started on mine and look forward to tips and helping contribute.
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Old Jan 20, 2014, 11:35 PM
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Excellent guys! I'm looking forward to all of your input!
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Old Jan 21, 2014, 12:29 AM
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why bother if your going to repaint

cant wait to see how it flies, and see it in person
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Old Jan 21, 2014, 12:33 AM
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Just doing the obvious stuff that's wrong.....I can't help it! I'm sure you have the same issue.
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Old Jan 21, 2014, 01:03 AM
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x-plane, you keeping the yf-23 flying alot?
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Old Jan 21, 2014, 01:26 AM
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who me??? naaaahhhhh



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Just doing the obvious stuff that's wrong.....I can't help it! I'm sure you have the same issue.
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Old Jan 21, 2014, 02:31 AM
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x-plane, you keeping the yf-23 flying alot?
I fly the YF-23 occasionally and only fly it at the Apollo Field in Van Nuys. I'll be flying it there this Saturday. Do you have the 23?

All the best,
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Old Jan 21, 2014, 07:04 PM
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I'm with "xplaneguy" on this one: If she survives maiden, then it's time to break out the air brush, and put in my order to "Callie". I'm thinkin' Red, White, and Blue "ThunderBird's' scheme. Haven't seen one of those, on an F-4, in a long time....besides beng a little easier to track....LOL
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Old Jan 21, 2014, 07:33 PM
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Cmon tony you can get it done....glue it together and program the radio lol. Getr done!
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