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Old May 04, 2002, 03:45 PM
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Great Planes F4 Phantom

What was the deal with this kit? It seems it has been discontinued.

Was this due to lack of interest, or lack of good flying qualities or a bad kit that led to lack of interest? Does anyone have one, and what do you think?

Mostly just curious, at one point I was thinking about building one as a sport flyer.
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Old Aug 10, 2002, 10:51 PM
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im in the middle of construction now, so i cant tell you how well it flies, but it is faily easy contruction, and i have been impressed with it so far, fairly big too!
If you want to know anything more specific ill do my best!
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Old Aug 30, 2002, 04:57 AM
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I had one in Vietnam camo,powered by an OS 61 (tractor) with retracts.
Model flies great,tracks very straight,responive to control inputs,landings are so easy,comes in nose high,you can use the throttle to control speed/descent,I managed to spot land it on our short tarmac strip every time.
Will roll ok,and loop with an inertial build up.Flies great inverted too.
Great flying model,but I think a .91 motor would give it that extra zap it needs.

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Old Nov 03, 2002, 08:16 PM
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Sure is a cool looking kit. I think sales must not have done well here in the states because I can't find it anywhere. It used to be all over the place. The spot landings sound like a lot of fun!
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Old Nov 03, 2002, 11:41 PM
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eddie: i'm guessing that g.p. has to sell a certain quantity or it discontinues the line. in the last 10 years i've seen one being built. none flying in the so cal area...........gregg
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Old Jan 14, 2003, 03:04 AM
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If I remember rightly there was a brittish fellow who makes a pretty scale F-4 out of glass that was really reasonable. It was intended for fans I think but you could convert it. Another really cheap alternative is J.D enterprises. they have a balsa F-4 for duct fans that could be converted also. It's about $160 pretty cheap for a Fan.

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Old Feb 24, 2010, 04:28 PM
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what are these worth?

I have one of these NIB, what is it worth? How much did they sell for new?
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Old Aug 20, 2010, 09:47 AM
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I got one

I bought one around 2007, i got it from ABC Hobbies in Laredo Texas, it cost me $120 , Ilive in Monterrey Mexico, but i have not build it because i have 2 childrens that they would be very happy to destroy what ever i have.
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Old Aug 20, 2010, 11:15 AM
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Gp f-4

It is a pretty time consuming build if you glass it like I did. The first kits out, about 1999, had abs sides that were 1/2" too short, and it took a while for GP to admit it and produce the correct size pieces. Mine was underpowered with the OS 61. I went to a 91 after first flight.
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