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Old Sep 27, 2008, 10:22 AM
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New: big Kyosho F-2 (Japanese Air Self Defense Force variant of F-16) with 79mm fan

Coool... a unique version of a popular shape, a striking paint job, a big fan...

Looks great!



http://translate.google.com/translat...hl=en&ie=UTF-8


For more information about the F-2, see here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_F-2
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Old Sep 27, 2008, 11:41 AM
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Very beautiful aircraft. I always like KYOSHO's aircraft.
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Old Sep 27, 2008, 12:15 PM
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Looks good.......and abput time they went back to a bigger fan!
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Old Sep 27, 2008, 02:43 PM
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Looks nice. I'll bet with a HET fan w/ LS 1400 a little ducting work and you could get rid of the cheater holes. Then she would gitty up.

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Old Sep 27, 2008, 04:44 PM
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Could not get the link to work. Looks like a cool plane though. When is this suppose to be available?
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Old Sep 27, 2008, 05:27 PM
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wow!!! It has full flying stabs too! Thats a first.
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Old Sep 27, 2008, 06:41 PM
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I don't get it...this new plane is only a little bigger than their current tiny F-16 (35 inches long vs. 30 inches long)...and it's going to fit a 79mm DF in it? Heck, it's still smaller than the Phase 3. And the weight seems high for the size. Maybe something in those stats is a typo.

Looks like heavily exaggerated wings (not complaining, I'm OK with that). It would be nice if they would provide some landing gear for a change though. Whoever develops their DF products must not have access to a hard-surface takeoff/landing area...and isn't interested in seeking market share with those of us who do.
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Old Sep 28, 2008, 12:34 AM
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It looks decent actually! Thats another first for me with kyosho foam edf's. They should of just made it like the illusion. Composite w/balsa covered wings. The paint is kinda cool on it. The intake is decently scale, but the wings are kinda thick looking. Being Kyosho Im sure its gonna have a Kyosho price too!! Especially being a bigger fan of theirs. I hope it has a lot more room under the canopy than the last 16 they made. I bought it built it and never flew it. I hated it!!! So I gave it to my bro as a static model.
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Old Sep 28, 2008, 09:27 AM
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I don't get it...this new plane is only a little bigger than their current tiny F-16 (35 inches long vs. 30 inches long)...and it's going to fit a 79mm DF in it? Heck, it's still smaller than the Phase 3. And the weight seems high for the size. Maybe something in those stats is a typo.

Looks like heavily exaggerated wings (not complaining, I'm OK with that). It would be nice if they would provide some landing gear for a change though. Whoever develops their DF products must not have access to a hard-surface takeoff/landing area...and isn't interested in seeking market share with those of us who do.
Actually the F-2 has a noticeably bigger wing than an F-16C, probably why it looks exaggerated on the model.
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Old Sep 28, 2008, 12:36 PM
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Your right - The F-2 is bigger Check out the pic with the 2 planes overlayed on each other at the bottom of this link.

http://www.globalsecurity.org/milita...n/f-2-pics.htm
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Old Sep 28, 2008, 03:46 PM
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Your right - The F-2 is bigger Check out the pic with the 2 planes overlayed on each other at the bottom of this link.

http://www.globalsecurity.org/milita...n/f-2-pics.htm
Great link, skyhawk.

Its interesting that the Kyosho EDF55 F-16's wings are more like these on the F-2...maybe they just rebadged it as an F-16?

Regardless, the EDF79 F-2 model looks pretty scale....
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Old Oct 07, 2008, 12:47 PM
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This bird is not foam. It is fiberglass and Balsa.
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Old Oct 07, 2008, 10:19 PM
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The intake looks scale?? Not to me, unless it's pretty different from an F-16 on the full-scale plane -
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Old Oct 08, 2008, 12:07 AM
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Coool... a unique version of a popular shape, a striking paint job, a big fan...

Looks great!



http://translate.google.com/translat...hl=en&ie=UTF-8


For more information about the F-2, see here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_F-2
you gotta love googles translation. the page should have been left in chinese.

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Old Oct 08, 2008, 12:59 AM
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LOL Tommie, that tool can be fun here at Kyosho....LOL


This is for those that think this is similar to an F-16....LOL you are right, execpt, the F-2 has some changes required by the Japan Airforce

http://www.lockheedmartin.com/products/f2/index.html
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