EP Jet F-4 Phantom DF55 Ducted Fan Airplane by Kyosho
This product was added to our catalog on July 31, 2008.
Fly the jet fighter that ruled the skies across the world for a generation! PIP kit locked and loaded with 2 servos makes real jet flight fun and easy!
Commissioned in 1958 as America's main strike fighter, the F-4 PHANTOM is still in active service in many airforce's around the world today although it has now been officially retired from the American military. With a impressive history established over more than half a century, the more than 5,000 supersonic jets produced for the West is a record that still stands. KYOSHO is proud to reproduce the universally acclaimed performance of this famous fighter, powered by the unique DF55 electric ducted fan unit that generates realistic jet flight performance.
The almost completely finished fuselage with intricate camouflage coloring allows you to focus on the enjoyment of flying. This PIP (Plug in Play) kit is pre-installed with 2 micro servos, brushless motor and speed control amp so you can use your choice of transmitter. Stability and precision control replicate the true jet fighter flight characteristics that are ideal for intermediate-level fliers in performing jet flight maneuvers. Enjoy the user-friendly experience with the dynamic attacking flight style of KYOSHO's F-4 PHANTOM!
- Styrene main fuselage realizes a lightweight form complete with camouflage color scheme.
- Includes a special 25A amp. for brushless motor control.
- Compatible with 11.1V-910-1200mAh Lithium Polymer battery. (No.ORI60037 recommended - sold separately)
- Battery room size holds large capacity battery packs up to dimensions: 106 x 32 x 20mm.
- Includes two micro servos for elevon control.
- Simply attach the fans to the ducted unit, fix the main and tail wings to the fuselage, set the linkages and apply the decals to complete.
- PIP (Plug in Play) set allows your choice of transmitter and receiver.
Weight: 450-500g (approx.)
Wing Area: 9.5dm2
Wing Type: 9% Original Semi-Symmetrical
Dihedral: Wing Tips 15°
Thrust: 370g approx. (when using 11.1V Li-Po battery / fan unit)
Mine also had big quality control issues. One of the servos was bad right out of the box and a little pressure on the arm would cause it to jump 15-20 degrees to one side. The canopy was bowed in a bit on one side and had to be pulled outward while putting the canopy in place. And one of elevator halves came unhinged during the first flight. A little CA fixed that, but that could have been the end of the plane if it hadn't happened when it did.
Design wise, I was disappointed that the only control surfaces are the two halves on the elevator, which act as elevons. There's not a lot of surface area there. I was also surprised to find that unlike the rest of the plane, the elevators seem to be made out of some sort of grainy foam.
Assembling the plane also took a little modification, which is described in the manual. To get the canopy down enough for the magnet to hold it down, you have to trim a wooden rib that you glue to the underside of the canopy. Why wouldn't they just design it to fit in the first place?)