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F-4D Phantom II (Freewing EDF jet)

Discussion in 'R/C Videos and Pictures' started by dominicm, Aug 12, 2018.

   
  1. dominicm

    dominicm 70cc twin V2

    I have filmed several turbine F-4 Phantoms. It's an iconic jet and have always wanted to try flying one but a turbine version is well out of my reach. Cue to Freewing F-4D Phantom II. Looks like the real thing after 15 minutes of assembly and applying the decals. Dropped in my receiver and a 6S5000 flight pack and I was ready to go.

     
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  2. Motion RC never fails to impress me. They crank out some really cool stuff.
     
  3. 49dimes

    49dimes Damn I'm hungry

    Yes they do. Learning jet flying with the Avanti S has been great fun. I have been eyeballing that F-4 as well. Put a lot of JP-5 in them and then watched them get slung off the deck of the FID.
     
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  4. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    Two if the three Avanti's in the club of died from Pilot error. One flew his right into the ground last Sunday, and the other guys error was picking the wrong guy to do the first flight for him. He chose poorly.


    I have the book about the fire, "Sailors To The End" but I haven't read it yet.
     
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  5. 49dimes

    49dimes Damn I'm hungry

    I never understood why some let others do the "Maiden"?. All that "Fun & Excitement" you deny yourself :laughing:.

    All in all the Avanti S is a sweet flying EDF and glides really well. Now it does zip along and can get real small rather quickly and orientation can be easily lost. But I NEVER do stupid stuff like that :rolleyes:.

    Even to this very day ALL assigned personnel must be "trained" in fire fighting on all Navy ships. Because of the fire on USS Forrestal CV-59.
     

  6. HRRC Flyer

    HRRC Flyer GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    I agree as well, Mike. I picked up a Motion RC P-38. Very nice plane and it looks like a blast to fly. . . . .:yesss:. Went ahead and got the upgraded engine & props, plus retracts. It's beeen moved down the assembly list behind my Giant Stick.
     
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  7. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    I've flown the Mig21, Stinger 90, and F86, all great airplanes.
     
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  8. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    One of the gents at our field has a brand new A10. Dang that thing is nice. I am sooo sooo impressed on how well they are built. You touch it and it feels so solid. He was a little nervous so he didn't maiden it. I offered....LOL.... but I am with Kelly on this. Why allow someone else to get the pleasure, the thrill, the nervous knee knocking jitters, the pure terror and fear...dang that is good stuff to let you know your heart is still beating... why let someone else do this? After all, it's "MY" plane and if it goes in, "I"...am gonna be the one to do it. LOL
     
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  9. 49dimes

    49dimes Damn I'm hungry

    Of course I will have to paint mine once I get it to look like one of the squadrons assigned while I was aboard ( VF 74 ).



    F-4J_of_VF-74_First_in_Phantoms_in_flight_in_1981.jpg
     
  10. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    I like that, hard to see, but nice.
     
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