Skymaster 1:7.75 F-4 Phantom

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    $3,800
    • OBO
  • Location Gulf Breeze, FL, USA
  • Condition Used
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For sale is a Skymaster 1:7.75 scale F-4 Phantom in SEA camo. This jet is painted to represent legendary WWII Ace COL Robin Olds' SCAT XXVII Phantom, made famous during the Vietnam War in Operation Bolo. No expense was spared on this beautiful jet, tuned by Doug Anderson and built by a Horizon Hobby Pro. Everything was brand new to this project and only used for 8 flights. During the first startup, the nozzle angle was set incorrectly, and the bottom of the stabs were heated a bit and caused some surface imperfections. The pipe was then properly adjusted, and the stab bottoms covered with high-heat resistant metal tape. No structural damage occurred and the jet flies just fine.
For a value comparison, see the recent quote in the photos below for a new one from Skymaster.

Factory Specs:

Scale: 1:7.75
Wingspan: 63 in (1600mm)
Length: 98 1/4 in (2500mm)
Dry Weight: 34-36 lbs (14-16 kg)
Turbine: 160N and Up
Power: 34-36Lb (14-16kg) thrust
Servos: Minimum 9 Standard Size
Radio: 10+ Channel
Full composite construction
Schemes are externally painted (No Seams)
Designed for Turbine power from 160N and up
Carbon fiber tube plug-in for wings spars
Dual ball bearing for elevator
Carbon fiber tube for elevator
Aluminium shaft for vertical fin
All live hinging with precision gap sealing
Very scale surface with details and full rivets
Super strong and light
Landing Gear Includes:
Hydraulic Oleo Struts with Disc Brakes & Inflatable Tires

Ordered new from Skymaster, this jet is over $5900 delivered, and that's without servos or the additions listed below:

Details for Scale LED afterburner rings
Xicoy gear sequencer and fail safe
Jet-Tronics electronic air valves
Savox Digital servos throughout
Tam's Pipe
Tam's exhaust nozzles
Complete armament package
Custom wing bags and stab protectors
Authentic 433rd Tactical Fighter Squadron patches sewn onto the stab covers

I will be travelling over Memorial Day weekend from Pensacola, FL to Daytona area and can deliver this jet FREE within a reasonable distance. Since this jet won't break down in length, crating and shipping would be expensive, likely around $500.
Shown in some photos, but NOT included are: pilots, UAT, Rx, and turbine.

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Old 05-25-2019, 04:02 AM
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I have to ask. What is with you jet guys and your odd scales? Why 7.75? Why not 8, a couple of mm smaller? I see your odd scales all the time and they just don't make any sense.
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Originally Posted by rgburrill View Post
I have to ask. What is with you jet guys and your odd scales? Why 7.75? Why not 8, a couple of mm smaller? I see your odd scales all the time and they just don't make any sense.
Good question. I can only guess that it allows jets to be categorized by size, i.e.; a 1/7.75 scale F-4 is about the same size as a 1/6th F-16 and a 1/5th T-45 and a 1/7.5 F-18, etc. Jets in this size category are all about 92-98 inches long and about 35-45 lbs...and, most importantly, they all can use the same size engine, a 160n - 180n turbine.
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