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    F-4 RECCOMENDATIONS

    GENTLEMEN, LOOKING FOR YOUR EXPIERENCES, RECCOMENDATIONS ON A F-4
    FLYING? QUALITY? ISSUES? LOOKING AT SOMTHING TO PUT A P160 IN
    SKYMASTER, BVM, FEI BAO, FLY EAGLE...

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    RE: F-4 RECCOMENDATIONS

    Skymaster all the way! I loved mine. Flew it with a Jet Central Rhino and plenty of power. Would suggest a Tam pipe for it...always a must on a bifurcated setup for better performance IMO. Flies really well, good construction, good gear. The install is a bit tighter than you would think but enough room for everything and some bling too.

    SM's F-4 is a proven airframe for a while now, can't go wrong. Not a good first jet but a great one to have in the quiver.

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    RE: F-4 RECCOMENDATIONS

    I can only say BVM is the only real proven airframe out there because it has been around for atleast fifteen years or more. i don't exactly remember what year it came out but it started life as a ducted fan dream machine and it has turned into a turbine BAD ASS Rhino. Yes there is quite a bit of building to do on it but if built properly (per his instructions) you will have a plane that will last years. It is also more scale than any ARF out there.
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    RE: F-4 RECCOMENDATIONS

    My BVM F4 is 11 years old, it is definitely a build job so if you are looking for an ARF this ones not it. But if you want to build an F4 it's the candidate.

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    RE: F-4 RECCOMENDATIONS

    I fly a Skymaster. Its been a great jet. Once you get the CG its rock solid. BVM makes the most scale version IMO. But it's a little smaller. A 36 lb turbine would be awsome on a BVM. I'm using a Kingtech K-170 in mine and its plenty of power. Just can't do complete vertical rolls without the jet washing out on the top. But the vertical is pretty if you go full throttle into it.

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    ... double post.
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    RE: F-4 RECCOMENDATIONS

    I have my Skymaster F-4 for around 5 years now it really flies very well and from all the jets I have owned it is the only one I have never sold.

    Rock solid, easy to fly, no bad tendencies... a denfinetly winner...

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    RE: F-4 RECCOMENDATIONS

    My buddy has the Jet Legend F-4, it fly's like a trainer

    http://www.globaljetclub.com/index.p...ry&path=82_239

    There is a excellent build thread for the Fei Bao F-4 here:

    http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_80...tm.htm#8005934


    There is a Build thread for the small Sky Master F4 here:

    http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_10600424/tm.htm

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    RE: F-4 RECCOMENDATIONS

    I have an FEJ and it's a great Phantom but to big for the P-160. I had a Skymaster as well with the 160sx and it really was great. I loved it and now the 2nd owner is enjoying it as well. Nice jet for sure.

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    I love my Skymaster F-4! I've had it for 3 years and put tons of flights on it. The plane has been very dependable. I have a P-200 for power and I feel it's the perfect match.
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    RE: F-4 RECCOMENDATIONS

    Skymaster F-4 is a good plane with no nasty habits if setup properly. Mine is powered with a US Mircojet 400 and it is flown from a 400' runway. You will love it.

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    ORIGINAL: David Jackson

    Skymaster F-4 is a good plane with no nasty habits if setup properly. Mine is powered with a US Mircojet 400 and it is flown from a 400' runway. You will love it.

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    David, when did you get this one? That is similar to the first one I had. I love the Coral Sea themes.
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    The Coral Sea scheme is one of my favorites!
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    RE: F-4 RECCOMENDATIONS

    ORIGINAL: AndyAndrews


    ORIGINAL: David Jackson

    Skymaster F-4 is a good plane with no nasty habits if setup properly. Mine is powered with a US Mircojet 400 and it is flown from a 400' runway. You will love it.

    [8D]
    David, when did you get this one? That is similar to the first one I had. I love the Coral Sea themes.
    Hi Andy,

    I remember watching the video of yours disappearing behind some trees and then if by magic, reappearing and being landed safely. If only I could be so lucky. It took me nearly 7 years to even consider buying another Skymaster plane after a less than satisfying experience ($5000 up in smoke) with their Bae Hawk. But anyway, I bought this plane from Rex a couple of years ago, and I'm glad I did.

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    RE: F-4 RECCOMENDATIONS

    Jet Legend all the way, built off Hasegawa plans, pretty darn close to scale
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    This Skymaster theme is very interesting.
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    RE: F-4 RECCOMENDATIONS


    ORIGINAL: WhoDaMan

    Jet Legend all the way, built off Hasegawa plans, pretty darn close to scale

    Looking good! Has it flown?
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    RE: F-4 RECCOMENDATIONS

    I am next to fly her still need final setup Ronnie has sent me the throws
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    ORIGINAL: WhoDaMan

    Jet Legend all the way, built off Hasegawa plans, pretty darn close to scale

    Looking good! Has it flown?
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    It stole; or should I say, won the show, at Kentucky Jets................

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    ORIGINAL: WhoDaMan

    I am next to fly her still need final setup Ronnie has sent me the throws
    ORIGINAL: dubd


    ORIGINAL: WhoDaMan

    Jet Legend all the way, built off Hasegawa plans, pretty darn close to scale

    Looking good! Has it flown?
    Good luck with the maiden! Looks great!
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    Thank you
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    RE: F-4 RECCOMENDATIONS

    Dave,

    If I can get out of the work thing Saturday, Lewis & I will be headed back down to Lebanon/Springfield to get a few more flights in on the JL-F-4. I believe Lewis will will also be bringing his FeiBao F-4.

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    very good Ronnie. I hope you guy's can get some vid for us
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    RE: F-4 RECCOMENDATIONS

    Hi,

    Anton and I test fly the F4 JR in UAE Top Jet Event. The customer very happy and did some 3d flying with F4. I can confirm now that Skymaster F4 is VERY STRONG and very good flyer...

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    ORIGINAL: AndyAndrews

    This Skymaster theme is very interesting.
    Andy...got to love it, can't wait for KY Jets 2012!
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