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Old 08-07-2014, 08:51 AM
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Hi
I am curious to get peoples thought.
Which manufacturer would you go for if you were in the market for a Phantom F4.
Based on flying qualities, build quality and lastly scale.

Mike
Old 08-07-2014, 09:28 AM
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Hello mikehannah, from what I read in the forum legend jet is best for flight...hug
Old 08-07-2014, 10:41 AM
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Nope,

Skymaster. Nice and big, built like a tank and now there are lots of us flying them. I'm on my second one.







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damn good lookin bird Raf!!!! I"m looking forward to getting another big Phantom one day and after a few drinks with my buddy Glenn Levitt have been tempted on more than one occasion into selling / trading my Rafale for one.

BVM F4 and SM F4 great choices

BVM Phantom takes a bit longer to put together but the durability ( in addition to parts / service / support ) cannot be beat. SM F4 flies / looks great and will get ya in the air in 1/4 of the time.

both great flying jets!!

good luck can't go wrong with either.
cheers

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2 vídeos de f4 lenda jato suave landing. www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVq88Ha42XY&list=LL4QvfzVs_TWNLLkwYWHlhAg&index=7

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htEid...TWNLLkwYWHlhAg
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F-106 ?????
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My Choice' BVM
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Old 08-07-2014, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by mikehannah View Post
Hi
I am curious to get peoples thought.
Which manufacturer would you go for if you were in the market for a Phantom F4.
Based on flying qualities, build quality and lastly scale.

Mike
To get a true unbiased opinion based on your criteria of what F-4 to buy would require the replying poster to have built and flown all the brands on the market and break all their individual traits down. With that said, my biased opinion if your requirments are in chronological order would be the Jet Legend F-4. Flies great and probably more forgiving in landing. The build is straight foward but yet not as scale as say Skymaster or BVM. Good luck with whatever brand you choose.
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From the scale point of view there are a lot of errors on the SM F-4. I own the short nose 1/7 version. When I took it out of the box and looked at it I knew there was something wrong so I made many measurements and comparisons to the full scale plane, 3 view drawings and well accepted scale models. Im not sure what SM used for reference materials but I can tell you its wrong.
So if your picky about the scale accuracy Id say BVM so you can make sure and build it to your satisfaction but its a little smaller. If your less picky about the scale accuracy then listen the guys who have more flight experience with F-4's.

Ive seen the SM fly and it looks like it handles very well and is capable of short landings and take offs. Thats why I bought the SM version but I was disappointed by the scale fidelity upon closer inspection.
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I have the Skymaster, can't comment on any others. No real issues with the build, paintwork was good, everything fit. It flys really nice, looks and sounds great in the air.

Mike
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Originally Posted by mikehannah View Post
Hi
I am curious to get peoples thought.
Which manufacturer would you go for if you were in the market for a Phantom F4.
Based on flying qualities, build quality and lastly scale.

Mike
When you talk about Phantoms, before you decide on the manufacturer, you first have to decide on the size.

The BVM F-4 is terrific in terms of looks and strength, but in addition to the fact that its a kit with a fairly involved build, its small. The short nose BVM F-4 is 80" long and the long nose is 85". The only other F-4 in that size range really is the Xtreme Jets one. I have one of those and I love it, but its not very big. In truth, the BVM F-4 is a bit bigger than the Xtreme jets one, but not by much.

On the other hand, the Skymaster short nose F-4 is 93" long. That's only 13", but it makes a *big* difference in the overall size of the aircraft. The long nose Skymaster is 99" long. Likewise, the Jet Legend (which is a long nose) F-4 is 99" long. The Fei Bao F-4s are a bit smaller at 88" and 91", but they are still significantly bigger than the BVM. The BVM F-4 will fly very well (and fast!) on a 120-sized turbine, but for the Skymaster, a 160 is minimum, and some guys have 200's in them. They are a *significantly* different aircraft than a BVM...

Bob

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Old 08-09-2014, 04:57 PM
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Hi,

How does the FeiBao F-4 compare?
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BVM

AMT Pegasus HPES, Weatronic Micro12/JR 12x.

Photos courtesy of Laurie Hughes, Pat Barnes, Dave Wilshere. .

Flying the F4 raises the adrenalin level but not as much as looping this:



Spitfire TR9,Boultbee Flight Academy, RR Merlin 66.
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Old 08-11-2014, 05:22 PM
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Lavi,

Would you elaborate?

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