Laut Markus Prager, der die Phantom in der Jetpower 01/2019 vorgestellt hat, ist die Phantom ein Spaßmodell die in seinem 6-seitigen Bericht einen durchgehend positiven Eindruck hinterlässt.
Angefangen beim Unboxing und der ersten Begutachtung des Modells, bis hin zum Antrieb, Fahrwerk und den ersten Probeflügen.
Sein Fazit, ein Modell mit dem man ohne großen Aufwand und langen Bauzeiten Spass haben kann und das auch bei nicht gepflegten Grasbahnen kein Herzrasen beim Piloten oder Schäden am Modell verursacht.
KIT+: Modell mit Servos, ggf. Fahrwerk/Landeklappen aber OHNE Antrieb.
PNP: Modell mit Servos, ggf. Fahrwerk/Landeklappen MIT Antrieb.
Version Note: This is the 8S version which comes with a 90mm 12 Blade EDF 8S Power System with a 4075-1390kV In-Runner Motor and 150A ESC.
The specter has been revealed! Aviation enthusiasts have long loved the F-4 Phantom, and Freewing is extremely proud to introduce our 90mm Super Scale Series rendition of this ultimate warfighter! For more than 50 years, the F-4 Phantom delivered the versatile capabilities required of an all-weather frontline supersonic interceptor, fighter-bomber, SEAD, and reconnaissance platform. Less than a year after its retirement from US military service, you can still keep the F-4 Phantom flying in your RC fleet!
RC pilots have consistently requested a large F-4 EDF jet that performs excellently out of the box without endless modifications. We developed this F-4 to deliver reliability, durability, and performance from your very first flight. Grass operation is a hallmark of the Freewing 90mm F-4. With its wide stance, tall main tires, Oleo suspension nose strut and concealed trailing link suspension main struts, this aircraft performs well on rougher grass fields normally reserved for the Freewing A-10, Avanti, and other “grass approved” EDFs.
Super scale details include accurate dual landing lights flush-mounted into the scale operating nose wheel doors, DayBright position lights, rivet detail, static arrestor hook, and period accurate ordnance comprising four AIM-9D Sidewinders and two 370 gallon fuel tanks on removable hardpoints. Copious detail is molded into the aircraft’s surfaces, including recessed areas depicting Position 4 and 6 (where DIY modelers could add belly-mounted AIM-7D/E Sparrows). Plastic details include pitot tubes, ejection seat pull rings, and molded exhaust nozzles. The large fiberglass nose cone is magnetic and removable, and the chin pod beneath it is foam, allowing easy removable and customization for other versions (-C or late -D). An optional, highly detailed 3DPUP set (“3D Printed Upgrade Part”) is available that represents the correct Mk H-7 ejection seats and cockpit instrument panels in high detail. Download the 3D Print-ready files for free!
Representing the famed aircraft BuNos 66-463 operated by pilot Richard “Steve” Ritchie and weapons systems officer Charles “Chuck” DeBellevue when they scored their fifth kill together on May 10, 1972 over Vietnam, the Freewing 90mm F-4 arrives pre-painted in classic SEA (South East Asia) Camo and proudly wears the markings of the 555th TFS. BuNos 66-463 became a bona fide “MiG Killer”, being credited for six aerial kills with five different flight crews. For piloting wanting to customize their F-4 with their own scheme, we recommend Callie-Graphics.com for all your custom adhesive vinyl decal needs, and we worked with her to ensure her decal sets match our Freewing 90mm F-4’s proportions.
Such a large RC model aircraft remains easy to transport with magnetic removable fiberglass nose cone and removable wings with a convenient flexible wire harness that attaches at each wing root. Large flaps, brass ball links, reliable control hardware, and digital servos throughout the aircraft provide positive control, and a specially designed elevator mechanism incorporates two ball bearings for smooth rotation at all times.
The Freewing 90mm F-4 Phantom II is available in two power system versions. The Standard version requires a 6S 5000-6000 mAh LiPo battery, and is our top recommendation to pilots seeking the best balance between speed, thrust, and cost. The High Performance version requires an 8S 5000 mAh LiPo battery, and delivers increased vertical climbing performance and acceleration. The High Performance version is recommended for Advanced pilots only due to the aircraft’s higher speed envelope and heavier flying characteristics.
Own the biggest and best performing foam EDF F-4 Phantom in the world – Rejoice RC pilots, Freewing has delivered another grand slam!
Note: The F4 Phantom displayed in the photos above - while similar in livery - is a custom-painted pre-production version and not the actual final production version.
8S: 150A ESC manages the 12-Blade power system
Removable ordnance (4x AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles and 2x magnetic fuel tanks)
Scale operating nose door and landing lights
Durable suspension struts for grass operation
Removable wings and stabilizers for convenient transport
Removable magnetic fiberglass nose cone
Digital servos throughout
Freewing F-4D Phantom II EPO 1030mm PNP 8s
6 Channel radio
6 Channel receiver
Two 4 Cell 14.8V 5000 mAh LiPo batteries with EC5 connector
6 Cell compatible battery charger
Wingspan 1030mm / 40.15in
Length 1550mm / 61.02in
Empty Weight 2850g / 100.53oz (w/o battery)
CG (Center of Gravity) 190mm (7.5") from the leading edge of the wing at the root
Power System 8S 4075-1390kV Inrunner Brushless Motor
Electronic Speed Control 150A, EC5 Connector
Propeller / EDF 90mm 12-Blade EDF
9g metal gear digital standard with 500mm lead : nose gear steering, nose gear door
17g metal gear digital standard with 300mm lead : left aileron, right aileron, left flap, right flap
17g metal gear digital standard with 950mm lead : rudder
30g metal gear digital standard with 750mm lead : elevator
Landing Gear Electronic retractable main gear and steerable nose gear with all metal shock absorbing struts
Required Battery 6S 22.2V 5000mAh LiPo with EC5 connector (required)
Required Radio 6 Channel (required)
Hinge Type Nylon Reinforced
Material EPO Foam
Skill Level Advanced/Expert
Build Time 3-4 Hours
Recommended Environment Outdoor, 300+ foot paved runway or short manicured grass