F-4E Phantom Electric Ducted Fan Radio Control Jet
Factory Flight Test
F-4E Review & Flight
This is the latest creation from
the fertile mind of genius EDF designer Andy Chen...there IS a difference as to
who designs these, this guy just has the magic touch, and it shows in the scale
accuracy of the overall plane, and also in a lot of thoughtful little details
and engineering that really make it stand out from the competition.
It's beautiful! Small, and very high performance...Very high quality molding,
lots of detail, good paint, good water transfer decals, clear canopy with
cockpit deck(the pics on the nitroplanes website show an early prototype with a
tinted canopy), easily removeable or replaceable landing gear, full flying stab,
easy fan access for maintanance, lots of nice features.
In the air, it's pure dynamite, everybody guesses it to be about 70mph, and
that's very fast for such a small airplane! It's a whole level of performance
above the rest of the RTF EDF jets...
It's basically the smallest airframe that you can wrap around a 64mm fan.
Hand launching is really easy, there is a grip molded in for doing it, and you
don't need to heave it, it will fly away from just a light toss with no
problems. Roll rate is tremendous, vertical performance is awesome, and
downright speed, well...most EDFs, you fly around at full bore all the time,
with this one, you want to save full throttle for verticals and high speed
passes, and throttle back to half or two thirds to keep the thing manageable the
rest of the time, it's mighty quick.
It's very easy to land, I have been bellying mine in on the grass with no
problems, though you might want to put a little glass cloth on the lower lip of
the intakes, they tend to snag the grass and get chipped up. With the landing
gear on, off pavement, it has no bad habits at all. The gear comes on and off
with a few screws in a minute or two.
It takes up no room in the car, it can fly out of small parks, or you can take
it to the club field and mix it up with the big boys, it costs little, it
requires no maintainance, it looks great, and it flies great. It's my new
-State of the Art Foam
-Fully Proportional Elevator, Rudder and Throttle Controls
-Improved Aerodynamic with innovative Wing and Fuselage Design
-Durable Fuselage and Wings Construction
-Easy to learn for Beginner and Fun to Fly for Experts