F-4 Phantom (oz4743)


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F-4 Phantom. Radio control scale jet fighter, for Dynajet power.

Quote: "Many years of experience with Dyna-Jets have made this dream plane a practical and successful model aircraft. And it is much simpler than it seems. Jet RC Phantom, by Ralph Saldivar.

Some model builders shy away from jets because of envisioned difficulties with engine installation and operation. True, some items, such as engine installation and fuel tank design, must be given special consideration during construction. Yet once the requirements for jet engine operation are understood, these problems are solved quite easily.

Another concern is the potential fire hazard, which has been exaggerated. By taking proper precautions such difficulties can be virtually eliminated - but do keep a fire extinguisher handy...

A certain amount of courage is required to tackle a project of this magnitude, but the reward of seeing the finished jet aircraft in action will more than repay the effort involved.

Although my Phantom was radio-controlled, this ship also would be ideal for U-Control. It is definitely not a beginner's project but construction should not offer any particular problems to the experienced scale modeler…"

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Update 23/09/2013: Have replaced this file with a cleaned and scaled version that now aligns correctly, thanks to nameless. Have also added a supplement version of the same plan spread over 2 sheets at 33in wide.

Supplementary file notes

Alternate plan, on 2 pages.
Article, thanks to RogerC.


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F-4 Phantom (oz4743) by Ralph Saldivar 1970 - model pic

  • (oz4743)
    F-4 Phantom
    by Ralph Saldivar
    from American Aircraft Modeler
    October 1970 
    38in span
    Scale Jet R/C LowWing Military Fighter
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 13/08/2013
    Filesize: 1436KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: JJ
    Downloads: 13353

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Hi Steve, This is Prashanth from India. Firstly, superb site!! I was looking at modeling the F4 Phantom. Before I start with Balsa, I was planning on attempting to model the plane without the internal components using Thermocol. However, I fail to understand how the Fuselage Jig is going to be used. I do not see it being mentioned anywhere else in the plan either. I am sure you would have guessed, but this is my first time. thanks and regards,
Prashanth - 02/09/2013
Hi Steve. I'm currently building this model, and it's a superb project. I have my build log here: www.thescratchbuildersguide... Regarding the fuselage former in the Q. above, yes, it made no sense to me either! Still, I'm past that bit now, and as usual, I have transcribed the plan into CAD software, and will release the .dxf files as soon as I'm happy with things. It's looking great! Cheers.
AndyW - 23/11/2015
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