F-4 Phantom (oz5982)


F-4 Phantom (oz5982) by Pavel Bosak from RCMplans 1990 - plan thumbnail

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F-4 Phantom. Ducted fan sport scale design for .77-.81 power. Span 44-1/2in. 6-8channels. Plan # 1076. Designed by Poval Bosak.

Quote: "F-4 PHANTOM. Stand-Off Scale F-4 for a single engine/fan unit. By Pavel Bosak.

The F-4 Phantom has already been modeled several times, with either a pusher propeller or ducted fan unit being used for propulsion. I have built F-4 Phantoms using both of these power systems. In spite of that, I decided to build another Phantom as I consider it to be the most beautiful aircraft ever built. Another reason that induced me to build my latest Phantom is that the development of ducted fan units has shown great improvement since I built my first fan powered Phantom.

This model was originally designed for use with a Boss 602 ducted fan unit but I decided to use a Dynamax unit instead. This change was easy to accomplish. I used a Rossi .81 engine for power, although I think that an O.S. .77 would also be an ideal power choice; it retains all the good in-flight characteristics of its predecessors.

This aircraft flies fast and is capable of performing all the basic aerobatic maneuvers; it is equipped with wing flaps which I use to make shorter take-offs. My model is also fitted with a braking parachute that does slow the landing roll out a bit, but I actually use it more for scale realism and show, it also features another extra: rockets that are capable of being fired electrically. Eight rockets are carried and can be fired at one second intervals.

As can be seen by viewing the plan sheets, this version of the F-4 Phantom is intended for RC'ers who possess a fair amount of scratch building experience and are accomplished pilots. The plan sheets and written text do not cover every detail and construction technique; however, the assembly process is quite conventional and well within the capabilities of any modeler who has built a few aircraft from plans only.

Construction. We will begin with the ducted fan unit. Screw the fan unit to the 5/8 square hardwood mounting beams. These mounting beams are now epoxied between formers F5 and F6. The 1/32 plywood (F9) floor is now glued in place. Install half former F5A between formers F5 and F6 as shown. Fabricate the 1/32 plywood air exhaust. pipe and install it from the fan unit to former F6. The top half of the air exhaust pipe is made from 1/32 plywood strips (see photo)..."

Update 04/09/2016: Added article pages, thanks to Cavitation.

Update 30/04/2021: Added further article from R/C Model World, April 1990, thanks to RFJ.

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The recently added article appears to be for a different model. It is for a .61 powered prop model and the model on this page is a ducted fan design.
Tony Frackowiak - 01/05/2021
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