The RC Phantom by Freewing

This RC Phantom comes complete with a 90mm diameter electric fan unit, full shock absorbing landing gear and all the scale scale details, including ordinance.






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RC Phantom by Motion RC.
Phantom F-4D by Motion RC.
Phantom F-4D by Motion RC.
Phantom F-4D by Motion RC.
Phantom F-4D by Motion RC.
Phantom F-4D by Motion RC.
Phantom F-4D by Motion RC.
Phantom F-4D by Motion RC.
Phantom F-4D by Motion RC.
Phantom F-4D by Motion RC.
Phantom F-4D by Motion RC.
Phantom F-4D by Motion RC.
Phantom F-4D by Motion RC.
Phantom F-4D by Motion RC.
Phantom F-4D by Motion RC.
Phantom F-4D by Motion RC.
Phantom F-4D by Motion RC.
Phantom F-4D by Motion RC.
Phantom F-4D by Motion RC.
Phantom F-4D by Motion RC.
Phantom F-4D by Motion RC.
Phantom F-4D by Motion RC.
Phantom F-4D by Motion RC.
Phantom F-4D by Motion RC.
Phantom F-4D by Motion RC.
Phantom F-4D by Motion RC.
Phantom F-4D by Motion RC.



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Features




  • Available in 3 versions- 6S PNP (9 blade fan), 8s PNP (12 blade fan) and an ARF
  • Either the "Ghost Grey" or camouflaged color schemes are possible
  • 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



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Specifications

Freewing F-4 Phantom

  • Scale: 1/11 approx.
  • Wingspan: 40.15" (1030mm)
  • Length: 61.02" (1550mm)
  • Wing Area:  403 sq." (26 dm squared)
  • Wing Loading: 45.1 oz. Sq. Ft(140 g/dm squared)
  • Weight: 6.28lbs(2.85Kg)-W/O battery (7.9lbs (3.58Kg)with 6S battery)
  • CG-7.5" (190mm) from L.E. at root
  • Fan-90mm diameter 9 or 12 blade
  • ESC.-130A
  • Motor: 3670-1950Kv brushless inrunner
  • Power system-6S or 8S
  • Thrust: 8.8lb(4kg)-6S or 11.44lb((5.2kg) 8S
  • Electronic retractable main gear and steerable nose gear with all metal shock absorbing struts
  • Ailerons-Yes
  • Elevator-Yes
  • Rudder-Yes
  • Flaps-Yes
  • Lights-Yes
  • Hinge Type-Nylon reinforced.
  • Material-EPO foam
  • Skill Level-Advanced/Expert
  • Build Time-3 to 4 hours
  • Recommended Environment-Outdoor 300 ft. min runway or short grass




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Parts Included with the RC Phantom


  • Fuselage with pre-installed electronics and servos (PNP version), Note that ARF version has no EDF, motor or ESC but does include all the servos
  • Main wings with pre-installed electronics and servos
  • Horizontal tail (2)
  • Vertical tail  with pre-installed electronics and servo
  • Drop tanks (2)
  • Missiles (4)
  • Pylons and tail hook
  • Carbon wing tube (2)
  • Pushrods
  • Decal set
  • Manual
  • Screws






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Servos


This 17g servo is used on the ailerons(2), flaps(2) and the rudder(1) for the RC Phantom

For more information click here or on the image

Here is the 9g servo. this is used for nose wheel steering (1)and for the nose wheel door (1)

Click here or on the image for more information.



The 30g servo has no image available. It is used on the elevator (1). For more information, please click here.



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Extras Required

To complete this RC Phantom, you will need just these few items-



  • Min 6 channel transmitter
  • Min 6 channel receiver
  • Battery- 6S (9 blade fan version) or 8S (12 blade fan version) Both must have EC5 connector.
  • Suitable charger



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Videos




(#1) This is the official build video.



(#2)  This video shows how the parts come out the box but does not show any of the build sequence.



(#3)  The next video shows the first flight-and problems with the CG position

(#4)  The video below shows the corrected CG position and 6000mAh batteries. The manual shows the CG position is 190mm back from LE at the root. It shows a more stable flight at 170-175mm.




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Manual




The manual is well illustrated and written in good English.

Click here or on the image to download a PDF version.




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Pros

  • Super scale appearance
  • Very good scale detail
  • Very complete package
  • Good flight performance for experienced jet flyers
  • No "cheater" holes
  • Good for smooth grass operation
  • Many spare parts available



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Cons



  • On the heavy side, giving a high wing loading
  • Foam construction 




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Modifications




RC Phantom: Modification to battery tray.

I coped this image of the ply battery tray, from one of the videos (#3)

It shows how the Velcro straps were moved out to the edge and a second strap added. also screws were added. This allows the larger batteries to be used.




Freewing RC Phantom.

Freewing are offering extra detail parts, that are 3D printed but unpainted.

Cockpit details, ladder sets and jet nozzles are available.

Click here to visit the page on Motion RC's site for more details.




Cybermodeler paint set (SEA scheme)

Cybermodeler offer  a set of paint colors that match the SEA (South East Asia) camoflage pattern.

This is useful for touch-up and small repairs

Click here or on the image to visit their web site




Callie Graphics have many different sets of vinyl markings to make your RC Phantom unique! 

Click here to visit their web site. Note that there are 3 pages of sets to choose from.




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Purchasing




The Freewing F-4DPhantom II 90mm EDF Jet is available from Motion RC, in 6 different versions-




Please note that the above links to Motion RC pages are provided solely for your convenience. We do not receive any commissions or royalties from Motion RC. The price you may pay is exactly the same as if you were to approach the site independently.




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Unique Features




  • Available in 6 different version-
  • ARF-(No EDF or ESC, is included, but all servos are)
  • 6S version, with 9 blade fan
  • 8S version, with 12 blade fan
  • All available with gray or camouflaged finish 



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Development




Freewing have designed and developed numerous scale EDF powered RC airplanes, over the years, and decided now was the time to introduce a 90mm EDF, large scale Phantom.




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Competition




In the field of large scale EDF, military jets, just 3 competitors come to mind-

The RC Hawker Hunter Kit

All Balsa and ply kit by RBC. 90mm EDF unit required. Large wing area jet makes into a sweet flyer.

Click here, or on the image, to visit the page.




The Flex Innovations F-100D Super Sabre 90mm EDF Super PNP

A beautiful rendition of the classic century series jet. EPO composite construction comes very complete and fast, easy assembly is assured. 

Click here, or on the image, to visit the page on the Flex Innovations website.




This is a big A-10 Thunderbolt that uses a pair of 80mm EDF units and takes off and lands on grass runways.

Super scale and less than an hour in assembly!

Click here or on the photo to visit the page on this site.




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Conclusion




A fine flying, 90mm EDF, military jet, that is quick to build and available in 6 versions. The landing gear allows operation from grass fields, assembly is quick and simple, and digital servos are used throughout.




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