Reviews for Kyosho EP Jet F-4 Phantom DF55 Ducted Fan Airplane [KYO10283B]

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Brandon R.
Verified Owner
Saturday, May 25 2013 (about 2 years ago)
Kyosho EP Jet F-4 Phantom DF55 Ducted Fan Airplane
Believe what you read on forums. This plane does not fly very well. Mine also had big quality control issues. One of the servos was bad right out of the box and a little pressure on the arm would cause it to jump 15-20 degrees to one side. The canopy was bowed in a bit on one side and had to be pulled outward while putting the canopy in place. And one of elevator halves came unhinged during the first flight. A little CA fixed that, but that could have been the end of the plane if it hadn't happened when it did. Design wise, I was disappointed that the only control surfaces are the two halves on the elevator, which act as elevons. There's not a lot of surface area there. I was also surprised to find that unlike the rest of the plane, the elevators seem to be made out of some sort of grainy foam. Assembling the plane also took a little modification, which is described in the manual. To get the canopy down enough for the magnet to hold it down, you have to trim a wooden rib that you glue to the underside of the canopy. Why wouldn't they just design it to fit in the first place?
anthony poblacion
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Mar 5 2013 (about 2 years ago)
Kyosho EP Jet F-4 Phantom DF55 Ducted Fan Airplane
Incredible edf jet at an incredible price. The jet was very easy to assemble with well written instructions like you would find with Tamiya products. The foam used is incredible. It seems to be so highly compressed it almost feels like wood. And due to the foams very rigid structure you get very responsive feel since the main wings are very strong that seem highly reflexive. The jet is fast and loud. It sounds great when passing near full throttle and gets the attention of onlookers right away. The stock paint job is beautiful unlike the many other edf jets i've noticed. So far this is my favorite edf, I bought 2 because im saving one for my son just incase he flying will be a hobby of his in the future.