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Old 07-14-2017, 12:15 AM
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Default Brad Hood's new F4 Rocket II

Team Rocket and Flyboy Accessories are super excited to share a couple photos of Brad Hood's brand new F4 Rocket II, fresh from the paint shop.



Brad chose Evoke Aviation in Gadsden, AL with expert painter Jonathon McCormick to apply Plane Schemer's eye-popping design. Brad says "My editorial is that Jonathon produced the most perfect paint job I've ever seen! And I'm the most finicky critic around!"

All I can say is that I can't wait to see it at the Team Rocket display area at Airventure 2017. We'll be in space 652, up on the north end of the display area, across from the homebuilt camping and near the Van's Aircraft's tent.

We are looking forward to hearing some F4 performance data too!!



Stop by our booth and check out Brad's stunning new airplane and see all of the new stuff that Team Rocket and Flyboy Accessories have to offer.
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Old 07-14-2017, 01:22 AM
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Default Wow!

Wow! Looks like it belongs to an airshow pilot. Can't blend in on the ramp with that one.

By the way, what is the difference between the F4 Rocket 2 and the F4 Raider?
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Old 07-14-2017, 03:02 PM
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This is a wonderful thing seeing a new rocket in the air again. Has there ever been a better looking aircraft?
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Old 07-14-2017, 04:59 PM
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Thats wayy cool!
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Old 07-14-2017, 06:31 PM
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By the way, what is the difference between the F4 Rocket 2 and the F4 Raider?
Mike,

You can call them anything you want. Brad was working on his project independently of us, and long before we began producing new parts again.

Rocket II works great for Brad, but we chose to differentiate a bit from the Rocket name. It gets a bit messy having Harmon Rockets, F1 Rockets, Radial Rockets, and others, so to add another Rocket just didn't seem prudent to me.

However, as with any homebuilt, you can call it whatever you like.
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Old 07-14-2017, 07:05 PM
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Wow Mr Brad Hood that gets ones attention. Enjoy!
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Old 07-14-2017, 07:23 PM
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Nice paint job... not sure about the blue, though 😉.

Must be a trend, here's mine.




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Team Rocket and Flyboy Accessories are super excited to share a couple photos of Brad Hood's brand new F4 Rocket II, fresh from the paint shop.



Brad chose Evoke Aviation in Gadsden, AL with expert painter Jonathon McCormick to apply Plane Schemer's eye-popping design. Brad says "My editorial is that Jonathon produced the most perfect paint job I've ever seen! And I'm the most finicky critic around!"

All I can say is that I can't wait to see it at the Team Rocket display area at Airventure 2017. We'll be in space 652, up on the north end of the display area, across from the homebuilt camping and near the Van's Aircraft's tent.

We are looking forward to hearing some F4 performance data too!!



Stop by our booth and check out Brad's stunning new airplane and see all of the new stuff that Team Rocket and Flyboy Accessories have to offer.
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Old 07-15-2017, 09:36 AM
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Awesome. I'm looking forward to seeing it at OSH.
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Old 07-15-2017, 12:38 PM
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The subject's paint is a little "loud" for my particular taste, buy it is nevertheless a great looking airplane. I have been forced to suffer with flying the -8 while my Rocket is undergoing upgrade to the SDS EFI and with hundreds of hours in each type I can even more enthusiastically endorse the Rocket cockpit as vastly superior to the -8 WRT pilot comfort. I just flew the -8 to Vegas last night and I was really longing for the luxurious real estate my Rocket provides. I understand why some might shy away from the overkill the 540 represents in the standard Rocket, but if you are going to go with a 4 banger, the F-4 deserves serious consideration.
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Old 07-15-2017, 05:05 PM
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That is one mighty fine looking aircraft!
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