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Old Dec 05, 2008, 11:21 PM
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F16 Falcon - Easybuild (6mmflyrc Quickbuild)

Hey Guys,

This is the 6mmFlyRC quickbuild version of my F16 Falcon easybuild design.

http://www.6mmflyrc.com/quick-build-series/

You can purchase a kit from 6mmFlyRC or if you want to built it yourself from scratch the plans can be found within this thread.

SPECS:-
Wing span = 71cm (28”)
Length = 104cm (41”)

MY SETEP:-
Weight (with 1350mAh battery & painted) = 486g
Prop = 6x4
Motor = 2000kv
ESC = min 25A
Battery = 1350mAh 3s1p Li-Po (Can take up to 2170mAh)
Aileron throw = +/- 20 degrees
Static thrust = 650g
Expo = 45%

Have fun
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Old Dec 06, 2008, 03:15 PM
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Pictures

Yes!

And we also have some great pictures (thanks Pat!) and even some video.

Video:

6mmFlyRC Quick Build F-16 (3 min 24 sec)
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Old Dec 06, 2008, 03:22 PM
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WOW!!!

Fantastic video.

I must say I love the look of this F16 in the sky
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Old Dec 09, 2008, 06:08 PM
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nac,
Another fun design you have came up with. Mike let me take his F16 for a few flights and it's a lot of fun. It has the right look, even for a foamy.

Jim
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Old Dec 09, 2008, 10:58 PM
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Thanks

Here is a video of me flying the F16 on a rather windy day!

F16 Falcon Easybuild (6mmflyrc Quickbuild) (1 min 40 sec)


[Updated] In SD and HD
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Old Dec 09, 2008, 11:54 PM
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Looks like too much fun. I just ordered a kit from 6mm.
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Old Dec 10, 2008, 10:04 AM
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I like it except for the engine intake. I know I'm being picky, but does anyone know if there's an easy way to build a rounded intake?
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Old Dec 10, 2008, 10:45 AM
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Really the best way to blunt the square look is to put doubler strips in the corner and sand down the corners to give it a more rounded look. We experimented with bending foam and trying to make it more scale, but these planes are meant to be quick and easy, and getting a rounded result is anything but.
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Old Dec 10, 2008, 02:18 PM
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I like it except for the engine intake. I know I'm being picky, but does anyone know if there's an easy way to build a rounded intake?
The easy way is to just build up the Depron corners with doublers/triplers and then cut/sand it round.
In this picture I used only doublers.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/attac...mentid=2208248

But you could go further if you like

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Old Dec 10, 2008, 02:47 PM
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You will notice that Mike did not round his corners in his build. That's because Mike was..."cough" "cough"...lazy. Adding the corner strips and a little sanding is the way to go.

Jim
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Old Dec 10, 2008, 07:53 PM
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That looks pretty easy, guess I don't have any excuses for not getting started.

Thanks.

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Old Dec 10, 2008, 11:18 PM
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That looks pretty easy, guess I don't have any excuses for not getting started.

Thanks.

Bob
I have attached another picture showing the intake.

TIP: While your at it, add doublers (see picture), to give extra strength on hard landings!
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Old Dec 10, 2008, 11:36 PM
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I like it except for the engine intake. I know I'm being picky, but does anyone know if there's an easy way to build a rounded intake?
easy enough to get a rounded intake. lots of different methods from scoring to heating with hot water to pulling along an edge, etc. here is a pics of J Morgan's F-16 profile with rounded intake based upon H-J's free plans. i love the look of the more-to-scale curves than boxy so all my designs in the last 2 years have been utilizing bending foam. seems intimidating at first, but its so easy to accomplish with minimal practice.
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Old Dec 10, 2008, 11:38 PM
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Rudder Mod = Knife Edge

OK Guys,

If your also into 3D and would like a jet that can do knife edges etc.
Here is a fantastic mod for the F16.

I performed the mod in about 10 minutes this morning before work, and tested it today at lunch time.

I must say I love this F16 design, and even more with this mod, I was doing knife edge fly buys all the way across the park

Steps:-
Cut out the inside sections of the elevator to allow the rudder to move.
Cut out the rudder(exhaust) section.
Cut out a hole for the servo.
Attach the rudder using two hinges.
Glue the servo in place.
Attach the servo to the rudder control point.
Pass the servo wire to the radio receiver and glue/tape in place.
Power up and adjust the rudder movement (max possible).
Add some Rudder-Aileron mix(eg. the plane wants to rotate right on right rudder so add oppsite mix)


Have more fun, I am
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Old Dec 11, 2008, 07:16 AM
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OK, I must be losing my mind or something. Are there plans for this or is it being offered strictly as a kit? I could have sworn that I saw plans someplace, but maybe not.

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