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Old Nov 15, 2010, 09:34 PM
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in my stock f16, if I used a 1800mah 3cell 30C battery, vs a 2200mah 3cell 30C, will I really notice any difference? the 1800 will push 54 amps, which is still more then the esc will put out to the motor, so going even higher to the 2200mah, I dont see any benefit, do you?
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Old Nov 16, 2010, 12:43 AM
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Are the F16s now coming with 70mm Squall fan units instead of the 56mm fan units?

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Old Nov 16, 2010, 01:34 AM
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Are the F16s now coming with 70mm Squall fan units instead of the 56mm fan units?

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I don't think so Don. The 16 still comes with a 30A ESC. The Squall has a 45A ESC.
I believe the Squall fan is 60-64mm. Not 70mm
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Old Nov 16, 2010, 04:31 AM
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Someone posted decals for the Edwards AFB scheme in the old thread, which included the markings you are looking for. I think they were within the first 50 pages. BTW, I believe those marking are to aid the boom operators during refueling.
Thanks Thrashmaster, i found that link a while back but it seems not too work anymore. Now I know what the symbol is I should have more luck finding an image,

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Old Nov 16, 2010, 04:47 AM
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Are the F16s now coming with 70mm Squall fan units instead of the 56mm fan units?

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The last EF-16 I bought over here in the UK in August for a friend came with a Squall fan. Can't remeber if it was the 3S or 4S impeller though.

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Old Nov 16, 2010, 05:52 AM
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The last EF-16 I bought over here in the UK in August for a friend came with a Squall fan. Can't remeber if it was the 3S or 4S impeller though.

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This guy (see below post 430) also seems to have the 70mm fan included, there seems to be a little confusion over whether the 3 or 5 blade fan is 3 or 4 cell

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...725426&page=29

Be good to know what sort of difference the suposed 'new' stock set up handles on 3cell compared to the old 55mm. Seeing as that seemed such a good starting point and utilised cheap 2200 3s lipos it'll be a shame if the new set up requires more expensive and heavier 4s lipos for those who arent after the extra performace.
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Old Nov 16, 2010, 07:26 AM
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The impeller in that link is the 5 blade 3S item, so no need to worry.

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Old Nov 16, 2010, 07:37 AM
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Are the F16s now coming with 70mm Squall fan units instead of the 56mm fan units?

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Yes they do Don. Mine came with the three blade 70mm squall edf unit and a 30amp esc.
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Old Nov 16, 2010, 07:50 AM
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Is there any addendum in the manual or anything acknowledging the 70mm fan unit?
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Old Nov 16, 2010, 08:09 AM
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Yes they do Don. Mine came with the three blade 70mm squall edf unit and a 30amp esc.
Just called a few model shops here, none know of or have the F16 with a 3 bladed 70mm unit. Do you have a model number on the box please?

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Old Nov 16, 2010, 09:19 AM
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Thanks Thrashmaster, i found that link a while back but it seems not too work anymore. Now I know what the symbol is I should have more luck finding an image,

Cheers
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As luck would have it, I saved that decal sheet for future reference.
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Old Nov 16, 2010, 09:23 AM
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I would love to see some test numbers and/or video from the people who have received the 70mm fan. I'd love to know how it performs against the 56mm.
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Old Nov 16, 2010, 10:06 AM
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hooray!

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As luck would have it, I saved that decal sheet for future reference.
Brilliant, thanks alot Trashmaster, here, dont know if this helps at all but thought I'd try and swap some info,

http://www.rc-network.de/magazin/art...4-0040-02.html

basic stuff but some might be of use.

Thanks again, hope you don't mind if I copy your paint job
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Old Nov 16, 2010, 10:24 AM
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Brilliant, thanks alot Trashmaster, here, dont know if this helps at all but thought I'd try and swap some info,

http://www.rc-network.de/magazin/art...4-0040-02.html

basic stuff but some might be of use.

Thanks again, hope you don't mind if I copy your paint job

Thanks for posting that website. Very useful!

Copy my paint job? Why didn't you say so? Here is the decal set that I made. Special Thanks to db1 for posting the original Edwards decals. I used/altered some of those to make my set. Also, here is a pic of the real thing for reference.

Be sure to post pics of the finished product.
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Old Nov 16, 2010, 10:45 AM
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Excelent, thanks again, I think half the fun for myself is getting the plane ,whatever it is, to look 'right'

All the best

P.S thanks db1
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