SMALL - espritmodel.com SMALL - Telemetry SMALL - Radio
Reply
Thread Tools
Old Nov 28, 2012, 03:18 PM
Registered User
Joined Nov 2012
15 Posts
Discussion
phase 3 f16 edf

hi all , question on the f16. as having flown these before i felt it very tame on 3 cells. does the e flight bl15/delta fan 69 mm fit this model ok. i am aware it comes with a 55mm fan.would be a nice upgrade if it drops straight in . i read somewhere it should fit . is this correct ?
boxster is offline Find More Posts by boxster
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Nov 28, 2012, 03:43 PM
Registered User
Joined Jan 2011
1,062 Posts
There is veral huge threads on this plane on the next page over. You might have to sand a bit but it will fit
stingeragents is offline Find More Posts by stingeragents
Reply With Quote
Old Nov 28, 2012, 03:44 PM
Registered User
Joined Jan 2011
1,062 Posts
www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1336175
stingeragents is offline Find More Posts by stingeragents
Reply With Quote
Old Nov 28, 2012, 04:22 PM
Registered User
Joined Nov 2012
15 Posts
thanks
boxster is offline Find More Posts by boxster
Reply With Quote
Old Nov 28, 2012, 11:43 PM
Registered User
United States, NM, Las Cruces
Joined Jul 2012
512 Posts
I just used the exact same fan with the BL15 3200 kv motor from my habu 2 in mine. You will need to sand it but it fits well. It is heavier than most setups and 3 cells just doesn't have the power (ask how I know). If you run this setup, go 4 cell, as 3 cell just needs a higher kv motor.
erikc641 is offline Find More Posts by erikc641
Reply With Quote
Old Nov 29, 2012, 08:12 AM
Registered User
MRGTX's Avatar
United States, CT
Joined Aug 2005
1,948 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by erikc641 View Post
I just used the exact same fan with the BL15 3200 kv motor from my habu 2 in mine. You will need to sand it but it fits well. It is heavier than most setups and 3 cells just doesn't have the power (ask how I know). If you run this setup, go 4 cell, as 3 cell just needs a higher kv motor.
IIRC, the BL15 will handle 5s with a big enough ESC, right?
That would be a hot setup on the EF-16.

I'd reccomend a bungie launch for any heavy EDF.

Also, it's important to read the linked thread on this plane...for example, when modding with anything beyond stock power, the tarileron fairings are not up to the task and need to be reinforced to avoid a catastrophic in flight failure.
MRGTX is offline Find More Posts by MRGTX
Last edited by MRGTX; Nov 29, 2012 at 08:27 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old Nov 29, 2012, 12:21 PM
Registered User
United States, NM, Las Cruces
Joined Jul 2012
512 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by MRGTX View Post
IIRC, the BL15 will handle 5s with a big enough ESC, right?
That would be a hot setup on the EF-16.

I'd reccomend a bungie launch for any heavy EDF.

Also, it's important to read the linked thread on this plane...for example, when modding with anything beyond stock power, the tarileron fairings are not up to the task and need to be reinforced to avoid a catastrophic in flight failure.
Yes it will, but serious attention to throttle management must be paid. A lot of guys are having success with the BL15 and delta v15 fan, that comes stock in the Habu 2's, on 5s. All they do is upgrade to an 80A esc. Again...throttle management!
erikc641 is offline Find More Posts by erikc641
Reply With Quote
Old Nov 29, 2012, 04:05 PM
efflux RC's Avatar
United States, CA, Santa Clarita
Joined Aug 2009
8,779 Posts
If you don't want to be bothered by throttle management, the HET 6904 or Wemotec Minifan pro and HET 2W-20 (3400kv) will get you 120mph on 4s. 2500mAh lipos. This has been a long standing setup for a fairly lightweight setup for lots of power.
Reinforcing the pylons and making room for battery are the only mods required.

As mentioned earlier, there's plenty of info in the "upgrades" thread.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1336175

I've built 6 of these jets, from mild (105mph) to wild (173mph)
efflux RC is offline Find More Posts by efflux RC
Site Sponsor
Latest blog entry: Updated blog Oct 2014
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Discussion First EDF: Phase 3 f16 or Dynam Meteor? texbird Electric Ducted Fan Jet Talk 6 Feb 01, 2011 07:18 PM
Video Phase 3 F16 - Alfa 5 blade fan with Don's Wicked EDF motor on 4S - Onboard Video Tweakrr Electric Plane Talk 16 Apr 21, 2010 02:09 PM
Sold KMS EDF, Motor, and ESC from Phase 3 F16 rawr404 Aircraft - Electric - Power Systems (FS/W) 4 Jul 03, 2009 09:45 PM
Sold EDF Unit from Phase 3 F16 $10 Shipped typhoonmaster Aircraft - Electric - Jets (FS/W) 1 Mar 15, 2009 12:27 PM
Question Phase 3 F16 EDF-motor placement redtail Foamy EDFs 8 Jan 21, 2008 10:36 AM