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Old Mar 11, 2015, 12:21 PM
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Build Help Needed - F16 Fiberglass 90 MM Jet

I purchased this airframe recently and am trying to piece together a nice flying jet. I know you can easily spend $2,000 on a jet like this but trying outfit it decently without getting out of hand $ wise. I'm probably wanting to see 100 MPH - 125 MPH, maybe more.

F-16 Falcon Edf
90 MM fan size
Fiberglass Fuse
Balsa Covered Foam Core wings
Wingspan 940MM
Length 1470MM

Sold by Extreme Flight in Australia. You can see the jet on this page, the fuselage sells for $399.00 before components. http://tinyurl.com/o4y3r8j


I picked up some parts, some of which I'm not sure are a good fit.

Motor:
Medusa 36MM Motor MR-036-060-1500V2-5

HobbyWing Platinum Pro 150 Amp Opto No Bec 2-6s Lipo Optical Signal Trans usb supported

Midi Fan - looks used MD001-5 with metal cone and hardware

Servo Recommendations?

Tommy (TCAT has been helpful via Text) I thought I could get away with 6S since The Stinger 90 flies on 6 Cell but Tommy thinks it will be a dog and I tend to defer to him as he has way more experience than I do in building jets.

Medusa is out of business but I think the motor sold for $115 when new and its still new in the box. If I need to dump the motor and ESC, I will do so. Right now the ESC won't go above 6s.

Also on the retracts, they are good quality and new but not sure if they will work with the F16 as many retracts go onto the wings. On the F16 they are in the main fuselage.

Any help in the right direction would be very helpful. I already have some fiberglass jets on the build table as I have hit some road blocks and daily life keeps me from finishing them. I'd really like to get this bird built and fly it.

If anyone of you have components that would work, I would be open to that as well. I have alot of Castle Stuff and other quality stuff just sitting around that I would trade out for equal trade or trade and $.

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old Mar 13, 2015, 08:51 AM
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I believe this is a thread on your plane....should get all your questions answered.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1238266
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Old Mar 16, 2015, 01:21 PM
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I believe this is a thread on your plane....should get all your questions answered.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1238266
I owe you big time mad max. Thank you soo much.
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Old Mar 16, 2015, 01:22 PM
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Here is what I'm dealing with

Thanks! Appreciate it
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Old Mar 16, 2015, 02:05 PM
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The 1500kv motor will not perform very strong on 6S with your Midi fan. Perhaps 8S?
For 6S I think 1800kv would be more suitable.
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