I may build a 1:14 scale F-16C, need some help...
My name is Andres and I am 12 years old. My dad does not participate in rc, nor anything related to planes. He does, however, like the F-16. Motivated by this and how I want an EDF jet, I would like to build an F-16C at 1:14th scale (wingspan - 28.3" length 42"). I have some scratchbuilding experience (I'm not that bad at it actually.....small foamies are just about a daily/weekly thing ) so I have most of the basic tools. However, I have never attempted to build something at this scale or with this much detail, but I am up to the challenge. Mostly because of money restrictions, I expect and accept that this project will take a long time and lots of work and money to complete (for me ).
First of all, I need some plans. Does anyone know where I could buy them/download them? I would prefer to hotwire it out of foam. Thanks.
As of now, here are some questions that I have:
1) What are some important tools that I will need?
2) What size EDF should I use for this project?
3) What AUW should I aim for?
4) Where should the CG be?
5) What should I watch out for and what should I keep in mind?
6) Setup/electronic recommendations (I would prefer to keep it on the cheap side, but I will go expensive if needed)?
That's all I can think of now, but I'm sure I'll have to add a few later.
Also, any advice or tips are greatly welcomed and greatly appreciated. Thanks!
A good start would be to look at sloperjoe's thread " 50mm "Box Frame" F-16 Maiden Video Added 70mm Plans Added to post #1" Read it all, at the end he builds a 70mm sizes plane with the dimentions you want.
post 113 gives size.
It might be a good idea to build the small one first, as costs will add up fast.
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