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Old Jun 19, 2013, 09:00 PM
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I may build a 1:14 scale F-16C, need some help...

Hi all,

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!

-Andres
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Old Jun 19, 2013, 09:20 PM
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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.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1876820
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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Old Jun 19, 2013, 09:42 PM
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^^^ what he said
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Old Jun 20, 2013, 06:44 AM
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Ok, thanks a lot guys! Now that I see the 50mm one, this may be easier to build than I thought. Thanks again, I will check out the 50mm F16 thread now.....

-Andres
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Old Jun 21, 2013, 03:33 AM
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any questions you might have dont be afraid to ask, be glad to give you any help or advice you might need to get it built.
you can post pics and or videos on the thread if you like, love to see them

Joe
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Old Jun 21, 2013, 08:52 AM
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Will do, thanks Joe! Though it might be pushed back a bit because of money restrictions..... However I am looking forward to it! I already have a question too...posted in the 50mm F-16 thread......

-Andres
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Old Jun 21, 2013, 11:21 AM
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Andres, I see you didn't take my advice, and read the entire thread! If you had, you would have found links and parts used in the build.
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Old Jun 21, 2013, 02:17 PM
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Sorry.... I just sorta skimmed through it. I'll go back and read the whole thread now!

-Andres
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Old Sep 23, 2013, 07:07 PM
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try this one

here is one i made from parkjets.com not too bad. enlarged it to fit a 90mm edf
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